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Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
Brussels, Belgium

Zinneke Pis

Meet the bronze beloved pet to a family of famous peeing statues.
Brussels, Belgium

Jeanneke Pis

Brussels' favorite peeing boy has a sister.
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis Medina

The ancient heart of Tunis is an enormous maze of narrow streets and alleyways.
Tozeur, Tunisia

Leftover Star Wars Sets

Buildings from the fictional planet of Tatooine still litter the Tunisian desert.
Matmatat-Al-Qadimal, Tunisia

Matmata Underground Houses

Made famous by "Star Wars," these troglodyte homes face an uncertain future.
Skagen, Denmark

The Sand-Covered Church

Tiring of digging out the door to this church for every service, it was eventually abandoned to the sands.
Billund, Denmark

Legoland in Billund

The original home of the Lego has a huge amusement park dedicated to the iconic plastic toy.
Højbjerg, Denmark

Grauballe Man

Preserved "bog person" that is over 2,000 years old.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Penis Fountain

Amsterdam's Red Light District leaves little to the imagination.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Red Light Secrets

This museum housed in a former brothel explores the past and present of sex work in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Six Collection

A rare tour of an aristocrat's private home reveals valuable 17th-century paintings from artists like Rembrandt.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

City Hall Urinal

A public urinal so pretty, it was declared a national monument.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theater Tuschinski

A beautifully eclectic mix of architectural styles.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum

The history and future of cannabis.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Torture Museum

Museum preserving torture methods from the past.
Terezín, Czechia

Theresienstadt (Terezín Concentration Camp)

Created as a "model concentration camp" to hide Nazi atrocities from the international community, this former camp-ghetto now holds a museum and memorial honoring the lives lost within.
Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The former Nazi concentration camp stands as a museum to remember this dark chapter in European history.
Nicosia, Cyprus

Cyprus Buffer Zone

This no man's land slicing through the island is strewn with abandoned relics of another time.
Paphos, Cyprus

The Mosaics of Paphos

The ancient mosaics here are considered among the finest in the world, and serve as a stunning record of Greco-Roman daily life.
Egkomi, Cyprus

Nicosia International Airport

This former Cyprus flight hub is now a crumbling, abandoned ghost complex.
Viñales, Cuba

Viñales Mural de la Prehistoria

Neo-cave art on the macro scale.
Havana, Cuba

World's Longest Cuban Cigar

The enormous smoke hides within a little known, semi-secret exhibit inside Havana's Morro Castle Historic Park.
Santa Clara, Cuba

Che Guevara Mausoleum

This imposing memorial contains the remains of Che Guevara — and 29 other guerrillas who died with him in Bolivia.