Sunday, December 6, 2015

New7Wonders of the World

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I'm not sure if you remember back to 2007 when the new 7 Wonders of the World competition had completed and, after weighing in on 100 million votes, the new seven wonders of the world were announced.

I think I briefly looked at it but didn't give it much thought. But, as I solidify my plans to travel with my brother to Peru and Machu Picchu, I have looked at it again. Definitely offers  a good variety of locations and a good challenge to visit them all.

For a refresher, here is the list:

1) Great Wall of China- China
So far the only one that I have been to.
Danny with his Sissy and her husband:)

2) Petra- Jordan
I think only my brother Andrew has been to Petra...
The end of the Siq, with its dramatic view of Al Khazneh ("The Treasury")
3) The Colosseum- Rome, Italy
I think all of my siblings, except me have been to the Colosseum.
The Colosseum at dusk: exterior view of the best-preserved section
The Coloseum-probably the most accessible wonder
4) Chichen Itza- Yucatan, Mexico
Again, Matt has been here. Looks cool:)

Chichen Itza 3.jpg
Chichen Itza

5) Machu Picchu-Cusco, Peru
This June, my brother Matt and I will be going here and my sister Marilyn and her husband may join us too:)

Machu Picchu

6) Taj Mahal- Agra, India
The Taj Mahal
I don't think anyone in my family has been here or anywhere in India... Unless you count our adopted brother, Harry.
The "family"

7) Christ the Redeemer- Rio, Brazil
As far as I know, only my brother Matt has been here. I may try to sneak over when I finish up in Guyana.
Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
The Redeemer
While all of these places certainly are wonder-full, I have to say that in nature we can find so many more wonders. The view from a mountain top, smell and sounds of the ocean(or of a first snow fall), the depth of a canyon and the beauty of a country side are just some pretty amazing wonders that I hope I never tire of seeing and experiencing.
View from my bike ride tonight

My little neighbor:) 

Until next time,


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