Spearfisher, Papua New Guinea
Volcanic cloud courtesy of the
Rabaul caldera.

Charging elephant, Zambia
Up close and personal with the
largest living terrestrial animal

Blue Rhino, South Africa
Without drastic action, rhinos
could be extinct in the wild
within the next 10 years.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
a.k.a. "Mosi oa-Tunya" ("the
smoke that thunders")

Ambergris Caye, Belize
Gateway to the planet's second
largest coral reef system.

  Paddle Fishing, Huahine
The villagers are fishing because
they ate all the gold fish in the
resort pond.

Elephants Herding, Botswana
"Aw, Mom, I just had a bath
yesterday."

Blue Gondolas, Venice
Step off a train into the 13th
Century.
Snake Charmer, Delhi
The main thing is to use
a telephoto lens.

Clontarf Castle, Dublin
Built in 1172, later
demolished and then rebuilt.

The Head Room, Le Louvre, Paris
The Greek, Etruscan, and Roman
Department displays pieces from the
Neolithic to the 6th century.

The Thousand Mile Wall, China
Often billed as the only man-made
object visible from space, generally
it isn't.

Namale, Vanua Nevu, Fiji
Ratu Udre Udre, a local tribal
chieftain, holds the Guinness
World Record for cannibalism,
having eaten 872 people in the
19th century.
Pompei, Italy
The remains, buried by the
eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79,
provide a vivid picture of
ancient Roman society and life.

Eiffel Tower, Paris
Designed for the 1899 Universal
Exposition, it was not intended
to be a permanent landmark, but
proved handy during WWI.

Toledo, Spain
Once the capital of Spain, the
winding streets within the old
city walls are a living museum
of Spanish history.

Nene, Hawaii Island
Branta sandvicensis, the world's
rarest goose, endemic to the
Hawaiian Islands

Interlaken, Switzerland
Ignore the sign. Take the train.

Queensland, Australia
Kangaroos are the only
large animals that move by
hopping. They cannot move
backwards.

Tail section, Queensland
Supposedly, a relic of
the first Qantas flight.

Singapore
The second most densely
populated country in the
world, after Monaco
Qianqing Gong
Palace of Heavenly Peace,
Beijing


Forum Romanum
Once a market place, the forum
became the economic, political,
and religious center of all
Rome.

Oakley Court, Windsor, England
The restored mansion was used
as the set for the original
"Dracula" movie, as well as
the "Rocky Horror Picture Show."
Mtebele dancers, Victoria Falls
A dance such as a ritual
of spirit possession may
last twelve hours, or even
days.


Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point was first
developed as Governor Macquarie
Fort and later used as a tram
shed.

Old mosque near Delhi, India


Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal
The site was occupied by the
Romans, Visigoths and Moors before
being transformed into the Royal
Palace in the 14th century.

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau, Hawaii
No harm could come to those
who reached the boundaries of
the Place of Refuge.
Sampans, Hong Kong
The term "sam pan" is Hokkien
for "three planks," referring
to the hull design.
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