Nowadays, Bali stands for private villas and pools, hip shops and coffee bars, and dreamy temples. But how did this island become so popular as a tourist destination? Photo by Harry Cunningham on Unsplash

If looks could kill. Painting: Medusa Murtola by Caravaggio (1595–1598)

Some of these flowers may be people, you never know. Painting: Festoon with Flowers and Fruit by Jan Davidsz. de Heem (1660–1669)

Probably the best-known abduction in Greek Mythology. Painting: The Rape of Europa by Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder (1758–1765)

Coffin Bay gets its name from a legend that a ship carrying coffins sank here. Photo by Chaz McGregor on Unsplash.

Biscuit Flat

According to an explorer with the strange name Ebenezer Ward, the limestone on which this village was built, reminded him of biscuits…

Port Elliot is one of the best spots in South Australia to see whales.

I wake up happy and motivated every single day. I mean, look at this view! (Okay, this is not my view). Photo by Roberto Nickson on Unsplash

Although many Indonesians still adore him, Sukarno was also a dictator, “With a flair for the dramatic,” as The New York Times put it in 1970.

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