Flipping weird – Britain’s Pancake Day traditions

Shrove Tuesday is about so much more than tossing pancakes. Discover England’s weird and wonderful Pancake Day traditions.

The world’s weirdest museums

From phallic specimens to the world’s biggest collection of fans, these museums really are the strangest in the world. 

11 alternative Asian destinations

You marvelled at the Taj Mahal, partied in Phuket and wandered along the Great Wall of China. But there are plenty of other places to discover in Asia.

Inside the world’s most secretive nation

Hilary Bradt spent 18 days inside the exhilarating, fascinating and bizarre North Korea. Read on for her account of the trip and her top 15 highlights.

An eccentric day out in Oxford

To mark the third edition of Eccentric Oxford coming out, Ben le Vay picks some lesser-known and unusual sights and places to visit on a day out in the city.

Quirky events in Oxford

From May fairs to mallard hunts, Oxford has some truly bizarre events. 

Britain’s bonfire night traditions

Remember, remember, the fifth of November…

Chiltern Railways: Umpteen wonderful things to see

Ben Le Vay discovers the odds and eccentricities of the Chiltern Railways

7 reasons to visit North Korea

North Korea is a country experiencing rapid change 

Gingerbread houses

Learn about the history of the iconic gingerbread houses of Port-au-Prince.