We’re all used to seeing the concierge desk at hotels but how about the fish valet? Yes, there really is a fish valet at one hotel in Vancouver.
Conde Naste Traveler put together an entertaining slideshow featuring some of the most interesting (bizarre) hotel assistant jobs that exist around the world.
Here are the jobs:
Fish Valet– Fairmont Vancouver Airport: Oversees the storage and packing of guests’ self-caught bounty so that they can make the journey home with you. The hotel could handle up to 3,000 pounds on a busy day.
We finally got to attend one of the festivals that made the list (in September), Oktoberfest. We had an amazing time, drank a ton of beer and would definitely love to go again at some point. Fodor’s list included festivals from all around the world including the odd La Tomatina in Spain.
A couple of days back I came across a list of fun festivals from Buzzfeed. After looking over the list of 15 Bizarre Festivals Only Found In the U.S., I wasn’t too surprised that I had only heard of a couple of them.
While planning our trip to Easter Island I picked up a copy of “A Companion To Easter Island” by James Grant Peterkin. I had been in touch with James and ordered the book from him directly. (James would also end up being our guide for two of our days on EI)
The companion guide had information about sites all over Easter Island. The information was written in an easy to digest manner making for a quick read. I also enjoyed the photos inside.
I’ve always been interested in visiting bizarre, odd and weird sites around the world. I’ll even go out of my way to visit one if it seems like it might be worthwhile. .
Here are some places I’ve visited and mentioned on the blog:
The New York Daily News had a slideshow a few months back of bizarre restaurants around the world. I found the slide show to be (for the most part) very interesting. It features 11 restaurants, some unique and worthy of a visit, others really weird and ridiculous.
Here is the list:
Dinner in the sky, Brussels– dine in the sky as a crane suspends the gigantic table 50 meters in the sky
Aurum Restaurant, Singapore– hospital themed restaurant where you can dine while sitting in a wheelchair. I saw this restaurant on No Reservations a while back. I think Aurum may have closed.
Hibaritei Cafe, Tokyo– male servers dress up in funky maid costumes
Toilet-themed restaurant, Hangzhou– food is served in miniature toilet bowls
Buns and Guns Restaurant, Beirut– customers sit behind a wall of sandbags and chefs dress in military uniforms
Cafe Neko, Vienna– five cats roam freely around the restaurant
Cabbages and Condoms Restaurant, Bangkok.- waiters wear large condoms on their head and aims to educate the public about safe sex. I remember reading about this place in our guide book and walking by it while in Bangkok. I did not see any condom head waiters!
Hear Attack Grill, Arizona– try out the triple bypass cheeseburger here
Hospital-themed restaurant, Taiwan– waitresses dressed as nurses serve drinks through am IV bag drip
Clothing Optional Dinner, NYC– nudists hold clothing optional dinners around New York
Special Enjoyment Restaurant, China– My favorite on the list. This restaurant is shaped like an A380
Here are a couple of more pictures from the slideshow: