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Kumi, Uganda

Nyero Rock Paintings

Six rock shelters covered in abstract art created by ancient Ugandan tribes.
Uganda

Murchison Falls

Where the White Nile River dramatically cascades between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert in Uganda.
Kisoro, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

The home of half the world's population of critically endangered mountain gorillas.
Averara, Italy

Torre della Sapienza (Tower of Wisdom)

This enigmatic piece of art is a mnemonic device from the early Renaissance.
Averara, Italy

Averara Skeletons

Five painted skeletons are hiding behind a church in this tiny village in the Italian Alps.
Varenna, Italy

Varenna Cemetery

An unusual resting place built into the hill with an amazing view of Lake Como.
Cortenova, Italy

Villa de Vecchi

The abandoned "Ghost Mansion" was left to decay in the mountains of Northern Italy.
Surses, Switzerland

Juliertheatre

A tower-like theater in the Swiss Alps built to withstand the high winds and avalanches of the mountain pass.
Melnik, Czechia

Melník Chapel of Bones

Underneath this small church are 15,000 bones, arranged by an obsessive academic.
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Saint Barbara's Church

An enormous and lavish Gothic church in Czechia.
Pilsen, Czechia

Pilsen Historical Underground

Underneath the city that invented pilsners are a series of historic tunnels that have been storing beer for centuries.
Tallinn, Estonia

St Catherine's Passage

A medieval setting reimagined into a unique art alley.
Georgia

Arshi Castle

The oldest ruins at this castle overlooking Georgia's Terek River Valley date back to the 10th century.
Vilnius, Lithuania

The Church of St. Anne

Legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte fell in love with this Gothic church.
Trakai, Lithuania

Trakai Island Castle

Over time, this castle grew to encompass the entire island.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Dry Bridge Market

You'll find just about anything in this funky Tbilisi flea market.
Georgia

Vardzia Cave Monastery

Underground monastery and fortress.
Zanzibar, Tanzania

The House of Wonders

In Zanzibar, a historic 19th-century palace is a reminder of the world's shortest war.
Obergoms VS, Switzerland

Hotel Belvédère

A once-thriving hotel in the Swiss Alps couldn't compete with climate change.
Beatenberg, Switzerland

St. Beatus Cave

Caves famous for the dragon-slaying saint who lived there.
Raron, Switzerland

Grave of Rainer Maria Rilke

The gravestone of a famous poet features a fittingly poetic epitaph chosen by the writer himself.
Leuk, Switzerland

Bhutanese Bridge Over the Illgraben

A symbol of friendship between the mountainous regions of Switzerland and Bhutan.
Botyre (Ayent), Switzerland

The Bisses of Valais

Medieval irrigation channels built into the sides of mountains provided Valais with water for hundreds of years.