Unusual Place of the Month: The Cathedral of Junk

The Cathedral of Junk is just what it sounds like: a bunch of junk built into the shape of a cathedral. It was started in 1988 by Vince Hannemann and has grown over the years through donations from people around both the city and the world. Nowadays, it contains over 60 tons of junk. A […]

Unusual Place of the Month: Mini Holland

As if Holland wasn’t small enough to travel around, if you are really pressed for time, you can visit the whole country all in one day by visiting Madurodam. Madurodam is a miniature “city” located just outside The Hague, Netherlands. Madurodam is a scale model of the country and all the attractions and geographical features […]

Unusual Place of the Month: Edinburgh Ghost Tours

In honor of Halloween (my favorite holiday), this month’s unusual place is Edinburgh, Scotland, or, more specifically, haunted Edinburgh. Edinburgh is supposed to be one of the most haunted cities in the entire world. When I was there a few years ago, I took part in some of the city’s many ghost tours. Now whether […]

Unusual Place of the Month: Borobudur

Borobudur is an 8th-century Buddhist monument in Indonesia. There’s nothing “unusual” about this place (at least, not like the Island of Dolls) except that it is unique in the world for the type of temple it is. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels […]

Unusual Place of the Month: The Island of Dolls

Known as “La Isla de la Munecas” in Spanish, the ‘Island of the Dolls’ is perhaps one of the creepiest tourist attractions in the world. You half expect Chucky to come out and slash you. It reminds me of those horror movies like “The Hills Have Eyes” where someone searches inside the house and it […]

Unusual Place of the Month: Hutt River Principality

Located in the desert of Western Australia is the Principality of Hutt River. The principality is an “independent sovereign state” in Australia, though it’s not recognized by any nation in the world. It lives in a legal limbo and has an uneasy and tenuous relationship with Australia. Hutt River was founded on April 21st, 1970 […]