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Il-Birgu, Malta

Prison in Fort Saint Angelo

This almost-forgotten underground dungeon housed several convicts over the years, including Caravaggio.
Il-Birgu, Malta

The Executioner's House

The medieval home is still engraved with the symbol of the profession, an eye flanked by two axes.
Valletta, Malta

Valletta Tunnels

A centuries-old forgotten underworld lies beneath Malta.
Il-Belt Valletta, Malta

Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck

This church is named for one of the most dramatic tales in the early Christian church.
Valletta, Malta

St. John’s Co-Cathedral Skeleton Tombstones

The floor of this spectacular Baroque sanctuary is covered in memento mori.
L-Imdina, Malta

Casa Gourgion

This unique building in the main square stands out among the city's typically Baroque architecture.
Ir-Rabat, Malta

St. Cataldus Catacombs

Overshadowed by other, more famous Maltese catacombs, this ancient burial chamber has one of the best examples of a ritual agape table.
Valletta, Malta

Casa Rocca Piccola

Dynastic Home of the De Piro Family.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Cafe Pho Co

Walk through a clothing store, across a courtyard, and up several flights of stairs for delicious coffee with a side of beautiful views.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Statue of Lenin

A gift from the Soviet Union in the 1980s, this is the only statue of the Soviet dictator in Southeast Asia.
Halong City, Vietnam

Hang Sung Sot

Ha Long Bay's "Cave of Surprises" houses a popular phallic rock formation.
Thành phố Hội An, Vietnam

Japanese Covered Bridge

One of Vietnam's most iconic landmarks was built by Japanese merchants and is now in danger of sinking.
Xian Shi, China

Xi'an City Walls

An ancient fortification lives on in this Chinese city.
Beijing, China

Chairman Mao Memorial Hall

The embalmed remains of the communist leader lie within a custom crystal coffin.
Andong, South Korea

Sinsedong Seven-Story Brick Pagoda

The largest and oldest brick pagoda in Korea.
Andong, South Korea

Andong Hahoe Folk Village

A traditional village rooted in the Joseon Dynasty.
Tartu, Estonia

Supilinn - The Soup Town

Historic slum of Tartu.
Helsinki, Finland

Bad Bad Boy

This endearingly discomfited urinating statue commemorates the sneaky pees had by us all.
Helsinki, Finland

Fortress of Suomenlinna

This irregularly shaped sea fortress has defended not one but three different sovereign states.
Valga, Estonia

Valga/Valka Border

For the last century, this international border within a small town has appeared and disappeared various times.
Valaste, Estonia

Valaste Waterfall

This stunning limestone waterfall is the highest in Estonia.
Tallin, Estonia

The Famous Rock of Tondi

A large boulder was declared a local landmark by a popular vlogger.
Tallinn, Estonia

Kadriorg Palace

A spectacular Petrine Baroque summer palace commissioned for Catherine I by Peter the Great.
Tallinn, Estonia

'Cromatico'

This set of concrete chambers resonates according to different notes of octaves.