If you want a clear demonstration of the vast cultural divide between Europeans and Americans, you need look no further than the places to which Europeans spend valuable time and energy traveling. Sure, for the most part, the US and European hotspots are pretty comparable. Europeans likely understand the historical and patriotic value of visiting South Dakota’s Face Mountain (also known as Mt. Rushmore) just like most Americans understand the historical and patriotic value of checking out London’s Old Lady Mansion (sometimes referred to as Buckingham Palace). From there, however, there are quite a few European travel destinations that demonstrate that Americans are just a beast of a different color. Of course, those distinctions are what make the world such an exciting and alluring place. All around Europe there are destinations odd and tantalizing in equal measure. They’re a little out there, but you just might find your next inspired vacation destination. Dare to live on the wild side and check out these weird European travel destinations.
1. Avanos Hair Museum, Turkey
In the basement of Chez Galip’s pottery shop lies the Avanos Hair Museum. Over the course of the last three decades, Galip has collected locks of hair from more than 16,000 women … which is definitely not creepy at all … At all. The man’s basement is covered in his collection. Twice a year, the first customer in Galip’s shop is asked down to the basement to pick ten “exhibits” as the winner of an all-expenses-paid trip to Cappadocia, Turkey.