The Underground Hotel

Forget the penthouse suite, one unusual hotel is sending its most important guests 500ft below ground to sleep. The Sala Silvermine Hotel, in Vdstmanland County, Sweden, has created a room so far beneath the earth’s surface that it can only be accessed through a mine lift shaft – which sends guests 509ft into the ground in a matter of seconds. The bizarre bedroom, which costs $518 a night, comes complete with a luxurious double bed, silver furnishings and champagne platter. But anyone who lives by their phone would be best off staying in one of the hotel’s 14 ground-level rooms as there is certainly no mobile signal down there. In fact, the only way visitors can communicate with the outside world is through the dedicated personal intercom connected to reception on the surface. And guests are warned to bring warm clothing as temperatures have been known to drop to a chilly two degrees celsius at the bottom of the cavernous mine. But don’t worry, the room itself is actually located in a warm air pocket, with relatively balmy temperatures of 18 degrees.” w/ photos

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Top 10 Reasons Not To Live In NYC

“Moving all the way across the country to the east coast, we find one of the original states of the great union of ours; New York. Unfortunately, unlike some of the other former British colonies that would become the first states, New York would not retain the quaint and humble characteristics that are the hallmark of a place for planting family roots. For that, you’re probably going to have to go to Maine. Here are the top ten reasons you probably don’t want to call the Empire State home.” w/ photos

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Huge Playhouses

Super-rich parents bent on spoiling their kids are forking out more than $88,000 to have luxury wendy house ‘high streets’ built in their gardens. Made up of whole miniature avenues containing replica fire houses, doctor surgeries and houses, Lilliput Play Homes provides the ultimate in rich kid playtime entertainment. These pictures show the extravagant children’s playhouses that include general stores and even mansions for their little darlings to play in at home. All of the playhouses have lavish interiors with accessories and furniture – and some even have working electricity for air conditioning should some of the kids get too hot.” w/ photos

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