BBC: 50 Places to See before you Die

50 places to see before you die, according to 20,000 viewers of the BBC’s “Holiday” programme (2003?). See also interesting article “things to do-before-you-die-ism“, and my travelblog(I never quite finished the text – I blame the chest infection I got on Europe Tour! Decided to make myself feel grateful for all the opportunities I have already had to travel – and you can pretty much assume if I haven’t been somewhere, I want to go there…

  1. The Grand Canyon, USA
  2. Great Barrier Reef, east coast of Queensland, Australia Been here!
  3. Florida and Walt Disney, USA Been here!
  4. South Island, New Zealand Been here!
  5. Cape Town and Table Mountain, South Africa
  6. Golden Temple at Amritsar, Punjab, India
  7. Las Vegas, Nevada
  8. Sydney, Australia Been here!
  9. New York
  10. Taj Mahal
  11. Canadian Rockies
  12. Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia Been here!
  13. Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
  14. Machu Picchu, Peru Been here!
  15. Niagara Falls
  16. Petra, Jordan
  17. The Pyramids, Cairo
  18. Venice Been here!
  19. Maldives, Indian Ocean, 450 miles SW of Sri Lanka
  20. Great Wall of China
  21. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  22. Hong Kong
  23. Yosemite National Park
  24. Hawaii
  25. Auckland, New Zealand Been here!
  26. Iguassu Falls, Argentina and Brazil Been here!
  27. Paris Been here!
  28. Alaska
  29. Angkor Wat, Cambodia Been here!
  30. Nepal, Himalayas
  31. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Been here!
  32. Masai Mara, Kenya
  33. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  34. Luxor, Egypt
  35. Rome Been here!
  36. San Francisco
  37. Barcelona Been here!
  38. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  39. Singapore Been here!
  40. La Digue, Seychelles, 1000 miles E of Kenya.
  41. Sri Lanka, S of India
  42. Bangkok, Thailand Been here!
  43. Barbados, 100 miles E of the Caribbean chain
  44. Iceland
  45. Terracotta Army, Xi’an, China
  46. Zermatt, Switzerland
  47. Angel Falls, Venezuela
  48. Abu Simbel, Egypt
  49. Bali, in the Indonesian archipelago
  50. French Polynesia (Bora Bora), 165 miles NW of Tahiti

List from here, wonder what it would look like in 2010. I am looking at going to Amsterdam with Fiona at Easter. Here is some of the places I have said I want to go, what do you think I’m missing?!