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  • Basilica of Our Lady of Peace (pictured) in Yamoussoukro is the world's largest church and modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City.
  • Sylt is linked to the German mainland by the railway only Hindenburgdamm, named for the infamous Reichspräsident.
  • The wine collection of the prince of Liechtenstein is available to view by a vineyard on the northern edge of Vaduz.
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  • São Toméan Portuguese is similar to Brazilian Portuguese in terms of grammar and pronunciation.
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  • Oyapock River bridge (pictured) connecting French Guiana and Brazil was finished in 2011 yet still has yet to be opened.
  • In Turkey a teacher's house may mean a form of accommodation.
  • Silent Valley is considered one of the most ecologically diverse areas on the planet.
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  • Yakutsk (pictured) has gained attention as potentially the coldest city in the world, with temperatures dropping to -42°C (-45°F) in winter.
  • The highest point on Rømø is only at 19 meters above sea level.
  • Given New Zealand's proximity to the international date line, Gisborne is the first city in the world to see the sun rise.
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  • Chicago's skyline (view from Adler Planetarium pictured) is one of the world's tallest and easily ranks among its most magnificent.
  • The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is one of Austria's most scenic roads.
  • Greenlandic formerly used a unique numeral system where the toes and fingers were used to count to 20 which would be inuk naallugu or a complete human.
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  • The fire inside the Zoroastrian Fire Temple Atashkadeh (pictured) in Yazd has supposedly been burning since AD 470.
  • Wa has a significant chameleon population; individual chameleons can often be found crossing roads.
  • Inhabited since the eighth millennium BC, Rum has provided some of the earliest archaeological evidence of human occupation in Scotland.
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  • Morgan Square (pictured), Spartanburg's primary downtown hub, is the original courthouse village of the city.
  • In Chongqing you can ride the longest single escalator in Asia.
  • Madison has consistently been rated among America's most bicycle-friendly cities.
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  • The Brihadeshwara temple (pictured) in Thanjavur features two live elephants to bless the pilgrims.
  • There are only two B-52 bombers on public display outside the US, one is in the Aviation Heritage Centre in Darwin.
  • The Giraffe Centre outside Nairobi breeds the endangered Rothschild giraffe, and visitors can feed and touch them.
  • The Teleferico (pictured) of Mérida is the world's highest cable car.
  • Hardly any foodstuff is taboo in Japanese cuisine.
  • The city of Bandung has been known as Paris of Java for its European atmosphere back at the colonial times.
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  • Mudflat hiking (pictured) is a traditional recreation activity at the Wadden Sea, for instance from the Hogeland coast.
  • The name Tokelau is a Polynesian word meaning "north wind".
  • The wreck of the Lusitania is considered by many Cape Town divers to be one of the top wreck dives of the region.
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  • When visiting Gaborone, you can gaze upon the city from Kgale Hill (pictured), one of Botswana's highest hills.
  • A local specialty of Kamakura is purple potato soft ice cream.

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