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Weekend Wanderlust (vol 57)

- This is the world's oldest photo of Paris (!) - Best Smart Luggage for 2017 - This guy makes sweaters, then takes pictures of himself wearing the sweaters at those places - The other Hygge book - These Paris tours look amazing! - A surprisingly spacious tiny house in a trailer - The sleeping...

Weekend Wanderlust (vol 40)

- Days of Haze and Nostalgia in Antiparos - Google street view can now take you hiking in New Zealand - Reykjavík's Record Shops - Stay in a ferris wheel hotel in Paris! - This would make for one hell of a road trip: California State Park Checklist Map - Surreal "shelf cloud" in...
I've been meaning to post more frequent book recommendations, and Alastair Bonnett's Unruly Places has finally given me the push I needed! The book is a collection of short essays on strange, forgotten and mysterious places and spaces. Each is intriguing, but rather than serving as a tourist guide...
Sent off on a tangent by this little roundup of pre-war Japanese beer ads, I spent Sunday browsing the glory that is 70s/ 80s Japanese advertising-- equal parts 80s nostalgia and "wtf Japan." Here's some of my favorites:     (If you're wondering why there's so few actual Japanese people, it doesn't...
Do you really miss high school? (I was going to title this "The hotel for people who peaked in high school", but barely managed to restrain myself) Or just miss smoking and drinking at school? The 1915 Kennedy School in Portland offers plenty of nostalgia...along with multiple bars, a...
For those like myself, who've consumed far too many horror movies, the obvious explanation for this rural Japanese bus stop inhabited by life size dolls is clearly a race of killer scarecrow-people. While I'm not quite ready to toss that theory, the Associated Press has a different story. They...
 Some people aren't squicked out by bringing their Starbucks cup into the lavatory when nature calls, but how many can say they made a point to sip their latte in front of a urinal? Now Londoners have that option at The Attendant, a coffee shop housed in a subterranean...
Billed as the world's only museum focused solely on parasites, the Meguro Parasitological Museum in Tokyo is the brainchild of a Japanese doctor who saw a huge uptick in parasite infected patients due to poor sanitation in the wake of World War II. It aims to promote research and...
     It probably comes as no surprise to hear that North Korea has a factory of sorts employing 4,000 people to pump out propaganda artwork. By now, many people are aware of the weird, manufactured cult of personality surrounding the Kim dynasty. What has intrigued me lately is how North...
 At the Canopy Tower hotel in Panama, you can look out over the rainforest and plot your world domination...or do some birdwatching. Located in midst of Soberania National Park outside of Panama City, our super villain lair is actually a former radar tower installed by the US to help...