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Melbourne, Australia

'The Public Purse'

This giant, granite purse is one of Melbourne's most unique and distinctive pieces of public art.
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

Equipped with thousands of LED lights, this geodesic dome-shaped stadium is an engineering delight.
Melbourne, Australia

The Haunted Bookshop

Occult books, tarot, oddities.
North Geelong, Australia

The Sphinx Hotel

A taste of Egypt on the outskirts of Geelong.
Geelong, Australia

Stanbury Jacko

A stuffed, prize-winning ram is all that remains of a world-renowned stud line, and a reminder of its owner's gruesome end.
Bass, Australia

Giant Earthworm Museum

"The Wonder From Down Under," a worm shaped museum celebrating the endangered Giant Gippsland earthworm.
Melbourne, Australia

'Mr. Lizard and Gumnut Baby' Statue

Children's author May Gibbs's beloved stories about the tiny, human-like "Gumnut Babies" are immortalized in bronze.
Melbourne, Australia

Cow Up a Tree

This piece of Australian modern art is part joke and part history.
South Wharf, Australia

Polly Woodside

This historic tall ship traveled 1.5 million miles around the globe, and once did duty as the mythical pirate ship in Peter Pan.
Portsea, Australia

Cheviot Beach

This Australian beach became famous when Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared from its shores.
Tiraspol, Moldova

Transnistria

A forgotten remnant of the Soviet Union, Transnistria is an unrecognized country hidden behind a heavily militarized border between Moldova and Ukraine.
Chisinau, Moldova

Mileștii Mici

The largest wine cellar in the world is a 150-mile network of underground caves near the capital of Moldova.
Fez, Morocco

Al-Attarine Madrasa

The courtyard of this small Marinid madrasa is a dazzling example of intricate Islamic architecture.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Saadian Tombs

Deliberately hidden for centuries, the magnificent Saadian Tombs were eventually uncovered in 1917.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Ben Youssef Madrasa

The largest madrasa in Morocco once housed more than 900 students within its exquisite walls.
Fez, Morocco

University of Al-Karaouine

The oldest known university in the world is in Fez, Morocco.
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque

An awe-inspiring mosque in Morocco with the tallest minaret in the world.
Fez, Morocco

Fes el-Bali

Thousands of narrow alleyways in an ancient medieval city make up what's believed to be the world's largest car-free urban zone.
Aït Ben Haddou, Morocco

Kasbah Aït Benhaddou

A fortified city, home to a remaining population of five families
Fez, Morocco

The Blue Gate of Fes

The other side is actually green.
Meknes, Morocco

Volubilis Archaeological Site

Mosaics, storks, and brothels—this ancient city has it all.
Province de Tinghir, Morocco

Todra Gorge

One of the most spectacular canyons in the world.
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen

Founded as a refugee camp, now a popular tourist spot.