laurajok's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
🎁
Use code WONDER20 for 20% off all online experiences! Shop Now »
Leaderboard Highlights
laurajok's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Sintra, Portugal
1st
Places added to Puno, Peru
1st
Places visited in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
2nd
Places visited in Richmond, England
4th
Places added to Venice, Italy
5th
Places added to Ecuador
Loading map...
El Jadida, Morocco

Portuguese Cistern of El Jadida

An eerie former warehouse turned cistern turned movie set.
Rome, Italy

Basilica di San Clemente

A Nesting Doll of Churches.
Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

Vatican Necropolis

Hidden beneath the famous St. Peter's Basilica is a veritable city of the dead that may hold the remains of St. Peter himself.
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

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

Pyramid of Cestius

The only "Egyptian" pyramid in Europe and the legendary tomb of Remus.
Poggioreale, Italy

Ruins of Poggioreale

This entire town moved to a safe location after it was devastated by an earthquake, but the remains of the original town are still around.
Belpasso, Italy

Mount Etna

The world's most active stratovolcano is almost always erupting.
Trinidad, Cuba

Discoteca Ayala

This subterranean disco dance club in a Cuban cave comes with bright lights and a dark legend.
San Lawrenz, Malta

The Azure Window and the Blue Hole

Two geological phenomena in one precarious locale: a towering stone window, and a deep blue void.
Puno, Peru

Taquile Island

On this tiny spot of land in the middle of Lake Titicaca the only ones who do the knitting are the men.
Ecuador

Wall of Tears

Building this tragically pointless stone barrier cost the lives of the prisoners made to build it.
Nor Yungas, Bolivia

North Yungas Road

Death road of Bolivia.
Nazca, Peru

Chauchilla Cemetery

Plundered and left asunder by grave robbers, this ancient necropolis has been painstakingly pieced back together.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
Nottingham, England

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England served brew to the crusaders.
Slough, England

Station Jim

This preserved puppy was an adorable beacon of charity.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history, 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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

Pelicans of St James's Park

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

Great Blue Hole

A massive underwater sinkhole made famous by Jacques Cousteau.
Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Maya pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.