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    Default 50 places to visit before you die



    1. Grand Canyon - USA
    2. Great Barrier Reaf - Australia
    3. Florida - USA
    4. The South Island - New Zealand
    5. Cape Town - South Africa
    6. Golden Temple - India
    7. Las Vegas - USA
    8. Sydney - Australia
    9. New York - USA
    10. Taj Mahal - India
    11. Canadian Rockies - Canada
    12. Uluru - Australia
    13. Chichen Itza -Mexico
    14. Macchu Pichu - Peru
    15. Niagara Falls - Canada/USA
    16. Petra - Jordan
    17. The Pyramids - Egypt
    18. Venice - Italy
    19. Maldives - Maldives
    20. Great Wall - China
    21. Victoria Falls - Zambia/Zimbabwe
    22. Hongkong - Hongkong
    23. Yosemite National Park - USA
    24. Hawaii - USA
    25. Auckland - New Zealand
    26. Iguassu Falls - Argentina/Brazil
    27. Paris - France
    28. Alaska - USA
    29. Angkor Wat - Cambodia
    30. Himalayas - India/Nepal/Tibet
    31. Rio de Janerio - Brazil
    32. Masai Mara - Kenya
    33. Galapagos Island - Ecuador
    34. Luxor - Egypt
    35. Rome - Italy
    36. San Fransisco - USA
    37. Barcelona - Spain
    38. Dubai - Arab Emirates
    39. Singapore - Singapore
    40. La Digue - Seychelles
    41. Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka
    42. Bangkok - Thailand
    43. Barbados - Barbados
    44. Iceland - Iceland
    45. Terracotta Army - China
    46. Zermatt - Switzerland
    47. Angel Falls - Venezuela
    48. Abu Simbel - Egypt
    49. Bali - Indonesia
    50. Bora Bora - French Polynesia

    2007 May BLISSFUL TRAVEL

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    We went to the Grand Canyon last summer (my third time, but husband's and kids' first time) and someone DIED while we were there (fell off). Not only did he see the Grand Canyon before he died, it was the last thing he saw. (And I am joking about it, now, but he fell right next to us, my husband saw it, we heard it all, and it was pretty traumatic.)

    Think it's an interesting list, though, and the older I get, the less optimistic I am about seeing it all..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cate View Post
    We went to the Grand Canyon last summer (my third time, but husband's and kids' first time) and someone DIED while we were there (fell off). Not only did he see the Grand Canyon before he died, it was the last thing he saw. (And I am joking about it, now, but he fell right next to us, my husband saw it, we heard it all, and it was pretty traumatic.)

    Think it's an interesting list, though, and the older I get, the less optimistic I am about seeing it all..
    that's horrible!

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    niagara falls? really? *nonplussed*
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    I've done 6 of those.

    2, 8, 12, 18, 27 and 37.


    I personally don't like these sorts of lists- it's like top 10 'sexy' women--it is somebodies personal taste dictating to others what they think is good. I think it a touch obnoxious! Not to mention the carbon footprint you'd leave behind

    There's a few places in the UK they've missed out on- the Lake Districts, Snowdonia, Cornish Beaches and Scottish highlands are all absolutely stunning places to visit before you shuffle off the coil for good.

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    I see the Pyramids every time I step off my balcony. Its funny that after awhile it becomes like "eh", its not even fascinating anymore, although it does provide a beautiful skyline, especially at sunset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cate View Post
    We went to the Grand Canyon last summer (my third time, but husband's and kids' first time) and someone DIED while we were there (fell off). Not only did he see the Grand Canyon before he died, it was the last thing he saw. (And I am joking about it, now, but he fell right next to us, my husband saw it, we heard it all, and it was pretty traumatic.)

    Think it's an interesting list, though, and the older I get, the less optimistic I am about seeing it all..
    I was so afraid at the Grand Canyon, it's what my nightmares are made of.

    I went to Venice Italy last year & Rome & cruise the Med. It was a dream come true & something I never thought I would ever get to do. I've got the travel bug in me now. Niagara Falls was a fun weekend away for my daughter & me. Some of these I can possibly visit......what a nice dream.

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    Only 5 for me. I have some work to do. I would be interested in how many hubby has been to since he used to sail the world with the British Merchant Marines then as a private captain.

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    Τhat is a stupid list..and not only because Acropolis is left out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by january View Post
    I see the Pyramids every time I step off my balcony. Its funny that after awhile it becomes like "eh", its not even fascinating anymore, although it does provide a beautiful skyline, especially at sunset.
    But when you first saw them, it was awesome, right? Right? I so want to go to Egypt.

    I think it is a stupid list, too. Las Vegas #7 of all the things in the world? Come on. I admit to having never been there, but come on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenna View Post
    But when you first saw them, it was awesome, right? Right? I so want to go to Egypt.

    I think it is a stupid list, too. Las Vegas #7 of all the things in the world? Come on. I admit to having never been there, but come on.
    I dunno. There's something to be said just for seeing Vegas. It's tacky, and everything, but it's just tacky on a large scale. As part of our vacation last summer, I dragged husband to Vegas for his first real visit (outside of the airport.) He hated it and never wants to go back (he didn't really want to go in the first place.) I told him, "Well, now you know for sure you hate Vegas, instead of just thinking you might!" He didn't think that was funny!

    Quote Originally Posted by B.C. View Post
    I was so afraid at the Grand Canyon, it's what my nightmares are made of.

    I went to Venice Italy last year & Rome & cruise the Med. It was a dream come true & something I never thought I would ever get to do. I've got the travel bug in me now. Niagara Falls was a fun weekend away for my daughter & me. Some of these I can possibly visit......what a nice dream.
    We are trying to do Venice this winter but hoping the dollar doesn't slide anymore.

    I was nervous at the Grand Canyon to begin with. I had my kids with me for the first time, and a few weeks before I had actually read the Death in the Grand Canyon book that talks about all the ways people have died there. I was being extra careful- I had my toddler on a leash and still carried her. The other kids were on the buddy system and were required to stay way away from the edge. Once that guy fell, anyplace in that park was too close to the edge for me!! We were at the N. Rim and had been planning on doing the S. Rim a few days later... That was cancelled. It will be a long time before any of us go back. When I think of the park now, instead of the incredible magnitude of that place (indescribable), I hear that guy falling to his death. It's a great visit, but STAY AWAY FROM THE EDGE!
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    You could add the "South Chinese mountain"!
    They are so beautiful that China Bank put it on the 20 Yuan banknote.
    (Photo here : http://www.chinese-tools.com/travel/greenlandinn.html)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cate View Post
    We went to the Grand Canyon last summer (my third time, but husband's and kids' first time) and someone DIED while we were there (fell off). Not only did he see the Grand Canyon before he died, it was the last thing he saw. (And I am joking about it, now, but he fell right next to us, my husband saw it, we heard it all, and it was pretty traumatic.)

    Think it's an interesting list, though, and the older I get, the less optimistic I am about seeing it all..
    I'm fascinated in a horridly morbid way.
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    Hubby has been to 14 of them. Several others, he had been to the country but not the specific location. We didn't count these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by effie2 View Post
    Τhat is a stupid list..and not only because Acropolis is left out...

    Israel also left out

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