This book is just as amazing as all my other traveling books that I have talked about in here. I also got this one for Christmas and it's so much fun to look at and dream about going to some of the places. So as usual these go in no particular order other than that's the order they are in the book. The names and descriptions all come straight from the book as well as some of the facts about the places. I hope you enjoy and dream about traveling to some of these places like I do. We all need places we dream to see. It keeps up motivated to go out and see the world.
1. Victoria Falls! "The largest waterfall in the world cascades into a deep gorge on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe." This looks so amazing and beautiful! Since I am already going to Africa to do so many other things I may as well add this onto my trip too!! I have been to Niagara Falls but this looks like a totally different experience. When I looked up the falls more I saw pictures of people actually sitting on the edge of the waterfall and looking over the side!!!! There are even videos of people jumping off a rock on the side into the pool area right at the side of the falls. That would be so scary but you definitely can not sit on the edge of Niagara Falls. I don't think I would be able to do that without having a panic attack in the process.
8. Mount Rushmore! How can I not want to go here?! In case you couldn't tell yet, I am totally into history and I would love to see this!! I just think it's amazing that the builder/ sculptors were able to make the rock look like faces! And how accurate it is! Its just mind blowing to me. Maybe I'm just weird but I love this!! I found something interesting in the book that said, "Conservation of the memorial currently costs the US government around $250,000 each year." CRAZY!! But totally worth it to keep something this amazing looking the way it does. I have to go here!!!
9. Redwood National Park! Next time I go to California I am making sure that I can go here!! The trees are just amazing and nothing like what we have in Missouri! The trees can live for 2,000 years!!!! How can you not think that is just amazing? One tree I want to see here is the tree that is called the Stratosphere Giant. It is 371 feet tall and is 19.6 feet thick!! I think I would look like an ant next to these trees. The thickness of the tree is about 4 of me as it is!
10. The Great Barrier Reef! I know I have talked about this in other posts but this is something that I really would love to see sometime in my life. The book states, "The Great Barrier Reef consists of over 2,900 individual reefs and over 1,000 islands, as well as numerous sand banks." Doesn't that just sound amazing?! And the animals that live there are so bright and beautiful! I have to see this!! One other outstanding thing the books says is that "the Far Northern section, may be 20 million years old"!!! Thats hard to believe but so cool!! Just gotta learn how to scuba dive now...
Well there we go!! There are the 10 Wonders of the World that I want to see. Hopefully you all have a wonder of the world that you want to see too. If you dont look it up and get one that you just have to see sometime. The world is a beautiful place so why wouldnt you want to see all the beauty it has to offer? Thanks for reading!! And keep dreaming!