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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Palace of the Governors

The oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
London, England

The Churchill Arms

This pub was 238 years old when it decided to revamp its image: It started serving Thai food.
Pacifica, California

Linda Mar Taco Bell

The most beautiful Taco Bell in the world even has surfboard parking.
Santa Barbara, California

Moreton Bay Fig Tree

The beautiful behemoth is one of the largest trees of its kind in the United States.
Brasília, Brazil

The Big Worm

This kilometer-long university building is an unexpected architectural delight.
Doha, Qatar

Souq Waqif

Qatar's oldest market can trace its origins back more than a century.
Singapore

Hawker Chan Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle

This Singaporean food-court stall is home to the world's cheapest Michelin-starred meal.
New York, New York

Ear Inn

One of the city’s oldest watering holes was originally the home of a famous James Brown (not that one).
Reno, Nevada

Topsy the Clown

This beloved roadside attraction welcomes visitors with his signature neon smile.
Nafplio, Greece

Lion of Bavaria

This slumbering beast honors the Bavarian soldiers who died in Greece during a 19th-century typhoid outbreak.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Palace of Concerts and Sports

An abandoned masterpiece of Soviet Brutalist architecture.
Washington, D.C.

Rush-Bagot Monument

An overlooked tribute to one of the most important peace deals in American history.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Titanic Memorial Garden

The only monument to name all of the passengers and crew who died on the RMS Titanic.
Washington, D.C.

The Presidential Booths at Martin's Tavern

Sit where JFK proposed to Jackie or where Nixon dined on meatloaf at this storied pub.
Spencer, Massachusetts

Spencer Brewery

The only certified Trappist brewery outside of Europe hides in the central Massachusetts hills.
Isfahan, Iran

Vank Cathedral

The cathedral stands in New Jufa, Isfahan's Armenian quarter that was established in 1606.
Afar Zone 2, Ethiopia

Gaet’ale Pond

The Earth's saltiest natural body of water belches toxic gas.
Doha, Qatar

'Untitled (Lamp/Bear)'

This 23-foot-tall bear stands amid the hustle and bustle of Hamad International Airport.
Calabasas, California

Leonis Adobe Museum

The restored estate of a wealthy rancher was once at the heart of an unprecedented legal victory.
Nottingham, England

The Caves of Nottingham

A labyrinthine underworld of tunnels and caverns hides beneath the city.
Tokyo, Japan

Omoide Yokocho

Colloquially known as “piss alley,” this narrow street filled with tiny bars and barbecue stands looks like it was pulled straight out of “Blade Runner.”
Varanasi, India

Cremation Ghats of Varanasi

Many Hindus make the long pilgrimage to this holy city to have their remains burned on the banks of the Ganges River.
Nicosia, Cyprus

Cyprus Buffer Zone

This no man's land slicing through the island is strewn with abandoned relics of another time.
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace)

This colorful palace is an oasis of calm amid the hustle and bustle of the Buringa riverfront.