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Chaotic and colorful, Delhi's history and monuments supercede its crowds and pollution. The nearby imperial city of New Delhi, with its wide, tree-lined streets, provides a retreat from the commotion of Delhi.  
Credit: Abrahm Lustgarten 
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Once the historic capital of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca is now admired most for its botanical gardens. Some of the most complex in southeastern Europe, the sprawling 35 acres of gardens are divided by the winding Piriul Tiganilor Stream.  
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Greek architect Dinocrates built Alexandria in 332 BC, and for 2,000 years the exalted city was the throne of learning. With its magnificent library and ruins, this 'Pearl of the Mediterranean' became one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.  
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Can Tho's maze of waterways sees most of the travel along the Mekong Delta. The small city, 100 miles outside of Ho Chi Minh, also supports the largest floating market in the delta, bustling with boats laden with coconuts, vegetables, and fresh fish.  
Credit: Michael Freeman 
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A colorful infusion of Hispanic, African, and French cultures meld with Caribbean sunshine to create the vibrant face of Havana. Although only 100 miles off the Florida Keys, without permit, U.S. travelers to Cuba face a $7,500 fine.  
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At 12,000 feet above sea-level, the Tibetian capital of Lhasa is one of the world's tallest cities. This proximity to the heavens may have something to do with the country's spiritual nature and with the Dalai Lama's choice to call Lhasa home.  
Credit: Abrahm Lustgarten 
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Ushuaia, the 'city at the end of the world', sits serenely at the tip of austral Patagonia in Argentina. The only stop after this outdoor paradise is the Beagle Channel heading down to Antarctica.  
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Thailand's Bangkok offers both downy-white sands and more ruins than the capitals of all other South-East Asian countries. Palaces, temples, and monuments demonstrate the range of empires that have courted this old Siam from 3,600 BC.  
Credit: Abrahm Lustgarten 
 
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