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Animals Invade Cities As People Quarantine Themselves At Home

As quarantines roll out in a number of countries, people often bury themselves in movies, social media drama or a good book. While taking a walk outside is encouraged by some governments (as long as a distance from other people is maintained), a lot of people completely forget about the outer world. Well, nature, however, does its thing nonetheless and people are noticing an unexpected outcome of the quarantine. In countries like Japan, Italy, and Thailand, people observed animals roaming the streets due to human absence.

Like in Japan, where deer that are local to Nara Park were observed taking to the streets in search of food. Usually, the park is swarming with tourists, as the Sika deer living there are a local attraction. Tourists would usually buy crackers sold at the park meant specifically to feed the deers, however as the number of visitors plummeted in recent weeks, the deer seem to have no choice but to wander out of their territory to find something to munch on.

People in Nara, Japan reported seeing deer that usually stay in the park roam out onto the streets

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Plenty of photos and videos of the deer roaming the streets of Nara emerged, with people responding either in shock or awe. Twitter user okadennis who posted a number of shots of the deer reported finding the whole occasion amusing.

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Another video shows a swarm of starving monkeys in a city plaza in Lopburi, Thailand

One Italian Tumblr user reported seeing wild boars walking around

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Naturally, the country with over 30k cases and a severe lockdown in place, Italy, also observed a similar phenomenon. Numerous accounts of various animals (like sheep, boars and a horse!) wandering the streets appeared on Italian social media. Most of the people who posted their observances were pretty amused with the situation despite the tedious circumstances surrounding it.

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Another Italian reported another animal on the loose: “In my hometown, a random horse appears”

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A fellow Italian responded with a picture of sheep roaming the streets

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You can watch a Japanese news feature on the Nara Park deer invading the city in the video below

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30 Country Flags Reimagined As Anime Characters For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By now, you’ve probably already heard that Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics. To celebrate this upcoming event, a handful of Japanese artists decided to team up and reimagine some of the participating countries as badass warriors.

The artists took inspiration from each countries’ flags and history while giving all of them a unique twist. From Japan itself to South Africa, check out the countries reimagined as anime warriors in the gallery below!

More info: world-flags.org | Twitter

#1 Philippines

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#2 Mexico

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#3 UK

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#4 Vietnam

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#5 South Korea

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#6 Japan

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#7 China

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#8 South Africa

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#9 Sweden

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#10 Malaysia

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#11 Italy

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#12 Finland

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#13 Canada

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#14 Belgium

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#15 Spain

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#16 France

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#17 Switzerland

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#18 Germany

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#19 Argentina

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#20 Norway

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#21 Singapore

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#22 Thailand

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#23 Brazil

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#24 India

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#25 Indonesia

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#26 Netherlands

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#27 Venesuela

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#28 Denmark

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#29 Russia

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#30 USA

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Japanese Artist Creates The Most Intricate Drawings Of Famous Buildings, And It’s Hard To See The Details With A Naked Eye

Emi Nakajima is a Thailand-based Japanese artist whose work will surely take your breath away. Emi creates drawings of famous buildings from all around the world that are so meticulous and intricate, it’s even hard to spot some details with a naked eye. From the famous Big Ben in London to Sagrada Família in Spain, Emi’s work portrays the smallest details of the famous historical buildings. The size of Nakajima’s work varies, it can be as small as her hand and as big as an entire drawing table.

Scroll down to see Nakajima’s work and try to spot the smallest details yourself!

More info: Instagram (h/t MMM)

Emi Nakajima is a Thailand-based Japanese artist whose work will surely take your breath away

Emi creates drawings of famous buildings from all around the world

Her drawings are so meticulous and intricate, it’s even hard to spot some details with a naked eye

From the famous Big Ben in London to Sagrada Família in Spain, Emi’s work portrays the smallest details of the famous historical buildings

The size of Nakajima’s work varies, it can be as small as her hand and as big as an entire drawing table

Watch a video to see the amount of effort it takes to make her intricate drawings

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50 Of The Most Evil-Looking Buildings In The World

 

As famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright expressed, the environment and architecture should organically blend into each other. But the designs you’re about to see could only blend into the dark pages of a supervillain comic.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of these impressive architectural marvels that have this sinister look about them, immediately giving us associations with the headquarters of some evil organization like Virtucon from Austin Powers movies.

Did we miss some? Then share more diabolical designs in the comments!

