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Bran, Romania

Bran Castle

The possible imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler here earned the medieval castle its nickname, "Dracula's Castle."
Sinaia, Romania

Peleș Castle

This elaborately decorated, fairytale-like Romanian royal palace is one of the most striking castles in Europe.
Snagov Island, Romania

Snagov Monastery

This solitary monastery may hold the remains of Vlad the Impaler (but probably not).
Ventnor, Australia

Penguin Parade At Phillip Island

An unphotographable nightly march of tens of thousands of "fairy penguins" from sea to shore.
Coober Pedy, Australia

Coober Pedy

An opal mining town in the middle of Australia where people live, worship, and shop underground.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Arsenalna Metro Station

The deepest metro station in the world.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Rodina-Mat : Mother Motherland

340-foot statue built to honour the Heroes of the Soviet Union.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Holodomor Victims Memorial

The haunting complex honors the millions of Ukrainians who died in the forced famine under Soviet rule.
Melbourne, Australia

Old Melbourne Gaol

Once housing children next to hardened criminals this historic jail once displayed Ned Kelly's skull until it was stolen.
Australia

The Stromatolites of Hamelin Pool

Living fossils in this remote Australian bay provide a glimpse of what Earth may have looked like 3.5 billion years ago.
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

This trio of Australian rock spires may have inspired aboriginal legend or just modern tourism.
Princetown, Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Nine limestone rock stacks on Australia's "Shipwreck Coast."