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Ema Datshi

Chilies and cheese combine in Bhutan's incredibly spicy specialty.
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Mexico City, Mexico

The Cake Room at Pastelería Ideal

Where layer cakes tower above one’s head and there is never a shortage of icing.
Dochula, Bhutan

Dochula Pass Meditation Caves

The small sanctuaries lie just off the beaten path near one of Bhutan's most famous attractions.
Thimphu, Bhutan

Garden of Phallus (Wangchuk Chenmoi Dümra)

This garden is very fertile.
Brunswick, Maine

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

This museum on a college campus pays tribute to the Arctic and to two explorer alumni.
New Plymouth, Idaho

Horseshoe-Shaped Town

New Plymouth, Idaho is the only U-shaped town in the United States.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

A striking symbol of the Bulgarian capital.
Shipka, Bulgaria

Shipka Memorial Church

A magnificent, glittering building tucked into a tiny Bulgarian mountain town.
Ecuador

Laguna Quilotoa

A turquoise lake within a volcanic crater.
Wallace, Idaho

Center of the Universe Manhole

The mayor made the declaration in 2004.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Lonnie Hammargren's House

This former lieutenant governor's home is brimming with curiosities.
Boise, Idaho

Smurf Turf

Boise State's stadium was the first non-green football field in the world.
Salazie, Réunion

Piton des Neiges

Réunion Island's highest point is a 2 million-year-old volcano and a paraglider's paradise.
Le Morne, Mauritius

Slave Route Monument

This monument sits at the foot of a mountain from which legend says slaves jumped to their deaths.
Chamonix, France

Lac Blanc

An icy lake tucked among jaw-dropping alpine panoramas.
Cape Coast, Ghana

Cape Coast Castle

Where thousands of slaves passed through the "Door of No Return."
Goldfield, Nevada

Santa Fe Saloon

Get a taste of the Wild West and a glimpse into the Gold Rush in Goldfield, Nevada's oldest continually running business.
Tamura, Japan

Mushi Mushi Land

"Bug Bug" Land, a natural park for beetle watching, still hasn't fully recovered from Fukushima's nuclear disaster.
Kairouan, Tunisia

Great Mosque of Kairouan

Founded in 670, this ancient mosque is an architectural time portal.
Vézelay, France

La Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

This church sits upon a peaceful hill and a long, turbulent history.
Beauvoir, France

Alligator Bay

Europe's largest community of crocodiles and alligators.
Kairouan, Tunisia

Aghlabid Basins

This grand hydraulic installation has provided water for townspeople since the Middle Ages.
New Haven, Connecticut

East Rock Park

Panoramic views of the city of New Haven and the Long Island Sound, with a side of history.
Peterborough, Ontario

The Canadian Canoe Museum

The largest canoe collection in the world — and the most Canadian museum ever.