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Merzouga, Morocco

Erg Chebbi

God's Saharan sandbox of wrath.
Ubud, Indonesia

Sacred Monkey Forest (Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana)

Hindu temple of the dead home to hundreds of long-tailed macaques.
Belpasso, Italy

Mount Etna

The world's most active stratovolcano is almost always erupting.
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
Berlin, Germany

Abandoned Iraqi Embassy

When German-Iraqi relations broke down, this embassy was vacated post haste.
Berlin, Germany

Spreepark

An eerie derelict amusement park sits abandoned in Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport.
Lübben, Germany

Spreewald

Explore the complex ecology of this multifaceted nature preserve by riverboat.
Berlin, Germany

Bahnhof Berlin Zoologischer Garten

Metro station with a claim to rock n' roll fame.
Berlin, Germany

Teufelsberg

An abandoned NSA listening post on Berlin's "Devil's Mountain."
Berlin, Germany

Pfaueninsel

This Berlin island is home to a flock of free-roaming peacocks, as well as a historic ivory folly.
Keraniganj, Bangladesh

Dhaka Shipyard

The shipyards along the outskirts of the Bangladesh capital are a flurry dangerous boat breaking and rebuilding.
Dhaka, Bangladesh

National Assembly of Bangladesh

Ancient and modern architecture are joined in Louis Kahn's monument to democracy.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Tallinn, Estonia

Linnahall

An empty relic of the Moscow Olympics crumbles away in Estonia's capital.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
Deshnok, India

Karni Mata Temple

Deep in the Thar desert, a temple crawling with thousands of holy rats.
Jaipur, India

Palace of Winds

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's largest sundial, made entirely out of stone.
Berlin, Germany

Badeschiff

Floating swimming pool within a moored vessel.
Berlin, Germany

Hansa Studios

From Iggy Pop to David Bowie to Nick Cave, this regal music studio has served some of the all time greats.
Berlin, Germany

Hall of Mirrors in Clärchens Ballhaus

This classic restaurant features a gorgeous mirror-clad room.
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.