This week’s top 5 travel experiences: Edinburgh’s mysterious tunnels, The secret rooms of Columbus and The Kettle Valley Railway

Gilmerton Cove in Edinburgh is a unique travel experience. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Every week, we write about interesting and unique experiences travellers can have all over the world. Here are some of our favourites from this week:

Probe the mystery of Gilmerton Cove in Edinburgh, Scotland

Gilmerton Cove is a mysterious network of hand-carved passageways and chambers lying beneath the streets of Edinburgh. This subterranean enigma invites speculation and intrigue, with theories ranging from a smuggler’s den to a secret meeting place for clandestine groups. Guided tours offer a glimpse into this underground world, providing a unique historical adventure. The experience is both eerie and enthralling, as you navigate through the dimly lit corridors and speculate on their true purpose.

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Explore the secret rooms of Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio

The Thurber House, once home to the famous cartoonist and author James Thurber, is now a literary centre and museum. Visitors can explore the secret rooms where Thurber created his iconic works. The house preserves the author’s legacy and sparks inspiration for aspiring writers and artists. The museum also offers a glimpse into Thurber’s life and times, with personal items and exhibits that tell the story of his contributions to American literature and humour.

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Ride the historic Kettle Valley Steam Railway near Penticton, BC

Step back in time aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway, where history chugs along the beautiful landscapes of Penticton. This heritage railway offers a unique journey on a preserved section of the historic Kettle Valley Rail Line. As you travel the 16 kilometers of track, you’ll be treated to stunning vistas of orchards, vineyards and the breathtaking view of Okanagan Lake from the Trout Creek Trestle Bridge. The restored 1912 Steam Locomotive and vintage passenger coaches provide an authentic experience that transports you to a bygone era of Canadian history.

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Experience the splendour of Saltos del Monday in Paraguay

Saltos del Monday offers a natural escape where visitors can experience the raw power and beauty of nature. This 130-foot waterfall is a hidden treasure, often overlooked in favour of more famous counterparts. Here, one can bask in the tranquility of the falls and observe the surrounding park’s species of flora and fauna that are part of one of last remaining blocks of the Alto Paraná Atlantic forests west of the Paraná River.

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Witness Cambodia’s art of shadow puppetry

Shadow puppetry in Cambodia is not just entertainment; it’s a storytelling tradition that dates back centuries. Attend a performance where artisans skillfully manipulate leather puppets behind a backlit white screen, bringing to life epic tales and local folklore. The intricate designs and movements of the puppets, accompanied by a traditional orchestra, make for a mesmerizing experience.

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