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Seven Wonders of the World

Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela), also known as Amazonia, the Amazon jungle or the Amazon Basin, encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), though the forest itself occupies some 5.5 million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres), located within nine nations. The Amazon represents over half […]

Channel Tunnel

Known as the Chunnel, the Channel Tunnel links France and England. It is 31 mi (9 m) long, and 23 of those miles are 150 ft (45.7 m) beneath the seabed of the English Channel. High-speed trains whiz through its side-by-side tubes. EQRoy / Shutterstock.com

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed. While visiting in New York, Ross and I decided […]

Hoover Dam (Arizona/Nevada Border)

The Golden Gate Bridge

Connecting San Francisco and Marin County in 1937, for many years the Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in world. Experts thought that winds, ocean currents, and fog would make it impossible to build. It took about four years to complete the beautiful 1.2-mile-long (1.9 km) bridge. It is held by 80,000 mi (128,747 km) […]

Stonehenge

Stonehenge, in many peoples’ minds, is the most mysterious place in the world. This set of stones laid out in concentric rings and horseshoe shapes on the empty Salisbury Plain, is, at the age of 4,000 years, one of the oldest, and certainly best preserved, megalithic (ancient stone) structures on Earth, but we know almost […]

Tombs, Temples & Treasure

I booked this trip to Egypt last minute and although I’ve travelled a lot by myself in the past I felt that it was best to book on a tour for this destination. I booked via ‘On the Go’ Tours and it was a great trip (would recommend).  Our tour was a young group, 20-30 […]

Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest monument on the list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is also the only one left standing. It is a marvel of human engineering and construction, and its sheer size and scale rivals any structure built within the last few hundred years. It’s construction, though, has always been the subject […]

Hagia Sophia: The Place of Holy Wisdom

Before it became a famed Islamic Mosque this wonder of the medieval world was the largest cathedral on the planet for almost a thousand years.

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

The greatest temple of the ancient world, the Temple of Artemis once stood as the most magnificent accomplishment of Greek civilization and Hellenistic culture, built as a tribute to Artemis – the Greek goddess of the hunt, mistress of Nature, protector of wild beasts and the sister of Apollo. The Temple of Artemis was located […]

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