Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Meeting famous people

Find out where you can meet them and find out how you can be there.

I think you could also read about other meetings with famous people and what to expect, and what you can do to prepare yourself. If there are things you wish to get signed, see that you have a pen that can sign on the material, if you have gifts you want to give to the person etc.

One thing is that you remember the celebrities are also people. Most actors, for example, are very interested in people, as stories. They would like to know you better. Prepare something you can tell about yourself, a little anecdote about how you became a fan, and so on.

Also, remember that actors are (usually) professionals who take their work and art seriously.

How to contact famous celebrities
How to meet a celebrity
How to meet famous people

How to get an autograph through mail

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Marriage, romance and sex

Marriage is an important event in a person's life - if one wishes to marry.
So plan it, make a wedding scrapbook or journal where you post all the ideas that you think are nice and all the photos you like, of wedding dresses and flower arrangements and wedding cakes.

There are two things to avoid:
- don't become a bridezilla. That's really awful.
- don't ruin anyone's economy with your wedding. A wedding shouldn't cost as much as a house and several thousand dollars' wedding dress or cake is, frankly, stupid. 

Try on a wedding dress / Find the Perfect Wedding Dress / Wear a beautiful, Belle inspired wedding dress
Get married / on a beach / outside in the country / in Vegas / unusually
Marry / Marry --- / someone swell / that person I can't live without / the love of my life / Get married to someone I'm truly in love with
Only get married once
Have the wedding of a lifetime
Throw petals at my wedding instead of rice
Have a small wedding / Have a tasteful Gothic/Rockabilly theme wedding
Have a wedding lit only by candle light
Have floating lanterns at my wedding
Bust out Gangnam Style on my wedding day / dance to ---- by --- on my wedding day / dance with my dad/mom/--- at my wedding /
Discover the perfect "Something blue" cocktail for my wedding reception
Shove cake in my partners face at our wedding

Make my fiancé / fiancée's wedding ring

Stay Married For 50 Years / For Life
Be married for longer than 20 years
Be married to the same person my whole life

Celebrate important anniversary milestones in your marriage.
Celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary / 50th Wedding Anniversary / in Paris, France

Renew your wedding vows after being married for ten years / in Las Vegas / every ten years / every year

25 Things You Must Include on Your Marriage Bucket List

10 Epic Ideas for Your Marriage Bucket List

Be kissed on top of a Ferris wheel
Be shut up with a kiss

Be someone’s wedding date

Dance in the rain with someone special somewhere special ;) and kiss

Experience my first open mouth kiss

Get a new year’s kiss at midnight
Get kissed when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve / get kissed in front of the ball dropping

Have an epic Hollywood worthy kiss
Have and experience my very first kiss

Kiss a celebrity / a cute --- at a party / a good looking Italian in Italy / a stranger / on NYE / someone that you think is out of your league / someone you've just met on a blind date
French kiss a French girl/boy in France
Kiss a dolphin / a sea lion / any animal you like
Kiss a frog in real life
Kiss / get kissed in the back of a limo / in the rain / on a beach near a sunset / near fireworks / on a double decker bus / passionately in the rain / under the mistletoe / under water / under the Eiffel tower / under waterfall
Kiss someone at midnight on new years eve / during a hockey game when the kiss cam points right at us / in a public crowd while everyone is watching

Wake someone up with kisses

Plan someone else's wedding

Plan a Date Night with my Spouse
Plan the most romantic evening/date for someone special and have it be the best date of their life

Stop putting yourself in situation where the attempt to date long distance it never works out

Bright together lovers who haven’t seen each other for a long time
Carve a heart with the name of the one I love into a tree - somewhere romantic
compose a song for your loved one
Divide my time with all who love me and whom I love; family, friends, my girlfriend/boyfriend
Experience love at first sight (mutual)

Fall in love / and not be afraid of getting heartbroken / with my soulmate / with someone who loves me back / as many times as i can / madly and deeply / recklessly / for the fourth time mutually
Fall in love with my husband again and again and again

Have a passionate love affair (your spouse counts! Don't cheat!)
Have someone fall in love with me so much they can’t live without me
If i am lucky marry my first love ;)
Love someone so much I can’t live without him

