BBC 50 Places to See Before You Die...

by - Monday, March 31, 2008

I really wanted to do a post on the 1000 Places to See Before You Die, but I can't check the book out until later and I am bored and wanted to do a post anyways. So I decided on the BBC 50 Places to See Before You Die instead - probably a slightly more attainable list anyways... here is the list and my progress so far...

The Grand Canyon,USA - March 23, 2008
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Florida, USA
South Island, New Zealand
Cape Town, South Africa
Golden Temple, India
Las Vegas, USA - 2004, 2006 and 2008
Sydney, Australia
New York, USA
Taj Mahal, India
Canadian Rockies, Canada - pretty much every day of my life!
Uluru, Australia
Chichen Itza, Mexico
Machu Picchu, Peru
Niagara Falls, Canada
Petra, Jordan
The Pyramids, Egypt
Venice, Italy - May 2008
The Maldives, Maldives
Great Wall, China
Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yosemite National Park, USA
Hawaii, USA
Auckland, New Zealand
Iguassu Falls, Argentina/Brazil
Paris, France - May 2008
Alaska, USA - I have been to the Yukon - is that close enough?
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Himalayas, Nepal/Tibet
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Masai Mara, Kenya
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Luxor, Egypt - I have been to the Luxor in Las Vegas - does that count?
Rome, Italy - May 2008
San Francisco, USA - I have flown over it and seen the Golden Gate Bridge
Barcelona, Spain
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Singapore, Singapore
La Digue, Seychelles
Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Bangkok, Thailand
Barbados, Barbados
Iceland, Iceland
Terracotta Army, China
Zermatt, Switzerland - I have been to Switzerland... not so sure why Zermatt is so important...
Angel Falls, Venezuela
Abu Simbel, Egypt
Bali, Indonesia
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Now that I have seen this list I am not too happy with it... I think I need to find myself a 50 Places to See in Canada or BC or something... then I have at least half a chance of seeing more than half the things on the list.

ETA... Here is a list of 139 Things to See in Canada... and I have actually done bunches of these things like:
- visiting the Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver
- walking the sea wall in Stanley Park
- have tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria
- visit Buchart Gardens
- visit the wineries of the Okanagan
- visit the icefields in Banff National Park
- get lost in West Edmonton Mall
- party at the Calgary Stampede
- drive across the Canadian prairies
- tour the RCMP museum (for what it is worth... damn RCMP... no hard feeling there!)
- visit the Rideau Canal Locks, Parliament Buildings and saw the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa/Hull
- saw a Toronto Blue Jays baseball game at Roger's Stadium
- drove through Brantford, Ontario - home of Wayne Gretzky
- saw the Aurora Borealis (northern lights) in Whitehorse, YT

Things that I think should be on the list that I have done:
- watched an NHL hockey game (and watched Team Canada play as well!)
- visited the Hockey Hall of Fame
- visit Barkerville - home of the Canadian gold rush
- swam in the Pacific Ocean and collected buckets of jellyfish
- cheered at a Canadian Curling Final (yeah for Kelly Law at the Scotties in PG)
- eaten a beavertail (and poutine) in Ottawa

Hmmm... I think I need to travel to Eastern Canada and the Maritimes...

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  1. Anonymous11:37 AM

    You have actually driven through San Francisco and been on the Golden Gate bridge. But you were only 3 years old.