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Places visited in Genk, Belgium
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Borgloon, Belgium

Reading Between The Lines

Part modern art project, part traditional chapel, this see-through church is only substantial from the right angle.
Ghent, Belgium

Werregarenstraat

This narrow Ghent alleyway is an officially sanctioned street art tunnel.
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

Borders of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog

A maze of crosses marks the jumbled divide between the Netherlands and Belgium.
Genk, Belgium

C-Mine

What was once a bustling mining installation is now a bustling hub of contemporary art.
Ypres, Belgium

Sanctuary Wood Museum

A rare example of World War I trenches from the British front.
Ypres, Belgium

In Flanders Fields Museum

This memorial museum chronicles the apocalyptic destruction of the First World War.
Tervuren, Belgium

Royal Museum for Central Africa Natural History Collections

A fascinating and enormous collection of natural history exhibits stained by a dark colonial legacy.
Antwerp, Belgium

Kulminator

To enter this cluttered-yet-cozy sanctum of Belgian brews, ring the bell and tell the gatekeepers you've come “to taste beer.”
Antwerp, Belgium

Brabo Fountain

A man throwing a giant severed hand towers over Antwerp’s main square.
Ypres, Belgium

Sanctuary Wood Cemetery

In the shadow of a former battleground, the resting place for nearly 2,000 soldiers who died in World War I.
Tournai, Belgium

Belfry of Tournai

After the construction of a nearby cathedral obstructed the view, the oldest belfry in Belgium was more than doubled in height.
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
Ghent, Belgium

Gravensteen

This fairytale castle was built as a show of power but was nearly torn down thanks to its history of torture.
Stockholm, Sweden

Arlanda Airport Runestone

An 11th century runestone decorates the halls of Terminal 2 of this Scandanavian airport.
Stockholm, Sweden

Skansen Open Air Museum

Sweden's "good old days" painstakingly re-created in a model village.
Stockholm, Sweden

The Stadsbiblioteket (Stockholm Public Library)

The library's graceful rotunda is like a bibliophile's temple.
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

It houses the remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic.
Malmö, Sweden

Øresund Bridge

This chimerical bridge/tunnel appears to dead end right into the sea.
Oslo, Norway

Kon-Tiki Museum

Across the Pacific in a raft, a museum dedicated to Thor Heyerdahl's now legendary expedition.
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies."
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Nabokov's Butterflies

Specimens collected by the author of "Lolita" and self-taught lepidopterist are exhibited in his childhood home.
Angkor, Cambodia

Phimeanakas

A secluded, little-known temple hidden amid the dense jungle.
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

Witnesses claim the Virgin Mary statue outside the church once mysteriously shed a single tear.