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Friday, December 9, 2016

Did you ever visit these places?

Tripadvisor published the top-25 of world-wide landmarks today. Places visitors think are worth visiting. They are the following:

1. Machu Picchu in Peru
2. Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi (UAE)
3. Angkor Wat in Cambodia
4. St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy
5. Taj Mahal in Akra, India
6. Mezquita Cathedral in Cordoba, Spain
7. Church of the Savior in Moskou, Russia
8. The Ahambra in Spain
9. The Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC
10. Duomo di Milano in Italy
11. The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA
12. Haya Sophi in Istambul, Turkey
13. The Grand Place of Brussels, Belgium
14. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
15. The Notre Dame in Paris, France
16. The Great Wall of China
17. Acropolis in Athens, Greece
18. Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
19. Big Ben in London, UK
20. Chichen Itza in Mexico
21. What Po in Bangkok, Thailand
22. Burj Khalifa in Dubai (UAE)
23. Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia
24. Sydney Opera House, Australia
25. Fushimimi Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

I'm glad to say I've visited at least some of these places (I've marked them in black). The most impressive sight was that of Machu Picchu, without any doubt. We were there in 1982.  That was a trip sponsored by our grandmother who kindly donated a big part of the sum! In those times, trips like a 3-week-tour of Peru and Bolivia were rather expensive and exclusive. We only had a travel company of 6 people. Luckily the only young guy with it spoke fluent Spanish and he quite liked our company... It was a trip we'll never forget. You just have to been there to understand. We saw the Andes mountain range and also went into the jungles of the Amazon when in Bolivia. Quite an adventure, with a small fishing boat and a kind couple of Bolivian guides.We ate fish that came right of the river and was grilled over some banana leaves and slept in Indian huts.

I also hope to be able to see more of these places, like the Opera House in Sydney or Christ the Redeemer in Rio. 

Which places have you visited already?

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