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Places visited in Monterrey, Mexico
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Charmouth, England

Charmouth Beach

Cliffs full of fossils at the portal to England's Jurassic Coast.
Lucerne, Switzerland

Dance of Death Bridge

This historic covered bridge contains a series of macabre paintings that communicate one thing: everyone dies.
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lion of Lucerne

This memorial commemorating fallen Swiss Guards of the French Revolution has been called the saddest stone in the world.
Somerset, England

Vicars' Close

The oldest residential street in Europe also features an optical illusion.
Somerset, England

Wells Cathedral Clock

This astronomical clock is the second oldest in England.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury Tor

This hill and tower are steeped in legend, from King Arthur to the Holy Grail.
Glastonbury, England

The White Spring

A dark Victorian well house now plays host to mystical waters and pagan shrines.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury

Fascinating town where normal life interfaces with the occult.
Exeter, England

House That Moved

Old Tudor home moved on thick iron rails to a new spot.
Exeter, England

Parliament Street

At just 25 inches at its narrowest point, it's one of the tightest streets in the world.
Poundbury, England

Poundbury

Before 1993, this historic-looking village—King Charles III's pet project—didn’t exist at all.
García, Mexico

Grutas de García

Inside this mountain lies several kilometers of breathtaking caves.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Hacienda del Cochero

Peaceful gardens hide an underground torture museum.
Guanajuato, Mexico

House of Laments

Kitschy horror displays now fill the house where some very real serial killing took place.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Maya pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza Chirp

Clap your hands at the base of the pyramid, and the song of a sacred Mayan bird will echo through the air.
Bonampak, Mexico

Murals of Bonampak

Three small rooms in the jungle house the most elaborate and intact murals of the Mayan world.
Champa, Mexico

Yaxchilan

The ruins of an ancient Mayan city, beautifully preserved and only accessible by boat.
Palenque, Mexico

Palenque

An elaborate Mayan city shrouded in alien conspiracy revealed the tomb of Pacal the Great.
San Cristobalito, Mexico

Cascada El Chiflón

This series of waterfalls tumble into a radiantly blue river.
Chamula, Mexico

Iglesia de San Juan

The masses at this church incorporate enough moonshine and animal sacrifice that they are no longer recognizably Catholic.
Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico

Crocodiles of Sumidero Canyon

In this breathtaking canyon, crocodiles bask on boulders and glide through the murky waters.
Xcalacoop, Mexico

Cenote Ik-Kil

A magical sinkhole on the Yucatán Peninsula is adorned with mini waterfalls and hanging vines.
San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

The Great Pyramid of Cholula

An Aztec temple, the largest man-made pyramid in the world, sits buried in earth with a Spanish church set on top.