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Cartagena, Colombia

Ábaco Libros y Café

A cozy bookstore and coffee shop in the heart of Cartagena's Old City.
Cartagena, Colombia

San Pedro Claver Museum and Cloisters

An inspired museum dedicated to the patron saint of slaves, inside the cloisters where he lived and died.
Bogotá, Colombia

Central Cemetery of Bogotá

Storied crypts fill the most famous cemetery in Colombia.
Vanuatu

Underwater Post Office

The fully functional, submerged Vanuatu Post Office is definitely one of a kind.
Vanuatu

Cargo Cults of Tanna

Meet a Melanesian tribe that worships an American soldier from World War II.
Panama City, Panama

Mercado De Abastos

A huge, bustling local market in Panama City.
Balboa District, Panama

Wreck of the Sub Marine Explorer

The rusting hulk of the first independent submarine was lost after causing a plague of decompression sickness.
Tikal, Guatemala

Archaeologists' Abandoned Camp

The remnants of an archaeological camp stand within Tikal National Park.
Guatemala

Lago de Atitlán

Central America's deepest lake is actually a volcanic caldera, surrounded by three volcanoes.
Guatemala

Semuc Champey

Hidden deep in the Guatemalan jungle is a turquoise paradise of natural pools, caves, and waterfalls.
Istanbul, Turkey

Viking Runes at Hagia Sophia

A small etching on the white marble parapet was written in runic script by a Viking mercenary.
Selçuk, Turkey

The Public Toilets of Ephesus

The ancient latrines of the Greeks, in all their public glory.
Adalar, Turkey

Büyükada

Over the centuries, this island paradise has done it all, from providing monks with ecclesiastical respite to sheltering an exiled Leon Trotsky.
Kemer, Turkey

Olympos Coastal National Park (Çıralı)

Roman ruins, natural methane fires and a lovely beach.
Istanbul, Turkey

Tombili

A meow-velous tribute to a beloved street cat, made famous on the internet.
Derinkuyu, Turkey

Derinkuyu Underground City

The deepest underground city in Turkey was designed to protect 20,000 people behind massive stone doors.
Denizli Merkez, Turkey

Pluto's Gate

A deadly ancient portal to the underworld.
Çanakkale, Turkey

Troy

This famous city eluded concrete detection until the early 2000's.
Denizli, Turkey

Pamukkale Water Terraces

Roman ruins top white travertine terraces formed by ancient hot springs.
Aksaray, Turkey

Cappadocia

In this historic region, homes and churches are carved into ancient volcanic rock formations.
Istanbul, Turkey

Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain

A fountain standing as a testament to a doomed alliance.
Istanbul, Turkey

Miniaturk

Large miniature theme park with 100-plus models.
Istanbul, Turkey

Piri Reis Map at Topkapi Palace

1513 Turkish world map, full of European state secrets and snarky commentary.
Istanbul, Turkey

Panorama 1453 Museum

Step back in time and witness the fall of Constantinople.