My neighbor got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.
CEO’s are now playing miniature golf.
Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.
I saw a Mormon with only one wife.
McDonald’s is selling the 1/4 ouncer.
Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America.
Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children’s names.
A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.
A picture is now only worth 200 words.
When Bill and Hillary travel together, they now have to share a room.
The Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas is now managed by Somali pirates.
Called to get Blue Book Value on my car. They asked if gas tank was full or empty.
I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc., I called the Suicide Hotline. I got a call center in Afghanistan, and when I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.
Tehran, Iran The majestic Alborz Mountains to the north of Tehran are placed in a perfect portrait by rows of residential buildings and the famous Tohid Tunnel (the third longest tunnel in the Middle East (nearly two miles long). Milad Tower (also referred to as Tehran Tower) is in the background as well. Scaling some 1,427 feet in the air, it’s the sixth-tallest tower in the world (and the tallest structure in Iran).
Bruges, Belgium Along with Amsterdam, Bruges, Belgium is labeled by many as the “Venice of the North.” As the image above suggests, the historic, well-preserved city is a sight to behold. Much of its charm emanates from the cobble stone streets, as well as the medieval buildings that are reflected in the canals.
Italy off the coast of Venice In the waters of the Venetian Lagoon, there are a series of small islands. Like the famous Italian city on the water, many of these small islands have the recognizable canals running along their streets. And nowhere outside of Venice are these streets more beautiful, perhaps, than in Burano. Yet, it’s not the canals that make this such a destination, but rather the small multi-colored buildings that seem to pop out at every turn.
Kyoto, Japan Located in the Japanese city of Kyoto is a 1.2-mile-long street named Tetsugaku no michi. The cherry tree–lined road runs parallel to a canal and past Ginkaku-ji temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The best time to visit Tetsugaku no michi is April, when the road’s overhanging trees are in full bloom.
York, England The buildings that line Shambles—a street in York, England—were erected as far back as the 14th century. The charming timber-framed buildings bend and, at times, hang over the cobblestoned street below.
Cordoba, Spain Located in the Andalusian city of Cordoba, Calleja de las Flores is a narrow street that runs right into a plaza. With its many flowers and white-washed walls, the charming Spanish street is very typical of the region.
Buenos Aires, Argentina The multicolor homes that line the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, still reflect much of their late-19th-century history. When European immigrants arrived from the Italian city of Genoa, many of them became dockworkers, who, with little to no disposable income, built their homes with thin pieces of corrugated sheet metal from the docks, coated with leftover paint. When one color inevitably ran out, they would simply use another one. And thus a colorful neighborhood was born. Today, Caminito (shown) is brought to life by an artist’s re-creation of the old tenement dwellings that used to line La Boca’s streets.
San Francisco, California San Francisco’s Lombard Street has become one of the city’s most visited sites. Tourists often gather to watch as drivers make their way through the hairpin turns. Completed in 1922, the street was designed to slow cars down on its steep hill. Drivers are advised to proceed at 5 m.p.h.
Havana, Cuba No matter where you stand politically, everyone can agree Cuba’s architecture is stunningly beautiful. With historic buildings painted in unmistakable palettes of cobalt blue, banana yellow, and sun-bleached pinks, tourists from around the world have flocked to this tropical locale. For those looking to capture the best examples of awe-inspiring architecture on the island nation, look no further than the streets surrounding Havana’s Parque Central (or Central Park). It’s there that pedestrians can leisurely stroll past historic colonial buildings with arches and balconies painted in a bevy of bright colors.
Morocco The streets of Chefchaouen, a small city in northwest Morocco, are famous for their different shades of blue. Founded in 1471, the city was once used as a fortress for exiles from Spain. Over the centuries, many Jews moved to Chefchaouen, bringing with them the ancient belief that using blue dye would remind people of God’s power. For the most vivid experience, visitors should stroll down such streets as Al Hassan Onsar, Rue Outiwi, and the tight stairs leading up and down Rue Bin Souaki.
Kyoto, Japan Located some 280 miles southwest of Tokyo, Kyoto is one of the most beautiful cities in the Far East. As the former capital of Japan, the city has many cultural gems. But it’s the natural scenery that brings many tourists to the bustling city. The Sagano Bamboo Forest, for example, consists of pathways that look too beautiful to be true. On sunny days, the rays of light come through the densely packed plants, creating an unforgettable experience.
Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon has many stunning sites, but perhaps the best place to take it all in is along the city’s famous Elevador da Bica. Pedestrians who walk (or ride) to the top of the steep incline will be greeted with dramatic views of the narrow street, cable cars running on their tracks, and further, the Tagus River. Many of the streetcars are painted by local street artists, adding more urban beauty and grittiness to the picturesque landmark.
Jerez de la Frontera, Spain Located in Andalusia, Spain, Jerez de la Frontera is a city known for its exquisite wine. Here, a street in the historic center is shaded by grape leaves from vines grown along the surrounding walls.
Bonn, Germany For two to three weeks each spring, the magical tunnel created by the trees lining Cherry Blossom Avenue in Bonn, Germany, brings in tourists and photographers alike.
Lijiang, China A UNESCO World Heritage site, the 1,000-year-old Old Town in Lijiang, China, is famous for its orderly canals and walkways. Walk along Qiyi Street Chongron Alley or Wuyi Street Wenzhi Alley for some of the more spectacular street views.
Ballymoney, Northern Ireland Bregagh Road in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, is a verdant street designed in the 18th century. Nicknamed Dark Hedges, the road will be instantly recognizable to fans of the HBO show Game of Thrones.
Paris, France Paris’s Champs-Élysées could well be the most famous street in the world. Beautifully manicured trees line the 1.2-mile-long avenue, which stretches from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc d Triomphe.
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