#1 Buzludzha, Bulgaria

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#2 Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, USA

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#3 Mahanakhon Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

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#4 Polygone Riviera, France

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#5 Riverside Museum, Glasgow, UK

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#6 Catholic Church, Paks, Hungary

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#7 Former Research Institute For Experimental Medicine, Berlin, Germany

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#8 Bahnhof Office Built Into A Former Anti-Atomic Shelter, Stockholm, Sweden

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#9 Maison St Cyr, Brussels, Belgium

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#10 Fort Alexander (Plague Fort), Saint Petersburg, Russia

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#11 Dc Tower I, Vienna, Austria

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#12 Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, Clermont-Ferrand, France

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#13 The National Library Of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus

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#14 Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland

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#15 Expiatori Del Sagrat Cor, Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain

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#16 Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki, Finland

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#17 The Maze Tower, Dubai, UAE

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#18 Oakley Headquarters, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, USA

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#19 Basque Health Department Headquarters In Bilbao, Spain

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#20 Aiguille Du Midi, French Alps

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#21 Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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#22 Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea

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#23 Taipei 101 Observatory, Taipei City, Taiwan

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#24 Ostankino Broadcast Tower, Moscow, Russia

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#25 Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan

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#26 Wedding Palace, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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#27 Pacific Design Center, Red Building, Hollywood, California, USA

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#28 The Bank Of America Center, Houston, USA

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#29 Al Tijaria Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait

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#30 Cologne Central Mosque, Cologne, Germany

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#31 Stamp House, Queensland, Australia

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#32 Space Museum, Vancouver, Canada

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#33 Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing Shi, China

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#34 Omv Borealis Refinery, On The German/Austrian Frontier

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#35 Science And Technology Centre, Pyongyang, North Korea

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#36 Kafka Castle, Sant Pere De Ribes, Barcelona, Spain

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#37 Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Seed Bank), Spitsbergen, Norway

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#38 Ilinden, Krushevo, Macedonia

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#39 The United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, USA

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#40 At&t Building, Nashville, Tennessee, Usa

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#41 The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

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#42 Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, England

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#43 Jimbocho Theater, Tokyo, Japan

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#44 Graz Art Museum, Graz, Austria

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#45 Mcdonald’s, Roswell, New Mexico, USA

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#46 Geisel Library, La Jolla, California, USA

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#47 Reiyukai Shakaden Temple, Tokyo, Japan

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#48 College Life Insurance Company Headquarters, Indianapolis, USA

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#49 Rio De Janeiro Cathedral, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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#50 Church Of St. Giovanni Bono, Milan, Italy

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Mister Global Contestants Dress Up In Their National Costumes And End Up Looking Like Bosses In A Fighting Game

Mister Global is an annual male beauty pageant held in Thailand since 2014. This year’s competition attracted 38 contestants from all over the world and on the 26th of September, the winner has finally been announced.

The theme of this year’s competition was called “Inspiring Gentleman” and in an interview with Bored Panda, Mister Global spokesperson Kitti Kamjunsa explained the meaning behind the title of the theme. “The aim of Mister Global is to promote environmental awareness, and we have been promoting this cause ever since we started in 2014. This year, we added a new motto “Inspiring Gentleman” because we believe that the contestants and titleholders should motivate and inspire people,” said Kitti. Also, a successful fundraiser to support an elephant care organization in Thailand was held during this year’s pageant.

More info: missosology.org | Instagram | Facebook

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According to the spokesperson, Mister Global is a part of the Top 5 Grand Slam Male Pageants. “We have good quality contestants and great support from our national directors from around the world. We have also garnered much support from our many fans that follow us on our website and official page,” said Kitti. “Most importantly, we are true on our advocacy on Environmental Awareness and charity cause.”

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“For us, we are really surprised that it went viral around the world and we welcome many positive comments. However, this segment is nothing new in any pageant system as it has always been a part of it. The winning costume is not about the size or design but the story and culture behind it,” commented Kitti on the National outfits idea.

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The winner of this year’s competition was Jong Woo Kim – a 23-year-old police administration student and model from Korea. Aside from the title of Mister Global 2019, Kim will also become a Global Goodwill Ambassador, participating in various charitable and environmental projects.

Check out the winner and the runner-ups in the gallery below!

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Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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40 Photographs By Steve McCurry That Explore The Relationship Between Humans And Animals

Even if you’re not an avid fan of photography, you’ve probably seen some of photographer Steve McCurry’s work. He’s the same photographer who took the legendary Afghan Girl photograph that appeared on the June 1985 issue of National Geographic magazine. Throughout the years, the photographer has published many books and now he’s back again with a new one simply titled “Animals”. In his latest publication, Steve explores the complex relationship between humans and animals, and some of the photos look simply magical.

