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Worldwide weird celebrates the offbeat side of travel with stories about funky festivals, eccentric foods, and odd destinations across the globe.

A hospital turned hotel in New Mexico

Originally constructed as a hospital for 1920s railway workers then serving a children’s psychiatric institution, Albuquerque’s 74-room Hotel Parq Central is now open to guests.

Strange Starbucks around the world

With a new emphasis on innovative and environmentally-friendly design, the Seattle-based coffee chain has been appearing in unexpected locations across the globe.

A Spam-tastic festival in Hawaii

The annual Waikiki Spam Jam, held on Oahu, welcomes more than 25,000 people to sample dishes featuring the canned meat, including Spam nachos and the choco Spamalicious popsicle.

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