Beautifully designed (and camouflaged) architecture meant to conceal the identity of it as being a Jewish Synagogue, the Viennese designer chose to use primarily Islamic models of architecture. Located near the border of the Budapest Ghetto.
So if you're one of those people constantly asking what time it is (in spite of your cell phone and trusted Timex), you might want to consider living here. You'll even know where you are in the cosmos.
The design of this arty but highly functional stadium were inspired by Chinese ceramics and it took 13 submissions from architects to arrive at this inspiring Bird's Nest. Artist Ai Weiwei oversaw the project.
Bukhara, which is situated on the Silk Route, is more than 2,000 years old. It is the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia, with an urban fabric that has remained largely intact. It's one of 4 World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan!
The historic town of Samarkand is a crossroad and melting pot of the world's cultures. Founded in the 7th century B.C. as ancient Afrasiab, Samarkand had its most significant development in the Timurid period from the 14th to the 15th centuries. One of 4 World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan!
Cape Point is actually the location of the Cape of Good Hope. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage site holding a ful 25% of the plant species in all of Africa. You will also see baboons in the area. Stay away from them!
The highlight of the drive are the Twelve Apostles, which are sandstone pillars just off the shore. You had better vist them quickly because they have been falling down ever few years due to natural erosion.
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