10 places to see while you’re alive

This is my list of most interesting places. Some of them I have already visited, the rest I hope to visit one day.

1.The Acropolis of Athens because that’s where Western civilization began. Philosophy, sculpture, theatre, architecture, everything has its roots in Greece. The Parthenon, the Caryatids, the Temple of Athena Nike, or Wingless Victory, and of course the New Acropolis Museum are things one has by all means to see during one’s life.

2.The Great Pyramid of Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world that still exists today. And along with it, visitors should see all the other incredible antiquities of Egypt like the Valley of the Kings, the Temples of Luxor and Karnak and the Egyptian Museum of Cairo.

3.The Victoria Falls between the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia, connected with the famous meeting of Livingstone and Stanley. A very impressive natural landscape.

4.Piazza San Marco in Venice. A spectacular square in a city that seems to be living in the past. No matter how many times you have been to Venice, it never fails to excite you. And somehow it doesn’t really matter that you find yourself among so many other tourists.

5.Angkor Vat Temple in Cambodia. Its architecture as well as the nature that surrounds it, make this Khmer monument very appealing and exotic-looking.

6.The Rhine. A beautiful river that crosses Central Europe. In particular in Germany, near the city of Koblenz, you can admire the medieval castles, green vineyards, picturesque villages, the statue of Loreley and the Niederwalddenkmal by taking a short or long cruise.

7.New York. The background for so many films, television shows, is a really international city where one can find everything. Interesting museums, the famous Metropolitan Opera, its numerous sky-scrapers, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, all these and many other things are the trademarks of New York.

8.Paris. Style, fashion, good food. If you live in Europe you have to visit Paris at least once in your life. Personally, I hate its underground but I love everything else.

9.The Himalayas. Because this is the mountain range with the highest peaks in the world, Everest and K2. Pictures and documentary films can’t convey, I guess, what the Himalayas really are.

10.The Hermitage Museum of St.Petersburg in Russia and the entire city of St.Petersburg of course. Absolute masterpieces in the museum that used to be the Winter Palace of the Russian Emperors. The city that bears the name of Peter the Great is very photogenic with so much water, so many palaces and historical churches. 
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