Boris Mann

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50 places to see before you die

Thanks to emd, I found out about the BBC's list of 50 places to see before you die. Recreated here, along with some comments and/or the year I was there.

  1. The Grand Canyon
  2. Great Barrier Reef
  3. Florida (2001) During a Nortel trip. We flew into Miami then drove through the Everglades to the east coast.
  4. South Island
  5. Cape Town
  6. Golden Temple
  7. Las Vegas
  8. Sydney
  9. New York (2001) Easter - Kate, Alix, Matt, Melisa. Didn't go up the Twin Towers
  10. Taj Mahal
  11. Canadian Rockies Numerous times. Most recently, in 2003 when dropping Greg off in Calgary. We went to Banff one evening and swam in the hot springs.
  12. Uluru
  13. Chichen Itza - Mexico
  14. Machu Picchu - Peru
  15. Niagara Falls (2001) Thanksgiving - a great wine tour with Kate.
  16. Petra - Jordan
  17. The Pyramids - Egypt
  18. Venice Kate loved Venice when she went in 1999.
  19. Maldives First of the South Pacific entries. Supposed to be awesome for sailing adventures.
  20. Great Wall of China
  21. Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
  22. Hong Kong (1993) Class Afloat. We were docked in Kowloon.
  23. Yosemite National Park
  24. Hawaii (1993) Class Afloat, once to Hilo, once to Honolulu. Hilo was cool and laid back. Honolulu is way too commercial/American.
  25. Auckland - New Zealand (1993) Class Afloat. Almost flew home from here. Don't really remember much.
  26. Iguassu Falls
  27. Paris (1991) Stayed with a family that had 10 children.
  28. Alaska
  29. Angkor Wat - Cambodia
  30. Himalayas - Nepal
  31. Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
  32. Masai Mara - Kenya
  33. Galapagos Islands - Ecuador (1993) Class Afloat. It's all about the wildlife. Even managed to go diving with Hammerhead sharks.
  34. Luxor - Egypt
  35. Rome
  36. San Francisco (1994) Class Afloat. Flew home from here. Also had a quick tour of Napa thanks to the Quanes
  37. Barcelona (1991) Slept at the train station. Headed back out of Spain the next day.
  38. Dubai
  39. Singapore (1993) Class Afloat. Almost went to Malaysia on a bus. Got lost on lots of buses. Soaked in torrential rains. Went to Toys R' Us and Hard Rock Cafe. Little India was cool.
  40. La Digue - Seychelles
  41. Sri Lanka
  42. Bangkok
  43. Barbados
  44. Iceland
  45. Terracotta Army - China
  46. Zermatt - Switzerland
  47. Angel Falls - Venezuela
  48. Abu Simbel - Egypt
  49. Bali (1993) Class Afloat. Awesome. Monkey Temple. The Ambassador and drunkenness at the Four Seasons. Waaaay too many street vendors. Indonesian "Bintang" beer at the Swensen's ice cream parlour.
  50. French Polynesia (1993) Class Afloat. Incredible mix of Melanesian and French culture. Baguette, red wine, and palm trees.