The World's Lesser Known Places

April 21, 2024 16:55

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Have a glimpse of the world's lesser known countries, cities, towns, villages and places

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Stilted Communities

The Floating Village of Ganvié, Benin – West Africa’s Venice

Often dubbed the Venice of Africa, the Beninese village of Ganvié is a cluster of stilted houses whose streets are canals, and cars are canoes.

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Scenic Points

La Casa del Arbol, Baños (Swing at the End of the World)

Standing out among Baños’ numerous generic tourist traps is a treehouse coupled with two swings offering plucky visitors an acrophobia-inducing experience.

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Street Art

Les Fresques des Piliers, Quebec City’s Graffitied Walls

One of Canada’s quirkiest mixtures of ugliness and beautifulness – Les Fresques des Piliers are a series of murals painted over dozens of highway piers in Quebec City.