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Places visited in Monduli, Tanzania
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Soda and algae formations near the shore of Lake Natron.
Monduli, Tanzania

Lake Natron

A salty red hell in Tanzania breeds endangered flamingos.
-2.3436, 36.0458
Serpent column with the Obelisk of Theodosius in the background.
Istanbul, Turkey

Serpent Column

Ancient serpentine sacrifice holder that has stood the test of time.
41.0056, 28.9751
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
Providenciales and West Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands

Chalk Sound Blue Hole

A 220-foot deep watery drop-off, filled with marine life.
21.7713, -72.3124
Dig This. (Press Photo)
Las Vegas, Nevada

Dig This

A new kind of theme park for adults off the Las Vegas Strip.
36.1355, -115.1798
America's Most Wanted studio
Washington, D.C.

National Museum of Crime and Punishment

America's Most Wanted's set resides in this tribute to the history of crime and punishment.
38.8967, -77.0217
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mount Trashmore

Scenic mount trashmore, Virginia Beach's most curious waterfront still has a couple of secrets.
36.8303, -76.1270
The stairs at night
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist.
38.9055, -77.0702
The Organ
Luray, Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ

An organ located deep within a cave and whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself.
38.6614, -78.4850
Staunton, Virginia

American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse

The only recreation of William Shakespeare's indoor playhouse.
38.1495, -79.0705
Greenbrier Resort in 2011.
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Congressional Fallout Shelter at the Greenbrier Resort

America's post-nuclear-attack chambers of Congress.
37.7861, -80.3075
Note the size of the person below
Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Natural Bridge

A sacred site for Native Americans surveyed by George Washington and owned by both King George III and Thomas Jefferson.
37.6282, -79.5447
(Flickr/meckert75)
Simpson Bay, Saint Martin

Maho Beach

Commercial airplanes land mere feet over the heads of sunbathing beachgoers on this tiny island.
18.0401, -63.1209
Foamhenge. (Stephanie RiCharde/Atlas Obscura)
Centreville, Virginia

Foamhenge

Exact replica of the monument made using Styrofoam.
38.8816, -77.4863
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, France

Underground Church of Saint-Jean at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

The largest underground church in Europe.
45.2724, 0.1716
Cemetery in 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1

The oldest cemetery in New Orleans, resting peacefully for over 200 years now.
29.9594, -90.0714
Marie Laveau's tomb in 2005
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's Tomb

The final resting place of New Orleans' most famous voodoo priestess.
29.9591, -90.0714
Catacombes de Paris.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
48.8343, 2.3322
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
48.8594, 2.3910
Nairobi, Kenya

Carnivore Restaurant

Kenyan restaurant is a carnivore's paradise, serving exotic meats at its ultimate 'Beast of a Feast.'
-1.3227, 36.8042
View of Shanghai and the Oriental Pearl Tower
Shanghai, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
31.2420, 121.4950
(Flickr/Román Emin)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Whitewashed mosque contains the world's largest carpet.
24.4125, 54.4751
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

The largest falcon hospital in the world, caring for over 6,000 feathered patients every year.
24.4073, 54.6993
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374