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  • Driving a car or even bicycle on the island of Heligoland (bird's eye view pictured) is prohibited by federal law
  • Managua, the capital of Nicaragua has a cathedral that cannot be entered due to fear of it collapsing, since it was damaged in a 1972 earthquake.
  • When driving in the UK, be aware that side roads never have priority, overtaking on the left (so called undertaking) is illegal, and you may not turn left over a red light.
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Add your entries to the end of this list. Do not leave any space or other commentary between entries. However, feel free to rearrange the list, because geographic variety in what's displayed is good (e.g. if the next three items are all from Asia, it's good to intersperse something from Africa, Europe or the Americas).

  • Hamilton (pictured) is infamous for having mainly one-way streets throughout its downtown core.
  • The gold-covered altars of Ouro Branco’s Matriz de Santo Antônio are fine examples of baroque style.
  • Thredbo is probably the closest thing Australia has to an alpine village.
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  • An attraction in Baker, California is the tallest thermometer in the world (pictured).
  • Coffee is one of the world's most popular drinks, with significant cultural variations.
  • 45 minutes ahead of New Zealand time; the International Date Line jogs eastward to keep the Chatham Islands on the same calendar day as the rest of New Zealand.
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  • The Bay of Kotor is the deepest natural fjord in the Mediterranean Sea and the scenery around it is spectacular (pictured).
  • Haridwar is a purely vegetarian town, and alcohol is banned there as well.
  • Marietta, Georgia features a Gone With the Wind museum.
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  • Bautzen is often called the "Easter-capital” (local traditional Easter eggs pictured).
  • Would you like to visit a museum full of devils? Head to Kaunas!
  • Tuvalu translates to "cluster of eight" in Tuvaluan, though in fact the country made up of many more islands.
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  • The Valley of Desolation (pictured) near Graaff-Reinet is a biodiverse "oasis" in the midst of an otherwise arid area.
  • Several Old Towns are served by horse-carriage rides, in old-style carriages.
  • Since independence, Gabon has been one of the more stable African countries.
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  • Curonian Spit has Europe’s highest sand dunes (pictured).
  • The Alpine town of Mittenwald prides itself on its great tradition of violin making.
  • South America is the wilder part of the Americas and a continent of superlatives.
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  • Ostrava is home to the famous Stodolní street (pictured), the longest strip of bars and pubs in the Czech Republic.
  • If you travel long distances east or west, jet lag may become an issue.
  • Are you an inexperienced traveler? Our travel basics article covers the basics of travel.
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  • Hotel Continental (pictured) is Tangier’s grand old hotel and the first thing you see when you're off the ferry.
  • Kalmar is one of the oldest Swedish cities, dating back to the year 1027.
  • Visakhapatnam is sometimes referred to as the The Goa of the East, Jewel on the Coramandel Coast, Steel city, and the City of Destiny.
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  • Beinisvørð (pictured), the second highest cliff on the Faroe Islands offers breathtaking views to the sea.
  • Varadero boasts Cuba’s only full golf course.
  • Parts of Hadrian's Wall are within easy reach of Hexham.
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  • The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (pictured) in Blenheim (New Zealand) has a lovingly restored collection of World War I planes.
  • Nha Trang is the scuba diving centre of Vietnam.
  • Caldas da Rainha has two primary claims to fame: its curative sulfurous waters and its whimsical decorative pottery.
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  • Babur gardens (pictured) in Kabul surround the tomb of the first Mughal Emperor Babur.
  • St Andrews is perhaps most famous as the home of golf.
  • Adelaide Zoo is the only place in the Southern Hemisphere where you can see giant pandas.
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  • Tombstone (pictured) was among America's most storied towns in the wild frontier days.
  • Tourists may not rent cars on Bermuda.
  • Solothurners are very fond of the number 11, and there are many references to that number around the town.
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  • Male (pictured) is by some measures the world's densest city.
  • Although famous for its natural wonders, Australia is actually one of the world's most highly urbanised countries.
  • Akumal in Mayan language means "Land of turtles" is still one of the favorite places for these marine animals to spawn.
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  • The Stone Bridge (pictured) in Skopje has been the symbol of the city since the 6th century and every ruler has tried to leave a mark on it.
  • There are no addresses in Ölgii, business cards usually provide directions from a nearby landmark.
  • Kamchatka is extremely geologically active and has numerous volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, and even a lake of acid.
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  • The best place in Koror to buy traditional Palauan storyboards (pictured) is in the local jail.
  • Riga was founded in 1201 by Albert of Bremen as a base for the Northern Crusades.
  • Cox's Bazar has the longest sea beach in the world, 120 km long.
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  • Raseborg castle (pictured) was located near the sea shore, but due the post-glacial rise of land it eventually lost its access to the sea.
  • Phillip Island has a Vietnam Veterans museum, preserving and exhibiting memorabilia from Australia’s longest war.
  • Barbados is portrayed as the Little Britain of the Caribbean because of its long association as a British colony.
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