Make someone who hates me fall in love with me
Win over the heart of the person i am in love with now
Mortally fall in love
Be sensitive to his/her feelings
Not argue with my girl/boyfriend/spouse/lover
Put a Love Lock on Pont des Arts Bridge | France
Spend a Night Under The Stars With Someone I Love
To have someone I love love me back
To let my girlfriend/boyfriend take the lead sometimes
Wake up on January first next to the one I love
Dress in super sexy lingerie
Attend a wedding for someone I actually knowAttend my child’s wedding
Say my wedding vows
Give a speech at a good friend's wedding
Go to a destination wedding
Go to a Jewish / Catholic / Indian / united / mixed religions / gay / lesbian wedding
Witness a wedding proposal
Get proposed to
Have a holiday / summer romance
Have a Romantic Dinner on a Rooftop / a romantic getaway at an exotic location / a romantic picnic
Love someone more than my own life
Love someone with all my heart, then learn from the mistakes

The ultimate sex bucket list
11 things you should put on your sex bucket list
The Ultimate Sexual Bucket List: 75 Sex Acts to Try Before You Die
Your Ultimate Sex Bucket List
The Sexy Bucket List
Sex Bucket List: 243 Sexual Things To Do Before Your Die

Long-exposure shot of sex

Make love / in a cathedral / forest / pool / relative's house / in the middle of a street / on a football field / on a train / on a beach / in a tent / in a yurt/ in a cabin / in front of the fire / in an airplane / in every room of the house / on a beach / on a football field / on a forest floor / on a train / on a tropical beach etc. 

Listen to " I just had sex" after having sex

Make love in the back of a limo
Make love in the woods
Make love with my hubby on a nude beach
Tape myself making love.
Make a sexy home video
Have Adventurous Sex (in different places)
Go to a Sex Show (the trade fair kind)
Pose for a sexy calendar (for charity, of course)
Join the 16-Mile High Club
Join the Mile High club
- having a threesome, having sex mile high or in a specific car...
Have phone sex
Have sex on the beach
Have sex outside
Have sex to ‘Let’s get it on’ by Marvin Gaye
Try out S&M
Try out dominatrixing
Try all of the positions in the Kama Sutra
Tantric sex!
Take sexy photos of myself (keep them somewhere safe)

Enjoy some Afternoon Delight ;)

Well... er... none of these requires money.
It is highly possible someone would buy you a plane ticket just to have sex with you in the plane, or invite you to their private jet, but... hmm... I really think you should consider very carefully with whom you have sex, where and when, and not do it just to be able to check off a goal from your list. Especially if "losing my virginity" is on the list.
Frankly, you can pay with your virginity and sex a world around trip, it's just that the man (or woman) who pays for it might not be your dream man.
50 Shades of Grey doesn't happen, neither does Pretty Woman.

This also reminds me of a discussion... some guy was giving some gals his ideas about sex bucket list, and it included being f-d with a dick/dildo of ever growing proportions. I remember thinking that he should be subjected to the same... then he could have a say.

Nevertheless, THINK! 

I for one am really proud to only have had one man in my whole life.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Meeting non-famous people

- going on a date
- getting a friend
- getting a BFF
- getting a girl friend
- getting a boy friend
- falling in love, having sex for the first time, getting married... if one wants to

Date a British / a French / an Italian

Date a foreign guy / ---an guy / guy with a beard or a mustache / a musician / a redhead

Date someone exciting but completely wrong for you

Go on a date with my significant other each month / take myself out on a date

Date a week / a month / a year / 15 months / 18 months / 21 months / 2 years / 3 years / 5 years

Date someone I meet at a wedding / at a bookstore / on / on / on

Date someone younger than me / someone older than me / someone completely wrong for me / my best friend / someone who says "I love you" first / someone I said "I love you" first / someone with whom I have a mutual, honest, mental connection

Go on 10 dates / a blind date / with someone from a dating website / with my first love / someone who is ---/ who isn’t --- (Christian…) / double date / with gay people /stargazing date / Valentine's Day date

Take risks and chances on love / relationships / dates

Going on a date is pretty free and harmless. You definitely should go.
You can find someone through internet dating or personal ads page, but I would recommend getting active in some fan activity in your town or neighborhood. I met my husband actually in Stockholm Tolkien Society, and I know there were a lot of couples who found each other that way. Not all of those relationships have lasted - or will last - but it will be fun as long as it lasts.

