• Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro is a huge seaside city in Brazil, famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mt. Corcovado and Sugarloaf, a granite monolith with cable cars to its summit. The city is also known for its sprawling favelas (shanty towns). Its raucous Carnival festival, featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba, is considered the world’s largest.

    Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Oriental Pearl Tower

    Shanghai, China

    Like Seattle, Toronto and Auckland's needles / towers, welcome to Shanghai's future of the past.  This "futuristic" TV tower (468-meters tall) presents city vistas, a history museum and a revolving restaurant. 

    Oriental Pearl Tower, 1 Century Ave, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200120

    +86 21 5879 1888

  • Eiffel Tower

    Paris, France

    Gustave Eiffel's iconic, wrought-iron 1889 tower, with steps and elevators to observation decks. 

    Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

    +33 892 70 12 39

  • Reynisdrangar

    , Iceland


    Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal, southern Iceland which is framed by a black sand beach.

    Reynisdrangar, Iceland

  • Skógafoss

    , Iceland

    Skógafoss is a waterfall situated on the Skógá River in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline.

    Skógafoss, Iceland

  • Robot Restaurant

    Shinjuku-ku, Japan

    Theme restaurant/bar featuring a raucous pop-culture show with robotic monsters, dancers & lasers.

    Japan, 〒160-0021 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku-ku, 新宿区Kabukichō, 1 Chome−1−7−1 新宿ロボットビル B2

    +81 3-3200-5500

  • Curtiduria chouwara

    Fes, Morocco

    The souq is home to three ancient leather tanneries, the largest and oldest being the Chouara Tannery, which is almost a thousand years old.

    El Ayoun, Fes, Morocco

  • Amsterdam

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.


    Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Machu Picchu

    Aguas Calientes, Peru


    Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.

    Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru

  • Moray

    Maras, Peru

    Inca archaeological site on a high plateau featuring a series of concentric terraces.

    Moray, Peru

    +66 81 196 5887

  • Namdaemun Market

    Seoul, South Korea

    Opened in 1964, this large area of stalls offers clothes, household goods & local items. 

    21 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    +82 2-753-2805

  • Thailand

    , Thailand

    Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It's known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha.


  • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

    Damnoen Saduak, Thailand

Patrick Pierson


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