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Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport

Single runway interrupted by a busy road that cuts across its middle.
Dissani, Togo

Koutammakou

The unique building practices of the Batammariba reflect the community's deep reverence for and connection to the earth.
Lome, Togo

Akodessewa Fetish Market

The Voodoo Superstore of the world.
Oslo, Norway

Viking Ship Museum

Home to three historic ships from the age of Vikings.
Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia

Kaliningrad Oblast

A small part of Russia that does not touch any other part of Russia.
Ordino, Andorra

St. George Icon Museum

Extensive Orthodox icon collection in Andorra.
Erbil, Iraq

Erbil Citadel

An ancient fortified mound raised over the millennia from settlements built one on top of the other.
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

A symbol of Islam in oil-rich Brunei.
Kampung Lupak Luas, Brunei

Kampong Ayer

Ferdinand Magellan dubbed the world's largest water village the "Venice of the East."
Bremerhaven, Germany

Wilhelm Bauer

The only remaining U-boat that is still floating never actually saw any action in World War II.
Heligoland, Germany

Heligoland

This strategic isle was once swapped between empires and almost entirely destroyed in a bomb explosion.
Longyearbyen, Norway

Longyearbyen

In the northernmost city in the world, it's illegal to be buried because it’s too cold for bodies to decompose.
Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands One-Lane Tunnels

The narrow passages will challenge even the bravest driver.
Herzliya, Israel

The Hermit House

This marvelous work of outsider architecture is built into the cliffs of an Israeli beach.
Jerusalem, Israel

Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

The only quarter of the Old City not dedicated to a major world religion.
Masada, Israel

Masada

This daunting 1st century fortress was purportedly the site of one of the most dramatic revolts of the Jewish-Roman wars.
Amman, Jordan

Roman Theater of Amman

This exceptionally well-preserved ancient marvel also houses a small museum dedicated to Jordanian folk tradition.
Wadi Rum Village, Jordan

Wadi Rum

Known as the "Valley of the Moon," this Jordanian wadi is one of the most amazing desertscapes on Earth.
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city that dates back 3,000 years old and harbors many surprises.
Treblinka, Poland

Muzeum Treblinka

A somber memorial honors the hundreds of thousands of lives lost at this labor and extermination camp.
Wrocław, Poland

The Train to Heaven

A 90-ton, gravity-defiant steam locomotive shoots for the skies in this bizarrely beautiful public artwork.
Ilhéu das Rolas, São Tomé and Príncipe

Marco do Equador

The equator passes through this tiny island in the eastern Atlantic.
London, England

Ilford Animal Cemetery

3,000 family pets and military animals are buried in this London graveyard.