Talking Lamp

Discover Talking Lamp in Malmö, Sweden: 20-foot tall lamp mumbles Swedish to celebrate the holidays.

High Chaparral Wild West Theme Park

Discover High Chaparral Wild West Theme Park in Gnosjö S, Sweden: The lost American era of gunfighters, bandits, Indians and steam trains is recreated in Sweden.

Lenin Spa

Discover Lenin Spa in Varberg, Sweden: Take a schvitz just like an infamous Soviet dictator while his unblinking eye looks on.

Feskekôrka – The “Fish Church”

Discover Feskekôrka – The "Fish Church" in Gothenburg, Sweden: A Gothic-inspired fish market is Gothenburg's best place to find loaves and fishes.

The Flogsta Scream

Discover The Flogsta Scream in Uppsala, Sweden: A nightly tradition fills the streets of Flogsta with a collective scream.

Gothenburg Medical History Museum

Discover Gothenburg Medical History Museum in Gothenburg, Sweden: A 200-year-old collection of medical paraphernalia in a historic house.

Li Grave Stones

Discover Li Grave Stones in Kungsbacka, Sweden: Iron Age grave stones and Viking burials, a short drive from Gothenburg.


Discover Gotland in Sweden: Largest island in the Baltic Sea experiences such idyllic weather that roses bloom in the middle of December.

Stockholm Metro Art Gallery

Discover Stockholm Metro Art Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden: Stockholm's decidedly unique public transit system has doubled as the world's longest art gallery for decades.

Beit Jimal

Discover Beit Jimal in Bet Shemesh, Israel: Located within one of Israel's most picturesque monasteries is also the country's first meteorological research station.

Yiftah’el Winery Cabin

Discover Yiftah'el Winery Cabin in Alon HaGalil, Israel: This wooden home was built in West Virginia by a Scottish immigrant before being moved to an Israeli winery.

Machon Ayalon

Discover Machon Ayalon in Rehovot, Israel: Hidden beneath a washing machine in a fake kibbutz, this secret bullet factory has been preserved as a museum.

Tisch Family Zoological Park

Discover Tisch Family Zoological Park in Jerusalem, Israel: Biblical beasts and endangered animal preservation come together in this Israeli zoo.

Tel Hazor

Discover Tel Hazor in Ayelet HaShahar, Israel: A Biblically notable site over the ruins of an ancient city that is now a protected World Heritage site.

Museum On The Seam

Discover Museum On The Seam in Jerusalem, Israel: Sitting right on the border between East and West Jerusalem this modern art museum is in itself a symbol of Israel's hoped-for unity.

Church of San Giorgio

Discover Church of San Giorgio in Monselice, Italy: This Italian church is as beautiful as it is common, except for the real skulls decorating the many mannequins inside.


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