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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Hotel Uzbekistan

Once a luxurious flagship of the Soviet Union, this Brutalist structure remains a landmark of Tashkent’s communist past.
Athens, Greece

Diporto

With no menu and no sign, this 130-year-old taverna doles out affordable home cooking.
Washington, D.C.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

The revival of a classic Art Deco theater.
Port Hueneme, California

Point Mugu Missile Park

An outdoor display of military missiles developed at Point Mugu Naval Base.
Skopje, North Macedonia

The Statues of Skopje

These abundant, over-the-top monuments are so widely scattered that they define the entire compact capital cityscape, often leading to jokes about whether there are more statues than residents.
Boston, Massachusetts

The Liberty Hotel

A luxury hotel constructed out of a former jail.
Washington, D.C.

Dumbarton Bridge

This bridge over D.C.'s Rock Creek Park is sometimes called the "Buffalo Bridge" because of its four buffalo sculptures, which were cast from a single piece of bronze.
Washington, D.C.

Old Post Office Tower

The National Park Service’s best-kept secret with views that rival any in D.C.
Washington, D.C.

Silver Lyan

Sip creative cocktails in the former vault of the Riggs Bank.
Washington, D.C.

George Washington University's River Horse

The hippo that stands on this university campus was once a drunken flea market purchase.
New York, New York

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Dine on dumplings at the oldest dim sum restaurant in New York.
Brooklyn, New York

Bamonte's

Dine on old-school red sauce fare at a former mob hang out and film set for The Sopranos.
Doha, Qatar

Souq Waqif Falcon Hospital

A state-of-the-art medical facility dedicated to treating beloved birds of prey.
Luang Prabang, Laos

Bamboo Bridges of Luang Prabang

These bamboo and rope bridges cross the Nam Khan River for six months every year.
Prekaz, Kosovo

Memorial Complex Adem Jashari

The site where the leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army was killed is now a memorial.
Brasília, Brazil

Torre de TV Digital

One of the last designs from architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Soufriere, Saint Lucia

Gros Piton

The larger of two volcanic peaks rising out of the crystalline waters of the Caribbean.
Bangkok, Thailand

Half-Century-Old Soup

At a Bangkok bistro, one pot of beef stew has been cooking non-stop for more than 45 years.
Lamoille, Nevada

Lamoille Canyon

Drive up a paved road into "Nevada's Yosemite" for exquisite views and mountain hiking in an alpine setting.
Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Reclining Buddha of Baphuon Temple

Though it was originally dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, Baphuon was converted to a Buddhist temple in the 15th century, complete with a massive hidden statue.
Washington, D.C.

'Encore'

Washington D.C.'s most famous pianist, composer, and bandleader still tickles the ivories outside Howard Theater.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Bridge of Peace

With over 10,000 lights, this engineering marvel lights up the city after dark.
Colares, Portugal

Cabo da Roca

One Portuguese poet described this cape, the westernmost point in mainland Europe, as "where the land ends and the sea begins."
Washington, D.C.

Florida Avenue Grill

The world's oldest soul food restaurant is also one of its best.