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Off-The-Wall List

As all TravBuddies know, roaming around this crazy world often leads to unique, off-the-wall experiences. I thought I'd share some of my favorites :-D

Updated September 18, 2011
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  1. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Ambergris Caye, Belize
    WORLD FAMOUS CHICKEN DROP You know you're in San Pedro, Belize when the town's most happening night is built around watching a chicken poop. The World Famous Chicken Drop, held every Wednesday evening in front of the Spindrift Hotel's Pier Lo…
  2. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Fengshun, China
    HOW NOT TO RIDE A WATER BUFFALO The next time you're wandering around eastern Guangdong, you may come across a herd of water buffalo. Being adventurous and curious, I'm sure you'll probably stop to give one of them a spin around the field :-) …
    This review was featured on Sunday May 13th, 2007
  3. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Bogota, Colombia
    BOTERO MUSEUM In 2000, Fernando Botero, the world's best-known and most highly regarded living Latin American artist donated over $100 million worth of art from his personal collection to his native Colombia. "The man who paints fat people" g…
  4. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Fengshun, China
    CHINESE FOOT MASSAGE Practitioners of Chinese foot massage say that each spot in the sole of a foot corresponds to an internal organ in the body. All I know is that it sure feels mighty fine! At Qianjiang Hot Spring Hotel in Fengshun, our on…
  5. Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Rome, Italy
    VIA VENETO To me, Via Veneto (also known as Via Vittorio Veneto) is one of the most fascinating and romantic urban streets in the world! Via Veneto became immortalized in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life). In the 1960 fil…
  6. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Istanbul, Turkey
    KARAKOY GULLUOGLU BAKLAVA SHOP While in Istanbul, I had the privilege of visiting Karakoy Gulluoglu, the world-famous baklava bakery. If baklava is a symbol of Turkey, then Karakoy Gulluoglu is a symbol of baklava. In November 2004, a jury of go…
    This review was featured on Sunday February 14th, 2010
  7. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA I urge you to listen to the classic Sinatra and Jobim duet: www.youtube.com/watch?v=voR2QQw9zR8 When I think of Rio de Janeiro, my mind always wanders to "The Girl From Ipanema." The popular myth is that the song was…
    This review was featured on Friday March 7th, 2008
  8. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Munich, Germany
    OKTOBERFEST Oktoberfest is Munich's world-famous people fair that is held for 16-18 days from late September to early October. With the opening of the first keg by Munich's Mayor and a cry of "O'zapft is!" (It is tapped!), Oktoberfest officially…
  9. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Marrakech, Morocco
    JARDIN MAJORELLE (Majorelle Garden) There are other great TravBuddy reviews of Majorelle Garden. However, I thought I'd also put in my two cents. Marcie (marcie21) took me to Jardin Majorelle before our 2-day Marrakech TravBuddy meetup. Littl…
    This review was featured on Thursday February 10th, 2011
  10. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
    BASTILLE DAY - RUNNING OF THE BULLS St-Rémy-de-Provence & Maussane-les-Alpilles Every July 14, all France celebrates Bastille Day. In 2005, I was fortunate to experience "une manifestation tuarine" (the running of the bulls) in both St-Rémy-d…
    This review was featured on Wednesday June 27th, 2007
  11. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Rome, Italy
    ARRIVEDERCI ROMA This song, more than any other, brings back happy memories of my Italian travels in the summer of 2005. I played and sang Dean Martin’s cover throughout my adventures, much to the chagrin of everyone around me. ***For …
  12. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Beijing, China
    DONGHUAMEN NIGHT MARKET Established in 1984, Dongjuamen Night Market is either a connoisseur's delight or a night of fright, depending on your palate. To easterners, this is a splendid place to sample traditional and exotic Chinese cuisine. To w…
  13. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in World
    MARK'S NIFTY NINE LISTS Everybody on TravBuddy is a travel expert; just ask any of us :-) In the same way that my travel blog, "Mark's Miscellaneous Madcap Maneuvers", is a collection of random photos from my adventures, this review will be …
    This review was featured on Thursday October 19th, 2006
kpva33 says:
This is great! Something for everyone.
Posted on: Jun 12, 2010
tristarevents says:
Mark! Your a hoot! What a great ensemble of off the wall places. I am excited when I read the places you have been. You have rekindled my travel spirit from days gone by. I was stopped in my tracks by a beauty on my adventures passing thru Maui. She confined me for 15 years, ouch! Now I am free to roam again. Look forward to meeting up with you and others at a TB meet in the near future. Thanks for the Fesh Air:)
Posted on: Jun 15, 2009
sweetsummerdaiz says:
What a great list~ some really odd stuff out there for our amusement, isn't there?
Posted on: Jun 11, 2009
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