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Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

15 of the World's Most Unusual Food Competitions
She has proper form, but will her haggis survive the fall?
Running past vineyards.
An entry for "Lick the Plate Clean" venison.

15 of the World's Most Unusual Food Competitions

Haggis hurling, drinking games on horseback, and other ways to play with your food in 2019.


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Feast at These 14 Food Festivals in 2019
Members of the Giant Omelette Brotherhood stir more than 15,000 eggs on March 28, 2016, on the main square of Bessieres, France.

Feast at These 14 Food Festivals in 2019

Why not pencil in a wine fight or an all-things-Spam celebration this year?


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The 10 Best Places of 2018
Diesel train coming down the train tracks through a narrow street in Hanoi.
A little gem awaits.
Helensburgh Glowworm Tunnel.
Dr. Rufus B. Weaver and the nervous system of Harriet Cole.
Abandoned salt mine.
The lonely lighthouse stands in isolation atop the rock pillar.

The 10 Best Places of 2018

The most extraordinary locations we discovered this year.


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10 Ethical Animal Places to Visit in 2019
Fierce little cat.
Elephants playing in the mud at Elephant Nature Park.
Oh, hello!
Little Spotted Kiwi
A free-ranging reindeer.
The horses.

10 Ethical Animal Places to Visit in 2019

Unique experiences from Nairobi to Chiang Mai.


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The World's Top 100 Wonders in 2018
Hareo, one of the center's many sloths
(Flickr/Courtarro)
Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
9/29/2019
Blue Lagoon
Mont Saint-Michel

The World's Top 100 Wonders in 2018

The strange and unusual places Atlas Obscura readers wanted to visit most in 2018.


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Los Angeles' Top 10 Wonders of 2018
Cinespia cemetery screening at Hollywood Forever
Portal of books.
The Bradbury Building
A surprise view of the Hollywood sign.

Los Angeles' Top 10 Wonders of 2018

The strange and unusual places Atlas Obscura readers wanted to visit most in L.A. in 2018.


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