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Het Iolani-paleis (afgebeeld) in Honolulu, Hawaii, is het enige koninklijke paleis in de Verenigde Staten dat ooit door een monarch gebruikt is.
De studenten die je gidsen door het Durham-kasteel in Durham (Engeland) zijn niet zomaar werknemers, ze zijn de residenten van de oudste studentenaccommodatie ter wereld.
De dames-wc's in de China Blue Bar in Boise, Idaho, heeft zijn eigen privé-champagnebar en -barman.
Sculpturen in Sligo herdenken de periode dat het dorp belangrijk was als port of embarkation gedurende de Ierse hongersnood halverwege de 19de eeuw.
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Last updated on 18 Nov 2007 01:00:28
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Town names on the Malaysian island of Langkawi include "Gravy", "Broken Crockery" and "Seeping".
The Liberty Hotel in Boston occupies a former prison.
The Nongae Shrine in Jinju, South Korea memorializes a courtesan who seduced an invading general and then killed him (and herself).
Ketchikan, Alaska is one of the rainiest cities in North America, with just over 150 inches of average annual precipitation.
The Aloft Loft on Chicago's Far West Side is home to a theater group composed entirely of trapeze artists.
The English town of Woking was the landing place for the aliens in H. G. Wells' original "War of the Worlds" fiction, a fact commemorated by art work around the town.
Laos derives its roots and its name from a 14th-century kingdom with the name Lane Xang -- meaning "Million Elephants".
The volcano on the eponymous island of Vulcano is hiker-friendly, and is one of the few places in the world where you can view droplets of molten sulfur.
A memorial in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA honors World War II's most decorated battleship (the USS South Dakota), even though the town is hundreds of miles from any ocean.
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Menton Fête du Citron: There's a lemon party and you're invited! Lemon-related festivities over several days in February. (de-outline, wait for Feb)