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Here are some ideas for weird and wonderful travel adventures that could be considered crazy:

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Sometimes we need to go to weird and wonderful places, visit unique and fun places and enjoy unusual travel experiences, just to be doing something different.  Just to enjoy life again…

A world upside Down

Visit some upside-down houses all over the world and have some fun taking photos in these creative spaces…

Upside down house in Zakopane Poland

Day of the dead

Travel to a country that celebrates the ‘Day of the Dead’ and experience a very unique ‘celebration’…

CELEBRATING LIFE AND DEATH

Day of the Dead, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day

Hill of Crosses

Visit the Hill of Crosses.  A site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania.  The hill is covered with over 100,000 crosses, each one placed there by visitors as a symbol of faith or remembrance.  This sacred hill is one of a kind and as a unique place to explore, it is definitely worth a visit.

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The Bone Chapel in Hallstatt

The bone chapel in Hallstatt is a unique and eerie attraction featuring over 1,200 painted skulls, offering a fascinating glimpse into the region’s historical burial customs.

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Sleep in an Ice Hotel

If the cold never bothered you anyway...

Stay in a hotel where the rooms are individually themed cold rooms that include hand-carved ice furnishings by international artists.  The Ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi in northern Sweden, features rooms entirely made out of sculptured ice, but you will be sleeping snug and warm in thermal sleeping bags on beds covered in reindeer hides.

Visit unique buildings

like Hundertwasser...

‘Weird’ and Wonderful Places to visit:

  • The Catacombs of Paris, France – An underground maze of tunnels and rooms that contains the bones of over 6 million people.

  • The Museum of Broken Relationships, Croatia – A museum dedicated to failed relationships, featuring items donated by people from around the world.

  • Xochimilco (the Venice of Mexico) and The Island of the Dolls, Mexico – A creepy island filled with dolls hanging from trees and buildings, said to be haunted by the spirit of a little girl.

  • The Winchester Mystery House, USA – A mansion with bizarre architectural features, built by the widow of the man who invented the Winchester rifle.

  • The Crooked Forest, Poland – A forest filled with over 400 pine trees that grow with a 90-degree bend at the base of their trunks.

  • The Bone Church, Czech Republic – A small chapel decorated with the bones of over 40,000 people, arranged in various patterns.

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Experience La Tomatina

La Tomatina is a world-famous tomato-throwing festival held annually in Buñol, a small town near Valencia, Spain. During the festival, participants gather in the streets to throw tomatoes at each other in a massive food fight. It’s a fun and festive event that attracts visitors from all over the world.

The origins of La Tomatina are not entirely clear, but it is believed to have started in the mid-1940s as a spontaneous food fight among locals. Today, the event has become a major tourist attraction, with thousands of visitors coming to Buñol each year to take part in the festivities.

La Tomatina is held on the last Wednesday of August each year. The event typically starts at around 11 am and lasts for about an hour, during which time participants throw tons of ripe tomatoes at each other.

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The Glow Worm Caves in New Zealand
  • The Ice Cream Museum, USA – An interactive museum dedicated to ice cream, featuring colorful exhibits, tasty treats, and Instagram-worthy photo opportunities.

  • The Museum of Illusions, Croatia – A museum featuring interactive exhibits and optical illusions that will challenge your perception of reality.

  • The Bounce Below, Wales – A series of trampoline nets and slides built in an underground slate cavern, providing a unique and adventurous experience.  Fun or the kids, but adults can also jump and be kids again.

  • The Glow Worm Caves, New Zealand – A cave filled with thousands of glowing worms, creating a surreal and magical atmosphere.

Ride a Hot Air Balloon

It might seem ‘boring’, but believe me it is a fabulous experience and something that not everyone can do.  So you’ll be the envy of quite a lot of travelers and adventure seekers. Take a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia, Turkey, or the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania for a unique perspective of the landscape.

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Enjoy unbelievable sights!

Bungee Jump of a very high bridge

Bungee Jump off the Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa, which is the highest commercial bungee jump in the world at 709 feet.

The Bloukrans Bridge is an arch bridge located near Nature’s Valley, Western Cape, in South Africa.

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Bloukrans Bridge – Photo courtesy of Kingda Ka Website

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Go back to nature

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Salt Flats in Bolivia

Laguna Colorada has been placed alongside the Salar de Uyuni salt flats as ‘Bolivia’s most incredible natural wonder.’
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Photo courtesy of Kingda Ka Website

Ride the world's tallest roller coaster

Brave the Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, USA, which reaches speeds of up to 128 mph and a height of 456 feet. (Just about 45 stories up in the sky…)  This is definitely not for the faint-hearted, but it is the perfect destination for adrenaline-junkies.

Doing this one, you might want to plan your day ahead of time.  Visit their website before you go and check the weather forecast.

Stay in an airplane in Costa Rica

Hotel Costa Verde

Located 6 km from Quepos and surrounded by vegetation, Hotel Costa Verde offers a unique experience. 

The Hotel Costa Verde is located in a 1965 Boeing 727 airplane that has been converted into a luxury hotel suite. The airplane is perched on a 50-foot pedestal overlooking the jungle and the Pacific Ocean, providing stunning views from every angle.

Inside the airplane, guests can find two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette, a dining room, and a terrace. The interior has been beautifully restored, with hand-carved teak paneling and comfortable furnishings, making it a truly unique and unforgettable accommodation option.

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Why should you go?  These unique experiences will create lasting memories.  It will satisfy your desire to learn and explore new things and for those thrill-seeking adventurers…  You can challenge yourself with exciting and unconventional experiences.  Connect to history and learn about past cultures and traditions in unconventional ways.  And then… our favorite:  Escape, get away from the mundane, and immerse yourself in the unexpected.