8 Places Every Cat Lover Must Visit at Least Once in a Lifetime

We all love our pets, but, depending on the laws of the country you live in, there are limited options of what you can do with your little loved one. Here are some places that not just cat lovers, but any animal lovers, shouldn't really miss on their long planned trip around the world.

1. Cat Town Cafe, Oakland, CA

If you decide to come to this place, you'll have to make a reservation few days in advance, since they are always full. This is also one of the first “cat cafes” in America.

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2. Tashirojima, Japan

The residents of this place, that's also known as Cat Island, love masses of stray cats that live on their island so much that they banned dogs from the whole island.

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3. Ernest Hemingway's House, Florida

During his lifetime, this famous author got a curious present – a 6-toed cat. He loved his pet so much that he made a pretty unusual decision – he decided that, after his death, his old house is to be used as a shelter for cats. There are about 50 6-toed cats living there at this time.

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4. Kucing, Malaysia

While cats are not even remotely numerous here as they are on the Cat Island we mentioned before, name of this town when translated means “cat”. Residents embraced the name fully, placing a lot of statues around the city.

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5. Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Cats were actually placed here to do what they do best – hunt. In 1745, daughter of Peter the Great decided to place cats in this museum to protect exhibitions from rodent infestation. There is still a large number of cats there.

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6. Kattenstoet – festival in Belgium

This popular festival has even more popular theme – cats. Festival also has over 50 years long tradition and is respected by a lot of residents.

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7. Stray Cat Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey

If you are weary backpacker, looking for a place to rest and you love cats this is perfect place for you. All the kittens are well trained so they won't interrupt you in whatever you're doing, but they'll always be there if you're in mood for cuddling 🙂

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8. Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium, London

This cafe is first of its kind in London. Cats that are always well fed and clean are incentive for a lot of people to come in for a cup of tea with cuddles.

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