If you’re a living and breathing Game of Thrones fan, you already know that winter is here and that you can’t wait to see what happens after the Night King destroyed the Wall with the help of ice-spewing Viserion. Unfortunately, the show won’t be back until 2019, which is way TOO LONG for any GOT fan.
While waiting for the show to resume, you can pony up the big bucks and live your winter fantasies in Finland, where an incredible Game of Thrones-inspired hotel stands.
Built by Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in collaboration with HBO Nordic, the amazing winter structure is made up entirely of ice and snow.
Located in Kittilä, an hour-and-a-half flight from Helsinki and beyond the Artic circle into Finnish Lapland, the SnowVillage was built in just a month and designed by ice sculptors from Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia.
The hotel has 24 rooms, which include 10 suites adorned with unique sculptures right into the ice walls.
There’s also a dragon-shaped ice slide, an Ice Throne, and a Braavosi Hall of Faces.
It’s 23 degrees Fahrenheit inside the hotel so the hotel recommends guests to stay for one night in the “igloo” and spend the rest of their stay in one of the warmer and cozier cabins nearby. The hotel also provides warm sleeping bags and hot berry juice to warm up guests.
If a winter wedding is one of your fantasies, you can hold it right here at the hotel. The SnowVillage has an ice chapel for forging alliances.
According to Jari Porri, the destination manager of Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, the hotel holds “approximately 40 to 50 weddings per season. You don’t necessarily need to stay overnight to enjoy the village. There are plenty of activities here for visitors including an ice sculpture workshop, reindeer rides, as well as husky and snowmobile safaris.”
Of course, what’s a Game of Thrones adventure without drinks? The Ice Bar lets you swill alcohol like a Lannister.
The most popular drink at the bar is a vodka shot served in a glass made of – what else – ice.
You have to hurry if you plan to visit the SnowVillage. It’s open only until April 8 because you know, summer is coming next.
Hobbit House With Gorgeous Sea View Should Be Your Next Holiday Home Destination
People say this house offers “a little piece of heaven.”
JRR Tolkien fans thirsting for an experience in a Hobbit house can always go to New Zealand's Hobbiton. However, you can’t get inside the adorable houses or even stay overnight. There’s a fix for that -- Northshire in North Yorkshire.
Thirty-seven-year-old Carol Cavendish first welcomed guests to her Hobbit house three years ago. Since then, more people are flocking this holiday home, not only for its Lord of the Rings vibe but also because it offers a stunning view of the sea.
Carol and her 32-year-old husband, Karl, built the holiday home together.
You can stay in this cozy home for £200 (about $272) a night.
Air Asia Tagged As Worst Airline After Reports Of Excess Baggage ‘Scam’
Have you had a similar experience?
Malaysian budget airline Air Asia is under fire after a Facebook rant from a disgruntled passenger went viral. Facebook user Claudette Cirujales Cledera recently posted a lengthy post retelling her bad experience with the airline's staff at Puerto Princesa airport in the Philippines.
Cledera was complaining about the airline's baggage handling and a possible issue with their weighing scales. According to the passenger, she was about to pass through the boarding gates with some of her family members when the security guard grabbed her bag, weighed it without permission, and said it was over the weight limit.
Cledera was surprised to see her bag weigh over seven kilos, which is the limit for hand-carried bags for AirAsia.
According to Cledera, she was certain her suitcase did not weigh over 7 kilos as she had made sure to weigh it before leaving for the airport. She also weighed her luggage when she checked with her parents later on, and it only weighed about 4 kilos then. Cledera said in her post: ...
Kim Jong-Un Had A Water Park Built And Only North Korea’s Elite Can Afford to Enjoy It
There’s a hair salon that provides just the 28 hairstyles that the state approved.
The typical person will imagine North Korea as a dark and forbidding place where people are starving and the military controls everything. Who would imagine that a water park will exist in the hermit state? Believe it or not, the country's supreme leader Kim Jong-un actually had one built in the heart of the capital Pyongyang but it's so expensive only the elite can afford to enter it.
The Munsu Water Park definitely looks a bit out of place in the grim confines of North Korea, if you believe what this pictures show you.