Five Bizarre Hotels You Should Include in Your Bucket List

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Forget about the red carpet or the elaborate lobbies with matching ornaments that make you feel like you’re entering a palace rather than a hotel. Forget the doorman and the bellboy in their pristine suits resembling the Royal Guards in Buckingham. If you really want to make your next holiday trip all the more meaningful, then you really have to book yourself in any of these five bizarre accommodations.

Propeller Island City Lodge 

If you love the idea of getting your brain screwed, then you’d better book a night or two at the Propeller Island City Lodge. It’s like entering Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum of oddities complete with a levitating bed suite, completely mirrored room, a green leather suit, and a suite where you’ll be resting in a coffin, hopefully not for good. And if you really want your mind to be twisted, you’d book yourself at the Propeller’s upside down suite. Furnishings including tables and bed hang from the suite’s ceiling. Don’t worry as you don’t need to strap yourself upside down, too. There’s actually a bed hidden on the floor.

Langholmen Hotel

If you’ve been a good boy all your life and you’ve got this intense desire to feel and act like a badass even for one day in your life, Langholmen Hotel in Stockholm is more than ready to fulfill your wishes. It’s the perfect accommodation for gluttons for punishment as they get a very rare opportunity to feel what it’s like to be a prisoner complete with striped pajamas, prison bunk beds, barred windows, and a ball-and-chain for your spouse or partner-in-crime. There are faux gang riots and jail breaks, too, complete with jail guards who are, uncharacteristically, very friendly and charming. You’d wish real jail guards in real prisons were this charming.

The Dog Bark Park Inn

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Dog owners have dilemma. Leave your dog at home, miss them terribly and pay a fortune in dog kennel fees. Or take their pets with them while travelling and have the hassle of finding dog-friendly accommodation. There are many great reasons to take a dog on vacation. Luckily, there are plenty of accommodations which welcome dogs including the The Dog Bark Park Inn in Idaho, USA. This establishment takes the term ‘dog lover’ to extremes. The Dog Bark Park Inn is a located inside a large wooden beagle created by a couple of over-enthusiastic chainsaw artists. It’s tiny, only sleeps four people, but it’s very dog friendly.

Henn-na Hotel

It is inevitable that robots will soon encroach a sector that has been deemed exclusive for human service workers. In Japan, there is now a hotel that is served by robots and humanoids. Porters, receptionists, room service attendants, and even the concierge have been replaced by Artificial Intelligence at the Henn-na Hotel located at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park. They’ve even got a Velociraptor robot making sure you’ve got your booking straight. It’s creepy and so unreal especially when these machines start to talk in both Japanese and English. Good thing human hands are on standby just in case.

Yunak Evleri Hotel

Feeling like a caveman or perhaps wondering what it feels like to live in the Earth’s bosom? While the Yunak Evleri Hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey won’t really give you the chance to live inside the Earth’s core, it does provide you with an experience like no other. A labyrinth of caves in limestone cliffs formed in 5th and 6thcentury BC is now home to 40 deluxe suites complete with stone fireplaces and unconventional doors and windows that have been carved into the face of the limestone.

The experiences you’ll get from these accommodations will surely keep your memory box filled for many centuries.

Really Weird Travel Destinations That Have to be Seen to be Believed

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Everyone knows the world can be a crazy place that’s made even weirder by the actions of some people. But did you know there are actually natural wonders that are even weirder and that they are the work of Mother Nature herself? Hang on to your seats as we take you to some of the really weird places in the world that will make you shake your head in disbelief.

Thor’s Well in the US

Don’t expect to see Thor coming out from the Spouting Horn or Heimdall opening the Bifrost every time a massive stream of water is projected skywards from this sink hole. Thor’s Well is nothing more than a sinkhole located in the rocky surfaces washed by the turbulent waters of the Pacific within Oregon’s Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. It may not actually be weird, but the way water is shot straight up with such tremendous force is something that will leave you in incredulity. Even Old Faithful in the Yellowstone would pale in comparison to Thor’s awesome force. Just mind your distance, though, as you don’t want to be swallowed into its depths.

Lake Hillier in Australia

You may already know the Red Sea, but we’ll bet you haven’t heard of the Pink Lake just yet. Located in one of the islands of the Recherche Archipelago in Western Australia, Lake Hillier comes with a mind-boggling deep pink color. Unlike other bodies of water that have very unusual coloring, but only on certain times of the year, this pink body of water retains its rosy appearance all year round. This is due to the presence of a special type of pink bacteria called halobacteria. The lake also contains Dunaliella salina, a type of algae that has remarkable affinity for saltwater.

Chocolate Hills in the Philippines

Bohol island in the Philippines is not only known as the home of one of the world’s smallest primates, the Philippine tarsier, but it is also home to 1,700 perfectly shaped domed hills that take on a very peculiar chocolate brown color in the dry season. Many think that the Chocolate Hills are manmade, but UNESCO says the geologic features are the result of a combination of coral deposit uplift and rainwater erosion. It’s a surreal sight as if you’re looking at the goose bumps of a giant.

Red Beach in China

Occurring only in autumn, the tidal wetlands near Panjin in China can literally turn to crimson red, thanks to the presence of Sueda, a type of seaweed that has a characteristic red color. The beaches serve as important stopover points for migrating birds, providing a rich bounty of seaweed rich in protein that avian species can use for their continued flight. It’s an eerie spectacle especially if you’re more accustomed to a beach that is either sandy white or pebble gray. Indeed it resembles a massive carpet that blankets the shores of Panjin.

Every continent has its own set of really weird geographical features. While they may raise eyebrows, they also make perfect getaways for a memorable holiday.