You should also study the art of conversation and cultivate it.
Give yourself a goal of talking to someone every day. Preferably someone unknown, but a neighbor is good, too. Or your family.
Talking to people and making friends is a skill like any, and it can be learned.
Flirting can be learned.
Keeping friends can be learned.

Also, get yourself hobbies.
You love reading, languages, writing, movies, certain tv series - you are not alone.
Go to and find things you are interested in. Join a group. Go.
Give yourself a goal to join a new group every month and go at least once a month to a meeting, and talk to people.

Here's a couple of movies about finding good friends and creating a circle of best friends when adult.

Enchanted April
Jane Austen Book Club

The thing is that... let it go. Let it happen. Don't sweat.
Live and let the friends find themselves into your life.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Celebrate the daily observances and holidays

Celebrate the month of January's daily observances
Celebrate the month of February's daily observances
Celebrate the month of March's daily observances
Celebrate the month of April's daily observances
Celebrate the month of May's daily observances
Celebrate the month of June's daily observances
Celebrate the month of July's daily observances
Celebrate the month of August's daily observations
Celebrate the month of September's daily observances
Celebrate the month of October's daily observances
Celebrate the month of November's daily observances
Celebrate the month of December's daily observances

Here's a Pinterest "Happy Feasts", an account dedicated to celebrations; there's a whole year's calendar with tips, ideas, information and anything you can wish for about celebrating.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

List of "everyone should know" skills for manly men and womanly women

100 Skills Every Man Should Know
25 Skills Every Man Should Know
What the young man should know, Harper's Magazine 1933
50 things every modern man should know
10 skills that impress women (as a woman, I say, yes, having those skills impress me. I married a man with 9/10)

49 Life Skills Every Modern Woman Should Have
50 Things Every Woman (or man, for that matter) Should Be Able to Do
8 skills every girls should acquire
17 Life Skills Every Woman Should Know How to Do by 30
75 skills every woman should master
Being a Lady

So - what skills in women impress men?
- self defense, martial arts
- public speaking
- cooking and baking
- dancing
- gymnastics
- athleticism
- interest and knowledge of spectator sports
- singing, playing a musical instrument
- kid handling
- animal handling
- bar-tending
- joke telling
- listening
- driving and car maintenance

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The 1000+ places to visit before you die list, part V - Oceania and Antarktis


Blood Falls Glacier
Deception Island


 Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands (Keeling islands), Coral Sea Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Norfolk Island and several other islands

    Great Barrier Reef
    Kakadu National Park
    Willandra Lakes Region
    Lord Howe Island Group
    Tasmanian Wilderness
    Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
    Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
    Wet Tropics of Queensland
    Shark Bay, Western Australia
    Fraser Island
    Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh / Naracoorte)
    Heard and McDonald Islands
    Macquarie Island
    Greater Blue Mountains Area
    Purnululu National Park
    Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
    Sydney Opera House
    Australian Convict Sites
    Ningaloo Coast

Caves on Kangaroo Island
Hyams Beach, the whitest sand in the world
The Twelve Apostles (sea stacks)
Ball’s Pyramid (sea stack)
Hillier Lake, pink lake



    Levuka Historical Port Town


    Chief Roi Mata’s Domain

Solomon Islands

    East Rennell

Papua New Guinea

    Kuk Early Agricultural Site

New Caledonia (F)

    Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems


Federal States of Micronesia (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae)


    Phoenix Islands Protected Area

Marshall Islands

    Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site



    Rock Islands Southern Lagoon

Guam, Marianas and Wake Island (US)

New Zealand
Norfolk Island, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and numerous smaller islands

    Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
    Tongariro National Park
    New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands

Moeraki Boulders
Milford Sound
Lake Matheson, New Zealand
Glowworm Caves
Muriwai Black Sand Beach

Hawaii and American Samoa (US)

