Here are 13 Offbeat things that I’ve encounter my travels, or reading the adventures of others, that I’ve converted into 13 Perfect Offbeat Travel Tips.
Offbeat Travel Tip Time!
- Drink mielie, or maize beer straight from a rubbish bin during a Namibian village.
- Catch a Cairo Taxi or an African mini-bus Taxi – and survive to inform the story .
- Eat an outsized list of African game meats. The famous Carnivore’s Restaurant in Nairobi will cater to your tastes, like impala, Kudu, and other meats.
- erode the Huntsman Steakhouse in Dunedin, New Zealand because this dodgy advertisement enticed you.
- Visit the Shoe Fence at Waihola, New Zealand.
- Obtain adriver’s licence in India. Without having an accident.
- Try visiting Cape Cross in Namibia without investing in 2 tonnes of formulation to rid your nostrils of the smell of 100,000 seals.
- Visit the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. If you ever thought the gadgets in Get Smart or the Bond Movies were too farfetched – well, they’re not. The KGB and CIA wont to watch them for inspiration.
- Buy one among those ‘I visited [insert place here] and every one I got was one among these lousy T-shirts’. My personal favourite is ‘I visited New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, and therefore the only thing I got was this lousy T-shirt, a fresh Cadillac, and a Plasma TV…‘
- Marvel how old the ‘World’s Oldest Profession’ is at Ephesus, Turkey.
- Cycle down the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Road’ from La Paz to Coroico to Bolivia. If you fail, you subside a 600 metre cliff. If you win, you score an ‘I cycled the foremost Dangerous Road’ T-Shirt.
- Visit the house of the ‘World’s Fastest Indian’ motorcycle, made famous by the movie of an equivalent name – during a hardware shop.
- Buy a pair of Tanzanian Tyre Shoes. If you’re after a pair of shoes, don’t attend a shoe shop – but instead, local mechanic. He recycles old car tyres and makes them into shoes, which i feel is that the ultimate in recycling. Unfortunately, these shoes tend to go away grease marks everywhere your feet, but a minimum of their tread will never wear out.