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10 Places You Must Visit Before You Die: Part I
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There are some places you just have to visit in your lifetime! Jenny Ferguson reveals which ones.
How can you boil the world down into ten must see places? The short answer is you can’t, and the long answer is to read on and find out why these cities made the list; there’s something unique and breathtaking about each one of them.
Within each city you’ll find highlights of events, attractions, and experiences that make these cities the top 10! This two-part special will not only delve into of the world’s greatest places, it will also open your eyes to other parts of the world.
If you’ve seen 5 out of 10 of these places, consider yourself an avid traveler! If you haven’t done much traveling, chances are one of these stellar locations may be just the place to take your next vacation!
10) New York City, USA
New York is one of those cities you have to visit at least once. Although the Big Apple might not seem like something you’re interested in at first, it's something spectacular. Just think: you've got great shopping, great eats and great people with personality. Drop by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and check out the permanent collection. My favourite is the Costume Exhibit! Once you’re done at the MET, head down to Times Square.
It’s not all about the main sights either: check out a movie, catch a show, take a walk through the park or admire the scenery. Your trip won’t be complete without a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. But hurry, they’re already building a new Yankee Stadium, set to open in 2009.
9) Paris, France
You haven’t lived until you’ve been to Paris! This iconic city of romance is a must. Paris will always be for lovers, with its beautiful palaces and amazing gardens, so make this a must-see with your significant other! The food is spectacular, especially the bread, the wine and the cheese. It's worth going just to experience the food.
While in Paris you can spend your day sipping hot coffee as you stroll alongside the Seine, or you can walk around the downtown area, taking in the local busy scene and shop in the many little boutiques.
The Louvre will always be my favorite museum; it used to be a luxurious residence for the royals! Notre Dame is another of Paris’ gems; go there at night to see it light up the Seine. But let’s not forget that Eiffel Tower, which will never cease to amaze!
Cairo, the most popular city in Africa, is unique. Egypt has been home to the Pharaohs, the Romans, conquered by Islam and briefly by the French. Situated near the infamous Nile river, Cairo has become the place in history where entire civilizations were born. If that doesn’t make a place special, I’m not sure what does!
The first thing which comes to everyone's mind when Egypt is mentioned are the Pyramids, which are not to be missed. Hit them up old school with a camel ride. Explore Khan El-Khalili, Cairo’s fantastic bazaar: from tea, to carpets to anything imaginable, can be found among the shops. Practice your haggling skills; you’re going to need them!
7) St. Petersburg, Russia
Peter the Great’s infamous city was built on a series of islands, sort of like Venice, so it’s a marvel to see. Plenty of old history lives in St. Petersburg: from the numerous palaces to the Aurora, a ship which has come to symbolize the October Revolution. And in St. Petersburg you can admire the twilight all night long, due to the “white nights” effect. It’s perfect for a romantic stroll, or for admiring the beauty of the city at that fleeting time of day. Here in Canada, we only get a few minutes of this marvel!
Catch this twilight experience from May to July. Like Paris’ Louvre, the Hermitage is not to be missed. Their permanent collection is enormous and features some of Europe’s greatest pieces of art. While you’re there, don’t forget to take in the rooms, and halls themselves; this once was the winter home for Russia’s ruling family! 6) Trinidad and Tobago
A small set of islands in the southern Caribbean sparkles as the home of limbo and calypso. With a long history of slavery the population of Trinidad and Tobago is culturally diverse with African, European, Indian, Middle Eastern and Chinese cultures having left a significant mark on the country.
Check out Carnival for a great expression of Creole culture: from food to dance, you’ll find it all here the week before Lent. Make sure you enjoy the country’s calypso music and I dare you to try to limbo! With a beautiful warm climate and a great vibe, Trinidad and Tobago make the top 10!