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Mestia, Georgia

Queen Tamar Airport

Despite being tiny and rural this Georgian airport looks like a sci-fi boondoggle.
Gori, Georgia

Stalin Museum

A museum glorifying the life of Stalin, located in the city of his birth.
Georgia

Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument

A cylinder monument with a spectacular vista commemorates a friendship that some say never existed.
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia

Towers of Svaneti

Fortified homes of highland warriors that are still in use today.
Chiatura, Georgia

The Cable Cars of Chiatura

These Stalin-era industrial death traps are still in use by daredevil commuters.
Georgia

Katskhi Pillar

Small church on top of a huge rock column.
Georgia

Vardzia Cave Monastery

Underground monastery and fortress.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Dry Bridge Market

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

Tbilisi Sulfur Baths

A cluster of historic bathhouses built on the famed hot springs that gave the Georgian capital its name.
Tbilisi, Georgia

The Iveria

Luxury hotel turned into a refugee camp, then turned back into a luxury hotel.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Leaning Tower of Tbilisi

Disheveled clock tower of Tbilisi's puppet theatre.
Yerevan, Armenia

Katoghike Church

This little medieval church hidden in the center of Yerevan was lost and rediscovered—twice.
Yerevan, Armenia

Sergei Parajanov Museum

Despite producing just a handful of movies, a brave and lyrical filmmaker has an entire museum dedicated to him.
Tatev, Armenia

Wings of Tatev

The world's longest nonstop reversible cable car soars through spectacular scenery to the medieval Tatev Monastery.
Tatev, Armenia

Gavazan Column at Tatev Monastery

Centuries before the modern seismograph, Armenian monks measured quakes with this tilting pillar.
Lusarat, Armenia

Khor Virap Monastery

The most visited pilgrimage site in Armenia once held a saint in a pit for 13 years.
Stepanakert, Armenia

We Are Our Mountains

This striking icon of the micronation Republic of Artsakh caused a stir at a Eurovision Song Contest.
Lisbon, Portugal

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

One man's remarkable private collection of art from around the world.
Lisbon, Portugal

Estufa Fria

This once-forgotten oasis in the middle of Lisbon was first created over a century ago quite by accident.
Piódão, Portugal

Piódão

Nestled in the mountains of Portugal is a tiny village made almost entirely of schist.
Lisbon, Portugal

History of Lisbon Mural

Hidden beneath a beautiful overlook you’ll find the history of the city depicted in comic strip format next to a pay toilet.
Funchal, Portugal

Madeira Botanical Garden

A lush oasis full of vibrant plants and striking geometric displays.
Lisbon, Portugal

Pavilhão Chinês

Ring the bell to enter a bar that looks equal parts museum and old curiosity shop.
Lisbon, Portugal

Conserveira de Lisboa

The best place in the world to buy canned fish.