Off the Beaten Path

Whenever we can, we enjoy getting off the beaten path. It's possible in even the most popular destinations!

Abandoned Estonia: Rummu Prison

Urban Exploration at an Underwater Abandoned Jail in Estonia The bulk of the now-abandoned Rummu prison is best seen from under the water. Funnily enough, we don’t carry diving gear with us on a road trip. In fact, neither of us can actually dive so we had to be...

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Abandoned Thailand: Unfinished Hotel in Ranong

Getting Off-the-Beaten-Path in Thailand If you arrive into the small border town of Ranong (*) by bus you won’t fail to miss this skeleton of a building that looms down over National Highway Route 4 linking Bangkok with the country’s deep south. (*) Ranong is a short...

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Abandoned Thailand: Railway Carriages in Chumphon

Getting Off-the-Beaten-Path in Thailand  There isn’t a lot to do in the southern Thai town of Chumphon. For travellers, it is predominately a transit town/jumping off point for the diving Mecca of Koh Tao.  We came across these disused railway cars while wandering...

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Fan-Shaped Train Garage in Changhua, Taiwan

I’m not sure what it is these days, but we seem to spend more and more of our time searching for vintage planes, trains and automobiles (there’s got to be a film in there somewhere!). We’ve seen brightly-coloured Soviet-era locomotives in Belarus, weird and wonderful...

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Things we learned after three weeks travelling around Taiwan

The island of Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is one of our happy places. As countries go, it’s pretty much the ideal destination for both of us: it’s small and easy to get around, yet extremely diverse and packed with things to see and do. The people...

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Abandoned Taiwan: The Old Liu Family Mansion at Minxiong

The Old Liu Family Mansion (劉家古宅民雄鬼屋), commonly known as Minxiong Ghost House, is one of the most famous haunted locations in Taiwan. It is situated in the countryside near Chiayi, a provisional city in the southwest of the country. Built with three storeys, it would...

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Abandoned Taiwan: The Futuro Village at Wanli

Urban Exploration at Wanli UFO Viilage Warning: photo-heavy blog post alert! Most visitors head to the coastal district of Wanli in northeast Taiwan because they want to see the otherworldly rock formations that form Yehliu Geopark. It’s one of Taiwan’s top...

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