The Ten Most Unusual and Quirky Places I Have Ever Slept

The Five Most Unusual and Quirky Places I Have Ever Slept

I probably should have written posts like this for years as these are the ones that people care about and are interested to read. But I was always too selfish to care, I wrote about where I went, what I saw, what I wanted to write. The Five Most Unusual and Quirky Places I Have Ever Slept, I am only posting this today as it was one of those drafts that will either –

  • never ever be finished
  • be deleted

I thought it might be interesting to see and hear about some of the places I slept down the years.

1.In a Boat Shaped Hotel in a Town I Never Heard Of in a Country Which Doesn’t Exist!

The Eclectic Hotel, Vank, NAGORNO KARABAKH

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Staying at the Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

Cosy Rooms at the Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

One of the Most Ridiculous Places I Have Slept In: The Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

One of the Most Ridiculous Places I Have Slept In: The Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

2.In a Football Themed Hotel within a Polish Third Division Football Stadium, On an Island By A Palace!

Noclegi Rekord Hotel, Starogard Gdanski, POLAND

Noclegi Rekord Hotel, Starogard Gdański

Noclegi Rekord in Starogard Gdanski

Breakfast at Noclegi Rekord, Starogard Gdański

3.In a FIVE STAR Hotel in the City With No Hostels

Yanggakdo Hotel, Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA

Backpacking in North Korea at Yanggakdo International Hotel

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The 5Star Yanggakdo Hotel in Pyongyang

In our room 2425 in the Yanggakdo Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea

Relaxing on Yanggak Island, Pyongyang, North Korea.

Ordering a beer in the Brewery Bar at the Yanggakdo Hotel in Pyongyang.

Yangak Island from the 24th floor

4.In Ernest Hemingway’s Lair

Hemingway Inn, San Jose, COSTA RICA

Having a drink with Deacon Blake in the Hemingway Inn, San Jose, Costa Rica.

One night of pure inspiration – my stay in the Hemingway Inn, San Jose, Costa Rica.

5.AUSTRALIA’s only village where alcohol is forbidden

My tent, Poatina, AUSTRALIA

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Glory Days working and camping in Poatina in 2010 saving for Antarctica.

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Poatina – so remote it’s “not even in the Lonely Planet”

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The General Store in Poatina. Alcohol free village.

6.A Soviet Union Tower Block

Balka, Tiraspol, TRANSNISTRIA

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Outside Ilya’s flat in Balka, Tiraspol.

My bed in the homestay at Ilya’s flat in Tiraspol.

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My room in the homestay with Ilya.

7.Afghan Local

Homestay in Masar e Sharif, AFGHANISTAN

Noor and I at my homestay

With Mahdi, Noor’s brother

Backpacking in Afghanistan: My Homestay Experience in Masar e Sharif

8.In A Wedding Palace in a Dictatorship

Bagt Koshgi Hotel and Wedding Palace in Ashgabat, TURKMENISTAN

Backpacking in Turkmenistan: Staying at the Swanky Bagt Koshgi Hotel and Wedding Palace in Ashgabat

Backpacking in Turkmenistan: Staying at the Swanky Bagt Koshgi Hotel and Wedding Palace in Ashgabat

My cosy room at the Bagt Koshgi Hotel and Wedding Palace in Ashgabat Turkmenistan

Backpacking in Turkmenistan: Staying at the Swanky Bagt Koshgi Hotel and Wedding Palace in Ashgabat

9.On a Boat Anchored off Neko Harbour, ANTARCTICA

MS Expedition, Neko Harbour, ANTARCTICA

The MS Expedition, ANTARCTICA

Boarding the boat for the drake passage to Antarctica

Boarding the MS Expedition boat in Ushuaia, Argentina before heading on the Drake Passage to Antarctica

With my Quilmes beer for the Antarctica toast at King George Island.

10.On A Crocodile Farm in Africa

Chobe Crocodile Farm, Kasane, BOTSWANA

Sleeping in a Crocodile Farm!! Our Jaw Inspiring Stay at Chobe Crocodile Cottage in Botswana

Sleeping in a Crocodile Farm!! Our Jaw Inspiring Stay at Chobe Crocodile Cottage in Botswana

Backpacking in Botswana: Touring Chobe Crocodile Farm Near Kasane

Backpacking in Botswana: Touring Chobe Crocodile Farm Near Kasane

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