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Na Pali Coast waterfall cave
Mauna Kea
Red Sand Beach of Kaihalulu Bay
Black Sand Beach, Punaluʻu Beach
Papakōlea Beach, Green Sand Beach
Honokohau Falls in Maui  

Rapa Nui (Easter Island) (Ch)

    Rapa Nui National Park

Pitcairn Islands (UK)

   Henderson Island   




French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna (F)
 Society Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, Gambier Islands, Marquesas Islands and Austral Islands


Saturday, August 2, 2014

The 1000+ places to visit before you die list, part IV - Americas


    L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
    Nahanni National Park
    Dinosaur Provincial Park
    Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek 5
    Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
    SGang Gwaay
    Wood Buffalo National Park
    Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks6
    Historic District of Old Québec
    Gros Morne National Park
    Old Town Lunenburg
    Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
    Miguasha National Park
    Rideau Canal
    Joggins Fossil Cliffs
    Landscape of Grand Pré
    Red Bay Basque Whaling Station

Places in Canada you won't actually believe are real
Cirque of the Unclimbables

United States of America
 Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, U. S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa

  Alaska (shared with Canada)  
     Kluane / Wrangell – St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
     Mendenhall Glacier ice cave

  Montana (shared with Canada)  
     Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

     Olympic National Park

     Redwood National and State Parks
     Yosemite National Park (Don't forget to visit the Thank God Ledge... ;-))

Lava Tube Cave, Tulelake
Pfeiffer Beach (purple sand), Big Sur
Glass Beach
Anacapa Arch, Channel Islands National Park,

     Grand Canyon National Park
     Antelope Canyon
     The Wave

     The Fly Geyser
     Valley of Fire

     Paria River
     Dixie National Forest

     Mesa Verde National Park

  New Mexico  
     Carlsbad Caverns National Park
     Chaco Culture National Historical Park
     Taos Pueblo

     Caverns of Sonora

  Wyoming, Montana, Idaho  
     Yellowstone National Park (Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic)

     Torch Lake
     Porcupine Mountains Waterfall


     Mammoth Cave National Park

  Tennessee, North Carolina  
     Great Smoky Mountains National Park
     Ruby Falls
     Rumble Room, Rumbling Falls 

     Rock Cave

     Monticello and the University of Virginia

     Independence Hall

  New York  

     Statue of Liberty

     Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point

     Everglades National Park
    Mesa Verde National Park

Crescent Beach, Siesta Key (very white sand)
("Eat Key Lime Pie at Florida Key)


    Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
    Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán
    Historic Centre of Puebla
    Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque
    Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
    Sian Ka'an
    Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines
    Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza
    Historic Centre of Morelia
    El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City
    Historic Centre of Zacatecas
    Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco
    Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
    Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl
    Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro
    Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal
    Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara
    Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes
    Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan
    Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco
    Historic Fortified Town of Campeche
    Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
    Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro
    Luis Barragán House and Studio
    Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
    Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila
    Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
    Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
    Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco
    Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
    Prehistoric Caves of Yagul and Mitla in the Central Valley of Oaxaca
    El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve

Sacred Cenote
Cave of Crystals, Naica mines
The Yucatan Cave Lake

Caribbean Islands

  Greater Antilles

      The Bahamas

          Underwater caves
          Pink Sand Beach, Harbour Island, Eleuthera


          Old Havana and its Fortification System
          Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
          San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba
          Desembarco del Granma National Park
          Viñales Valley
          Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba
          Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
          Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos
          Historic Centre of Camagüey


          National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers

      Dominican Republic

          Colonial City of Santo Domingo


      Cayman Islands (UK)

      Puerto Rico (US)

     La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico

  Lesser Antilles 
    Leeward Islands

      U.S. Virgin Islands

      British Virgin Islands

      Anguilla (UK)

      Saint Kitts and Nevis

          Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

      Antigua and Barbuda

      Saint Martin/Sint Maarten

      Montserrat (UK)

      Guadeloupe (F)

    Windward Islands


          Morne Trois Pitons National Park

      Martinique (F)

      Saint Lucia

          Pitons Management Area

      Saint Vincent and the Grenadines



          Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison

    Trinidad and Tobago

    Leeward Antilles (Netherland Antilles)



      Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (BES islands)


    Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

The Great Blue Hole


    Antigua Guatemala
    Tikal National Park
    Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

El Salvador

    Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site


    Maya Site of Copan
    Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve


    Ruins of León Viejo
    León Cathedral

Costa Rica

    Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
    Cocos Island National Park
    Area de Conservación Guanacaste
    Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís


    Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
    Darien National Park
    Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
    Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
    Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection


    Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
    Los Katíos National Park
    Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox
    National Archeological Park of Tierradentro
    San Agustín Archaeological Park
    Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary
    Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia
    Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

Sierra Nevada Del Cocuy y Guican

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

    Coro and its Port
    Canaima National Park
    Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

Cave of ghost
Catatumbo lightning
Mount Roraima (Shared with Brazil and Guyana)


Mount Roraima (Shared with Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana)


    Central Suriname Nature Reserve
    Historic Inner City of Paramaribo

French Guyana


    Historic Town of Ouro Preto
    Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda
    Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes 
    Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
    Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
    Iguaçu National Park
    Serra da Capivara National Park
    Historic Centre of São Luís
    Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves
    Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves
    Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
    Central Amazon Conservation Complex
    Pantanal Conservation Area
    Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
    Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
    Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás
    São Francisco Square in the Town of São Cristóvão
    Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

Mount Roraima (Shared with Venezuela and Guyana)


    City of Quito
    Galápagos Islands
    Sangay National Park
    Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca
    Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System


    City of Cuzco
    Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
    Chavin (Archaeological Site)
    Huascarán National Park
    Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
    Manú National Park
    Historic Centre of Lima
    Río Abiseo National Park
    Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana
    Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
    Sacred City of Caral-Supe
    Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

    City of Potosí
    Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
    Historic City of Sucre
    Fuerte de Samaipata
    Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
    Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
    Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

Salar de Uyuni


    Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue


    Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento


    Los Glaciares National Park
    Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto
          and Santa Maria Mayor
    Iguazu National Park
    Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas
    Península Valdés
    Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks
    Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
    Quebrada de Humahuaca
    Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System


    Churches of Chiloé    Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
    Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
    Sewell Mining Town
    Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

Marble Caves

Friday, August 1, 2014

The 1000+ places to visit before you die list, part III - Africa



    Medina of Fez
    Medina of Marrakesh
    Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
    Historic City of Meknes
    Archaeological Site of Volubilis
    Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin)
    Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
    Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida)
    Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage

Western Sahara


    Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad
    M'Zab Valley
    Tassili n'Ajjer
    Kasbah of Algiers


    Amphitheatre of El Jem
    Archaeological Site of Carthage
    Medina of Tunis
    Ichkeul National Park
    Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis
    Medina of Sousse
    Dougga / Thugga


    Archaeological Site of Cyrene
    Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
    Archaeological Site of Sabratha
    Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
    Old Town of Ghadamès


    Abu Mena
    Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
    Historic Cairo
    Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
    Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
    Saint Catherine Area
    Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)
    Citadel of Qaitbay - built on the site of the Alexandrian lighthouse, using some of the same stones.
    The New Library of Alexandria

Pyramids of Giza is the only one remaining Antique Wonders of the World.

    Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
    Archaeological Sites of the Island of Meroe

South Sudan



    Simien National Park
    Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
    Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region
    Aksum (Don't forget to go and see the stelae of Aksum when you're in Ethiopia!)
    Lower Valley of the Awash
    Lower Valley of the Omo
    Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town
    Konso Cultural Landscape

Erta Ale Volcano




    Lake Turkana National Parks
    Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
    Lamu Old Town
    Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests
    Fort Jesus, Mombasa
    Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley

Maasai Mara National Reserve and Mara river
Explore Kenya’s coral coast
Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
- Here you can tick off such goals like bottle-feeding an elephant, cuddling an elephant, bathing an elephant, hanging out with elephants...

