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Places visited in Sochi, Russia
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Khujand, Tajikistan

Panjshanbe Bazaar

A bustling bazaar with an elaborate facade in Central Asia’s underrated capital.
Sochi, Russia

Dacha Stalina

One of the notorious Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's many summer retreats.
Volgograd, Russia

Pavlov's House

The Nazis lost more men trying to take this Russian-held Stalingrad apartment block than they did when taking Paris.
Moscow, Russia

State Darwin Museum

The world's first museum dedicated to the work of game-changing naturalist Charles Darwin.
Kronshtadt, Russia

Fort Zverev

Nightmarish example of the unintended consequences of weapons testing.
Ridder, Kazakhstan

Filles Dansantes

A statue of traditional Kazakh dancers adds some beauty to this Soviet-era mining city.
Auliyeagash, Kazakhstan

Kieli Agash (Sacred Tree) of Auliyeagash

Local lore says this 700-year-old tree has sacred and medicinal properties.
Big Sur, California

McWay Falls and Waterfall House Ruins

This Big Sur waterfall drops 80 feet directly into the Pacific Ocean, and inspired the hillside house up top.
Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money.
New York, New York

Fearless Girl Statue

Wall Street has a new heroine, a bronze statue of a small but fierce girl.
New York, New York

High Bridge

The oldest surviving bridge in New York City, which reopened to pedestrians in 2015.
Logan, Ohio

The Caves of Hocking Hills State Park

Rare recess caves fill this unbelievably beautiful Ohio park.
Fresno, California

Forestiere Underground Gardens

An underground mansion with fruit-bearing trees and grapes growing beneath the surface of central California.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Market Street Catacombs

A hidden network of subterranean passageways lies tangled beneath Indianapolis' bustling City Market.
Midway, Utah

Homestead Crater

This geothermal hot spring hides beneath a slowly growing mineral dome.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cave of Kelpius

Where America's first doomsday cult awaited the end of the world.
Yosemite National Park, California

Horsetail Fall's Firefall

Under the right circumstances, this waterfall in Yosemite briefly turns a luminescent fiery orange.
Williamsburg, Virginia

President Heads

Giant busts of 42 U.S. presidents are sitting in a field in Virginia.
New York, New York

Lexington Candy Shop

The oldest family-run luncheonette in New York, last renovated in 1948, still serves food and drinks the old-fashioned way.
New York, New York

Dream House

La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela's "Dream House" will immerse you in an ever changing world of sound and light.
Quito, Ecuador

Garcia Moreno Prison Museum

An abandoned Ecuadorian prison that once held ex-presidents and notorious con artists is now a carceral museum.
Colta, Ecuador

Iglesia de Balbanera

Ecuador's first Catholic church was built by Spanish conquistadors in 1534.
Quito, Ecuador

El Panecillo

A short volcanic hill in Quito doubles as a stellar observation point of an iconic statue.