The Karostas Prison first accommodated unfortunate guests over 100 years ago. There is something rather unsettling about the fact that the people running this “prison experience” hotel were probably alive or even experienced the Russian regime themselves. If not them then definitely their parents. Latvia gained independence in 1989, only 25 years ago and now […]
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In 2015 the Harbin Snow and Ice Festival will have the theme of ” Happy Ice Snow Exciting City.” It will open on 5th January 2015 with a large firework display and many activities. Having recently planned a trip to Harbin I know online info about Harbin venues can be confusion so here is the […]
We took a pretty standard approach to seeing the sites in the short time we had there. Of course you can spend about a week in Harbin enjoying the many sites but you can also stuff it all in to 2 days. For just 2 days the Ibis Hotel is convenient and cheap. You can […]
It seems that a mechanical buzz has long been considered preferable to the good old fingers when it comes to meeting a woman’s needs. If this museum is anything to go by vibrators and sex toys have been around longer than you would imagine. The devices in this collection of antique vibrators date back to the […]
This restaurant is not literally underground, figuratively speaking it is off the charts in terms of quality and exclusivity. Javier Sangenis and his wife opened the restaurant in their home because they have a passion for cuisine, specifically Mediterranean food and they want to share that passion with their guests. An evening in their home […]
According to extensive research made by CheapAir of flight bookings during 2013: For domestic US flights: Best time to book: 104 to 29 days before your flight. Worst time to book a flight: within the last 13 days before a flight. For international flights originating in the US the best time to book is: To Europe: […]
Like something out of a fantasy film, this island off the coast of Japan is overrun with cute little bunnies. Okunoshima Island (or “Usagi Jima” – Rabbit Island) is home to a large number of wild rabbits. During World War II the island was used for factories which produced chemical weapons. After the war it […]
Beijing is huge, even a week would probably not be long enough to scrap the surface but if you happen to have a short layover at Beijing’s Capital Airport there is no reason to waste your time sitting around in the airport. Firstly there is a 72 hour visa which you can get on-the-spot in […]
When you think of Tibet it conjures up thoughts of Buddhism, Yaks, monks, Chinese occupation, slogans like “Free Tibet” and the Dalai Lama. And although the country has a reputation for being extremely beautiful there seems to be a cloud of uncertainty about when, if and how to visit. The surprising thing is it actually […]
At this Barcelona restaurant its Halloween all year round. The restaurant theme is terror. Instead of wine on the table there is the blood of virgins, alternatively try the holy water. the staff are dressed up and made-up with excellent make-up and costumes to look like half-dead, spooky and scary characters. Of course the decor is […]