Sorrisniva igloo hotel: transient icy charm

We haven't talked about quirky sleeps for a while here. Time to remedy that. And what's quirkier than a hotel that exists only temporarily? Built when winter arrives and slowly melts away into nonexistence when spring makes its presence felt. Then the process is repeated [...]

2020-02-25T20:43:44+00:0019 February 2020|hotels & lodgings, Norway|

The Palmyra Hotel in Baalbek: Wacky, Weird and Wonderful

We don’t write heaps of accommodation reviews here on Sophie’s World. Can’t be just any boring old accoms, you see. It has to be unique, like a lighthouse, say. Or a shipping container. Or an exceptionally beautiful hotel. Or a combination hotel/refuge for asylum seekers/artists' [...]

2020-02-16T15:35:13+00:0028 May 2018|hotels & lodgings, Lebanon|

Grandhotel Cosmopolis: a concrete utopia

In Augsburg’s old town, Grandhotel Cosmopolis is perhaps the most curious hotel in all of Germany; certainly the most unusual I have seen. This particular Grand hotel, you see, functions not only as a hotel, but also as home for asylum seekers, as artists’ studios, [...]

Christmas in India: 4000 steps, camels and sleeping amongst lambs

Reminiscing about a Christmas past today, a Christmas in India. You'll pardon the photos - they're from the days of 35 mm-film in rolls. Remember those? We rarely travel over the holidays. It's a sacred time of sorts - not in the conventional meaning, but [...]

Container living on Scheveningen Beach

Container living? It might sound dismal, but can actually be cool. As you might know, I like quirky and unusual accommodations. So when I was given a chance to sleep in a shipping container, well, I couldn't turn it down, could I... Outside Den Haag [...]

Lighthouse living

Tree houses, ice hotels, 747s, caves and grottos, houses made of cow dung, caravans, sheep sheds, the beach,... I do like quirky sleeps, though it has been a while, meaning I've shoddy or no photos, so I haven't covered many here on Sophie's World. That's [...]