LONDON--(Marketwire - Jan 28, 2013) - Looking to make your Valentine's Day unforgettable? Then forget overcrowded restaurants, exploring Venice by gondola, the Eiffel Tower and every other idea of traditional romance.
If you want to propose on Valentine's Day this year and you want to make it as memorable as possible, check out these suggestions on the world's most unromantic places to propose from Cheapflights.co.uk
"Our advice is to skip the hearts, flowers and chocolates, ditch convention, and take romance to a new level for a moment you will never forget," says Pleasance Coddington, Travel Expert at Cheapflights.co.uk
Cheapflights' list details the top five weird and wonderful places to propose:
A sticky proposal in Seattle
One of the most offbeat attractions, the Seattle Gum Wall is also probably one of the most germ-infected tourist spots in the world. Located in Post Alley, under Park Place Market, the Gum Wall started in the early 1990s, when people, irritated that they had to wait in line to get tickets to the theatre, stuck chewing gum on the wall. At first, they would use the gum to stick small coins to the wall, but in time, the tradition of the coins disappeared, and the gum remained. As the wall grows, the chewing gum art becomes more sophisticated. You'll find names written with pieces of gum, and symbols like hearts or the peace sign. It's the perfect place to chew over that proposal -- and decide whether you'll be sticking together.
Return flights to Seattle start from just £491 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk
Love conquers all!
If your loved one is squeamish, it may take an extra-special proposal if you choose the Wildlife Wonderland Giant Earthworm Museum in Melbourne! The small rural town of Bass has a population of fewer than 1,000 human inhabitants, but it boasts the biggest worm around. The museum is a world first attraction in its own right -- visitors can view live giant earthworms, up to three metres long. Twenty displays take you on a tour of discovery where the mysterious underworld is revealed. The Giant Earthworm is brightly decorated with murals depicting Australian nature and wildlife. Just remember, if you're turning down a proposal, it may not just be the worms eating dirt.
Return flights to Melbourne start from just £643 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk
Is Romance dead?
Fancy spending eternity together? For suitors looking for that unique spot to pop the question, Cairo in Egypt could be just the place. The City of the Dead -- or Cairo Necropolis -- is an Arabic necropolis and cemetery below the Mokattam Hills in south eastern Cairo. It is a four mile long dense grid of tomb and mausoleum structures, where some people live and work amongst the dead. Some also live here to be near ancestors, of recent to ancient lineage.
Return flights to Cairo start from £229 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk
Romance in the pipes
Underground romance? If your idea of romance is to propose inside a sewage pipe, then congratulations -- you qualify for a night's stay at the Das Park Hotel in Austria. Three huge concrete drain pipes located in a public park in the Austrian city of Ottensheim is all that make up the Das Park Hotel. The rooms are about two metres across and furnished with a double bed, storage, light, power outlet and blankets. Other than a circular skylight near the top and a couple of air holes, there are no windows. Like cave hotels, Das Park Hotel is fairly cool in the summer, and still warm in winter.
Flights to Austria start from just £119 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk
Stinky Love in New Zealand
In Rotorua, love stinks. This is the place of skyrocketing geysers, hot springs and stinky boiling mud pools. No visit to New Zealand would be complete without stopping here! Rotorua is one place where the turbulent forces that formed New Zealand are most evident -- accompanied by the whiff of suphur. This city, on the Volcanic Plateau, has one of the world's most lively fields of geothermal activity and sits squarely on the Pacific Rim of Fire. With its international airport, Rotorua is also the gateway to the North Island's ski fields for excellent skiing and snowboarding at Mt Ruapehu in the winter.
Return flights to New Zealand start from £784 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk
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