Suggested as the 8th wonder, a natural wonder of the world;
The great wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara, Kenya and Serengeti, Tanzania

United Republic of Tanzania

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area
    Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
    Serengeti National Park
    Selous Game Reserve
    Kilimanjaro National Park
    Stone Town of Zanzibar
    Kondoa Rock-Art Sites

Lake Natron

The snow on Kilimanjaro is melting... Might be all gone before 2040


    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
    Rwenzori Mountains National Park
    Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi



    Lake Malawi National Park
    Chongoni Rock-Art Area


    Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls (Devil's Pool)


    Island of Mozambique


    Aapravasi Ghat
    Le Morne Cultural Landscape

Seven Colored Earths


    Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
    Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
    Rainforests of the Atsinanana

Isalo National Park


    Aldabra Atoll
    Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve


    Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
    Great Zimbabwe National Monument
    Khami Ruins National Monument
    Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls (Devil's Pool)
    Matobo Hills

    Okavango Delta

South Africa

    Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa
    iSimangaliso Wetland Park
    Robben Island
    Maloti-Drakensberg Park
    Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
    Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
    Vredefort Dome
    Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

Lion's Head Mountain, Signal Hill and Table Mountain in Cape Town



    Maloti-Drakensberg Park


    Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes
    Namib Sand Sea

Namib-Naukluft Park


Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaïre)

    Virunga National Park
    Kahuzi-Biega National Park
    Garamba National Park
    Salonga National Park
    Okapi Wildlife Reserve

Congo, Republic of the Congo

    Sangha Trinational


    Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda

Equatorial Guinea

Central African Republic

    Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
    Sangha Trinational


    Lakes of Ounianga


    Dja Faunal Reserve
    Sangha Trinational


    Sukur Cultural Landscape
    Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove


    Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
    W National Park of Niger
    Historic Centre of Agadez


    Royal Palaces of Abomey


    Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba

Burkina Faso

    Ruins of Loropéni


    Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions
    Asante Traditional Buildings

Côte d'Ivoire

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
    Taï National Park
    Comoé National Park
    Historic Town of Grand-Bassam


Sierra Leona


    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

Guinea Bissau

São Tomé and Príncipe

Cabo Verde

    Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande


    Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites
    Stone Circles of Senegambia


    Island of Gorée
    Niokolo-Koba National Park
    Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
    Island of Saint-Louis
    Stone Circles of Senegambia
    Saloum Delta
    Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes

The pink lake Retba


    Old Towns of Djenné
    Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
    Tomb of Askia


    Banc d'Arguin National Park
    Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata

The Richat Structure

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The 1000+ places to visit before you die list, part II - Asia



    Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery
    Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
    Upper Svaneti

Krubera Cave in Abkhazia


    Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
    Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape


    Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin
    Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
    Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley

Syrian Arab Republic

    Ancient City of Damascus
    Ancient City of Bosra
    Site of Palmyra
    Ancient City of Aleppo
    Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
    Ancient Villages of Northern Syria


    Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)

Israel, Palestine, Jerusalem

    Old City of Acre
    White City of Tel-Aviv -- the Modern Movement
    Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba
    Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev
    Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee
    Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves
    Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands
          as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves
    Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
    Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
    Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

Dead Sea


    Quseir Amra
    Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)
    Wadi Rum Protected Area

Dead Sea

Saudi Arabia

    Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih)
    At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah
    Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah


    Old Walled City of Shibam
    Old City of Sana'a
    Historic Town of Zabid
    Socotra Archipelago

Socotra must be one of the most amazing places on earth...


    Bahla Fort
    Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
    Arabian Oryx Sanctuary
    Land of Frankincense
    Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman

Caves of Oman

United Arab Emirates

     Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)


    Al Zubarah Archaeological Site


    Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
    Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy


Iran (Islamic Republic of)

    Meidan Emam, Esfahan
    Tchogha Zanbil
    Takht-e Soleyman
    Bam and its Cultural Landscape
    Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran
    Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System
    Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil
    Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex
    The Persian Garden
    Gonbad-e Qābus
    Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan
    Golestan Palace
    Shahr-i Sokhta


    Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
    Samarra Archaeological City
    Erbil Citadel


    Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
    Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly
    Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan
    Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor


    Itchan Kala
    Historic Centre of Bukhara
    Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
    Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures


    Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain
    Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor


    Proto-urban Site of Sarazm
    Tajik National Park (Mountains of the Pamirs)

    State Historical and Cultural Park “Ancient Merv”
    Parthian Fortresses of Nisa

Door to Hell


    Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
    Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley


    Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
    Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol
    Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
    Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
    Rohtas Fort


