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Kumasi, Ghana

Sword of Okomfo Anokye

On the grounds of a hospital in Ghana, a legendary sword said to have been plunged into the earth hundreds of years ago.
Accra, Ghana

La Tante DC 10

This grounded passenger jet is now a restaurant, complete with rows of seats and “flight attendant” servers.
Accra, Ghana

Black Star Square

An enormous public square and parade ground built to celebrate Ghana's independence.
Cape Coast, Ghana

Cape Coast Castle

Where thousands of slaves passed through the "Door of No Return."
Lekki, Nigeria

Nike Centre for Art and Culture

Not your average art gallery, this massive center hosts 8,000 works from artists across Africa—and it’s free to the public.
Ibadan, Nigeria

Kenneth Dike Library

Not only does this library house unique Arabic manuscripts, but it was also designed to keep the building cool during warm days.
Osogbo, Nigeria

Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove

The last remaining site of Yoruba worship of the fertility goddess.
Lekki, Nigeria

Lekki Conservation Center

This Nigerian nature reserve is home to the longest canopy walkway in Africa.
Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary

This African beach is home to thousands of rare mainland penguins that are known for their annoying voice.
Cape Town, South Africa

Macassar Beach Pavilion

An abandoned water park overtaken by the dunes.
Gansbaai, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

An odd little fishing town that is inundated by tourists looking to be locked up in a cage and surrounded by great white sharks, because why not?
Paarl, South Africa

Afrikaans Language Monument

The South African dialect's complex history is immortalized in stone, in one of the world's only monuments dedicated to a language.
Iceland

Svörtuloft Lighthouse

A Wes Anderson-esque lighthouse that boasts magnificent coastal views.
Bjarnarhöfn, Iceland

Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum

At this museum in Iceland, visitors can sample fermented Greenland shark.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat

Iceland's tribute to its thankless civil servants.
Iceland

Drangey Island

An Icelandic island full of diving birds and legend.
Iceland

The Eggs of Merry Bay

These enlarged egg sculptures represent the native birds of eastern Iceland.
Iceland

Keldur Hall

The oldest hall in Iceland was written of in the Sagas and features a centuries-old escape tunnel.
Iceland

Red Chair

A giant red chair bolted to a rock on a remote mossy hillside in Iceland.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
Iceland

Hengifoss

The bright red stripes streaking across the rocks are the star feature at this Icelandic waterfall.
Iceland

Búðakirkja

This black church sits alone among a field of lava rock.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
Iceland

Hofskirkja

This fairytale-like structure is the last turf church ever constructed in Iceland.