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Old October 18th, 2011, 11:24 AM
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Of all the places you have visited in the world, what place have you found the most visually stunning? Mountains, ocean views, desert or city scapes? Scenery to make you go wow...

Now, I know many of you are very well traveled,and could make a very long list..BUT, of that list, pick the ONE!
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oh wow that is a tough one, but since i have to pick i would say the one that still takes my breath away no matter how many times i visit is the approach to St. Johns Island and Trunk Bay
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i have traveled all over Europe, many Caribbean islands a few places in South America and some countries in Asia.

What really impressed me was seeing Niagara Falls from the Maid of the Mist.

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I can think of a few but if I have to pick just one it would be on my first cruise. Looking up at the night sky with the trillions of stars on top of the dark water it was just breathtaking. Growing up in the city I never realized the sky was filled with that many stars. This is also my most inner peace moment experience.
The mountains in Maui is a close second.

Manuel … Loved the Maid of the Mist. Niagara Falls where we went on our honeymoon 27 years ago.
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There are many but one keeps coming to my mine.

Isle of Capri approaching.
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Little Cayman Island - population 100. Riding bicycles around the island to one spectacular white beach after another, pristine, sunkissed waters..Feeding a group of wild Iguanas (no tour operator..just me and my bicycle and some bananas, pinapple, fruits). Watching HUGE land crabs run across the small, abandoned roadways. You HEAR these crabs CLAWS hitting the ashpalt before you ever SEE them. They kind of come out of nowhere and they are so big, they scare u at first. Large Iguanas can be right at your feet and you wont see them right away as they camoflage so well. Hanging out and talking to the locals (many Jamaicans, some Canadians, Brits).
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I have not travel that much but hopefuly next year my cruise to ALASKA will be my best place to see
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The beaches of Hawaii, Barbedos, and Bermuda . . .

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There are many but one keeps coming to my mine.

Isle of Capri approaching.
I recently visited Capri and I loved it.

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You really are asking for the impossible, as you said.

But I threw a dart in my mind's eye (to mix a metaphor in a truly painful way), and it landed on the view of the Great Wall of China from a small sightseeing plane at an altitude of about 1500 feet above the mountains. Then, later in the day, getting to climb on the wall and see it up close. You go to bed after that experience truly believing that nothing is impossible.

The Pyramids at Giza and the tombs in the Valley of the Kings are a close second.

They ain't wonders of the world for nothin'.
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Ar, I know, a very tough question......did you go to the non tourist parts of the wall as well? I watch these sections of the wall on tv, and think, to be alone, or in a small group, with my head on swivle, would be amazing!
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For me either the ruins of Tulum or Xanatauch. Both are amazing. The main building at Tulum with the two cut outs for light to show the channel at night and the paintings on some of the buildings or the game field at Xanatauch.
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did you go to the non tourist parts of the wall as well? I watch these sections of the wall on tv, and think, to be alone, or in a small group, with my head on swivle, would be amazing!
We had to settle for seeing the "non-tourist" parts of the wall from the air. Our plane literally traced the wall for many miles, making figure-eights along the way. They say that most of it is essentially inaccessible to any but the strongest climbers, and from what we saw from the air that seemed to be essentially true--very few entrance/exit points that appeared functional, and of course parts of the wall itself are in serious disrepair.

On the other hand, I managed to get some pretty "private" time on the wall simply because you can go as far as you're able to hike from the standard tourist entrance. I ventured farther than almost anybody else who was there at the time, so I did get some of the feeling you're talking about. If you don't get goosebumps up there you have no imagination at all.
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Seas and beaches are truly beautiful, but some of our National Parks are just as stunning. How about the California redwoods, Bryce Canyon or the Grand Canyon? I believe that Yellowstone National Park , taken as a whole, is more amazing and stunning than any place on earth.
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My own country, NZ.

It has EVERYTHING.
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It would actually be a photo I took myself, and it's hanging on a wall in our family room.....

The Sphinx in the foreground, and the Pyramids of Giza in the background.

I've often said that I get more good photos by accident than I ever do on purpose.
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So far, my favourite beach spot (and I LOVE beaches) was in Totola, at the Baths National Park. Got some of the most scenically beautiful pictures there a few years back and would love to go back someday....

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