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The pyramid as it stands today.
Woudenberg, Netherlands

Pyramid of Austerlitz

A grassy pyramid named after a French battle.
52.0870, 5.3387
Gunnuhver, Iceland's biggest hot spring.
Reykjanes, Iceland

Gunnuhver

Iceland's largest geothermal mud pool is a little bit haunted and a little bit dangerous.
63.8193, -22.6852
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
64.1417, -21.9266
The Reynisdrangar from the cliffs above.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
63.4087, -19.0173
US Navy DC-3 Wreckage
Iceland

US Navy DC-3 Wreckage

This wrecked airplane husk has been sitting on a black sand beach since the 1970s.
63.4591, -19.3647
Þingvellir Church
Valhallarvegur, Iceland

Þingvellir Church

This beautiful, historic church looks like something out of a simpler past.
64.2572, -21.1211
Gljúfrafoss, Iceland
Iceland

Gljúfrafoss

This fantastical waterfall is hidden in a cave located in a cracked cliff.
63.6213, -19.9881
A Strokkur geyser eruption
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
64.3104, -20.3023
Þingvellir
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
64.2581, -21.1250
Kerid Crater Lake
Iceland

Kerid Crater Lake

This eye-popping Icelandic crater lake is surrounded by red volcanic rock.
64.0413, -20.8851
Rainbow
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
64.3270, -20.1200
Leif the Lucky bridge at Midlina.
Iceland

Bridge Between Continents

Walk in the footsteps of the gods and straddle two tectonic plates.
63.8683, -22.6755
The Little Woodcutter at work
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Little Woodcutter

This unattributed sculpture in Amsterdam is hiding in plain sight.
52.3632, 4.8805
The Afsluitdijk.
Breezanddijk, Netherlands

Afsluitdijk

The 20-mile causeway that separates the Netherlands from the sea.
53.0083, 5.1903
Bolivia's Witch Market
La Paz, Bolivia

Bolivia's Witch Market

Popular tourist destination where witches in dark hats sell dried llama fetuses for good luck.
-16.4962, -68.1392
Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
-13.1631, -72.5450
Daniel Campos, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni: Bolivian Salt Flat

A seemingly endless landscape of pure salt stretches far across Bolivia.
-20.1643, -67.5714
Salvador Dalí Desert.
Sur Lípez, Bolivia

Salvador Dalí Desert

A desert that evokes the surreal.
-22.6086, -67.6872
Point Venus today. Creative commons image by supergiball
Pīra'e, French Polynesia

Venus Point, Tahiti

Site of James Cook's historic observations of the 1769 transit of Venus.
-17.4950, -149.4943
Uyuni, Bolivia

Great Train Graveyard

On the outskirts of a desert trading village high on the Andean plain, steel giants have been destroyed by salt winds.
-20.4604, -66.8250
Iguazu Falls
Foz do Iguaçu, Argentina

Iguazu Falls

A series of waterfalls so massive they straddle the border of Argentina and Brazil.
-25.6954, -54.4370
Bonito, Brazil

Gruta Do Lago Azul: The Blue Lake Grotto

Part of one of the largest flooded cavities on the planet, and littered with prehistoric animal bones.
-21.1448, -56.5913
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Parque Lage

Beautiful public park off the beaten path and away from tourists.
-22.9612, -43.2132
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Escadaria Selarón Mosaic Steps

A 125-meter long "tribute to the Brazilian people."
-22.9153, -43.1792