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London, England

Boadicea and Her Daughters

A statue of the legendary Celtic warrior queen who fought the Roman invaders stands in one of the cities she once destroyed.
Reading, England

Reading Museum Bayeux Tapestry

This unique, full-sized copy of the Bayeux Tapestry sports a few modern additions, including underwear.
Oxfordshire, England

Uffington White Horse

The granddaddy of English geoglyphs dates back to the late Bronze Age.
Ehlanzeni, South Africa

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Raging waters have created a strange geological site that looks like something off of a progressive rock album cover.
Mkhomazi Wilderness area, South Africa

Sani Pass

Brace yourself for the slowest, scariest, most spectacular drive, down the Drakensberg Escarpment.
Sun City, South Africa

Sun City Resort

A safari-themed castle in the South African bush with the largest maze in the southern hemisphere.
Johannesburg South, South Africa

Ponte Tower

The tallest residential building in Africa is an unsettling Brutalist monolith.
Nairobi, Kenya

Karen Blixen Museum

The farmhouse owned by the Danish author who wrote "Out of Africa" is now a museum honoring her legacy.
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Animal Orphanage

Located in Nairobi National Park, this animal orphanage is the oldest of its kind in Kenya.
Luganville, Vanuatu

Million Dollar Point

The U.S. military dumped millions dollars worth of goods off a beach in Vanuatu, purely to spite the British and French.
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

This massive water spout has been luring visitors for hundreds of years, some to their death.
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

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

The Giant Stairway

A massive stairway that almost wasn't leads to one of Australia's most scenic vistas.
Manly, Australia

Manly Quarantine Station

The Victoria-era quarantine station for Sydney.
Mosman, Australia

Georges Head Battery

The yawning remains of a complex naval fortress still haunt this Australian shore.
St Leonards, Australia

Gore Hill Cemetery

One of Sydney's oldest graveyards hides in plain sight behind a hospital.
Sydney, Australia

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island is a Heritage-listed island in the middle of Sydney Harbour.
Sydney, Australia

Gould's Book Arcade

Australia's largest second-hand bookstore.
Millers Point, Australia

Sydney Observatory

This historic observatory contains the world's oldest refracting lens telescope.
Sydney, Australia

Water Dragons of the Chinese Garden of Friendship

Native Australian lizards inhabit this garden celebrating Sydney and its sister city in China.