The Awesome Village of UFO Houses, Taiwan

Attention please, I have a request. I need all your spare change – and the name of someone who knows how to dispel evil spirits. Why? Because the top of my list of things to do in Taipei on my recent trip was visiting what’s known as the Wanli UFO village, a group of 15+ …

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The Granite Island Sculptures: All You Need to Know

Hamburger Sculpture on the Granite Island Sculpture Trail, South Australia

You’ve got to love a place where the sky is blue, the sea is bluer and looming on the horizon is a giant fibreglass burger! This is the start of the new Granite Island Sculpture Trail on Granite Island, near Victor Harbour in SA – and just one of the cool things you can do …

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Getting Up Close and Personal With Godzilla in Tokyo

View of Godzilla head over Tokyo in Shinjuku

If you’re wandering around the northern part of Tokyo’s Shinjuku and hear a roar, don’t panic, it’s just the giant Godzilla on top of the Shinjuku Gracery Hotel doing it’s thing (well, hopefully). If you happen to be within eyeline of the Godzilla head you might even see him breathe fire – but what you might not …

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The Cube, McClaren Vale Looks Amazing. But What’s Inside?

Amazing black and white cube shaped building. The D'Arenberg Cube, McClaren Vale

The official name of The Cube McClaren Vale is the d’Arenberg Cube and it’s probably the most controversial addition to the landscape of Adelaide’s McLaren Vale wine region – ever. A five-storey black and white cube that stands Transformer-like above the genteel fields of sprawling low vines of the d’Arenberg Vineyard that surround it, you …

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Is Tirau New Zealand’s Quirkiest Town?

Giant corrugated iron sheep and dog in Tirau, New Zealand

A town dubbed the ‘Corrugated Iron Capital of the World’ might not be top of your must-see list – but what if I told you that in Tirau on New Zealand’s North Island, corrugated iron was formed into the shape of giant sheep, cute dogs or birds with stilettos on. Would I have your interest …

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Woah! You Can Climb The Big Rocking Horse, Adelaide

The Big Rocking Horse, Near Adelaide

Just outside of Adelaide, South Australia in a town called Gumeracha stands The Big Rocking Horse, Adelaide. It’s officially The Biggest Rocking Horse in the World, was voted the No1 Big Aussie Icon by Wotif – and, guess what…you can climb it. But scaling the BRH isn’t the only thing to do here, there’s added …

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Why Hamilton, New Zealand is a Must Visit for Rocky Horror Fans

Bronze statue of Riff Raff from Rocky Horror, Hamilton, New Zealand

I might have seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show one or two (hundred) times but despite the fact that I can pretty much recite it word for word, I had totally forgotten that writer and star Richard O’Brien had a link to Hamilton in New Zealand – until, a couple of weeks ago, we drove into …

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout – Amazing Views for $19

The Pylon Lookout on Sydney Harbour Bridge

Every day hundreds of people pay a three-figure sum for the amazing experience of climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but, if your budget or stomach for heights, don’t stretch to that there’s a cheaper, less terrifying alternative, The Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout. Despite the fact that it’s there in plain view, not many visitors …

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Surprises at San Kamphaeng Hot Springs, Chiang Mai

Sign explaining how long to boil eggs for at San Kanmphaeng Hot springs near Chiang Mai

Looking for a fun day trip from Chiang Mai? Try San Kamphaeng Hot Springs. About 40km from the city you can soak your feet and boil eggs in the hot springs. The springs are a nice half-day trip from the city. I was expecting to go, soak myself in hot water and catch a few …

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10 Travel Articles Not To Miss (from my favourite pins)

A sheep with purple and green paint on it's back in Ireland.

I thought it was about time I put all those hours I spent on Pinterest to good use and share the 10 favourite articles I’ve found on there via travel pins. There are tiny Polish dwarves, stuffed mice, abandoned aircraft – and painted sheep! Until recently I didn’t think Pinterest was for me…I thought it …

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