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Bogotá, Colombia

La Ciclovía de Bogotá

Every Sunday, Bogotá turns 75 miles of its city streets into a bicycle superhighway.
Bogotá, Colombia

La Puerta Falsa

This tiny shop has been serving traditional tamales for more than 200 years.
Bogotá, Colombia

Santuario Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Towering high above the neighborhood of La Candelaria, the church is easily recognizable by its distinctive red-and-white striped facade.
Bogotá, Colombia

Monserrate Sanctuary

Pilgrims each carried a brick to the top of Mount Monserrate to help build this historic sanctuary in Colombia.
Hume, California

General Grant

The second-largest giant sequoia in the world.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
Three Rivers, California

Tharp’s Log

A 19th-century cabin built into a hollowed-out Sequoia tree.
Three Rivers, California

Moro Rock

Four hundred granite steps were built into this massive rock by the National Park Service.
Three Rivers, California

Kaweah Post Office

This small shack near the entrance to Sequoia National Park has been in almost continuous operation for the last century.
Oppenheim, Germany

Michaelskapelle Ossuary

This German bone house contains the remains of some 20,000 souls.
Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Statue of Loreley

A memorial for a young woman and her ghost, which are claimed to have caused countless deathly shipwrecks.
Oberwesel, Germany

Burg Pfalzgrafenstein

Tiny castle in the middle of the Rhine made you pay to pass.
Frankfurt, Germany

Eiserner Steg (Iron Bridge)

Fantastic views and thousands of love locks.
Istanbul, Turkey

Tünel

Climb a steep hill in 90 seconds on the second-oldest urban subway in the world.
Istanbul, Turkey

Minyatür’s Nautical Instruments

Turkish adventurer antiques in the heart of the Grand Bazaar.
Istanbul, Turkey

Piri Reis Map at Topkapi Palace

1513 Turkish world map, full of European state secrets and snarky commentary.
Istanbul, Turkey

The Spoonmaker's Diamond

No one is sure if the world's fourth-largest diamond had been found in a rubbish heap or was pawned by Napoleon's mom.
Istanbul, Turkey

Golden Horn Chain

A section of the long chain that blocked enemy ships from entering Constantinople.
Istanbul, Turkey

Tombs of the Sultans

Five sultans and their families rest in eternal splendor, teeming with overlooked beauty and drama.
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
Istanbul, Turkey

Pudding Shop (Lale Restaurant)

This crucial gathering spot along the "hippie trail" still displays old notes between traveling beatniks and backpackers.
Istanbul, Turkey

Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain

A fountain standing as a testament to a doomed alliance.
Istanbul, Turkey

Serpent Column

Ancient serpentine sacrifice holder that has stood the test of time.
Istanbul, Turkey

Isa Yusuf Alptekin Park

A tiny park in the middle of some big power politics.