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Copenhagen, Denmark

Laksegade

This ordinary street was made infamous by a legendary visit from the devil.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
Højbjerg, Denmark

Grauballe Man

Preserved "bog person" that is over 2,000 years old.
Aarhus, Denmark

Christian Jacobsen Drakenberg's Last Home

The final home of the legendary Danish sailor said to have lived to be 146 years old.
Aarhus, Denmark

Bispetorvet Dinosaur Footprint

A public display of random paleontology.
Tinum, Mexico

Chichen Itza Chirp

Clap your hands at the base of the pyramid, and the song of a sacred Mayan bird will echo through the air.
Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Maya pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Caracol

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop: The Observatory of Chichen Itza, one of the world's oldest observatories, takes astronomy back to basics.
Mexico

Chicxulub Crater

World's third largest impact crater, and where the fate of the dinosaurs was sealed.
Chamula, Mexico

Iglesia de San Juan

The masses at this church incorporate enough moonshine and animal sacrifice that they are no longer recognizably Catholic.
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

Casa Na Bolom

The former house of an anthropologist couple displays Lacandón Maya artifacts in a homey atmosphere.
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

Museo de la Medicina Maya (Mayan Medicine Museum)

The displays in this off-the-beaten-path museum highlight the holistic, indigenous methods of healing.
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

Taller Leñateros (Woodlanders’ Workshop)

Mexico’s first and only Tzotzil Maya bookbinding workshop.
Mazatlán, Mexico

El Faro de Mazatlán

From Nunavut to Tierra del Fuego, you won't find any lighthouse higher than this one.
Tapijulapa, Mexico

Villa Luz Waterfalls

Trek through the jungle on a boat and a swinging bridge and you'll be rewarded with these refreshing, if pungent, mineral pools.
Mexico City, Mexico

Alexander Von Humboldt Monument

A bronze statue of the famed Prussian naturalist commemorates the year he spent exploring the Mexican country.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mosaic Votive Skull

The turquoise-studded skull of a long-dead Aztec man sits within Mexico City’s Museum of Anthropology.
Papantla de Olarte, Mexico

Monumento al Volador (Monument to the Flyer)

A massive yet whimsical statue pays homage to the art and joy of "flight."
Yanga, Mexico

'El Yanga'

A statue of the former enslaved person considered the "first liberator of the Americas" stands in the town named after him.
Xalapa, Mexico

Xalapa Museum of Anthropology

The largest collection of artifacts from the Olmec civilization, the mother culture of Mesoamerica.
La Gloria, Mexico

Little Boy Zero

Statue of Edgar Hernandez, the first victim of swine flu.
Tlacotalpan, Mexico

Municipal Cemetery of Tlacotalpan

The graveyard displays the colonial Mexican and Caribbean architectural fusion that defines this city.
Mexico

Macaques of Tanaxpillo Island

The population of Southeast Asian primates was introduced to Mexico in the 1970s.
Santiago, Mexico

Tropic of Cancer Monument

This spot along the 23.5 degree north parallel marks the northern boundary of the tropics.