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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Airport Runway

High winds and a short landing strip make this one of the scariest runways in the world.
Wellington, New Zealand

Weta Cave

Inside this faux cave, visitors can learn how some of their favorite fantasy characters were created.
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Cable Car

New Zealand's only running funicular railway.
Wellington, New Zealand

Colossal Squid

The world's only complete colossal squid specimen is on display at the Te Papa Museum.
Thessaloniki, Greece

Heptapyrgion Fortress

An abandoned Byzantine fortress and notorious prison.
Gorna krepost, Bulgaria

Perperikon

An ancient Thracian city where fire rituals were practiced on the largest cult altar in Southeast Europe.
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Asen Dynasty Monument

An homage to the medieval rulers of Bulgaria.
Kazanlak, Bulgaria

Buzludzha Monument

An abandoned saucer-shaped monument in the Bulgarian mountains.
Shipka, Bulgaria

Shipka Memorial Church

A magnificent, glittering building tucked into a tiny Bulgarian mountain town.
Gabrovo, Bulgaria

Shipka Pass

A mountain pass in Bulgaria's Balkan Mountains was the site of four historic battles.
Yagodina, Bulgaria

Devil's Throat Cave

A spectacular Bulgarian cave resembling a devil's head with a waterfall rushing down its throat.
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv Roman Theater

This ancient theater, restored in the 20th century, lives on as a venue for dramatic and musical performances.
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Alyosha Monument

A gigantic statue of a Russian soldier watches over the ancient city of Plovdiv, a prominent reminder of the Soviet period in Bulgaria.
Melnik, Bulgaria

Historic Melnik

This tiny Bulgarian town offers a stunning location in the mountains and a storied history.
Zvezdan, Serbia

Ruins of Felix Romuliana at Gamzigrad

Imperial palace of Emperor Galerius, the Emperor behind the worst Christian persecutions during the Roman Empire.
Vidin, Bulgaria

Abandoned Vidin Synagogue

The second-largest Jewish temple in Bulgaria was deserted after World War II, seized by the communist government and then abandoned again.
Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Belogradchik Rocks

Bizarrely shaped rock formations in northwest Bulgaria come with equally bizarre legends.
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Gotse Delchev Temple

The temple that withstood the Nazis.
Karlukovo, Bulgaria

The Eyes of God

The ceiling of Prohodna Cave in northern Bulgaria affords a peek at the sky via two deity-sized-eye-shaped holes.
Rilski manastir, Bulgaria

Rila Monastery

This historic black and white monastery is one of Bulgaria's architectural jewels.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Bells Monument

"Unity, Creativity, Beauty."
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Snail House

A flamboyant five-story building in Bulgaria resembles a crawling snail.
Sofia, Bulgaria

National Palace of Culture

A vast Communist-era exhibition space in the Bulgarian capital.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Monument to the Soviet Army

A Bulgarian monument to Russia's role in World War II is constantly being painted in pop culture protest.