Curiosities

 

Fidel Castro & the Curious Case of Freemasonry in Cuba

Hammer, sickle, square and compass.

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The Mystical Origins of the Kukeri: Bulgaria’s Strangest Folk Festival

Sun gods, mystery cults, ancient initiations... this bizarre festival is older than you might think.

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In the Belly of Byzantium: The Subterranean Spaces of Istanbul

Underground tourism amongst the ruins of the Byzantine capital.

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The Coral Castle: Masonic Mystery in the Sunshine State

The thousand-ton folly of a Latvian eccentric, who claimed to know the secrets of the pyramids.

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The Confectioner’s Dungeon: A Brief History of the King’s Cross Ice Well

A beautifully preserved Victorian ice well, hidden for more than a century beneath central London.

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Welcome to Ordos, China: The World’s Largest “Ghost City”

Take a tour of China's "Ghost City": Ordos in Inner Mongolia.

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The Ilinden Spomenik: Macedonia’s Space-Age Monument to Freedom

Exploring the history & symbology of the Ilinden Spomenik in Krusevo, Macedonia.

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Picnic at Hanging Rock: Retracing an Australian Murder Mystery

An attempt to recreate the famous mystery novel goes wrong – leaving us at the mercy of the kangar

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Transnistria: What it’s Like to Visit a Post-Soviet ‘Frozen Conflict’ Zone

Last remnants of the USSR: the unrecognised Soviet Socialist Republic of Transnistria.

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The Sultan’s Powerhouse: Santral Elektrik in Istanbul

A museum tour of Silahtarağa Power Station, Turkey's first coal-burning electric power plant.

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The Asian Oktoberfest: Qingdao International Beer Festival

A visit to Qingdao International Beer Festival, complete with gunfights, edible insects, and… beer

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Extreme Dining: The Devil’s Kitchen

Located in Qingdao, China, the restaurant ‘Sichuan Outside Sichuan’ serves Szechuan Cuisine fit

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Chollima Speed: Taking a Ride on North Korea’s Pyongyang Metro

North Korea’s Pyongyang Metro is the world’s most secretive subway. This report visits 5 metro s

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Astana: The Illuminati Capital of Kazakhstan

Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, is a futuristic city of symbols - with rumoured links to Freemasonry,

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Camp Cthulhu: The Nightmare World of Lenin’s Young Pioneers

A visit to a Soviet Young Pioneer children’s camp lying forgotten in a forest near Moscow.

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The Bohemian Blog

The Bohemian Blog is an alternative travel journal, dedicated to exploring the bizarre, the macabre and other secret wonders of the world.

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Darmon Richter

Darmon Richter is a travel writer, tour guide and researcher, with a particular interest in ideological architecture.

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