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May 6
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Look for the pilgrim between the Royal Doors and the edge of the clock tower
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Shadow Pilgrim

An accidental trick of light casts the perfect shadow of a pilgrim of the Camino de Santiago against the cathedral wall
42.8806, -8.5437
The Tanks of Flamenco Beach
Culebra, Puerto Rico

The Tanks of Flamenco Beach

Graffiti-covered siege engines still litter the tropical beach of a Puerto Rican island the US military used to use for target practice
18.3169, -65.2900
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Mosquito Bay

World's most bioluminescent bay
18.0979, -65.4413
Capilla del Santo Cristo
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Capilla del Santo Cristo

This Puerto Rican chapel on a cliff is renowned for its healing powers, founded on the site of a supposed divine intervention
18.4640, -66.1178
Casa Bacardi
Cataño, Puerto Rico

Casa Bacardi

The bat-covered home of one of the world's most popular brands of rum is located on a tropical Art Deco campus
18.4425, -66.1333
Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Arecibo Observatory

World's largest single-dish radio telescope, once used to contact E.T.
18.3442, -66.7528
Focusing on the Church dome across the way
Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Camera Obscura at the Alcazar of Jerez de la Frontera

The effect of this ancient form of image projection situated atop an 11th century Moorish palace is thrilling.
36.6811, -6.1400
Pink painted elephants adorn the front doors of the Délirium Café in honor of its namesake.
Brussels, Belgium

Délirium Café

Cozy basement bar sports an inventory of over 2,000 beers.
50.8484, 4.3539
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe
50.8450, 4.3500
Zinneke Pis
Brussels, Belgium

Zinneke Pis

Meet the bronze beloved pet to a family of famous peeing statues
50.8488, 4.3456
The church's interior
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026 - a century after the death of its architect
41.4036, 2.1744
The temple by night
Madrid, Spain

Templo de Debod

An ancient Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid, Spain
40.4253, -3.7173
Bunkers del Carmel
Barcelona, Spain

Bunkers of Carmel

These secluded and abandoned anti-aircraft defenses have become one the most scenic viewpoints in Barcelona
41.4193, 2.1617
A smiling log friend (Flickr/malfieten)
Barcelona, Spain

Tió de Nadal

Catalonia Tradition: Beating the hollow Christmas log until it defecates in your fireplace
41.3879, 2.1699
Barcelona, Spain

El Caganer

A fantastic Christmas tradition where defecation meets the manger
41.3845, 2.1756
Mardi Gras World
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras World

This float factory takes the mask off of Mardi Gras and lets visitors see where the magic happens
29.9348, -90.0614
New Orleans, Louisiana

National World War II Museum

Formerly known as National D-Day Museum, this collection commemorates the battle of Normandy and WWII
29.9430, -90.0704
Enchanted Rock
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
30.5066, -98.8189
Sustainable, sun-powered art.
Austin, Texas

Mueller SunFlowers

A grove of colossal man-made flowers that collect the sun's rays to light up the night
30.3061, -97.7119
Uncommon Objects Sign
Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge
30.2483, -97.7505
San Antonio, Texas

Kiddie Park

Established in 1925, Kiddie Park claims to be the oldest amusement park in the U.S. - a cozy little time warp nestled in a shady corner of the modern world
29.4854, -98.4513
San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose

Three hundred years of preserved Spanish colonial history in San Antonio
29.3614, -98.4783
Hospital Train - Korean War
San Antonio, Texas

U.S. Army Medical Department Museum

This museum showcases the history and contributions of the U.S. Army to the medical industry, both on the battlefield and off
29.4516, -98.4515
Deer at the Quadrangle.
San Antonio, Texas

The Quadrangle

An urban military fort filled with deer, rabbits, peacocks, and other birds
29.4432, -98.4629