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Cooper Pedy

The ducks underground in Cooper Pedy, South Australia, the opal capital of the world. A majority of the houses and businesses in the town are located in ‘dugouts’ due to the harsh physical conditions of living in this hot, arid remote place. Surprisingly, for one who is slightly claustrophobic, these underground living and working spaces […]

Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland. The mine continuously produced table salt from the 13th century until 2007 as one of the world’s oldest operating salt mines. It is believed to be the world’s 14th-oldest company still in operation. The mine’s attractions for tourists include dozens of statues […]

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