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Places visited in Herat, Afghanistan
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East Jerusalem, West Bank

Immovable Ladder on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

A "miracle" that seems to produce more holy fistfights then holy revelations.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
Cullman, Alabama

Ave Maria Grotto

A miniature city built by a single hunchbacked monk.
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

A bizarre roadside attraction and the first instance of miniature golf in the world.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

"Athens of the South."
Paju, South Korea

Korean Demilitarized Zone

Last frontier of the Cold War.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
Malmö, Sweden

Turning Torso

Swedish skyscraper with a 90° twist.
Helsingør, Denmark

Kronborg Castle (Elsinore)

Old Danish castle immortalized in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rundetårn

Old observatory in Copenhagen with a spiral corridor used as a racetrack.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.
West Wycombe, United Kingdom

Hellfire Caves

Man-made caves excavated to hide a secret society of wealthy Pagans.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Holyrood Abbey Ruins

Ruined 11th century abbey built by King David I in Edinburgh, Scotland.
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a Templar past.
London, England

Broad Street Cholera Pump

The John Snow Memorial marks the epicenter of London's 1854 cholera epidemic.
Salisbury, England

Medieval Clock at Salisbury Cathedral

Oldest working mechanical clock in the world.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
Dorset, England

Old Harry Rocks

65 million-year-old chalk outcroppings mark the end of the Jurassic Coast.
Stourton, England

King Alfred's Tower

Gothic tower mentioned in Thomas Hardy poem "The Channel Firing."