curly nomad's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Leaderboard Highlights
curly nomad's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Luxor, Egypt
1st
Places visited in Thimphu, Bhutan
1st
Places visited in Punakha, Bhutan
2nd
Places visited in Bhutan
3rd
Places visited in Cienfuegos, Cuba
3rd
Places visited in Lhasa, Tibet
Loading map...
Beijing, China

Dongyue Temple

This sensational Chinese temple walks visitors through the 76 weird departments of the afterlife.
Beijing, China

Beijing Capital Museum

Home to over 200,000 artifacts, this museum attempts to guide visitors through the ancient history of Beijing and Imperial China.
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
Búðardalur, Iceland

Eiriksstadir

A fantastic reconstruction of a 10th-century Viking longhouse.
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri Heart-Shaped Traffic Lights

Instead of solid circles, the stoplights in this northern Icelandic town have glowing red hearts.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat

Iceland's tribute to its thankless civil servants.
Reykholt, Iceland

Friðheimar

Inside this Icelandic greenhouse, geothermal energy keeps tomatoes warm and growing.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Piece of Berlin Wall In Iceland

A bit of the Berlin Wall was gifted to the Icelandic capital to commemorate the 25th anniversary of German reunification.
Iceland

Laufskálavarða

Cairns built to bring travelers good luck stretch across the land like miniature stone mountains.
Iceland

Námafjall

In Northeastern Iceland lies something of an oxymoron: a steaming desert.
Iceland

Skeiðará Bridge Monument

Twisted girders are all that remain of an Icelandic bridge that was wiped out by a combination of volcanic heat and glacial floods.
Thingvellir, Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
Thingvellir, Iceland

Þingvellir Church

This beautiful, historic church looks like something out of a simpler past.
Iceland

The Eggs of Merry Bay

These enlarged egg sculptures represent the native birds of eastern Iceland.
Iceland

Keldur Hall

The oldest hall in Iceland was written of in the Sagas and features a centuries-old escape tunnel.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
Reykjanes, Iceland

Gunnuhver

Iceland's largest geothermal mud pool is a little bit haunted and a little bit dangerous.
Iceland

Krýsuvíkurbjarg (Krýsuvík Cliffs)

The summer tourists on these cliffs are thousands of seabirds.
Iceland

Námaskarð

A sulfuric martian landscape that looks far better than it smells.
Iceland

Krafla

This tumultuous Icelandic lava field looks so alien European researchers want to use it as a stand-in for Mars.
Iceland

Hofskirkja

This fairytale-like structure is the last turf church ever constructed in Iceland.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic Punk Museum

This tiny museum's sizable collection is jammed into a former underground public toilet.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
Heimaey, Iceland

World's Largest Puffin Colony

Every summer local children form "pysja patrols" to save young birds that have wandered from their nests.