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Places visited in Mito, Japan
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Druskininkai, Lithuania

Hotel Pušynas

This striking structure is the Socialist-modernist centerpiece of a former Soviet spa resort.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Christ's Resurrection Church

This magnificent Art Deco church is a reflection of Lithuania’s turbulent history.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Museum of the History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy

Folky pharmaceuticals abound in this medicinal reliquary.
Medzilaborce, Slovakia

Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art

An extraordinary museum devoted to the pop art legend created by Slovak artists.
Čičmany, Slovakia

Painted Village of Čičmany

A perfectly preserved hill village where the buildings are painted like white lace.
Hitachiōmiya-shi, Japan

The Gamma Field

The world's largest radiation field is probably our best bet for irradiated vegetable superheroes.
Mito, Japan

The Queen Chateau Soapland

The ruins of Japan’s premier water brothel.
Mito, Japan

Mito Low District Water Tower

This beautiful defunct water tower adds a European flair to a traditional Japanese neighborhood.
Belgrade, Serbia

Ružica Church

A Serbian church lit by chandeliers made of weapons.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Bobsleigh Track

A war-torn Olympic relic is being overtaken by graffiti and nature.
Ushiku, Japan

Ushiku Daibutsu: The Great Buddha of Ushiku

The third-tallest statue in the world depicts the "Buddha of Infinite Light," complete with observation deck in his chest.
Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tjentiste War Memorial

These warring psychedelic crags commemorate an unsuccessful military operation.