100 Things to Do

This is another thing that Don sent me. I have been to 10 of these places (I list them at the end; 3 in the top 10) and have seen two more in person but not been inside (Versailles, the Kremlin). Sadly I never went to The Temple of the Emerald Buddah while I was in Thailand and when I was in Beijing I decided to sleep in instead of going with my friends to The Forbidden City that day.

Here are the Top 100 “wonders”, but Don called this his Ultimate To Do list. He has been to 15 of these.

1 Pyramids of Egypt

2 Great Wall of China

3 Taj Mahal – India

4 Serengeti Migration – Kenya/Tanzania

5 Galapagos Islands – Ecuador

6 Grand Canyon – USA

7 Machu Picchu – Peru

8 Iguazu Falls – Argentina & Brazil

9 Bali – Indonesia

10 Amazon Rain Forest – Brazil & Peru


11 Ngorongoro Crater – Tanzania

12 Great Barrier Reef – Australia

13 Angkor Wat – Cambodia

14 Victoria Falls – Zambia & Zimbabwe

15 Forbidden City – China

16 Bagan – Myanmar

17 Karnak Temple – Egypt

18 Teotihuacan – Mexico

19 Banaue Rice Terraces – Philippines

20 Bora Bora – French Polynesia

21 Acropolis & its Parthenon – Greece

22 Potala Palace at Lhasa – China

23 Jerusalem Old City – Israel

24 Qin Terra Cotta Warriors – China

25 Chichen Itza – Mexico

26 Petra – Jordan

27 Nile River Cruise – Egypt

28 Easter Island – Chile

29 Cappadocia – Turkey

30 Colosseum of Rome – Italy

31 Fjords of Norway

32 St Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City

33 Egyptian Museum – Egypt

34 Borobudur – Indonesia

35 Valley of the Kings – Egypt

36 Hong Kong Harborscape – China

37 Sistine Chapel – Vatican City

38 Alhambra – Spain

39 Louvre Museum – France

40 Canals of Venice – Italy

41 Versailles – France

42 Carlsbad Caverns – USA

43 Mecca – Saudi Arabia

44 Kathmandu Valley – Nepal

45 Metropolitan Museum of Art – USA

46 Mt. Everest – China & Nepal

47 Temple of Emerald Buddha – Thailand

48 Hagia Sofia – Turkey

49 Pompeii – Italy

50 Kashmir Valley – India

51 Prague Old Town – Czech Republic

52 Golden Temple – India

53 Amalfi Coast & Drive – Italy

54 Meenakshi – India

55 Chartres Cathedral – France

56 Mezquita of Cordoba – Spain

57 Damascus Old City / Umayyad – Syria

58 Dubrovnik – Croatia

59 Uffizi Gallery – Italy

60 Rio Panoramic Views – Brazil

61 Golden Pavilion – Japan

62 Delphi – Greece

63 St. Basil’s Cathedral – Russia

64 Abu Simbel – Egypt

65 St. Mark’s Basilica/Campanile – Italy

66 Florence Cityscape – Italy

67 Kremlin – Russia

68 Varanasi & the Ganges – India

69 Li River Cruise – China

70 Shwedagon Stupa – Myanmar

71 Sahara Desert – Multinational

72 Leaning Tower of Pisa – Italy

73 Baalbek – Lebanon

74 Mont-St-Michel – France

75 Topkapi Palace – Turkey

76 Carnival in Rio – Brazil

77 Stonehenge – England

78 Angel Falls – Venezuela

79 Yellowstone – USA

80 Santorini – Greece

81 Petronas Twin Towers – Malaysia

82 Matterhorn – Switzerland

83 New York Skyline – USA

84 Marrakesh – Morocco

85 Eiffel Tower – France

86 Ladakh – India

87 Niagara Falls – Canada & USA

88 British Museum – England

89 Burj Al Arab – Dubai, UAE

90 Antarctica Penguins – Multinational

91 Yangtze River Cruise – China

92 Yosemite – USA

93 Ayers Rock – Australia

94 Chambord Chateau – France

95 Temple of Heaven – China

96 Neuschwanstein Castle – Germany

97 Suez Canal – Egypt

98 San Francisco Bay/Cityscape – USA

99 Dead Sea – Israel & Jordan

100 Portofino – Italy

http://www.hillmanwonders.com/

Ones I’ve been to:

Great Wall

Galapagos

Grand Canyon

Sistine Chapel

St. Peter’s

Eiffel Tower

Temple of Heaven

Colosseum

New York

San Francisco

5 thoughts on “100 Things to Do

  1. Dear Ted,

    I have been to 17 of these places. These are the ones I have been to,not in order.

    San Francisco x times (x indicates numersous)

    Eiffel Tower X times

    New York x times

    Met in NYC x times

    Matterhorn 1 time

    Yellowstone 2 times

    Mont St. Michel 1 time

    Florence Italy 1 time

    Uffizi Gallery 1 time

    Chartres, France 1 time

    Temple of the Emerald Budda 1 time

    Versailles 2 times

    Louvers 4 times

    Sistine Chapel 1 time

    Hong Kong Harbor 1 time

    Chichen Itza Mexico 1 time

    Grand Canyon 7 days raft trip

  2. You’ve seen New York’s skyline too, so that would be at least 2. And if Betty Claire saw the Sistine Chapel she probably saw the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome too, though she’s seen entirely too many of those places already.

  3. I have been to:

    Grant Canyon

    Jerusalem Old City

    St. Peter’s-Rome

    Colosseum of Rome

    Sistine Chapel

    Metropolitan Museum, NYC

    Uffizi Gallery-Florence

    Rio Panoramic Views

    Florence

    Pre-Carnival at Rio

    Stonehenge

    NY Skyline

    Eiffel Tower

    Niagra Falls

    British Museum

    San Franciso

    Dead Sea

    Louvre Museum

    Versailles, France

    Temple of Emerald Buddha (not sure about that one)

    Aren’t I lucky and blessed?

    Mom

  4. Wow. You didn’t go to see the Emerald Buddah though. We saw the Royal Palace and the Temple of Dawn, but not the Emerald Buddah. I don’t know why we didn’t do that one, but we weren’t really in Bangkok for very long. We saw the catfish of Roi Et, but somehow those didn’t make the list.

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