Best places for a breakup

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Monday, August 5, 2013 - 5:50pm

What are the best places for a breakup?

These destinations can ease the pain of saying, or hearing, those fateful words.

1. Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb, Croatia

It's comforting to know you're not the only one in a bad relationship.

The Museum of Broken Relationships in Croatia's capital collects and exhibits dramatic love tales and objects submitted by the heartbroken.

Donations include an axe that was used to destroy an ex-girlfriend's furniture and a wedding dress that represented one lady's recovery and growth from a failed marriage.

2. 'Sleep together shop,' Tokyo

There's nothing like a lonely bed to remind you just how bad your life sucks. But Tokyo has it covered.

Japan's capital has taken the maid and butler café culture to the next level with Soine-ya, a "sleep together shop" allowing male customers to sleep next to a girl for a fee.

The shop insists it's not what you think -- Soine-ya enforces a strict code of conduct to prohibit any sexual requests.

The first outlet opened a few months ago in Akihabara and a second is opening in Kabukicho, the red-light district.

There's also a female-oriented version -- Soine Prime offers (non-sexual) time with boys for heartbroken women.

3. Divorce Hotel, The Hague, the Netherlands

The Hague is the best place in the world for a divorce, according to Jim Halfens, CEO of Divorce Hotel.

Divorce Hotel is a service that gives couples looking to split a place to sort the paperwork quickly and comfortably.

The Carlton Ambassador Hotel in The Hague is Halfens' favorite. It's a wonderful location for shopping, popular beaches and good food, he says.

Proof that Divorce Hotel can help you avoid any Hollywood-esque hysterics, one soon-to-be-divorced couple asked to sleep in the same room during the divorce procedure.

4. Any nightclub, Ibiza, Spain

You can replace the misery of a breakup with the despair of a hangover in Ibiza -- one of the best nightlife destinations in the world.

Hot party-goers, great music, absurd scenes and long party hours will help you through those sleepless nights.

5. Wellness and meditation retreats, Thailand/India

Pristine beaches, tranquility and mediation retreats can offer some remedy for doleful souls.

Kamalaya Wellness Retreat and Holistic Spa is tucked away in the southeastern Thai island of Koh Samui.



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