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- German architecture (pictured) and the world’s second largest Oktoberfest are examples of the strong German heritage of Blumenau in Brazil.
- Kansas derives from the Sioux language meaning "People of the South Wind".
- Ko Tao was once a detention site for political prisoners, but today it is a great place for divers.
- In Ushuaia you can ride the train to the end of the world (pictured).
- The name of the city of Kotka translates to “eagle”.
- Saint Martin is one of the smallest land masses that is divided between two countries.
- Roskilde hosts a viking museum with several original viking ships (pictured).
- In 2004, Edinburgh became the first member of the UNESCO Creative Cities initiative when it was designated a City of Literature.
- Nuclear tourism is travel to places connected with nuclear research and technology.
- Mt. Warning (pictured) is the world's largest extinct shield volcano.
- Labrador is home to the largest herds of Caribou in the world.
- Though it never was buried by a volcano, Jerash is sometimes misleadingly referred to as the "Pompeii of the Middle East”.
- Saint-Denis (pictured) is the largest city in all of the French Overseas Departments.
- The Bavarian village of Aufsess holds the record for most beer breweries per capita.
- Calico museum of textiles in Ahmedabad is regarded as one of the finest textile museums in the world.
- The Gateway Arch (pictured) in St. Louis is the world’s tallest national monument.
- Because of numerous festivals, the Philippines is often dubbed "The Fiesta Islands".
- The New World Afro-Diasporic customs of Vodou are widely practiced in Haiti.
- Jakarta has a large number of giant, glittering malls (Grand Indonesia pictured), well above expectations for newcomers.
- Boat building traditions are kept alive at the Maritime Quarter in Mariehamn's eastern harbour.
- Uliastai used to be a provincial capital of the Manchu Empire and is one of the three oldest settlements in Mongolia.
- Cimetière du Père Lachaise (pictured) in Paris is probably the most visited graveyard in any Western city.
- Capurganá is surrounded on three sides by dense jungle and no roads lead to it.
- The islands of the Indian Ocean are a varied collection, including many of the smallest territories and one of the largest island nations (Madagascar).
- The world's first grain elevator was built at Buffalo Harbor (marker sign pictured) in 1842.
- Saariselkä boasts Europe’s northernmost Spa.
- New Orleans Mardi Gras is known as the biggest free party on earth.