In my lifetime, I have known there to be 3 different versions of the seven wonders of the world. Of the original Seven Wonders, sadly, only the Great Pyramids of Giza remains – the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Temple of Artemis, the Colossus of Rhodes have all faded to dust.
I first heard of the seven wonders of the world when I was in year 7 in geography, however, this list included Mount Everest, Victoria Falls, the Harbour of Rio de Janeiro, Great Barrier Reef, Paricutin Volcano, the Grand Canyon and the Northern Lights. Then today whilst writing this blog post, it came to my attention that there is a New7 Wonders of the World and apparently this was an initiative started in Switzerland in 2000 as a Millennium project. The aim was to cast a worldwide open vote to select the ‘Wonders of the World’ from 200 monuments of global recognition and these are the 7 places that received the most votes.
I feel like the title is a little misleading because I obviously cannot physically buy a world landmark but what I actually meant was that, if I ever won the lottery I would love to go on a month-long trip touring these places. For as long as I can remember I have loved history, I love asking questions and learning how the world came to be and those are some of the things that travelling offers – travelling is such an amazing way to educate yourself and fully immerse yourself into another culture. A well-travelled person to me always seems so much more open-minded and that’s why I don’t just want to travel as much as possible but I need to, it’s a must! How amazing would it be to spend the month travelling across 3 different continents, visiting 7 different countries? Imagine the stories you’ll have to tell your children. This is the perfect honeymoon idea or anniversary trip! This is the trip of a lifetime.
THE NEW 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD
DAY 1-3; COLOSSEUM, ROME, ITALY
DAY 4-7; PETRA, ARABIAN DESERT, JORDAN
DAY 8- 11; TAJ MAHAL, AGRA, INDIA
DAY 12- 15; GREAT WALL OF CHINA, CHINA
DAY 16- 19; CHICHÉN ITZA, YUCATAN, MEXICO
DAY 20 -23; MACHU PICCHU, ANDEAN MOUNTAINS, PERUVIAN AMAZON
DAY 24 – 27; CHRIST THE REDEEMER, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
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First of all Happy New Year and Happy 1st Birthday to my beloved blog! I hope that 2017 is your best year yet and that you may achieve every single goal that you set yourself this year. Personally my goal for this year is to blog more and grow my blog because I love what I do and I would love to become a full time blogger in the future and run my very own luxury magazine. I love the new year because it’s a time when you can reevaluate yourself and see what you need to change to improve your lifestyle. I don’t know about you but 2016 was an okay year for me and I plan to make 2017 a year that I will never forget, filled with so many new adventures and opportunities I plan to try new things, go to new places, make new friends and just live my life to the absolute fullest whilst I’m still young, it is going to be the most amazing year of my life yet!
To kick start the new year I thought that I would give you guys some ideas on where to go for your winter vacation. If your anything like me then you HATE winter and everything that it brings with it; dark, cold and windy short days, and worst of all you can’t wear your favourite outfits without feeling like your going to freeze to death unless it’s a huge coat or some type of knitwear, not to mention it’s the peak of cold and flu season so you can’t go out as much as you would hope. The only good thing about winter are the huge coats and jackets that may or may not ruin you outfit at times. Personally I love summer, I love the weather, the outfits and most of all I love the atmosphere, everything is so happy, bright and cheerful!
If your looking for a get away as much as I am here are the places that I would recommend;
I have always wanted to go to the Bahamas, it is a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. My favourite island has to be Paradise Island, it is home to the Atlantis Paradise Island – one of the best resorts in the entire world! Scuba diving and snorkeling sites include the massive Andros Barrier Reef, Thunderball Grotto (used in James Bond films) and the black-coral gardens off Bimini.
Meico is everything the British winter is not: light, colour, exoticism; warm and exuberant. Parties on the beach, yoga under the trees, a dip in dappled-light cenotes. The weather is wonderful in January: hot but not-too-hot, with barely any rain at all.
Amazing food, amazing wine, amazing beaches, amazing hotels and amazing scenery. January – march are the best months for exploring South Africa with so much to do you’ll never be bored.
Australia’s Gold Coast
The weather’s hot but not too hot. Food, drink, beaches, private islands… everything is big and bold and in style. It is also home to theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild.
One of the most fascinating city in the Far East, Hong Kong burns brightly on the map of the region – half Chinese metropolis, half global icon. It calls to every camera amid the skyscrapers which dot the Central district on its core island.
The glitziest of the United Arab Emirates! Known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene Dubai is a truly unique city.
The Indian Ocean’s most celebrated cluster of islands is in full of sun in January. The clear blue waters are so beautiful you will have the time of your life!