The local specialty of the Savonia region around Kuopio is kalakukko - dark bread stuffed with fish. A literal translation of the name of the dish would be fish rooster.
Cameroon is known as "Africa in miniature" due to the diversity of cultures and nature found in the country.
Giz Qalasi or Maiden's tower (pictured) in Baku was built somewhere between the 7th and 12th centuries and may have served as a fire beacon, defensive fortification, astronomical observatory, or Zoroastrian temple.
Colorado boasts the highest overall elevation in the United States.
Turkish minibuses, dolmuș, have their name from "dolmak" which means "to fill", as they used not to start the journey without a sufficient number of passengers.
Auckland's Sky tower (pictured) is the tallest free standing tower in the southern hemisphere.
Winnipeg is the coldest city in the world with a population over 600000.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is encircled by a city wall, which gives the old town the shape of a head, with the nose - the Castle Garden - pointing west.
One of the lesser known sights of Rovaniemi is the northernmost McDonald's in the world.(pictured)
Antarctica is the least visited continent, but still it receives tens of thousands of visitors each season.
In Pompeii (pictured) you can see small tiles called cateyes in the ground. The moon’s light or candle light reflects off these tiles and gave light, so people could see where they were walking at night.
Unlike other big cities, Bangkok's taxis come in thirteen different colours, including blue, orange, baby pink and even bi-coloured ones. Each colour represents a separate taxi company.
Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, is designed in the shape of a giant bird or airplane.
The Museo del Jamón (pictured) that can be found at many locations in Madrid are not ham museums but restaurants.
Guindy Snake Park in Chennai breeds more than 30 species of Indian snakes.
According to legend, if you touch your zodiac sign on the Wishing Bridge in Tel Aviv's Jaffa District while facing the sea and make a wish, it will come true.
St. Sava (pictured) in Belgrade is the largest Eastern Orthodox church in the world.
The currency of Eritrea is called the 'nakfa', named after the city of Nakfa where the Eritreans fought for their independence against Ethiopia.
It takes 10 years and 30,000 litres of paint to paint the Harbour Bridge in Sydney. When it's finished, the painters have to start over again at the other end.
In Dalat you can choose sites based on your mood. Try the Valley of Love (pictured) when you're feeling good or the Lake of Sorrows when you're feeling down.
At the end of the cocaine tour at the Coca Museum in La Paz, each visitor is given a coca leaf.
The Bangladesh District of Yerevan was given its name because locals thought it was so far out of town and Bangladesh was used as a generic term for a "faraway place" in Armenia, like Timbuktu is used in the West.
Sigulda's bobsleigh track (pictured) is also open in the summer - but you'll ride on wheels instead of sliding on ice.
The Gu Mountain temples near Fuzhou contain important Daoist archives written in monk's blood.
If it's the pirate's life for you, head to Nassau's Pirate Museum, a recreation of a Caribbean pirate town.
Fortaleza can be seen from the sea on board a motorized schooner.
St. Thomas' Church, near Manchester, contains the largest wooden pulpit of England and possibly of the world.
Kano's indigo dye pits (pictured) have been in continuous use for 500 years, once used to color the garments of royalty.
Lisbon's Águas Livres Aqueduct includes the largest stone arch on the planet.
Seattle's former Grand Opera House is now a car park.
The Big Hole (pictured) in Kimberley, South Africa is the world's largest hand-dug excavation. It was created when thousands of people searched for diamonds at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.
In Addis Ababa, Arat Kilo Avenue has a statue celebrating Ethiopia's victory in WWII over Italy, while Sidest Kilo Avenue is marked by a statue in memory of the 39,000 Ethiopians killed in the fighting.
The leisure Centre (LC) in Swansea, UK touts the world's first uphill water slide.
According to a Dakota Indian legend, the Great Spirit divided Barn Bluff between two rival villages of Minnesota, and the remaining portion was moved to Winona and became the famous Sugar Loaf (pictured).
Santral Istanbul, a modern art museum in Istanbul, Turkey, is located in what was the first power station of the Ottoman Empire.
Susukino, Sapporo's red-light district, was originally created to keep labourers in Hokkaido.
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. has a bronze statue in memory of Fala, Franklin D. Roosevelt's scottish terrier.
Bien bar in Bergen, Norway is located in an old pharmacy. Wooden drawers with labels for bandages and hemorrhoidal cream line the bar walls.
Damascus is credited with being the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.
For fans of folklore, the sites along Okayama's Kibiji District take you from beginning to end of the battle between Prince Kibitsuhiko and the demon Ura, which is said to have inspired Japan's famous Momotaro tale.
You need to scuba dive if you want to get into Jule's Undersea Lodge, in Key Largo, Florida.
The Ritz Hotel in London was the first hotel in the world to offer a private bathroom for every guest room.
If money is tight, Gabrovo's House of Humour and Satire offers many solutions, from cutting off your cat's tail to avoid losing heat when letting it out to heating knives so guests won't be able to hog up your butter.
Golden Gate Bridge (pictured), in San Francisco, is the most popular suicide place on the planet.