11 Places You’ll Want To Brag About On Social Media

Half the fun of jet-setting around the world visiting places is bragging about it to your friends back home, right? Of course, the fun ends pretty quickly if you’re stuck with a huge international data bill, like this guy. Here’s a short bucket list of places you must see — and boast about online — before you die.

1. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Nothing to see here, other than the infinite breathtaking beauty of Nature’s overactive imagination.

2. The El Colacho Baby-Jumping Festival in Castrillo De Murcia, Spain

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For almost 400 years, Spaniards have been jumping over babies to cleanse them of Original Sin. You know, like ya do.

3. Frogner Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway

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Just your average giant Scandinavian park, full of weird and incredible statues like “Guy Fighting Off a Horde of Babies” and “Giant Obelisk Made of Humans.” No big deal, just one of the coolest places on the planet.

4. Coober Pedy, underground Australian town

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Coober Pedy started out as your run-of-the-mill rural Aussie mining town, until the residents realized one day that the punishing alien weather of the Outback was such abusive garbage that they were happier underground. So rather than live somewhere else, they just moved the whole town underground.

5. Tomatina Festival in Buñol, Spain

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The Running of the Bulls is sooooo 14th Century. If you want to learn what happens when 20,000 people get their hands on 130 tons of tomatoes, wrap your smartphone in airtight plastic and head on over to Buñol.

6. The Catacombs in Paris, France

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Hey, six million dead French people can’t all be wrong.

7. Sunland Baobab in Modjadjiskloof, South Africa

You like classy bars? You like thousand-year-old, enormous, hollow living trees? How about a classy bar carved into one of the world’s largest trees? Look no further than the Sunland Baobab, without a doubt one of the coolest, most unusual places in the world to have a cocktail.

8. Marina Bay Sands Skypark in Singapore

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Just your average swimming pool atop a world-class hotel, overlooking a panoramic view of Singapore. Finally, a vacation spot that combines pure relaxation with the existential terror of feeling as if you’re precariously perched on the edge of the earth.

9. The Kattenstoet (literally “Festival of the Cats”), a parade in Ypres, Belgium

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Cat lovers rejoice! There’s an entire parade dedicated to loving cats, and it’s quite a spectacle.

10. Cat Island in Tashirojima, Japan

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If parades aren’t your thing, maybe you should go straight to the source. Home to around 100 people and around 1 zillion cats, Cat Island is exactly what it sounds like. And sorry, Snoopy: no dogs allowed.

11. Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica

Or, honestly? Anywhere in Costa Rica. That place is off-the-charts beautiful.

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