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Mexico City, Mexico

La Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo's childhood home, now a museum of her life and works.
Murano, Italy

Isola di San Michele

Venice's island of the dead.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Torture Museum

Museum preserving torture methods from the past.
Auckland, New Zealand

Sky Tower

A New Zealand communications tower stands as the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere.
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth.
London, England

Wellcome Collection & Library

Curios of Pharmacist and Collector Henry Wellcome.
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves

Holy Hindu shrine in an enormous, monkey-filled limestone cavern.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Caracol - The Observatory of Chichen Itza

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop—one of the world's oldest observatories takes astronomy back to basics.
London, England

Hunterian Museum, London

The anatomical-pathological collection of a man who changed surgery.
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies."
London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
San Francisco, California

Westin St. Francis Hotel

Only hotel where you can legally launder money.
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Seventy million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Pestsäule (Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua

Major tourist destination known for its bubbling mud-pools and hot thermal springs.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.