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Places visited in Chittorgarh, India
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Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
Pacific Grove, California

Kissing Rock

Two rocks in a perpetual kiss and one of "the most romantic spot in America."
Del Monte Forest, California

Ghost Trees of Pescadero Point

Haunting and beautiful trees, doomed to die.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Tor House and Hawk Tower

One poet's handmade, anachronistic home.
Chittorgarh, India

Hill Forts of Rajasthan

A complex of six forts embedded in the Rajasthan hills.
Jodhpur, India

Sati handprints

Fifteen Jodhpur queens left their handprints before going to their fiery death.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Bank of Georgia Building

Unusual building appears to be haphazardly built from randomly piled bricks.
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia

Towers of Svaneti

Fortified homes of highland warriors that are still in use today.
Georgia

Sarpi Border Checkpoint

A gleaming white and undulating tower marks the border between Georgia and Turkey.
Georgia

Uplistsikhe Cave Town

Ancient rock-hewn town that witnessed key events of Georgian history.
Gori, Georgia

Stalin Museum

A museum glorifying the life of Stalin, located in the city of his birth.
Georgia

Vardzia Cave Monastery

Underground monastery and fortress.
Tbilisi, Georgia

The Iveria

Luxury hotel turned into a refugee camp, then turned back into a luxury hotel.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Leaning Tower of Tbilisi

Disheveled clock tower of Tbilisi's puppet theatre.
Yerevan, Armenia

Sergei Parajanov Museum

Despite producing just a handful of movies, a brave and lyrical filmmaker has an entire museum dedicated to him.
Philippines

Vulcan Point

An island in the middle of a lake, in the middle of a volcano, in the middle of a bigger lake, in the middle of a bigger island, in an archipelago, in the Pacific Ocean.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Incarnation

Built in 1512, the oldest cathedral in the Americas.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Ruins of the Hospital of St. Nicolas of Bari

The first hospital in the New World.
Haiti

Sans Souci Palace

Palace of Henri Christophe, a slave who became the brutal kleptocrat of Haiti.
Haiti

Citadelle Laferrière

This iconic fortress was once the crown jewel of Haiti's national defense.
Prague, Czechia

Strahov Monastery

Two stunning 17th-century libraries and a cabinet of curiosities.
Berlin, Germany

Pergamon Museum

The most visited, and possibly most controversial museum in Germany.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
Cologne, Germany

Cologne's Love Locks Bridge

Thousands of tourists and residents in Cologne affix "love padlocks" on the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge to symbolize their affections.