Best Places Tamozawa is an Imperial Villa in Nikko Nikko is famous for its Futarasan-jinja Shrine Narrow and beautiful Iya Valley still features a few vine bridges Blue hour in Surfers Paradise Reykjavik's famous Harpa Concert Hall is one of the city's most interesting buildings Leipzig's Opera House is an interesting GDR-era building After walking a narrow canyon for almost a mile, you get a glimpse at Petra's first highlight: the Treasury Camel riders add to the fascination of Petra, one of the Seven World Wonders A self portrait with Berlin's Oberbaum Bridge in the background Tangermuende at night Heilstaette Grabowsee, an old sanatorium and now a Lost Place A Kasbah is a mix between a castle and a large family home. This old one, in Telouet, has been restored for visitors. Ait Ben-Haddou takes you back a century or two. 'Lawrence or Arabia' and 'Gladiator' were partly shot here. Georgia is full of Orthodox chapel such as this one Beng Mealea is one of the many temple sites around Angkor Wat With its large faces pointing in all four directions, the Bayon is one of the major attractions around Angkor Wat Angkor Wat and its surroundings (here: Wat Phnom temple) are unforgettable The old fishing village of Essaouira MONA, Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art, has a reputation reaching far beyond Tasmania Sydney's Harbour Bridge. What else can you say? The Yarra River is Melbourne's main urban access to water Princes Bridge, a Yarra River crossing in Melbourne The Melbourne Star, Australia's 'London Eye' Melbourne celebrates the New Year with public fireworks A look at Melbourne's Skyline from the rooftop of our home exchange location in the city Bhaktapur, Nepal's former capital, looks incredible at night The Taj Mahal is just as impressive as it looks At the village of San Sebastian in Diriamba, dancers celebrate a festival every year Leon's Cathedral is fascinating, but its absolute highlight is the rooftop Beelitz Sanatorium is a hospital that first served the German empire, then the Nazis, then the Soviets View of an attic at Beelitz Sanatorium Istanbul's Hagia Sofia went from Catholic Church to Mosque to Museum. It has now been made a Mosque again. Berlin's Philharmonic Music Hall is considered one of the city's finest pieces of architecture If you have never been to Bruges, go ! Bruges' Market Square Berlin celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall, here at Oberbaum Bridge Berlin celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall The Festival of Lights is an annual event in Berlin Berlin, German parliament Berlin, German parliament Berlin, German parliament A panoramic shot of Prague Sevilla's Cathedral is one of the largest in the world Granada's Alhambra oozes history more than any other place I can think of A Russian Orthodox church in the city of Jekabpils Old bridge and cathedral in Zaragoza A panoramic view of Barcelona from one of the city's hills, Guinardo Shanghai's Pudong district is a bit of a show-off The Oriental Pearl Tower, near the banks of Shanghai's Huangpu River The Shanghai City Museum hosts an enormous model of the city's layout Shanghai's Bund, an old colonial district along the banks of the Huangpu River, is a fascinating contrast to the modern buildings on the other side Impressive buildings in Shanghai's Bund, an old colonial district Dallas got a new Opera House! Panama City's old town, the Casco Viejo Todaiji Temple in Nara is home to the largest in-door buddha in the world, which in turn makes it one of the largest wooden structures Kyoto may be one of Japan's oldest cities, but its main station is amazingly modern Kinkakuji, the golden temple in Japan's old capital of Kyoto Two Sleeping Buddhas at Koyasan, the temple mountain near Osaka In continuous operation since 723 AD, Koyasan's Okunoin cemetery is a magical place The White Castle at Himeji is said to be Japan's prettiest Sensoji Temple gate in Tokyo's Asakusa district Sensoji Temple in Tokyo's Asakusa district San Antonio is famous for its Riverwalk. It's not much of a river (actually, only a shallow canal), but the walk is great! Helsinki's harbor after midnight Smuggled myself into the Plano, TX school bus depot Montreals Olympic Stadium Vancouver has a huge Asian community. Sun Yat Sen garden is one of their favorites. A railroad station in Philadelphia New York's skyline as it used to look. Oh, well.