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Old 09-20-2010, 08:55 PM   #21
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5.Montreal Cathedral (I don't remember the name but they said it was the oldest in NA)
Basilique Notre Dame de Montreal Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal was opened in 1829, so it's not the oldest cathedral in NA: that honor belongs to St. Louis Cathedral, NOLA, which has been in use since 1718. That said, Notre Dame is well worth a visit; try to catch the sound and light show. Having your wedding (Celine Dion) or funeral (Pierre Trudeau) here is a Canadian status symbol. Also worth seeing if you are in Montreal and like churches: St. Joseph's Oratory, on The Mountain. 20th century, 5 churches in one, amazing view! Oratoire St-Joseph :: Welcome

Disclaimer: I am not in the least religious, but I do like good architecture!
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:43 PM   #22
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Ellora Cave - South of Mumbai India. Carved form a solid mountain -

Inside of the Potala in Tibet
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:27 PM   #23
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I really want to see the Northern Lights sometime in my life.
Go to CSA - AuroraMAX Project - Live broadcast of the Northern Lights from Yellowknife, click on HTML and wait til the sun goes down... well, assuming the sight is on display.
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In no particular order:

- Hike Mt. Kilimanjaro, my friends just did this
- Christmas markets in Vienna as someone else suggested
- Vietnam/Laos (especially Luang Prabang)
- Nepal
- Never been to China
- Antarctica cruise
- African safari (went as a kid, but don't remember much of it and want to see *my* kid's reaction now)
- Road trip across the Canadian rockies.
- Everglades
- Spend a lot of time exploring Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah
- Visit the more wild Corcavado national park in Costa Rica.

Iguazu falls was great and I'm not even into waterfalls that much! It's hard to get a concept of just how large the falls is.

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Thanks, I'll have to add that to my list now! Mahabalipuram in Southern India was pretty amazing.

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Old 09-21-2010, 02:04 PM   #25
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Iguazu falls was great and I'm not even into waterfalls that much! It's hard to get a concept of just how large the falls is.
Iguazu falls is the only place on my "bucket list". Good excuse to go back to South America!

I would probably add the Great Wall of China to the list too.
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Basilique Notre Dame de Montreal Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal was opened in 1829, so it's not the oldest cathedral in NA: that honor belongs to St. Louis Cathedral, NOLA, which has been in use since 1718. That said, Notre Dame is well worth a visit; try to catch the sound and light show. Having your wedding (Celine Dion) or funeral (Pierre Trudeau) here is a Canadian status symbol. Also worth seeing if you are in Montreal and like churches: St. Joseph's Oratory, on The Mountain. 20th century, 5 churches in one, amazing view! Oratoire St-Joseph :: Welcome

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I don't think its that one that one, this one was started in the early 1600s. It burned down at least once but this one was rebuilt on the same site. They have a film and laser show inside that covers the history of the cathedral and Montreal. It is right in the downtown area about 2 blocks from the St. Lawrence.
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So far, Amsterdam and Morocco for starters.
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So far, Amsterdam and Morocco for starters.
I would agree on Amsterdam, and the flowers (haven't been to Moracco, yet).
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coyote butte north.

boundary waters.

places still to check off (major ones):
kathmandu
bagan
patagonia
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On the list is China and the Great Wall which I'll see next April. Also on the list is Russia and St.Petersburg. Have see all states in the US but Maine and Vermont so they're on the list too
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coyote butte north.

boundary waters.

places still to check off (major ones):
kathmandu
bagan
patagonia
antarctica

Those are some photos, ronocnikral..wow.

Since I have a gob of free miles from American Airlines now, one of the first places I'd love to go is Asia (China, Philippines, Vietnam, etc. etc.). Never been and chomping at the bit to go.
And I'd like to visit India, also.
So many places, so little time...
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Paris

The Grand Canyon

The Great Wall of China

Mumbai

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Old 09-22-2010, 01:19 AM   #33
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Iguazu falls is the only place on my "bucket list". Good excuse to go back to South America!

I would probably add the Great Wall of China to the list too.
I have visited both and they are both definite must sees. The Great Wall really does live up to its name, even if you visit the touristy bits!
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So far, Amsterdam and Morocco for starters.

Morocco was great - but you need to be well prepared to deal with very determined and skillful attempts to separate you from your money. Egypt (Lyxor and Giza in particular) and Jordan (Petra, Jerash etc) were absolutely fascinating.

High on my to do list:

1. Syria
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Paris

The Grand Canyon

The Great Wall of China

Mumbai

Hong Kong
Just out of interest, what is the attraction of Hong Kong as a tourist destination? It's a great city to live and work in, but unless you are a shopaholic, I've never really understood the appeal as a place to go for a holiday?
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Alaska - I have to see a glacier

DW wants to visit every state. We have visited most, but I want to put together a list of must see places in each state and start over with the new list.

Also want to visit The Great Wall of China
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I really want to see the Northern Lights sometime in my life. And it would be great to see polar bears in their natural habitat, although that might be pretty tough given that I live on the east coast and don't want to fly.
We have been in a long trough of sunspot activity but it is supposed to be picking up over the next few years. Should be some great northern lights as a result. I remember my father dragging us out in the middle of the night to see the aurora. Haven't seen anything great for a few years but I haven't been out looking on dark clear nights either.


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Morocco was great - but you need to be well prepared to deal with very determined and skillful attempts to separate you from your money. Egypt (Lyxor and Giza in particular) and Jordan (Petra, Jerash etc) were absolutely fascinating.

High on my to do list:

1. Syria
2. Iran
3. Alaska
4. Safari in Africa (exact destination TBA)
Iran is high on my list as well. So is pakistan. I hopefully will bike around the world once in this lifetime.
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I guess I will add N Korea and Cuba due to the forbidden nature of each (I'm American).
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