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Posts tagged spooky

Helga’s Folly, Sri Lanka – A 20th Century Classic

Gandhi stayed here and Paula Yates loved it. A handsome mansion built in the 1930s, run by the eccentric Helga De Silva, the property is now a faded but incredible Alice-in-Wonderland-meets-Hammer-Horror bohemian ghost ride experience. If you are looking for conventional accommodation, don’t stay here. Hotels don’t get any more unique than Helga’s Folly. Every […]

My favorite Building – The Bokor Casino

Do Not Sleep Here “Today, you dead,” the Cambodian soldier hisses into Matt Dillon’s face and throws the American actor to the ground of a dilapidated room. Seconds later, James Caan and a group of gangsters shoot it out on a patchy lawn in front of a dark, imposing building, while doom-laden fog drifts up […]

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