Author(s): Emma Gritt
From the dirty to the depraved, the barren to the downright boring, going off the beaten track isn't always all it's cracked up to be. This humorous guide, packed with bizarre facts, turns the travel genre on its head and uncovers some of the most unusual places the world has to offer. With weird and wonderful destinations from across the globe, discover the Kingdom of Dwarves theme park in China, an attraction where no-one measures above 5 feet tall. Or there's Kazantip in the Crimea, where every year a mix of 150,000 ravers and Russian Mafia bosses with their teen brides in tow go to listen to electronic music on rotation for six weeks. A summer break to the city of Cherrapunji, India may be a mistake with an average 29 days of rain in July and 26 in August. Meanwhile the health-conscious among you should probably avoid Evansville, Indiana, recently declared America's fattest city. So unpack your bags, put away your passport, and save yourself some money by reading this guide. Then feel grateful that you'll never make the mistake of visiting these places yourself.
Kara Simsek is a journalist specializing in music and the arts, but her true passion is writing about people with 'weird' or 'unconventional' lifestyles. She has written for Vice, Dazed and Confused, The Sun, Metro, The Independentm, and more. She also watches a LOT of Twin Peaks. Visit her blog at www.karasimsek.wordpress.com.