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Places visited in Chisinau, Moldova
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Scale model of a Metro station escalator
Moscow, Russia

Public Museum of the Moscow Metro

Hidden in a metro shop under a shopping mall, this small museum tells the story of one of the world's largest urban transit systems.
55.7500, 37.5420
Broken section of the bell.
Moscow, Russia

Tsar Bell

World's largest bell sits on the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow.
55.7517, 37.6183
Saint Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador

L'Anse Aux Meadows

An ancient Viking village in North America that predates Columbus by 500 years.
51.5953, -55.5312
Saint Pierre and Miquelon.
Saint-Pierre, France

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

These colorful French islands spent a stint bootlegging booze during American Prohibition.
46.7787, -56.1740
The Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park.
Division No. 9, Subd. A, Newfoundland and Labrador

The Tablelands

This rocky spread has been squeezed up directly from the bowels of the earth.
49.4360, -57.9876
It contains museums, a market, and a number of exhibits celebrating Russian art.
Moscow, Russia

Izmailovo Kremlin

Moscow's other, lesser known kremlin is a fairytale-like cultural complex modeled after Old Russia.
55.7939, 37.7509
Treasure Island as seen from Yerba Buena Island
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
37.8160, -122.3713
The Tonga Room's pool.
San Francisco, California

The Tonga Room

Tiki luxury on Nob Hill.
37.7925, -122.4100
San Francisco, California

Leroy King Carousel

A still functioning vaudeville carousel that has operated for over a century boasts a colorful menagerie and past.
37.7834, -122.4021
San Francisco, California

Crown & Crumpet

The tea room that pushed the boundaries of adorable straight into...we can't find the words.
37.7856, -122.4306
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
35.6858, -105.9377
Antarctica

Trinity Church on King George Island

Russian Orthodox church built on an Antarctic island.
-62.1964, -58.9598
Villa Las Estrellas, Chilean Antarctic Territory
Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva, Antarctica

Villa Las Estrellas

One of only two civilian settlements in the desolate lands of chilly Antarctica.
-62.2004, -58.9653
Lava fields on Ascension Island.
Saint Helena

Ascension Island

Remote, volcanic island that Darwin, Hooker, and the Royal Navy shaped into a thriving, artificial ecosystem.
-7.9467, -14.3559
Soroca, Moldova

Gypsy Hill

Elaborate mansions built by Roma residents in Soroca to show their success after centuries of discrimination.
48.1580, 28.2920
Corridors filled with wine in the Golden Collection. (vonlohmann/Flickr)
Chisinau, Moldova

Milestii Mici

Home to the Golden Collection, a world of wine in Moldova.
47.0261, 28.8456
Abandoned graves.
Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau Jewish Cemetery

There is a mouldering Jewish cemetery hidden away in the capital of Moldova.
47.0367, 28.7982
Chandigarh, India

Nek Chand Saini

A palatial sculpture park, built illegally and in secret by a self-taught artist over a period of 36 years.
30.7529, 76.8065
Paro Airport.
Paro, Bhutan

Paro Airport

Himalayan airport provides one of the most difficult landings in the world.
27.4333, 89.4167
Paro, Bhutan

Paro Taktsang: The Tiger's Nest Monastery

This small monastery on a cliff in Bhutan where the 'Second Buddha' is said to have meditated.
27.4917, 89.3633
Khan's Palace. (Wikimedia Commons)
Kokand, Uzbekistan

Khan's Palace

Final palace complex of the last of 29 Kokand rulers.
40.5391, 70.9383
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis

The Avenue of Mausolea, a series of grand palatial tombs.
39.6631, 66.9878
The Kalyan Minaret
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Kalyan Minaret

This "tower of death" has acted as an observatory, a religious hub, and an executioner's lair.
39.7757, 64.4150
Crown Fountain
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
41.8816, -87.6242