Five places you must visit before you die

cuunoos

De Cocoyea kid!
TnT makes the cut according to this author:

THE PLACES YOU MUST VISIT BEFORE YOU DIE - Yahoo! Canada Travel
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Which one of our destinations has been home to the Romans, conquered by Islam and later by the French?

The world is a big place. Many cultures have lived and left their mark on every edge of this planet. Some people can go their entire life without leaving their home country, or even their home city. Imagine all the places they haven't experienced? Travel, I would argue, is the spice of life. Things are just a little bland without it. So spice it up and see some of the greatest places on Earth along the way!

How can you boil the world down into a few must-see places? The short answer is you can't, and the long answer is to read on and find out why these cities made the list; there's something unique and breathtaking about each one of them.

Within each city you'll find highlights of events, attractions, and experiences that make these cities the top 10! This two-part special will not only delve into of the world's greatest places, it will also open your eyes to other parts of the world.

If you've seen 5 out of 10 of these places, consider yourself an avid traveler! If you haven't done much traveling, chances are one of these stellar locations may be just the place to take your next vacation!

New York City, America
New York is one of those cities you have to visit at least once. Although the Big Apple might not seem like something you're interested in at first, it's something spectacular. Just think: you've got great shopping, great eats and great people with personality. Drop by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and check out the permanent collection. My favourite is the Costume Institute Exhibit! Once you're done at the MET, head down to Times Square.

It's not all about the main sights either: check out a movie, catch a show, take a walk through the park or admire the scenery. Your trip won't be complete without a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. But hurry, they're already building a new Yankee Stadium, set to open in 2009.

Paris, France
You haven't lived until you've been to Paris! This iconic city of romance is a must. Paris will always be for lovers, with its beautiful palaces and amazing gardens, so make this a must-see with your significant other! The food is spectacular, especially the bread, the wine and the cheese. It's worth going just to experience the food.

While in Paris you can spend your day sipping hot coffee as you stroll alongside the Seine, or you can walk around the downtown area, taking in the local busy scene and shop in the many little boutiques.

The Louvre will always be my favourite museum; it used to be a luxurious residence for the royals! Notre Dame is another of Paris' gems; go there at night to see it light up the Seine. But let's not forget that Eiffel Tower, which will never cease to amaze!

Cairo, Egypt
Cairo, the most popular city in Africa, is unique. Egypt has been home to the Pharaohs, the Romans, conquered by Islam and briefly by the French. Situated near the infamous Nile river, Cairo has become the place in history where entire civilizations were born. If that doesn't make a place special, I'm not sure what does!

The first thing which comes to everyone's mind when Egypt is mentioned are the Pyramids, which are not to be missed. Hit them up old school with a camel ride. Explore Khan El-Khalili, Cairo's fantastic bazaar: from tea, to carpets to anything imaginable, can be found among the shops. Practice your haggling skills; you're going to need them!

St. Petersburg, Russia
Peter the Great's infamous city was built on a series of islands, sort of like Venice, so it's a marvel to see. Plenty of old history lives in St. Petersburg: from the numerous palaces to the Aurora, a ship which has come to symbolize the October Revolution. And in St. Petersburg you can admire the twilight all night long, due to the "white nights" effect. It's perfect for a romantic stroll, or for admiring the beauty of the city at that fleeting time of day. Here in Canada, we only get a few minutes of this marvel!

Catch this twilight experience from May to July. Like Paris' Louvre, the Hermitage is not to be missed. Their permanent collection is enormous and features some of Europe's greatest pieces of art. While you're there, don't forget to take in the rooms, and halls themselves; this once was the winter home for Russia's ruling family!

Trinidad and Tobago
A small set of islands in the southern Caribbean sparkles as the home of limbo and calypso. With a long history of slavery the population of Trinidad and Tobago is culturally diverse with African, European, Indian, Middle Eastern and Chinese cultures having left a significant mark on the country.

Check out Carnival for a great expression of Creole culture: from food to dance, you'll find it all here the week before Lent. Make sure you enjoy the country's calypso music and I dare you to try to limbo! With a beautiful warm climate and a great vibe, Trinidad and Tobago make the top 10!


See the world!
The world is filled with wonderful sights: cities, buildings and experiences which cannot be missed. Each place on the list has something to make it a cultural icon. It's time to start planning your trip! Will it be New York City, the great metropolis? Or does your personal style gravitate more toward Egyptian art and haggling in bazaars? Either way, you won't be disappointed with any of the places on this list.
 

TC

Steuuuupssss!
I´ve been to all the places I wanted to go to before I die. I better think up some new places to go for when I´m born again.
 

Nica

SAINTSational
so I've been to 2 out of 5 on the list. Ihad Cairo and TnT on my list of places to go but the writer made me interested in Russia
 

cuunoos

De Cocoyea kid!
so I've been to 2 out of 5 on the list. Ihad Cairo and TnT on my list of places to go but the writer made me interested in Russia
A friend of mine back in university days, went to St. Petersburg with his college hockey team. He said its a really beautiful city and he enjoyed it. But you've got to go in the spring or summer to enjoy the flowers, lol.
 

Nica

SAINTSational
A friend of mine back in University days, went to St. Petersburg with his college hockey team. He said its a really beautiful city and he enjoyed it. But you've got to go in the spring or summer to enjoy the flowers. LOL!
I don't really care for flowers
 
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Gladiator

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so I've been to 2 out of 5 on the list. Ihad Cairo and TnT on my list of places to go but the writer made me interested in Russia
Cairo is on my list..up there with Mt.Everest and the Nile
 

VINCYPOWA

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Nica

SAINTSational
I guess yuh doh get too impressed by Valentine ting, like ah dozen long stem roses, right?
:cool:
nah.... does nothing for me... I like pratical things.... gimme a gift that I can use for something..... not no flowers and teddy bear and chocolate bullshyt
 

TriniDivaWoman

DarkWingDuck
nah.... does nothing for me... I like pratical things.... gimme a gift that I can use for something..... not no flowers and teddy bear and chocolate bullshyt
+1 a gift cert or dinner or QT.....will do fine fuh me...


ah en knwo wha allyuh talking bout eh..juss read your post only..:read:
 
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