Just got inspired to blog after my recent awe-inspiring trip to the Great Wall of China, which has been one of my dream places to visit. Really need to blog about my trip to Beijing - Xi An when I have the mood and time.
Anyways, just to remind myself once in awhile how lucky I have been so far, I wanted to list out some of the places that I have visited to stem my saliva flow from looking at recent trip posts of some of my friends. Need to tell myself from time to time to be patient and there is still time to keep collecting trips, miles and memories.
The Great Wall of China (Construction believed to begin in 771–476 BC)
You really need to see it to believe it! Winding through the sloping mountains, a really amazing structure that makes you admire the tenacity of people of yore. Wow!
Colosseum in Rome (Built in 70–80 AD)
Didn't think much of this place when I visited as it was the latter part of my Europe Trip and the weather was hot! I may appreciate it much more if I visited now that I have read up more on it as a wonder of the world.
Leaning Tower of Pisa (Completed 1372)
The weather plus the architecture allowed me to capture a picture nicer than my skills deserved. The white marble was really really pretty =)
Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England (Believed to be constructed 3000 BC to 2000 BC)
No longer a complete circle when I visited and tourists were no longer allowed to get up-close and personal. It did have a mystifying aura that made you wonder who made it and for what purpose and it seemed to attract the little puff of cloud that was directly above it, haha. I remember hoards of locals jamming up the road to the landmark.
Ha Long Bay in Vietnam
Misty and cool when I went in early March with nice views and nice food, a very relaxing place! Currently listed as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and a UNESCO World Heritage Site~
Angkor Wat in Siem Reap (Built in the 12th century)
Hot hot hot! My only memory of Siem Reap is that it was super hot, until I couldn't fully appreciate the splendour of the place. This picture was taken at 6am and the 8am sun was equivalent to our 12noon, go figure! Lol
Terracota Army in Xi'An (Constructed in 210–209 BCE)
Okay so I know this is not what people would expect when they hear the words Terracotta Army. I have pictures of the actual army too, but this was my favourite in the exhibit, Horse Chariot No. 2 that's made out of high quality bronze. It also has the meaning '平平安安' or safe and sound as it was located behind Horse Chariot No. 1 which protected the master riding in the covered compartment of No. 2 (plus any animals just tickle my fancy XD)
The 12 Apostles in Victoria
Located along ocean road, there are less than 12 and they don't really look like apostles so I don't know where the idea for the name came from. One highlight of this place was that this picture was taken from a helicopter, woohoo, super fun ride!
Jeju Volcanic Island
Also one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, every corner is beautiful and a must visit place for nature and seafood lovers! Nice food and friendly people can also be found in abundance, well worth a visit (or more)!
Can't wait to expand this list further!!
Some other dream locations of mine (dream dream dream...):
The Dubai Desert, Christ the Redeemer, Machu Picchu, Icelandic Northern Lights, Petra in Jordan