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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Old Sarajevo Clock Tower

This historic timepiece is thought to be the only public clock in the world that keeps lunar time.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Spite House

Inat Kuća, or "House of Spite," is more than just an oddly named restaurant.
Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mehmed Pasha Sokolovic Bridge

Celebrated example of Ottoman architecture that also served as a site for brutal massacres.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar Sniper Tower

A former bank seized as a sniper vantage point during the Bosnian War is now a secret graffiti art gallery.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Museum of the Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

The place where WWI started.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bascarsija

Oriental bazaar in the heart of Sarajevo.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stari Most

Bridge that died in war and was resurected.
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
Brussels, Belgium

Zinneke Pis

Meet the bronze beloved pet to a family of famous peeing statues.
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
London, England

Twinings Tea Shop

A 300-year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself.
Mae Klong, Thailand

Samut Songkhram Salt Farms

Acres of salt crystal pyramids dry in the sun along Thailand's "salt road."
Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma)

Floating Gardens of Inle Lake

A series of tiny artificial islands rich with produce bob atop the surface of the lake.
Maribor, Slovenia

The Old Vine

The world's oldest grape-producing vine has survived four centuries of turmoil and even has its own anthem.
Oudong, Cambodia

Stupa of King Ang Duong

Built by King Norodom to honor his late father.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Al-Serkal Mosque

The largest mosque in Cambodia was built to unite the country's Muslim community but soon sparked division and controversy instead.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Foreign Correspondents Club

Originally a meeting place for foreign correspondents and war reporters, the FCC remains an atmospheric spot for sunset drinks in Phnom Penh.
Minsk, Belarus

Lee Harvey Oswald's Apartment in Minsk

The apartment building where JFK's assassin lived after defecting to the Soviet Union.
Smaliavicki rajon, Belarus

Mound of Glory

A striking Soviet memorial commemorates the liberation of Belarus from the Nazis.
Minsk, Belarus

National Library of Belarus

Glowing orb in Minsk houses 8,600,000 items.
Brest, Belarus

Brest Hero-Fortress

Thanks to its heroic service during WWII this Soviet castle has been turned into a monument towered over by a brutalist titan.
Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster Castle

This ominous Albanian fortress houses tanks and downed planes as a reminder of their victories over Western imperialism.
Tirana, Albania

Tirana's Colorful Facade

What happens when you cross a mayor and a painter?
Elbasan County, Albania

Bunkers of Albania

Hundreds of thousands of concrete bunkers crowd Albania long after the fall of Communism.