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Cape Town, South Africa

District Six Museum

An excellent and sobering account of the vibrant multicultural neighborhood destroyed under apartheid.
Cape Town, South Africa

Bo Kaap

Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a colorfully-painted township located in the “Mother City” of South Africa.
Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary

This African beach is home to thousands of rare mainland penguins that are known for their annoying voice.
Singapore

Sri Mariamman Temple

Singapore's oldest Hindu temple.
Barnard Castle, England

The Butter Market

This building was once a town hall, a fire station, a prison, a dairy market, and the target for two marksmen.
Maiden Rock, Wisconsin

Nelson's on Rush River

Every winter, dozens of otherworldly ice structures sprout up from a rigged up artesian well.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Ranibari Community Forest

This conservation area filled with colorful birds is the last community forest within the city of Kathmandu.
Montreal, Québec

Fletchers Espace Culinaire

The Jewish diaspora shares a menu at this museum café.
San Francisco, California

Mount Davidson Cross

Sitting atop San Francisco's tallest hill, a cross honors the victims of the Armenian genocide.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

One of the oldest producers of hand-folded fortune cookies still uses its original secret recipe.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First Bank of the United States

Alexander Hamilton’s creation caused quite a bit of controversy.
Andorra la Vella, Andorra

The Nobility of Time

In one of the smallest countries in the world stands an original Salvador Dali sculpture.
Denver, Colorado

Daniels and Fisher Tower

A focal point of in Denver’s skyline for over a century, inspired by a Venetian basilica.
Farmington, Pennsylvania

Wharton Iron Furnace

This historic furnace was once used to produce cannonballs during the Civil War.
Bovey, Minnesota

Marcell Experimental Forest

A futuristic climate change study is nestled deep within this public land.
Northern Ireland

'Alec the Goose'

The statue honors a beloved bird that once roamed St. George's Market.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
London, England

Charing Cross Mural

The medieval woodcut-style artwork chronicles life in medieval London.
Nejapa, El Salvador

Bolas de Fuego (Fireball Festival)

This risky summer festival honors a historic volcanic eruption.
Ravenna, Italy

Baptistery of Neon

Psychoanalyst Carl Jung reported a paranormal experience after visiting this mosaic-lined Roman baptistry.
San Francisco, California

Doggie Diner Head

This grinning pup statue is all that's left of what was once a ubiquitous Bay Area diner chain.
Ravenna, Italy

Mausoleum of Galla Placidia

An incredible mosaic-lined monument said to have held the remains of an ancient Roman empress.
Pavia, Italy

Monumento alla Lavandaia

An ode to the washerwomen who called Pavia home.
Barcelona, Spain

Las Arenas de Barcelona

An early 20th-century bullring converted into a modern shopping center.