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10 WTF food moments of 2017

Remember when a burger was literally just a burger? And you could go out for brunch without everything on the menu having some link to avocados? Yeah, we don’t either. Less is more, but apparently not when it comes to food! Here’s a round up of 10 foods that made us have a WTF moment in 2017.

1. The sushi burger, NYC

What ever happened to a good ol’ burger bun?

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2. The freak shake, New Zealand

Heart attack in a Mason jar? Maybe. Are we going to have one anyway? Yassss.

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  3. Rainbow cheese, Hong Kong

Now that’s an end of a rainbow we will go searching for..

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4. The century egg, Macau

Ferment an egg in a mix of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for months and you’ll have yourself a Century Egg! Pretty similar to something you’d find in the back of a fridge in a Student house.

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5. Deconstructed spaghetti, Val d’isere

When self-service is given a whole new meaning…

6. Bacon doughnuts, Tampa

Sweet and sour. Ham and cheese. Chocolate and chili. But bacon and doughnuts? Surely not. Smells American.

  7. Waffle pops, California

Why fix what ain’t broke? Because adding a stick to a waffle apparently makes a good pic, that’s why.

8. Avocado coffee, Melbourne

We like avocados. We like coffee. So of course it makes sense to pour a cuppa into an avocado. #HipsterFoodTrendLogic

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9. Charcol Ice Cream, Toronto

Coconut flavoured, detoxing, jet black icecream that is darker than your soul? Yeah, we can’t argue with this one.

10. Plates No, we don’t want our food served on pieces of slate or chopping boards. So we definitely don’t want our bread in a Lego bread basket.

 

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8 of the UK’s best summer pop-ups

With a BYOB beach boasting sandy floors and pastel coloured huts, to an old school drive-in cinema, it’s clear that 2017 is the year of the pop-up. To ensure you’re acquainted with the UK’s top going-ons, we got in touch with DesignMyNight for their top summer picks.

neverland london pop up

Neverland, London

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Five crazy Indian festivals worth planning your trip around

Little boy celebrating Holi in India

Anna Phipps is a travel blogger at Global Gallivanting who has been based in Goa for the last few years. Since she’s an expert on all things India, she’s shared the five most unmissable India festivals with us. Because who doesn’t love a bit of chaos, a lot of colour and a whole load of awesome celebration?

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The best music festivals are found in the USA…

The USA is MASSIVE. Seriously massive. It’s a country full of diversity, which is reflected in their music scene. They’ve got a variety of incredible festivals just waiting to be attended. Whether you’re a bit of a celebrity-spotting fashionista, into your hard-core punk or like to keep things pretty chilled, the USA is guaranteed to satisfy your musical penchant, whatever it is! Not only that, the freshest new talent and undiscovered gems are often found at festivals, especially in the States – that’s the best bit about them. So hop across the pond, put your dancing shoes on and keep your ears out for the next big thing in music!

Let’s get stuck into some of the AWESOME festivals the USA has to offer…

The obvious choices…

Coachella

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KYKO – STA Travel Sounds artist of the month

The music scene in London just keeps better! The capital is heaving with so many exciting young artists, KYKO included. South London-born and raised Verrill, a multi-instrumentalist with a feverish passion for experimenting, has been crafting noise since reaching his teens. Raised in a household rife with the sounds of Paul Simon and British bands like The Jam, Verrill strives to combine his musical background with his passion for modern pop music and it’s ever-evolving form.

When we first heard KYKO’s music we loved his sound so much that we invited him to play at the STA Travel Sounds stage at this years Bestival festival.

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