There’s a bridge in Japan that’s so steep, it looks more like a rollercoaster

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 1 May 2015

This is the Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan. It’s the third largest rigid-frame bridge in the world at 44 metres tall. And judging by its looks, it would also probably qualify as the world’s scariest too.

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Couple travels the world striking yoga poses everywhere they go

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 17 April 2015

Whenever yoga instructors Claudine and Honza Lafond aren’t teaching at their Sydney-based studio YogaBeyond, they’re often wandering off to exotic locations and taking photos that make the rest of us green with envy – not to mention feel really unfit.

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Four koalas got to enjoy first class before flying off to Singapore

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Wednesday 15 April 2015

In celebration of Singapore’s 50th independence anniversary, Australia has sent over four koalas to be ambassadors to the city state for the next six months. To get there, they’ll be flying in style, or what Qantas calls ‘koala class’.

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Instead of walkways and signs, a new airport terminal in Japan has a running track

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Tuesday 14 April 2015

Now you won’t just feel like a track and field athlete as you’re running through the airport, trying to catch your flight – you’ll also look like it as well. At the newly-opened Terminal 3 of the Narita Airport in Japan, a running track has been built to help travelers find their way around and make walking a much more pleasant experience.

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This is the mysterious ‘Dr. Seuss’ house that sits in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Monday 13 April 2015

When you venture out into the Alaskan wilderness, you’d expect to see snow, trees, hopelessness, and probably more snow. But in the town of Willow, you’d find something very different: a house that looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale. Called the ‘Dr. Seuss House’ by locals for its imaginative façade and unique structure, the house towers over the deserted snowy landscape, sticking out like a sore thumb.

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Husband wins free vacation without his wife, sends back miserable photos of himself

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 3 April 2015

This is what true love looks like: miserable. When 34-year-old Kevin Blandford won a free trip to Puerto Rico without his wife and kid, he showed the world how disappointed he was with the saddest vacation pics ever.

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You can now own parts of a penis-shaped island in Fiji for just $122,000

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Wednesday 11 March 2015

Located just off Vanua Levu in Fiji, the island of Mavuva is a tropical paradise that looks like a giant penis. And you can live on it for the low, low price of $122,000.

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In Sweden, designers have made a playground and a maze completely out of ice and snow

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Wednesday 25 February 2015

In celebration of the winter festival in Kiruna, Sweden, PinPin studio collaborated with ICEHOTEL to create a playground and a maze completely out of snow and ice. Called ‘Kiruna Winter Playground’, it features a giant maze, two slides, a snow lantern, and ice benches.

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Japan’s underground automated bike parking is something every country should have

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 20 February 2015

While the rest of us struggle with bike chains and bike theft, the Japanese have already solved these problems with underground bike parking-lots managed by robots!

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In South Korea, a café where you can sip coffee alongside two lovable sheep

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Tuesday 17 February 2015

It’s not hard to see why people keep on coming baaa-ck to this café in Seoul, South Korea. The Thanks Nature Café doubles as a mini petting zoo, allowing customers to sip a cup of coffee while playing with the two resident sheep, Anna and Elsa.

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Japan used bulldozers to make this massive Star Wars snow sculpture

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Monday 9 February 2015

Every winter in Japan, more than 2 million visitors attend the Sapporo Snow Festival to see over 200 sculptures made of snow and ice. This year, attendees were treated to an epic exhibit which appeared to have come from a galaxy far, far away.

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We want to move to this village in Japan where you can get close to hundreds of free-roaming foxes

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Monday 9 February 2015

If rabbit island or cat island hasn’t sold you yet on visiting Japan, here’s another reason to go there: fox village. Opened back in 1990 and located in the mountains near Shiroishi, ‘Zao Fox Village’ is a sanctuary where hundreds of free-roaming foxes eat, live, work, and play.

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This otter house in japan has a roundabout to prevent otter traffic jams

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Monday 2 February 2015

Japan has finally found a solution to their long-standing otter traffic jams: an underwater roundabout! At the Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park in Miura City, otters travel from their living area to their workplace – a water tank where they entertain visitors – via a pipe. Installed within the pipe is a roundabout that eases congestion and otter traffic accidents. It sure beats underwater traffic lights any day.

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Care to stay in this Airbnb luxury cable car that’s 9,000 feet above the French alps?

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 30 January 2015

Those with fear of heights need not apply. Airbnb has announced a contest that offers a night’s stay inside a cable car-turned-luxury hotel room situated 9,000 feet above the French Alps. The room comes with two beds, a fancy dinner, and breathtaking views of the surrounding snowy landscape.

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One photographer captures the roads less travelled of the world

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 9 January 2015

Many of us travel to places we’ve seen in movies or read about in books, but one photographer-Andy Lee-has made a note of travelling to places that are far less populated. Roads, as he calls his photo series, is all about one thing: exploring new ground.

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