All that glitters is not gold, and famous landmarks on your friends’ Instagram or in glossy magazines don’t usually look like that in real life.
So before you book a trip because you saw the destination in a beautiful magazine, or on a heavily curated Instagram feed, take a look at what 13 famous sites are actually like.
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The Great Wall of China snakes along for miles, beautifully devoid of anyone but you.
In reality, there are humans everywhere.
The pyramids of Giza, shrouded in mystery, beckon with wide open desert.