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How different countries of the world spend a Sunday

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 6 June 2014

What’s a Sunday to you? Is it relaxing in the garden? Watching movies? Socializing with friends? Maybe it’s playing sports. Or even working. Sunday is spent all different ways across the globe and Hungry House was able to put together a pretty neat infographic to demonstrate just how different we all are in spending the […]

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Be warned: Russian taxi drivers will paint you blue if you don’t pay them

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Thursday 5 June 2014

DO NOT, we repeat, DO NOT complain about the taxi fare or refuse to pay the taxi drivers in the Russian city of Nizhny. This is especially true if blue is so not this season. If you are rebellious and care not for our advice, these drivers will gang up on you, force you to […]

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This terrifying 335-foot ride in Florida will drop you face first at 60 mph!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Thursday 5 June 2014

Better bring an extra pair of underwear when you try out this ride. And while you’re at it, bring an EMT as well. Falcon’s Fury is a 335-foot ride that’s set to terrify park goers this coming spring at Busch Gardens Tampa with its 60-foot, face first drop.

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Feeling stressed? Why not spend a night at this Korean prison

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Tuesday 3 June 2014

Are you seriously stressed from your daily hustle and bustle? Do you feel worried, tensed and prone to fidgeting every five minutes? Perhaps a stint inside a prison would do you wonders. Not any good old prison, of course, but one conceptually called ‘Prison Inside Me’. Standing on the outskirts of Hongcheon, about 58 miles […]

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Anti-terror checks are now a thing in Beijing subway stations, and so are massive crowds

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 3 June 2014

When the train is full and the bus is packed and you’re already running late, it’s usually a good excuse to pull a sickie from work (in my case, anyway). So have a thought for commuters in Beijing who are now subjected to anti-terror checks on the subway. Anti-terror checks are great – they keep […]

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MONA in Hobart, Tasmania: the largest privately-owned museum in Australia

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Tuesday 3 June 2014

On a recent trip to Tasmania, I had the opportunity to visit MONA, which after hearing so much hype and doing an abundance of background reading, I predicted would be a highlight of my already-amazing trip. I wasn’t wrong.

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A South African subculture where designer clothes are destroyed and money is burned, literally

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 3 June 2014

The Izikhothane is a subculture in South Africa where gang members buy expensive designer clothes they can’t afford and then ‘engage in elaborate dance-offs with rival gangs to demonstrate who is the most extravagant’. It usually involves destroying clothing and setting money on fire, because, you know, that’s how you show ‘em who’s boss. ‘Izikhothane are […]

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To stop public urination, ‘pissing tankers’ now patrol the streets of Mumbai

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Monday 2 June 2014

India has a wet problem. And it has nothing to do with their droughts. Years of campaigns, big and small, have failed to stop grown men from urinating in public at anywhere and any time they feel like it. Even setting up more public urinals and imposing huge fines didn’t stop the random splattering, so […]

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Sweet! Here’s a room made out of chocolate (and yes, you can lick the walls)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 2 June 2014

Chocoholics, your wish of a chocolate room has come true! Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio created this new installation named Stroke at Jupiter Artland in Edinburgh. And yes, if you dare, you may lick the walls. Here’s what Jupiter Artland had to say about the installation: ‘The entire room is covered in thick dark chocolate, lightly […]

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You can literally sit amongst the clouds at this Japanese resort

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Thursday 29 May 2014

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu, in the Yūfutsu District of Japan, is a multi-complex family resort that is open all year round. It is popular for its expansive slopes and famous for its finely powdered snow. But what draws new and repeat visitors to the resort even more is the stupendous Sea of Clouds phenomenon that envelopes them completely. The resort’s terrace, located at 1,088 meters above sea level, is reached via chairlifts that carry skiers up the mountain in winter.

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Get massaged by 20-foot pythons in the Philippines for free!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Wednesday 28 May 2014

There’s nothing better than to get a soothing and relaxing massage for the low, low price of free. Except maybe getting a free massage with four 20-foot Burmese pythons as your therapists! At the Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines, courageous guests can get a spa treatment from snakes, weighing a combined total of 250kg. […]

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These photos reveal just how rapidly the world is changing

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture, Cool Travel on Tuesday 27 May 2014

If you’ve ever marveled at the incredible pace of this growing world, you’re in good company. Just years ago, in fact 20 or 30 years, some cities were still arid deserts and more countryish than city. For instance, in 1990, UAE’s Dubai tall skyscrapers and millionaire’s paradise was nothing but a dream, and a desert. […]

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Wanderlust: a lake in Palau where you can swim with millions of golden jellyfish and not get stung

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Monday 19 May 2014

How to one up your friends: 1. Go to Jellyfish Lake in Palau 2. Swim with the non-harmful golden jellyfish and take lots of selfie videos 3. Tell them the jellyfish are actually deadly and you’re just too much of a badass to care. This is a video of Nana Trongratanawong snorkeling amongst the millions […]

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Possibly the world’s first Baby Jesus clinic is in Bolivia

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 19 May 2014

Even Jesus needs a little fixing now and then. But where do you take a baby Jesus when he breaks? To the Bolivian Baby Jesus Clinic, that’s where. Located in La Paz, art restorer Rafael Gonzales takes damaged Jesus figurines from all over the country, with some pieces quite precious at more than 300 years […]

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Watch whales migrating around the Hawaiian islands from your home

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 16 May 2014

This is pretty amazing. The Smartmine Whale Tracker actually allows you to follow sperm, beaked, false killer, and pigmy killer whales ‘as they migrate around the Hawaiian islands’. The data collection is provided by Dr. Robin Baird of Cascadia Research, and goes toward a larger research project that studies the movements and habits of whales […]

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