The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela remain one the world's least-recognized man-made wonders, yet in Medieval times they were known as “The Jerusalem of Ethiopia”.
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When it comes to man-made disasters - it’s difficult to top the Aral Sea disaster. At the fishing port of Moynaq, the rusted, stranded ships are now 170 km from the actual shores of the Aral Sea.
Women with lip plates and killer warriors - yeah these Mursi tribe traditions still exist in Ethiopia. But today, the Mursi also pose for tourist dollars.
Exploring Anlong Veng - the Khmer Rouge stronghold - and trail to Pol Pot's mountain hideaway and his grave near the Thai border.
The Marsh Arabs of Iraq are a unique Middle Eastern culture that have thrived in the marshlands of southern Iraq for millennia. I visited them in 1989.