Upon extensive research (i.e. typing 7 Wonders of the World into Google yesterday), there are (at least) two sets of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the Modern Seven Wonders of the World. For this goal, we’re talking about the Modern World, partly because no one has ever found the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and I am not Indiana Jones.
The Seven Wonders of the Modern World:
1. Chichén Itza, Mexico
2. Christ the Redeemer Statue, Brazil
I travelled to Italy in 2008, and returned to study abroad in 2009. Please excuse my clothing. Fashion is hard.
4. Taj Mahal, India
My family lived in Hong Kong between 1992-1996. At one point, we went to Beijing and saw Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall. Two things happened:
a. I learned that they ground up the bones of dead builders to make more bricks and I accidentally scraped my hand on the wall, meaning that there is a blood curse on me to this day.
b. The public restrooms had no doors and I was too shy to relieve myself in front of strangers, so I peed my pants. The photo below is of Tiananmen Square. My mom said she can’t find the Great Wall ones, but she might be lying to me to spare me pee-pants shame. If she ever finds it, I’ll let you know.
6. Petra, Jordan
7. Machu Picchu, Peru
Total so far: 2/7
Have you visited any of the 7WotW? Please share photos/stories with me (so I can live vicariously through you).