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  • The size of the Super pit (pictured) in Kalgoorlie-Boulder makes everything else look small.
  • Sark still has a quite liberal smoking legislation.
  • Antigua and Barbuda are nicknamed "Land of 365 beaches" due to the many beaches that surround the two islands.
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  • Literally "Fiery Mountain", Mount Merapi (pictured) is the most active volcano in all Indonesia, having erupted at least 68 times since 1548.
  • Charles Town was named for Charles Washington, brother of George Washington.
  • Russia is by far the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area.
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  • In business since 1869, Mercado Público Central (pictured) in Porto Alegre features more than 100 stalls selling local produce, typical products and spices, as well as several restaurants.
  • Marijuana is legal and often found growing freely alongside the road in North Korea.
  • The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre is a cemetery for over 250,000 victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
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  • Today a museum, the Palace of the Inquisition (pictured) in Cartagena (Colombia) was once the South American headquarters of the Spanish inquisition.
  • Washington (North Carolina) was the first city in America to be named after George Washington, before he became president.
  • A good budget meal in Grand Popo is a combination of fish, rice, beans, sauce, and hardboiled eggs from a street vendor.
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  • The Great Silk Road Bazar (pictured) in Osh is the largest and most crowded outdoor market in all of Central Asia.
  • Port Antonio on Jamaica has for years been the hideaway of royalty and stars alike.
  • Persian is more similar to its coeval languages like Latin than to relatively newer Indo-European languages.
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  • The William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library (pictured) in Little Rock includes a replica of the Oval Office.
  • The Venetian on Cotai is touted as the largest casino in the world by floor footage.
  • Prince Edward Island is Canada's only island province.
  • Finse (pictured) has Norway’s highest situated railway station and rail is the only way of transportation to the village.
  • There are about 200 distinct ethnic groups living in Chad.
  • Walking down the historical Rittergasse (Knight’s Lane) in Stolberg feels like being transported back to medieval times.
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  • Liepaja (pictured) served as the capital of Latvia during the First World War.
  • Cheese is made in endless variations around the world.
  • Mayotte is claimed by Comoros, but administered by France.
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  • Because Taj Mahal (pictured) is white, your camera may underexpose your photos of it.
  • Sandusky, being on the North Coast of Ohio offers some of the finest fresh water seafood available.
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  • The Church of the Holy Ascension (pictured) in Unalaska is the oldest Russian-built church still standing in the U.S.
  • The city of Toyota was in fact named after the car company and not the other way round.
  • Robinson Crusoe Island actually exists; outside Chile in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Following Finland’s southern coast, the King’s Road was once the most important road in the country.
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  • The funicular (pictured) between lower and upper Zagreb is one of the steepest and shortest in the world.
  • Many scenes from the movie Australia were filmed in the area surrounding Kununurra.
  • Brunei is home to several shipwrecks, interesting to explore for scuba divers.
  • The “waterfall” (pictured) at Hierve el Agua is made of rock, not water.
  • Sandefjord features several sights related to whaling.
  • Black Sea Turkey is a humid and verdant region renowned for its natural beauty.
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  • Chobe National Park is home to a large number of Kalahari elephants (pictured).
  • Louisville International Airport is "International" in name only — there are no longer any non-stop flights to any location outside the U.S.
  • Borneo is the third largest non-continental island in the world.
  • Georgia has one of the oldest wine-making traditions in the world (different Georgian wines pictured).
  • Liberal, Kansas, was named for the early day settlers who were "liberal" with the scarce supply of water.
  • Galdhøpiggen is the highest mountain in Europe north of the Alps.
  • The 15th Meridian East runs through Görlitz and defines Central European Standard Time (Meridian marker pictured)
  • Short of Pyongyang, Ashgabat is probably the best example of what happens when a city gets redesigned according to the vision of exactly one man.
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  • In Kyzyl you can visit the Centre of Asia (pictured).
  • Ulm Federal Fortifications are the largest preserved fortifications in Germany.
  • The Empire Theatre on Block Island is like stepping into a movie theatre time machine.
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  • In Maasai Mara National Reserve you can go on a hot air balloon safari and see the sun rising above the wildlife and the magnificent landscapes (pictured).
  • The story goes that Surabaya’s name derives from the Javanese words Suro, meaning shark, and Boyo, meaning crocodile.
  • Apart from the grand nature, Skjolden is known for Ludwig Wittgenstein's lodge.
  • Calling Paramakatoi (pictured) a place to "get away" would be a great understatement.
  • Seoul is practically a collection of cities that happen to be bunched together, each with its own central business and commercial districts.
  • From 1932 to 1990 Nizhny Novgorod was known as Gorky (Го́рький), after the writer Maxim Gorky.
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  • Situated on a hill next to the river Meuse, the citadel (pictured) is the biggest tourist attraction of Namur.
  • Panama has a lot more indigenous culture than some neighboring countries.
  • In Abu Dhabi only restaurants located in hotels are allowed to serve alcohol.
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  • Oaxaca’s streets (pictured) have a very tranquil and organic feel to them.
  • Ngoketunjia consists of 13 villages, whose names all start with the letters "Ba".
  • Auckland has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world.
  • The Phoenician ruins (pictured) at Kerkouane are probably the only of their kind to survive.
  • Although Filipino words may seem long and tongue-twisting at first, pronunciation is easier than in many other languages.

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