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'''Discover''' is Wikitravel's heading for '''strange but true trivia''' about destinations and events.
 
'''Discover''' is Wikitravel's heading for '''strange but true trivia''' about destinations and events.
Wikitravel will start also featuring interesting [[Travel topics| travel topics]] in this section.
 
  
 
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* Sometimes referred to as the '''Tibet of the Americas''', [[Bolivia]] is one of the most "remote" countries in the Western hemisphere.
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[[Image:Bern old town clock.jpg|100px|right]]
* [[Flagstaff]] is '''stretched out along historic [[Route 66]]''', which runs roughly east-west.
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* The Zytglogge clock tower (''pictured'') in [[Berne]] plays an '''animatronic show''' each full hour and the locals are proud to tell you it's "the '''longest running act in show business'''".
[[File:Ghana_Elmina_slave_castle.jpg|100px|right]]
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* A local joke has it that [[New Orleans]] really does have four seasons: '''Summer, Hurricane, Christmas, and Mardi Gras'''.
* Built in 1482, the '''oldest European structure in Africa''', [[Elmina]] Castle (''pictured'') was a notorious slave fort used for moving slaves onto ships bound for other parts of the world.
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* The day trip by train from [[Salta]] up in the mountains and back is aptly named ''tren a las nubes'' - '''the train to the clouds'''.
* When visiting the [[Faroe Islands]] you are '''never more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean.'''  
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[[File:Aksum church.jpg|100px|right]]
* In [[Trapani]] you can learn about the '''history of salt manufacturing by visiting the Museum of Salt'''.
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* According to a legend, Church of St. Mary of Zion (''pictured'') in [[Aksum]], [[Ethiopia]] is the '''repository of the Ark of the Covenant'''.
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* The yearly [[Calgary]] Stampede fills the city with '''Western-themed events''', the most popular being the '''rodeo and chuckwagon races.''' <nowiki>July 6-15 2012</nowiki>
* [[Urumqi]] (''pictured'') is quite famous for its claim that it is the '''most inland major city in the world''', that being the farthest from any ocean.
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* [[Galway]] is '''nicknamed "The City of the Tribes".'''
* The Caribbean island of [[Saba]] is known as "The Unspoiled Queen" due to the '''protection of its unique ecosystem.'''
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[[File:Kujukurihama_Beach.JPG|100px|right]]
* In [[Tbilisi]] you can '''climb up to the ruins''' of the once-great Narikala Fortress for a '''panoramic view of the city below'''.
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* Kujukuri-hama (九十九里浜) beach (''pictured'') in [[Chiba (prefecture)|Chiba]] is, for many travelers (coming in from east), their '''first glimpse of Japan''': it's the long coastline you see from the plane coming in over the Pacific into Narita.
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* In [[Bundaberg]] rum distillery you can take an interactive tour and learn about the '''history of rum making'''.
* In [[Canada]], '''beaver tails''' are not necessarily made out of the animal. It is also a name for a '''fried dough topped with icing sugar''' (''pictured'').
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* The '''old town hall''' in [[Leipzig]] was built in 1556 in Renaissance style and remains one of Germany's largest. The position of the tower follows the '''ancient ideal of "golden mean".'''
* The Scottish island of [[Easdale]] is home to the '''World Stone-Skimming Championships.'''
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* Buddha Park (''pictured'') outside [[Vientiane]] is a '''bizarre outdoor collection of huge concrete sculptures of Buddhist and Hindu deities and real and imaginary beasts.'''
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* Maritiman in [[Gothenburg]] calls itself '''"the world's biggest floating museum of ships"''' and consists of 19 boats of all sizes.
 
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