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Quito, Ecuador

Basílica del Voto Nacional

Legend says if this neo-Gothic basilica is ever officially completed, the world will come to an end.
Quito, Ecuador

La Plaza Grande

Quito's historic, main square dates back to the 16th century.
Quito, Ecuador

Teleférico Quito

The gondolas let you glimpse a bird's-eye view of one of the world's highest capital cities.
Vilcabamba, Ecuador

Vilcabamba

In this pristine Ecuadorian hippie town, residents remain active well into their eighties and nineties.
San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador

Middle of the World

An elaborate shrine dedicated to the four corners of the world unfortunately misses its mark.
San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador

Intiñan Solar Museum

Home of the "true" equator.
Ecuador

Laguna Quilotoa

A turquoise lake within a volcanic crater.
Melbourne, Australia

Ned Kelly's Armour

The bullet-banged DIY suit of armour belonging to Australia’s most famous outlaw.
St Kilda, Australia

St. Kilda Pier Penguin Colony

You'll find the little birds tucked within the rocks of this Australian beach.
Melbourne, Australia

Flinders Street Station Ballroom

An abandoned jewel of a ballroom on the top floor of Australia’s busiest rail station echoes with the sounds of a bygone era.
Ohrid, North Macedonia

National Workshop For Handmade Paper

See how paper's made the old-fashioned way.
Skopje, North Macedonia

Skopje Fortress

This fortress dates back to the 6th century and is also the site of a controversial abandoned restoration project.
Naxos, Greece

Kouros of Apollonas

This ancient statue of Dionysus lies unfinished and abandoned in one of Greece's oldest quarries.
Thessaloniki, Greece

Abandoned Bogomils Graveyard

This field of half-buried stone crosses was the burial place of a sect of heretical gnostics.
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki Brothel

A two thousand year old brothel uncovered in Northern Greece.
Thessaloniki, Greece

The Ruins of Rentina

These ruins in Volvi were once at the intersection of the Eastern and Western Worlds.
Mikonos, Greece

Terrace of the Lions

Replicas of Apollo's leonine stone guard cats still line a sacred row in Greece.
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
Mikonos, Greece

The Temple of Dionysos

Giant marble phalluses on the sacred island of antiquity.
Athens, Greece

Antikythera Mechanism

2000-year-old computer demonstrates remarkable engineering and astronomical precision.
Mumbai, India

Mumbai's Parsi Fire Temples

The place of worship for Zoroastrians, Mumbai's Parsi fire temples use fire and ash for purification.
Kolkata, India

Cathedral of the Most Holy Rosary

Kolkata’s only Portuguese church has a curious link with chickens.
Chennai, India

Burma Bazaar

A gray market run by Burmese Indians offers a portal to a forgotten period in history.
New Delhi, India

Lodhi Art District

India's first open-air public art district sits in the heart of the country's capital.