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Larnaca, Cyprus

Larnaca Salt Lake

Once part of an ancient international harbor, it's now an all-you-can-eat shrimp buffet for flamingos and other water birds.
Paphos, Cyprus

The Mosaics of Paphos

The ancient mosaics here are considered among the finest in the world, and serve as a stunning record of Greco-Roman daily life.
Paphos, Cyprus

Tombs of the Kings

An ancient necropolis of magnificent tombs.
Nicosia, Cyprus

Cyprus Buffer Zone

This no man's land slicing through the island is strewn with abandoned relics of another time.
Lefkoşa, Cyprus

Büyük Han

The largest caravanserai in Cyprus also includes amazing examples of Ottoman architecture.
Augsburg, Germany

Schaezler Fountain

This fountain tucked away in a park is the focal point of the only "Green Basilica" in Germany.
Iceland

Snæfellsjökull

A formerly glacier-tipped volcano that inspired none other than Jules Verne.
Hellissandur, Iceland

Murals of Hellissandur

Dozens of large, brightly-colored paintings adorn the walls of the "street art capital of Iceland."
Iceland

Berserkjahraun

This scenic Icelandic lava flow is named for a pair of Berserkers who were murdered, according to a famous Saga.
Búðardalur, Iceland

Eiriksstadir

A fantastic reconstruction of a 10th-century Viking longhouse.
Iceland

Hvítserkur

Rising from the sea like a stone monster.
Iceland

Grafarkirkja

The oldest church in Iceland is one of the few to feature ornate decoration.
Akureyri, Iceland

Giant Viking Beer Can

Akureyri is home to an oversized can of one of Iceland's favourite beers.
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri Heart-Shaped Traffic Lights

Instead of solid circles, the stoplights in this northern Icelandic town have glowing red hearts.
Iceland

Godafoss

This elegant arc of a waterfall marks a religious turning point.
Iceland

Dimmuborgir

These ominous lava formations were said to be an entrance to the netherworld so of course they inspired a famous metal band.
Iceland

Námaskarð

A sulfuric martian landscape that looks far better than it smells.
Iceland

Námafjall

In Northeastern Iceland lies something of an oxymoron: a steaming desert.
Iceland

Dettifoss

The most powerful waterfall in all of Europe.
Iceland

Hengifoss

The bright red stripes streaking across the rocks are the star feature at this Icelandic waterfall.
Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland

Petra's Stone and Mineral Collection

One woman's lifelong collection is on display in this unassuming house on an Icelandic fjord.
Iceland

The Eggs of Merry Bay

These enlarged egg sculptures represent the native birds of eastern Iceland.
Iceland

Red Chair

A giant red chair bolted to a rock on a remote mossy hillside in Iceland.
Iceland

Svartifoss

The unique waterfall in Iceland's south features a backdrop of geometric black lava columns.