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Russia

Mount Elbrus

Europe's highest peak is a key pillar of the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge.
Namibia

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

The remains of diamond fever taken over by the desert.
Namibia

Namib Sand Sea

A desert that rolls right up to the ocean, where it's so dry animals live off the fog.
Namibia

Dead Vlei

This "dead marsh" sits among the largest sand dunes in the world, a forest frozen in time.
Namibia

Welwitschia

Bizarre living fossil only grows in a small chunk of the Namib Desert.
Namibia

Hoba Meteorite near Grootfontein, Namibia

Largest Known Meteorite on Earth.
Namibia

Dinosaur Footprints on the Otjihaenamaparero Farm

200-million-year-old ceratosaurus and coelophysis rhodesiensis tracks can be found fossilized in the sandstone near Mt. Etjo.
Namibia

Tropic of Capricorn Crossing

Road signs in Namibia mark the location of one of the five major circles of latitude.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
Lima, Peru

Mercado de Brujas

A market for witches is hidden within a train station.
Ica, Peru

Huacachina

An unexpected desert oasis in South America.
Peru

Choquequirao, Peru

White llama terraces dazzle in Peru's "other Machu Picchu."
Pitumarca, Peru

Rainbow Mountain

A remote candy-striped mountain in the Peruvian Andes straight out of the pages of Dr. Seuss.
Chucuito Province, Peru

Chucuito Temple of Fertility

Ancient Peruvian fertility temple or modern money-making hoax? Either way these monoliths still look like penises.
Puno, Peru

The Uros People of Lake Titicaca

The Uros people live on floating reed islands in lake Titicaca.
Puno, Peru

Sillustani

These ruined Incan mausoleum towers still bear carvings of sacred animals on their blocks.
Cusco, Peru

Sacsayhuamán

The stones of this Incan wall complex fit together so well you couldn't fit a piece of paper between some of them.
Urubamba, Peru

Moray

Huge stone depressions which may have acted as an Incan agricultural experiment.
Maras, Peru

Salt Pans of Maras

This Peruvian canyon is filled with geometric salt pools that have been being harvested since the Incan empire.