5 random unusual places to visit in this wonderful world

The Proleek Dolmen, located on a golf course in Ireland, one of several unusual attractions to visit. [Image DarranRaff/Wikimedia]
The Proleek Dolmen, located on a golf course in Ireland, one of several unusual attractions to visit. [Image DarranRaff/Wikimedia]

Let's take a wander to some unusual and often weird attractions in the world for that next overseas holiday.

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The world is full of unusual and sometimes strange destinations to visit while travelling around.

Here we have a whimsical courtyard in Russia, a town in Alaska with a "fowl" name, a rapidly disappearing glacier in Canada, an unusual fortress in Vienna, Austria and a Neolithic dolmen on an otherwise normal Irish golf course. Perfect for your unusual holiday in 2019!

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Mosaic Courtyard - Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg is a magnificent city with beautiful architecture, but it does have its whimsical side. This small courtyard is nestled in an otherwise nondescript block of buildings. The walls are covered with dazzling mosaic decorations, created by local artist Vladimir Lubenko and his art students. In the image we see a colourful mosaic wall, but there are also sculptures in the courtyard and a jungle gym created in beautiful mosaics.

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The chicken of Chicken, Alaska, USA

Chicken is one of the few surviving gold rush towns in Alaska. It got its unusual name when a roaming cartographer stopped in the town to ask miners what the town’s name was. Because there were a lot of Ptarmigan roaming the area, the miners decided to name the town after those birds. However, no one could agree on the correct spelling of Ptarmigan, so they opted for “Chicken” instead. The town still pays homage to its unusual name as can be seen in the photo.

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