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Jardín, Colombia

Teleférico la Garrucha (Garrucha Cable Car)

Would you dare to dangle from a great height in a wooden basket?
Medellín, Colombia

Parque Arvi

Located outside Medellín, this Colombian park focuses on conservation and sustainability.
Medellín, Colombia

La Alpujarra Administrative Center

In the heart of Medellín, an artsy urban complex sets the stage for demonstrations and protests.
Itagüi, Colombia

Pablo Escobar's Grave

The (usually) serene burial place of the world's most notorious drug lord.
Medellín, Colombia

Comuna 13

Outdoor escalators and art have helped change what was once a notoriously dangerous part of Medellín.
Villavieja, Colombia

Tatacoa Astronomia

A self-taught astronomer fell in love with the stars and built his own observatory in Colombia.
Inzá, Colombia

Tierradentro National Archaeological Park

This collection of ancient, mountaintop, underground tombs was once hidden by decades of bloodshed.
Medellín, Colombia

Plaza Botero

Home to 23 voluptuous and instantly lovable sculptures by one of Latin America's most celebrated artists.
Cartagena, Colombia

Door Knockers of Cartagena

The colonial city's social history is reflected in its fanciful door knockers.
Vista Hermosa, Colombia

Caño Cristales

An explosion of natural color known as "the river that ran away from paradise."
Medellín, Colombia

Parque de las Luces

Three hundred illuminated pillars form this “artificial forest” in Medellín.
Medellín, Colombia

The Gondolas of Medellín

An unusual and beautiful form of mass transit serves the city's steepest neighborhoods.
Cartagena, Colombia

The Palace of the Inquisition

This elegant Colombian fortress was one of the torture headquarters for the Spanish Inquisition.
Salento, Colombia

Wax Palms of Cocora Valley

The world's tallest palm trees look like the whimsical kind of plant you'd find in a Dr. Seuss story.
El Peñol, Colombia

El Peñon de Guatape

A ten-million-ton rock once worshiped by the Tahamies Indians, accessed by an astounding staircase.
Villavieja, Colombia

The Tatacoa Desert

Unparalleled stargazing, one of Colombia's best observatories, and a swimming pool can all be found in the middle of this ancient tropical forest.
Guatape, Colombia

Guatapé

The Andean town where every single building is decorated with a brightly colored frieze.
Qesm Siwah, Egypt

Siwa Oasis

Source for a sizable portion of Egypt's freshwater supply is more than an optical illusion.
Markaz Al Belina, Egypt

Helicopter Hieroglyphs

An unusual image believed by some to depict an ancient Egyptian helicopter.
Luxor, Egypt

Hatshepsut's Myrrh Tree

This unassuming tree stump reportedly traces its roots to the famous pharaoh queen's reign.
Dandarah, Egypt

Hathor Temple

One of the most well-preserved temples of ancient Egypt.
Cairo, Egypt

Citadel of Saladin

The medieval center of the Islamic world was also once the seat of Saladin's sultanate.
Cairo, Egypt

The Hanging Church

Standing atop 2nd-century Roman ruins, this church is one of the oldest and most iconic in Old Cairo.
Qesm Saint Katrin, Egypt

St. Catherine's Monastery

Charnel house at the foot of Mount Sinai.