Iconic Places

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the mountains are covered in snow and there is a pier on the water near it
20 Places to See Abroad Before You Die
20 Places to See Abroad Before You Die http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/20-places-to-see-abroad-before-you-die?obref=obinsite #youradventure
a large group of penguins standing in the snow
12 Beautiful Pictures of Antarctica That Will Blow You Away
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the inside of a building with many arches
Gloucester Cathedral - cloisters
Gloucester Cathedral, England.
a lone tree stands in the middle of an arid area with red sand dunes behind it
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Namibian desert
an old building with many spires in the middle of it's roof tops
Where Adventure Begins
Blue Mosque in Istanbul - timeless icon of a city straddling two continents. http://www.adventurecenter.com/details?TripID=54
the water is gushing out from the falls and into the air, while trees are in the foreground
Where Adventure Begins
Iguassu Falls is not all that it is made out to be - it is MUCH MUCH better! This is the Devil's Throat seen from the Brazilian side.
a boat is in the middle of an ocean surrounded by small islands and green hills
Where Adventure Begins
Halong Bay in the north of Vietnam is a pretty place with lime stone cliffs coming straight out of the sea. When I went I made sure I stayed two nights in the bay. This allows you to explore further afield and discover less traveled spots. http://www.adventurecenter.com/details?TripID=11889
an aerial view of the temples in bagan, burma
1, 2, 3, 4, ... , 2217 (Bagan, Myanmar)
Bagan is an ancient city in Burma (Myanmar). From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone. Of these the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive. http://www.adventurecenter.com/details?TripID=4
a man standing in front of statues of pharaohs and other ancient egyptian gods on the side of a cliff
Intrepid Travel
Abu Simbel was one of the highlights of my travels in Egypt. Intrepid Travel, winner of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards 2012, visits it. Intrepid won the award for its far-reaching commitment to carbon management and low impact travel. http://www.cntraveler.com/world-savers/2012/intrepid-travel-world-savers-awards#
the sun is shining on sand dunes in the desert
Where Adventure Begins
Sossusvlei in Namibia - I walked to the top and saw an ocean of red sand dunes, stretching as far as they eye could see. Be sure to get there for sunrise! Featured on our Desert Rivers and Wildlife trip http://www.adventurecenter.com/tripcode?tripcode=tadd
the great wall of china with mountains in the background
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The Great Wall in China - I walked a lesser-visited section near Simatai to avoid the crowds.
a waterfall with a rainbow in the middle and water flowing down it's sides
1000 places to go before i die
Victoria Falls in Africa - when I first saw these falls I was utterly impressed. Turned out what I glimpsed through the trees was only a small part of the falls. Over a mile wide and 100 metres high, these are some amazing cascades. When you're there make sure you do the rafting. Class 4 and 5 all the way (and one class 6 which you walk around) - the BEST!
an ancient city surrounded by mountains and clouds in the sky with low lying clouds surrounding it
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Machu Picchu - the Inca citadel high in the mountains of Peru. Walk there on one of the many Inca paths (try the Moonstone trek for a really remote experience!), or take the train.
snow covered rocks and trees near a river
Winter Tower
Did a hike in Yosemite last fall - one of many highlights California has to offer.