I was planning on writing about something else for this post but when I read the article on unique vacations over at Ottawa Citizen again, I knew that I had to write one more post about some of the most unique places you can visit for a vacation. Here goes.
Cockroach Races — Brisbane, Australia
Each Australia Day, Brisbane’s Story Bridge Hotel encourages visitors to “BYO Roach” for its creepy-crawly cockroach races.
“The bagpipers led the sponsor girls onto the racing surface (a bit like a boxing bout) along with the cockroaches, where the MC read the contestants’ names to the crowd. The names were very creative and can’t be repeated here.”
I don’t know if a lot of people would be attracted to this idea – especially those from the West who may have an adverse reaction to these critters. Personally, I think there would be other unique things to do and places to visit in Australia. What do you think?
Shot Cafe — Riga, Latvia
Drink a toast to modern Latvia at the lounge where a bathroom break brings joy to travellers.
“Shot Cafe has the best toilet EVER. It seems a big boast to make, but the loo here has to be seen to be believed. Mood lighting turned the bathroom from a deep blood-red to a vibrant green to a shadowy blue to a piercing white. The toilet seat was clear perspex inset with gilded barbed wire and razor blades. We fell in love with that toilet.”
I don’t know what it is about toilets that seem to fascinate some people but if this café is any indication, then I suppose there IS something about toilets. I think I would grab a chance to go to Shot Café.
Photo courtesy of dimitridf