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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!??
The New year is fast approaching and I was just thinking to myself, you know,
rather than just seeing 30 countries before 2020,
how about I see at least 1 World Wonder a year!
Whoop I’m excited!
Who’s with me? Seriously,
So basically, there’s an old list and a new list.
Hmm, what’s that thing people say,
“Out with the old and in with the new?”
I’ll like to be clear and have you know that there are different seven world wonders; 7 natural wonders of the world, 7 wonders of nature, 7 wonder cities , 7 wonders of the underworld, 7 wonders of the industrial world and 7 wonders of the world.
I will be focusing on the 7 Wonders of the World
Here’s a list of the World Wonders and what I can’t wait to do when I visit!
Honorary Status : The Great Pyramid of Giza
This I have to see! I mean, it’s the only surviving world wonder from the original list.
I’ll love to be here in person not just for its majestic beauty but for its ancient wonders.
I can imagine how huge it’ll be when I’m standing right in front of it.
Ha, I bet I’ll be staring and thinking for at least 20mins before I decide to take a bad ass picture of me holding the tip of the pyramid.
I’ll definitely go on a guided tour of the pyramid and have a camel ride, that’s for sure!
Pause, imagine this during the sunset…Sigh.
1. The Great Wall of China
“He who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a true man” – Mao Zedong.
So you see, I’ll love to be a true
Wait. How did I go to China and not see The Wall? I keep asking myself this but you see, sometimes, life happens and things don’t go as planned but I definitely left China knowing I’ll be back.
This time! I’ll be going to Beijing and will probably visit the Mutianyu or Jinshanling sections for the best hiking routes.
The Great Wall of China passes through over 10 cities so it’s important to note what sections you’ll like to visit based on what interests you (Click here to find out).
I think I’ll like to go during the winter though.
I’ve not quite made up my mind.
2. Christ the Redeemer
I’ve always wanted to go to Brazil, I tried to go this year for the Olympics but, cough, the prices got me wanting somewhere else (haha).
So yeah It’ll be nice to go and see this world wonder.
Apparently, it’s been keeping a watchful eye over the people of Rio de Janeiro since 1931!
It sits on the Corcovado mountain so I can imagine how amazing the view of the city will be and guess what?
The statue lights up at night.
Now That’ll be something.
I hear it’s best to either take a taxi or the train to the statue.
You know what I need to know?
How did this dude get on the statue?
3. The Taj Mahal, India
Well, not my words but, The Taj Mahal is the best-known building in the world and arguably the most beautiful.
The architecture is sublime but it is the story that the stones embody that draws seven million visitors each year.
Here’s the story behind it
“It’s a monument to the great love between the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan and his queen, Mumtaz Mahal. They could not bear to be parted and Mumtaz would often travel with her husband even into war. It was on one such campaign in 1631 that she died after giving birth to their 14th child. Over the next 14 years Shah Jehan employed the empire’s best architects, builders and craftsmen to design this vision in white marble, decorated with precious and semi-precious stones sourced from all over Asia.”
4. The Colosseum, Rome
According to Shola in this post, you cannot be in Rome and not see the Colosseum.
So if you did and missed this, you might as well go back. (hehe)
Although the colosseum is partially ruined because of damage caused by earthquakes and stone-robbers, it’s the most visited heritage in Rome and could hold 50-80 thousand spectators.
It’s where the gladiators, criminals and lions alike fought for their lives.
I can imagine how breathtaking the structure would be in person. 🙂
5. The Chichén Itzá, Mexico
Err, hmm, well, Mexico is on the list.
Who am I kidding? Everywhere is on the list!
I’m not quite sure how I feel about this wonder or if it deserves to have knocked off the likes of the Hanging Garden of Babylon
but, to each his own. 🙂
The Chichén Itzá is an evidence of a dazzling ancient city that once centered the Maya empire in Central America.
The most recognizable structure here is the Temple of Kukulkan, also known as El Castillo.
The temple has 365 steps- one for each day of the year.
You know what I found really interesting?
Twice a year on the spring and autumn equinoxes, a shadow falls on the pyramid in the shape of a serpent.
As the sun sets, this shadowy snake descends the steps to eventually join a stone serpent head at the base of the great staircase up the pyramid’s side.
That’s rather freaky, wouldn’t you say?
6. Petra, Jorda
This is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world and it’s of no surprise that its Jordans most valuable treasure.
It is also known as the rose-red city, a name it gets from the wonderful colour of the rock from which many of the city’s structures were carved.
I hear there are many things to explore and do in Petra and horse riding is one of it!
That’ll be fun. 🙂
7. Machu Picchu, Peru
Oh, Machu Picchu!
Maybe I saved t
he my best for last but this is rated number 1 for me!
Ever since Jess talked about it in this post. I’ve found myself daydreaming about visiting Peru.
Literally, the universe has been giving me all sorts of signs to see this beautiful wonder.
Someday I’ll go and without a doubt in my soul I know I’ll have the most amazing, magical time.
Thank you for reading and I hope you decide to see the 7 wonders of the world with me!
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Fnp Travel will be back next year.
Bigger and Better.
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