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Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
Bucharest, Romania

Relics of Zlătari Church

The preserved arm of a third-century sorcerer is believed to have the power to lift curses and spells.
Bucharest, Romania

Memorial of Rebirth

This memorial to the victims of the Romanian Revolution of 1989 is often compared to a potato on a skewer.
Sinaia, Romania

Peleș Castle

This elaborately decorated, fairytale-like Romanian royal palace is one of the most striking castles in Europe.
Bran, Romania

Bran Castle

The possible imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler here earned the medieval castle its nickname, "Dracula's Castle."
Brașov, Romania

Biserica Neagră (The Black Church)

A fire once nearly devoured this gorgeous 14th-century Gothic cathedral.
Brașov, Romania

Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs

The European towns of Brașov and Râșnov each have proud signs reminiscent of the Hollywood sign.
Brașov, Romania

Strada Sforii (Rope Street)

This snug medieval lane is one of the narrowest streets in the world.
Oslo, Norway

'She Lies'

This floating sculpture of ice is a poignant reminder of nature's power.
Oslo, Norway

Oslo Opera House

The design of this beautifully crafted building was inspired by Norwegian glaciers.
Longyearbyen, Norway

Svalbard Bryggeri

The world's northernmost brewery uses water from a 2,000-year-old glacier to create its beer.
Longyearbyen, Norway

Longyearbyen

In the northernmost city in the world, it's illegal to be buried because it’s too cold for bodies to decompose.
Morecambe, England

Eric Morecambe Statue

Dedicated to the legendary comedian Eric Morecambe depicting his iconic "Bring Me Sunshine" stance.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Al Masmak Fortress

A 19th-century fortress and collection of artifacts offer a tour of Saudi history.
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait Water Towers

Kuwait City's uniquely designed water towers look straight out of a retro sci-fi cityscape.
Jabriya, Kuwait

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy

A private collection of over 30,000 ancient and modern items showcasing the beauty of Islamic calligraphy.
Kuwait City, Kuwait

House of Mirrors

Lived-in building, bedecked with an astonishing array of mirror mosaics.
Qurain, Kuwait

Al-Qurain Martyrs Museum

The site of a bloody showdown between invading Iraqi forces and a cell of the popular resistance in Kuwait.
Rachana, Lebanon

Basbous Brothers Outdoor Gallery

An open-air gallery and garden in North Lebanon with plans to continue growing.
Palmyra, Syria

Palmyra

Mysterious lost empire of the Silk Road.
Masyaf, Syria

Musyaf Castle

The Syrian headquarters of alleged hashish-smoking assassins.
Aleppo, Syria

The Citadel of Aleppo

One of the oldest and largest castles in the world.
Aleppo, Syria

Souk al-Saqatiya

Amid the rubble of Aleppo's Old Quarter, part of a historic market has been restored and re-opened.
Al Qardahah, Syria

Tomb of Hafez al-Assad

Three members of Syria's ruling family entombed in quiet mountain town.