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Mauritania Ancient cities Mauritania
The old cities of Ouadane, Chenguetti, Oualata and Tichitt are a vestige of a rich past, that of the Trans-Saharan trade which made these cities part of the city-relays between North Africa and the Black Africa through the Sahara. These cities had a profound religious and cultural influence."
Source: viamigo.com

Band-e-Amir Afghanistan
The highlights of this landscape, in the middle of the Hazarajat in the central Hindu Kush Mountains, are the legendary lakes of Band-e Amir. Here you will find six stunningly blue lakes, nestled among 3,000 m (9,850 ft) magenta and grey rock walls, making a stunningly beautiful and unforgettable contrast."

Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke) Switzerland
Constructed in 1333, gutted by fire in 1993 and immediately restored to keep enjoying the status of the oldest wooden bridge in Europe, the Kapellbrücke's charm and historic air are so irresistible that you will quickly lose count of how many times you've already crossed it."
Source: opentravel.com

Mount Vaea Samoa
Mount Vaea is most well known as the burial place of Robert Louis Stevenson who lived the last four years of his life in Samoa before his death on 3 December 1894. Stevenson, who had lived on the east side of Mount Vaea, had chosen the mountain top as his final resting place."

Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The important north-south road connection, which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region."

La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House) in Valparaiso Chile
When searching for a coastal respite in Valparaíso, Pablo Neruda related the following specifications to his friend, Sara Vial,
"It may not be too high or too low. It must be solitary, but not in excess. I wish neighbors were invisible. I wish I did not see or hear them. Original but not uncomfortable. Very light, but firm. Neither too big nor too small, far from everything. But close to the stores. As well, it has to be very inexpensive. Do you think I can find a house like that in Valparaíso?”

Ski the Birkebeiner Wisconsin
When 7,000 cross-country skiers convene at the start of the Birrkie, the largest, most vaunted ski race in the country, it’s a maelstrom of adrenaline, camaraderie, knit caps, and Northwoods spectacle. Rank amateurs go toe-to-toe with the world’s elite to gun for a personal best or a piece of the $20,000 purse. The 50K course is gorgeous anytime, but the race is worth planning your life around."

Bike From Durango to Moab Colorado
Connect the dots (six spare but well-outfitted huts spaced approximately 35 miles/56 kilometers apart) on a weeklong mountain bike expedition that starts in the jagged San Juan Mountains and ends in Moab. Harder and more isolated than its twin, the venerable Telluride-Moab ride, the 215-mile (346-kilometer) Durango-Moab route presents navigational and bike-handling challenges and a sense of unfettered freedom."

Perito Moreno Glacier Argentina
The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in the south west of Santa Cruz province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia."

Kourou Space Centre French Guiana
More than 500 launches have left from this vital space center, begun in the 1960s. Guided tours of the facility and its six launch sites are among the region's most popular attractions."
Source: tripadvisor.com

Esala Perahera Festival Sri Lanka
The Esala Perahera is one of the oldest and most extraordinary festivals in the world and it takes place every year in July/August in the old royal capital of Kandy. Snaking their way around Kandy lake and the Temple of the Tooth thousands of dancers, drummers, whip-crackers and fire-eaters parade through the city accompanied by close to 100 caparisoned elephants the largest of which carries the sacred tooth relic taken from Buddha’s funeral pyre almost 2500 years ago."

Bison in Bialowieza National Park Poland
Two bison lock horns in the Bialowieza National Park. Some 800 bison roam freely in the Bialowieza mountains that sit between Poland and Belarus. The animals, distant cousins of the American bison, are considered living miracles after the whole population of 700 beasts was masacred by local poachers and the German divisions present during the First World War."
Source: bp21.org.by

Trevi Fountain (Fontana Di Trevi) Italy
In the maze of narrow, meandering streets, Rome hides a sparkling jewel held to be a triumphant example of Baroque finesse and the natural artistry of water- one of the world's most stunning fountains and a work of art in one. Trevi is not just a cold piece of marble. The play of light, shade and wind makes it move in a mesmerizing rhythm that the hypnotized public yields to subconsciously, and even if a tight agenda draws them away for a while, they go to all lengths to see the astounding spring once again."
Source: opentravel.com

Tiger's Nest (Taktsang) Monastery in Bhutan Bhutan
This mystical kingdom, tucked into the Himalayas between India and China, offers visitors a glimpse of an isolated culture untouched by the passage of time. Women still create intricate weavings by hand. Paintings created centuries ago still grace ancient buildings."
Source: bhutantour.bt

Leitisvatn Lake
Sørvágsvatn (Leitisvatn) is the biggest lake of the Faroe Islands. It is situated on the island of Vágar between the municipalities of Sørvágs Kommuna and Miðvágs kommuna. The name Sørvágsvatn means ‘The lake of Sørvágur’."