“The idea of photographing animals and people may have been planted in my mind since I was first starting out as a young photographer. My sister gave me my first photo book, Son of Bitch, a collection of pictures of dogs and their humans by the great photographer and friend Elliott Erwitt. It was the first time I saw a book on animals with humor, pathos, and wonderful storytelling,” said the photographer in a recent interview with Bored Panda. He says animals are one of his favorite subjects to shoot as they are completely unpredictable. “Animals are in constant motion, have a mind of their own and rarely pay any attention to directions from a photographer,” added McCurry.

More info: stevemccurry.com | Instagram | Facebook

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Kathmandu, Nepal

The photographer shared some of his experiences working in Kuwait after the first Gulf War. He says it was a surreal and unforgettable experience. “There were 600 oil fields burning, panicked and starved animals were wandering about, and the landscape was dotted with dead Iraqi soldiers. It was heartbreaking to see these animals, which we were supposed to be guardians of. Those animals that escaped slaughter were abandoned and left to wander the streets looking for food and shelter,” said McCurry. He says the photograph he took there is his best work in the entire book.

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Altai Region, Mongolia

Another one of the photographer’s favorite shots is the one he took in Thailand. “I photographed this novice monk studying Buddhist writings in the late afternoon at a monastery in Aranyaprathet, Thailand, near the border with Cambodia. I watched the changing light as the monks went about both the mundane and sacred duties of their day,” recalled the McCurry. “With the simple use of wood and fabric, of shades of saffron from mustard gold to deep orange, their environment was serene. The patient cat completed the scene of contemplation and peace.”

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India

McCurry says it is his hope that people will see animals as intelligent beings that deserve our love and respect. “In most cases, our pets are totally dependent on us for their survival and safety. It’s our duty to protect them like our own children. Since we often create a special bond with certain animals, I would hope people should treat them with the care they deserve,” concluded the photographer.

Check out his amazing photographs of humans and animals in the gallery below!

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Bamiyan, Afghanistan

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Mongolia

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India

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Rome, Italy

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Varanasi, India

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Ireland

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Tonle Sap, Cambodia

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Afghanistan

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Kham Litang, Tibet

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Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

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Magdeburg, Germany

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Bombay, India

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Tibet

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India

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Jaipur, India

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Aranyaprathet, Thailand

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Omo Valley, Ethiopia

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Al Ahmadi, Kuwait

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India

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Paraguay

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Mandalay, Myanmar

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Australia

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Mexico

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Chennai, India

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Ecuador

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Near Samyr, Tibet

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India

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Thailand

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France

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Chaco, Paraguay

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Bentota, Sri Lanka

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Morocco

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Vietnam

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The World’s Most Beautiful Remote Restaurants

A love of travel often goes hand in hand with a love of food. And when traveling requires a more adventurous—sometimes treacherous—journey, the dining experience becomes that much more exciting and immersive. From feasting on authentic Thai cuisine in a hanging treepod on a remote island to dining on fresh fish on a tiny island off the coast of the U.S. mainland, these six hard-to-reach restaurants are destinations worth building a trip around.

 

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Three Chimneys: Loch Dunvegan, Scotland

This five-star Scottish restaurant sit on a single-track road (B884) on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, which is located between the villages of Dunvegan and Glendale, so visiting by car is recommended. (The nearest train station is over 50 miles away, and while the restaurant is accessible by taxi, they must be booked in advance.) Many guests make the trip to stay at the Three Chimneys lodge and dine in the intimate, award-winning restaurant led by Chef Scott Davies. threechimneys.co.uk

Willows Inn: Lummi Island, Washington

Take a two hour journey from Seattle to Willows Inn (including a cash-only ferry transport from Gooseberry Island) to dine at this fish-focused, prix-fixe, reservation-only restaurant. Visitors to Willows Inn dish out $195 a head for a tasting menu featuring dishes such eggplant and caramelized squid, reefnet caught smoked sockeye, toasted birch branches, and grilled geoduck clam. willows-inn.com

Photo: Paul Raeside / Courtesy of Soneva Kerr Treepod Dining

Soneva Kerr Treepod Dining: Koh Kood, Thailand

For some, just getting to Thailand is off-the-grid enough. Looking to take it up a notch? Try booking dinner in a hanging treepod at the Soneva Kerr resort, located on Thailand’s fourth largest (but least populated) island, Koh Kood. Getting that reservation, however, may mean booking a stay at the resort. Per Soneva’s website, “After a 90-minute flight to Koh Mai Si (MSI), our private airport island, you will be taken by a luxury speed boat to the resort’s jetty where our team will welcome you.” soneva.com

 

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