If you value your life, keep away from England’s Poison Garden filled with toxic plants that are so potent, several people pass out last year after inhaling the plants’ toxic fumes.
If you’re not into sewing, the concept is definitely bizarre: a cafe in the heart of Paris chockablock full of sewing machines. Ok, if you are into sewing, it’s still kind of strange, but Sweat Shop is one of those cutesy little cafes in Paris you just have to see, at least once. Maybe twice if you want to fix that zipper.
There’s one restaurant you probably shouldn’t take your grandma to, unless, of course she’s as open minded as you: Bangkok’s Cabbages & Condoms.
Look out your window – what do you see? How does it make you feel? In the ‘Windows of the World‘ series, photographers from 27 countries were given a simple brief: ‘Take two photos of the view from your window – one in the morning and one in the evening. Then write what you see and how it makes you feel’.
You can’t get much for a buck these days – perhaps a stick of gum (if you’re lucky) or a couple of stamps. Well, that is if you’re living in New York. But what about other parts of the world? A dollar might not get you too far in NYC but in other countries, it can buy you a bottle of wine, an espresso and even a foot massage.
Picture this: a vast expanse of tropical islands in every direction you look, blue skies above, and a smattering of ocean life gently swimming around you. Would you really want to interrupt this blissful solitude with a heart stopping guided safari on a super fast jet ski? Really? Heck yeah!
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, right? This seems to be the way things are going in Huizhou, China. A real estate development company has replicated the picturesque city of Hallstatt in Austria with lookalike buildings and quaint cobblestone laneways.
It’s happened to the best of us – we have a bit too much fun on a night out and we miss the train. Or, we’re about to catch the train but we feel too under-the-weather to sit in a rattling carriage for an hour ’til we arrive home. So Japan came up with a brilliant idea: the capsule hotel.
There are a lot of wonderful things to see in Senegal, but if there’s one thing you absolutely must see in this small African nation, it’s Lake Retba.
I know, I know, the name doesn’t do it justice but the Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize is a must if you’re travelling through Central America. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site back in 1996, the Great Blue Hole was originally a limestone cave that started to form about 150,000 years ago. Today, it’s one of the greatest places for experienced divers to explore.
We’ve seen some pretty incredible drone footage lately but nothing quite like the footage of reindeer herding in Norway!
Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson once called the Transfagarasan Highway the best road in the world. It’s easy to see why. This beautiful stretch of road was built as a strategic military route back in 1974 and stretches for 90km along the incredible Fagaras mountains of Romania.
If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to holiday, you’re in luck. There’s a holiday spot so isolated, you’ll think you’ve stepped into another dimension. But fear not, this is just the oasis of Fiji, an archipelago of more than 330 islands scattered around the Pacific Rim.
The wildlife and fauna of the Galápagos Islands were studied by Charles Darwin back in 1835 – and it’s easy to see why the famed naturalist and geologist chose this place to dock during his voyage. It’s simply stunning. Fast forward more than 175 years and photojournalist Amy Toensing also found herself on the islands, taking some of the most stunning images of wildlife and landscapes we’ve seen.
You don’t have to be a thrill-seeker to explore the beautiful limestone caves of Fiji (but it helps)
Caves are a part of the unknown world, the untouched. Like the dark side of the moon, many don’t get to experience the world’s deepest dwellings of geography. But it is actually possible for anyone. Immersed in living geology, cave floors and roofs are full of fascinating structures, like stalagmites and stalactites formed by millions of years of water drips. In Fiji, limestone caves have been a part of civilization dating back 4,000 years ago. [More magical Fiji here]