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Places visited in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Biblioteca Nacional do Brasil

The largest library in Latin America owes its existence to an Old World earthquake and a Napoleonic invasion.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Escadaria Selarón Mosaic Steps

A 125-meter long "tribute to the Brazilian people."
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Cathedral

This massive Brazilian church is built like an angular, technicolor pyramid left by Mayans from the future.
Cusco, Peru

Coricancha

A Christian monastery stands on what was once a holy Incan temple.
Cusco, Peru

Plaza de Armas

Built on the remains of one the Incas’ most important gathering spots, this square keeps the spirit of a fallen empire alive.
Cusco, Peru

Tambomachay

An Inca spa, military outpost or maybe… both?
Cusco, Peru

The Twelve-Angled Stone

This geometric feat is a testament to the Incas' mesmerizing architectural abilities.
Cusco, Peru

Guinea Pig Last Supper

A painting in the historic Cathedral Basilica depicts Jesus and his disciples dining on a traditional Peruvian menu.
Cusco, Peru

Rodadero Slides

Did Inca children also slide down these smooth rocky slopes above Cusco?
Cusco, Peru

Qenqo Temple

Death rituals and sacrifice inside a Peruvian megalith.
Cusco, Peru

Sacsayhuamán

The stones of this Incan wall complex fit together so well you couldn't fit a piece of paper between some of them.
Cusco, Peru

Cusco Cathedral

Situated on a sacred Inca site, this 16th-century cathedral took nearly 100 years to build.
Tambopata, Peru

Tres Chimbadas Lake

This small oxbow lake has rare giant river otters and some Seussian-sounding birds.
Urubamba, Peru

Skylodge

Sleep in a glass pod dangling off a cliff.
Cercado de Lima, Peru

Larco Museum's Erotic Art

The large collection of pre-Columbian pottery might make you blush.
Lima, Peru

Paddington Bear of Lima

The little bear in the "funny kind of hat" has made his way from London back to Peru.
Lima, Peru

Convento de San Francisco Ossuary

The mortal remains of an estimated 70,000 people lie in the basement of a monastery in Lima, Peru.
Cercado de Lima, Peru

Gran Hotel Bolivar

Visiting dignitaries and Hollywood stars once stayed at this 1920s hotel, alongside ghosts that are said to haunt its corridors.
Porangahau, New Zealand

The Longest Place Name In The World

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauo tamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronuku pokaiwhenuakitanatahu.
Okotoks, Alberta

Big Rock Erratic

This massive and unusual rock formation near Okotoks is the world's largest known glacial erratic.
Edmonton, Alberta

Neon Sign Museum

An outdoor installation of 20 vintage signs that once hung in front of businesses throughout town.
Mundare, Alberta

The World's Largest Sausage

Massive kielbasa stands 42 feet tall and weighs in at 12,000 pounds.
Vegreville, Alberta

The Vegreville Pysanka

Possibly the world’s easiest Easter-egg hunt.
Edmonton, Alberta

West Edmonton Mall

This massive mall has hundreds of shops, an amusement park, and a history of deadly amusement attractions.