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Places visited in Batumi, Georgia
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Ston, Croatia

Walls of Ston

Longest fortress system anywhere in Europe.
Kupari, Croatia

The Abandoned Hotels of Kupari

The now-overgrown beach resort was once frequented by Yugoslav military elite.
Karachi, Pakistan

Mumtaz Begum

For more than 40 years this Barnum-inspired half-fox, half-woman has been telling fortunes from her cage in a Pakistani zoo.
Tozeur, Tunisia

Leftover Star Wars Sets

Buildings from the fictional planet of Tatooine still litter the Tunisian desert.
Yazd, Iran

Yazd Atash Behram

The fire inside this temple has burned for more than 1,500 years.
Batumi, Georgia

Ali and Nino

A literally moving statue of stacked metal giants just continually trying (and failing) to find love.
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi Tower Ferris Wheel

The first skyscraper to include a Ferris wheel built into the facade.
Batumi, Georgia

Alphabetic Tower

Tower with a double-helix spiral, adorned with letters of the Georgian alphabet.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Jumah Mosque

At this rare mosque in Tbilisi, Sunni and Shia Muslims pray side by side.
Akhmeta, Georgia

Alaverdi Monastery Cellar

Monks in the empyreal Alazani River valley have preserved their 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition.
Tskaltubo, Georgia

Abandoned Soviet Sanatoriums of Tskaltubo

The decaying remains of a once-luxurious Soviet spa town.
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi McDonald's

Fast food feels like fine dining at this award-winning modern Georgian building.
Berlin, Germany

'Stand By Me' Tree

Someone loved this song enough to carve all of its lyrics onto a tree trunk in a Berlin park.
Berlin, Germany

Führerbunker Parking Lot

The bunker where Hitler took his own life is hidden under this deliberately ordinary parking lot.
Berlin, Germany

Burgermeister

Where once there was a train station bathroom, there is now this German burger joint.