Food is a wondrous thing. Aside from the whole ‘keeping you alive’ aspect, food can also have a big impact on your mood and, whether you’ve just been dumped or are nursing the hangover from hell, there’s no substitute for a bit of comfort food.
Buying fruit and veg at your local market is very rarely a life or death situation. Unless you live in Thailand, of course… Maeklong Market in Samut Songkhram spends most of its time as your everyday Thai market, but also happens to be a railway line at the same time!
Not every city is divided into two by a 390-foot-deep canyon; but, then, not every city is like Ronda, in the Spanish province of Málaga.
This big lad is an African elephant and he fancied a drink. From a swimming pool. That had people in it. He clearly didn’t mind that there were a couple of humans in his beverage… I can’t say I’d feel the same!
Temples are supposed to be nice, I know… It’s where you go to worship gods and deities, so you don’t want it looking shabby, do you? This temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand is pretty unusual, however…
Have you ever really considered where your noticeboard or wine-stopper came from? Well, it comes from holiday. To be more precise: Portugal, France, Spain and Italy, amongst other warm and dry places. If you’ve ever been to one of these places, you’re bound to have seen a cork oak tree, aka the Quercus suber.
Museums aren’t just for kids on school trips. Some of them can have decidedly adult themes, you know? Here is a selection of the weirdest museums from around the world. You’ll need a strong stomach for some of these…
Drinking cocktails at a beach-side bar as you watch the sun set over the water. Sliding down the side of a mountain on nothing but a pair of skis. Trekking for miles and miles through dense rainforest and sleeping under a bit of tarpaulin. If none of these things appeal to you, then it’s quite possible that you’re a geek. A nerd. A boff. But don’t worry, chuck, because there are still plenty of places for nerdlingers like us to go and have a good time. Just don’t expect anyone else to understand, OK?
When I come back from a holiday, I try my hardest to recreate as much of it as I can. I rustle up the food, I drink the appropriate beverages, and I snack on the 22 bags of Lays and Cheetos (crisps) I’ve brought back. I might even listen to some local music. Now I’ve discovered it’s possible to smell like my holiday too! Take a look at the examples below for some inspiration. Sadly, I’ve not managed to smell them all personally…
There are many things that we eat and drink regularly, but have no idea where they come from or how they grow… Until now, that is! Let us open your mind, and possibly your mouth, with some common (yet somehow surprisingly strange) foods from around the world!