Places to visit before “they die”

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I read a couple of articles lately about places in danger of not existing in a few years.

The USA Today website published the list of 10 wonders of the world in danger of disappearing. The Great Wall in China, the pyramids in Egypt, the city of Petra in Jordan, the Great Barrier reef in Australia and Machu Picchu in Peru are some of them. Sad to see that I haven’t been to any of them and very unlikely that I will visit them anytime soon. I’ll have to put the up in my to go list.

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

Pyramids in Egypt

Pyramids in Egypt

All photos above taken from the USA Today article.

The other article was in Stylist magazine (issue 169, 17 April 2013). It was about the Maldives, the smallest country in Asia and also the earth’s lowest, and because of that, is at risk of disappearing (some say that it would happen in 20 years) So, my friend, if you haven’t visited the Maldives yet, maybe you should consider it soon.

The article also listed another 5 destinations in danger of not being here when my great grandchildren are born. They are:

Solomon Islands, Pacific Ocean – most of them have fallen victim to loggin, but the magazine recommends Tetapare, the one that remains pristine, if you want to experience what the Solomon Islands were one day.
Cuba, not because it will physically disappear, but because it will lose its “characteristics” once the US dollar is allowed in;
the Dead Sea, which is the lowest place on earth and getting lower every year;
Glacier National Park, Montana – apparently, it could be gone by 2020!;
The Atlantic Forest, South America – now, with only 7% of its original size, this is a must go if you are visiting Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.

The Atlantic Forest (Brazil)

The Atlantic Forest (Brazil)

The Madives

The Madives

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

Photos sourced from the internet – click on them to go to original websites.

Interesting to see that the places in both lists are all different, so now you have 15 new places to add to your bucket list. 😉

Have you visited any of these places? Which ones do you recommend?

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5 responses »

  1. Hmm, I have been to atlantic forest and the pyramids and definitely recommend both. Egypt was so surreal, it was my favourite history subject and it was a beautiful, culturally rich place to go to. Let me know if you want tips. Gotta start working on the other ones!

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