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Luanda, Angola

The Iron Palace

Did Gustav Eiffel design this enigmatic metal building?
Cape Town, South Africa

The Noon Gun

From atop a hill at the center of Cape Town, a cannon has been signalling the time since 1806.
Namibia

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

The remains of diamond fever taken over by the desert.
Luderitz, Namibia

Shark Island

This deceptively beautiful island was once home to a German concentration camp and known as "Death Island."
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mausoleum of José de San Martín

The final resting place of the liberator of Argentina is guarded around the clock by two soldiers.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Floralis Generica

105-foot wide giant metallic flower blooms anew every day in the heart of Buenos Aires.
Gili Meno, Indonesia

'Nest'

This underwater sculpture park is the basis for a manmade coral reef.
Kelimutu, Indonesia

Kelimutu Volcano

Three wildly colorful calderas top this otherworldly volcano chain.
Millaa Millaa, Australia

Millaa Millaa Waterfall

The name for this waterfall was derived from the Aboriginal word used to describe a rainforest vine.
Whitsundays, Australia

Whitehaven Beach

A small, but award-winning beach known for its literally spotless reputation.
Seventeen Seventy, Australia

Lt. James Cook Monument Cairn

A cairn commemorating James Cook's second landing in Australia.
Childers, Australia

Childers Backpacker Memorial

This former hostel is now an art gallery and a memorial for 15 backpackers who lost their lives to a tragic act of arson.
New Italy, Australia

New Italy

Once a farming community founded by the Italian survivors of an immigration scam, this colony is now a free camp and roadside attraction.
Namibia

Namib Sand Sea

A desert that rolls right up to the ocean, where it's so dry animals live off the fog.
Namibia

Welwitschia

Bizarre living fossil only grows in a small chunk of the Namib Desert.
Cape Town, South Africa

Bo Kaap

Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a colorfully-painted suburb located in the “Mother City” of South Africa.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Bunsen

Enjoy coffee and cake while viewing antique medical equipment at this unique cafe.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Dance-O-Mat

A coin-operated washing machine turned jukebox, complete with an outdoor dance floor.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Sky Gate

During the solar phenomenon "Lahaina Noon" this bendy, curvy sculpture forms a perfectly circular shadow on the ground.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ali’iolani Hale

Once the site of the Hawaiian monarchy, this building was originally designed as a palace.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Iolani Palace

The only royal palace on U.S. soil has been a territorial capitol, a military headquarters, and a prison for a queen.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Japanese Fishing Shrine (Umi Mamori Jizo)

A 1940's shrine dedicated to drowned fishermen on the outskirts of Honolulu.
Kailua, Hawaii

Ulupō Heiau

Hidden behind a YMCA stands the remains of a ceremonial site that dates back hundreds of years, whose ground is still considered sacred to many Hawaiians.
Wahiawa, Hawaii

Kukaniloko Birthstones

This ancient Hawaiian henge may have been an early star chart.