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Places visited in Brașov, Romania
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Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu's Houses with Eyes

Something's watching you.
Comuna Arefu, Romania

Prometheus Statue at Vidraru Dam

The ancient Greek Titan guards this massive dam holding a lightning bolt to symbolize electricity.
Brașov, Romania

Biserica Neagră (The Black Church)

A fire once nearly devoured this gorgeous 14th-century Gothic cathedral.
Brașov, Romania

Strada Sforii (Rope Street)

This snug medieval lane is one of the narrowest streets in the world.
Bran, Romania

Bran Castle

The possible imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler here earned the medieval castle its nickname, "Dracula's Castle."
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
Mühltal, Germany

Castle Frankenstein

The birthplace of an eccentric alchemist and possible inspiration for the fictional reanimator of monsters.
Darmstadt, Germany

Waldspirale

A German apartment building hosting as many trees as human occupants.
Miyoshi, Japan

The Vine Bridges of Iya Valley

Hanging over one of Japan's "hidden valleys," these vine bridges must be remade every three years.
Takehara, Japan

Okunoshima

Japanese island famous for poison gas and fluffy bunnies.
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
London, England

Polly at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

The taxidermied remains of a once-great parrot.
Bucharest, Romania

Snagov Monastery

This solitary monastery may hold the remains of Vlad the Impaler (but probably not).
Mogoșoaia, Romania

Mogosoaia Palace

17th century palace once a meeting place for politicians.
Brașov, Romania

Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs

The European towns of Brașov and Râșnov each have proud signs reminiscent of the Hollywood sign.
Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji

The quintessential Japanese rock garden has existed for more than 500 years.
London, England

Monument to Hodge the Cat

Dictionary Johnson’s favorite feline.
London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth.
Sweden

Gotland

Largest island in the Baltic Sea experiences such idyllic weather that roses bloom in the middle of December.
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

Remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic.
Uppsala, Sweden

Royal Mounds of Gamla Uppsala

Ancient burial grounds of the wealthy.
Uppsala, Sweden

The Flogsta Scream

A nightly tradition fills the streets of Flogsta with a collective scream.
Howrah, India

Great Banyan Tree

A single tree's 2,800 aerial roots give the appearance of a complete forest.
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima's Hypocenter

A plaque marks the site directly below the mid-air detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.