    Agra Fort
    Ajanta Caves
    Ellora Caves
    Taj Mahal
    Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
    Sun Temple, Konârak
    Kaziranga National Park
    Keoladeo National Park
    Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
    Churches and Convents of Goa
    Fatehpur Sikri
    Group of Monuments at Hampi
    Khajuraho Group of Monuments
    Elephanta Caves
    Great Living Chola Temples
    Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
    Sundarbans National Park
    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
    Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
    Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
    Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
    Mountain Railways of India
    Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
    Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
    Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
    Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)
    Red Fort Complex
    The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
    Western Ghats
    Hill Forts of Rajasthan
    Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area
    Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat

Chand Baori - Abhaneri


Sea of Stars, Vaadhoo island


    Kathmandu Valley
    Sagarmatha National Park
    Chitwan National Park
    Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha


The Tiger’s Nest, Paro Taktsang Monastery

    Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
    Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
    Mogao Caves
    Mount Taishan
    Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
    The Great Wall
    Mount Huangshan
    Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
    Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
    Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
    Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
    Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
    Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde
    Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
    Lushan National Park
    Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
    Ancient City of Ping Yao
    Classical Gardens of Suzhou
    Old Town of Lijiang
    Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
    Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
    Dazu Rock Carvings
    Mount Wuyi
    Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun
    Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
    Longmen Grottoes
    Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
    Yungang Grottoes
    Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
    Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
    Historic Centre of Macao
    Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
    Yin Xu
    Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
    South China Karst
    Fujian Tulou
    Mount Sanqingshan National Park
    Mount Wutai
    China Danxia
    Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”
    West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou
    Chengjiang Fossil Site
    Site of Xanadu
    Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces
    Xinjiang Tianshan
    Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor
    The Grand Canal

Wuhua Hai, or Five-Flower Lake, Jiuzhaigon National Park
Reed Flute Cave Lake in Guilin, Guangxi
Zhangye, China - the multicolored, striped hills
The Stone Forest - Yunnan


    Uvs Nuur Basin
    Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
    Petroglyphic Complexes of the Mongolian Altai

North Korea - Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    Complex of Koguryo Tombs
    Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong

South Korea - Republic of Korea

    Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon,
          the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks
    Jongmyo Shrine
    Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
    Changdeokgung Palace Complex
    Hwaseong Fortress
    Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites
    Gyeongju Historic Areas
    Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes
    Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
    Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong


    Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
    Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
    Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
    Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
    Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
    Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
    Shrines and Temples of Nikko
    Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
    Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
    Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape
    Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites
          Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
    Ogasawara Islands
    Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration
    Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites

Blood Pond Hot Spring

Taiwan (Republic of China)

Viet Nam

    Complex of Hué Monuments
    Ha Long Bay
    Hoi An Ancient Town
    My Son Sanctuary
    Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
    Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Hanoi
    Citadel of the Ho Dynasty
    Trang An Landscape Complex

Hang En and Hang Son Doong Caves



    Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
    Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
    The Sundarbans

Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

    Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
    Ancient City of Sigiriya
    Sacred City of Anuradhapura
    Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
    Sacred City of Kandy
    Sinharaja Forest Reserve
    Golden Temple of Dambulla
    Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Myanmar (Burma)

    Pyu Ancient Cities


    Historic City of Ayutthaya
    Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
    Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries
    Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
    Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex

Lod Cave, Mae Hong Son Province
Khao Luang Caves
Khao Sam Roi Yot
The Naga fireballs along the Mekong River
James Bond Island (Ko Tapu), Phang Nga Bay
Koh Poda Rock, Krabi


    Temple of Preah Vihear

Laos - Lao People's Democratic Republic

    Town of Luang Prabang
    Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape

The Naga fireballs along the Mekong River

Champa (Southern Vietnam)


    Borobudur Temple Compounds
    Komodo National Park
    Prambanan Temple Compounds
    Ujung Kulon National Park
    Sangiran Early Man Site
    Lorentz National Park
    Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
    Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System
           as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy

East Timor


    Gunung Mulu National Park
    Kinabalu Park
    Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
    Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley

Bako Sea Stack in Bako National Park in Borneo




    Baroque Churches of the Philippines
    Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
    Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
    Historic Town of Vigan
    Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
    Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary