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(London Times)   The 25 coolest places on Earth. Double points if you've been to more than one   ( divider line
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2007-05-03 04:02:33 AM  
What? No Scranton?

2007-05-03 04:02:57 AM  
Score! I got Grand Canyon and "Temptations of Las Vegas" (whatever that means.) So I get double points.

I'd like to trade them in for the giant stuffed panda with the cowboy hat, please.
2007-05-03 04:09:50 AM  
11 and 14. Who wants to touch me?

I said who wants to f*cking touch me?!
2007-05-03 04:14:03 AM  
I don't think it counts if you already live near one, or have been imprisoned there for a crime you did not commit.
2007-05-03 04:15:03 AM  
2007-05-03 04:17:34 AM  
Lord Brixton

But if I have a problem, and no one else can help, and if I can find you, can I hire you?
2007-05-03 04:22:04 AM  
If you can help find me, I'll pay you!
2007-05-03 04:33:11 AM  
26. Wrangell St. Elias, Alaska.
2007-05-03 04:36:35 AM  
Dang! pwnd!

here you go then pally:
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2007-05-03 04:44:15 AM  
Lets develop them.
2007-05-03 04:51:50 AM  
3,7,13,16,24 here.
2007-05-03 04:52:14 AM  
5 down 20 to go.....
2007-05-03 05:02:54 AM  
4 Drifting down the Amazon
9 Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's masterpiece in Barcelona
11 Sistine Chapel, Rome
14 The canals and palaces of Venice
25 Itaipú,the world's biggest dam, Paraguay and Brazil

Lived 10+ years in south america, never went to see the mayan / aztec ruins. I guess when you live somewhere you always say "naah, I can always go over there, it's nearby". Then you move overseas.

/Itaipu is beautiful
2007-05-03 05:19:15 AM  
Backpacking through Europe this summer. Gonna hit Rome, Venice and Barcelona.
2007-05-03 05:29:52 AM  
2, 16, 24

/needs more spare time to travel
2007-05-03 05:34:09 AM  
7 Petra

I unfortunately attended a Petra concert at the Elkhart County (IN) Fair, circa 1986. Definitely not as wonderful.

Have been to Detroit dozens of times, though!
2007-05-03 05:34:16 AM  
Glad to see a list of "places you must see" that doesn't snob Las Vegas. Vegas is a place you just gotta see if you've never been there.
2007-05-03 05:34:36 AM  
You may have been to paradise, but you've never been to you.

/yes, you.
2007-05-03 05:37:28 AM  
11,12,19 and 23 for me.

I've also flown over #6 at relatively low altitude while on the way to #23. Does that count?
2007-05-03 05:37:53 AM  
Any points if you've built some of those in CIV 3 or 4?
2007-05-03 05:39:05 AM  
I haven't been to any of those sites.

/So I'm not getting a kick out of these replies.
2007-05-03 05:39:07 AM  
No Hagia Sophia? Weak.
2007-05-03 05:40:55 AM  
All my life I've wanted to avoid being a tourist. Here are my top spots on Earth:

- The Scottish highlands, by train
- The coral reefs of the Indian ocean, by snorkel
- Lagos Island, by okada
- South of Manhattan, by Statten Island ferry
- Northern Rwanda, watching gorillas
- The Rift Valley, by jeep and foot
- Roasted goat + Primus in Matonge, Kinshassa
- Playing dun-dun and djembe in Central Park, NYC
- The coastal islands south of Luanda, by boat only
- My bed, whereever that is

Mostly, wide-eyed foreign devils who are ticking off a "places to see before I die" list drive me off to find some real people to talk to, eat with, play some music with, maybe have sex with if conditions are right.
2007-05-03 05:41:37 AM  
I've been to The Grand Canyon and I was damn near a Las Vegas resident, considering how often I went down there. Good times, good times.

What do I win?
/A brand new station wagon?
//Zero to Sixty in 12 minutes
2007-05-03 05:42:36 AM  
Canyon/Vegas. Both big pits. Been to both and liked em.
2007-05-03 05:44:38 AM  
6 of them.
2007-05-03 05:45:31 AM  
I've seen the Pyramids, the Grand Canyon, Venice, and the Sistine Chapel. The last one I hardly remember though- I was four years old at the time, and didn't understand why everyone was standing around, so I spent most of the time sitting and looking at the pattern in the stone on the floor.

/was finally coaxed into looking up
2007-05-03 05:45:32 AM  
3 - Pyramids at Giza, Egypt
9 - Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's masterpiece in Barcelona
11 - Sistine Chapel, Rome
14 - The canals and palaces of Venice
16 - Great Wall of China

10 points!!!
2007-05-03 05:45:48 AM  
3, 6, 11 and 23 here.

Woo - a rock, a ditch, a roof and bright lights. All fun, though!
2007-05-03 05:46:58 AM  
2 Uluru or Ayers Rock, Australia
3 Pyramids at Giza, Egypt
5 "Fairy chimneys" and caves of Cappadocia, Turkey
7 Petra, the city carved from stone in the Jordanian desert
9 Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's masterpiece in Barcelona
12 Trekking in the Himalayas
13 Angkor Wat, Cambodia
14 The canals and palaces of Venice
19 Taj Mahal, India

Nine down. Do I win a prize?

Angkor was probably my favourite.
2007-05-03 05:53:00 AM  
12, 16, 24

Badaling should not count as having gone to the wall.

/no terracotta warriors?
//no Yungang or Dunhuang caves?
///China snob
2007-05-03 05:54:11 AM  
6, 16, and 24
2007-05-03 05:54:31 AM  
11 Sistine Chapel, Rome
12 Trekking in the Himalayas
14 The canals and palaces of Venice
16 Great Wallof China
24 Forbidden City, China

Ok so I didn't really 'trek', I climbed some foothills.. will be doing Angkor Wat this summmer. Can't wait!
2007-05-03 05:55:32 AM  
Seen mayan ruins. They were pretty awesome, the carvings on the buildings were beautiful. Then a goat ate my snowcone.

/afterward, I had to pay $2 to get into a bathroom. Some creep was standing outside charging for it. I peed all over the floor.
2007-05-03 05:55:33 AM  
3, 11, 20, 23 before I turned 25.

/I turned 25 in march.
2007-05-03 05:55:46 AM  
17. Biatches.

That said:

9. Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's masterpiece in Barcelona

You must be joking. I was all psyched to like it, but it is soulless and hideous.
2007-05-03 06:00:13 AM  
My count: 0. But I'm gettin' there

...older brother's count: 2. So yeah, I'll probably catch up to him sooner or later...
2007-05-03 06:00:44 AM  
3, 11, and 14.
2007-05-03 06:01:00 AM  
2, 6, 18 (paddling? And the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns was better), and I've stopped to buy fuel while driving through 23.
2007-05-03 06:03:02 AM  
My fiancee has been all over the world: the Ukraine; all over the former Soviet Union, Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Chicago, the Far East AND Las Vegas and th Grand Canyon.
Me, I have hardly spent a day off of the island of Montreal.
2007-05-03 06:05:02 AM  
No Niagara Falls? WTF? Or the freshwater springs of Florida?? Sure, I may be biased, but seriously, no NIAGARA??
2007-05-03 06:06:31 AM  
11, 14, 23

Had NO idea of the scale of 11. It was all I could think about for days afterward.
2007-05-03 06:06:45 AM  
I've been with the Smitty's mom.. how points is that worth?
2007-05-03 06:11:24 AM  
Done 9. No love for moscow or paris? Or mont st michel?
Or caves?
Or my moms vajayjay?
2007-05-03 06:12:46 AM  
Never been to any of them.

/so cold.
2007-05-03 06:13:43 AM  
Only one for me :(

2 Uluru or Ayers Rock, Australia.

Decent sized rock, that.
2007-05-03 06:16:51 AM  
Schmehar Badaling should not count as having gone to the wall.

True. I saw a KFC there in the late 90's.
2007-05-03 06:18:01 AM  
Sistine Chapel
Grand Canyon
Las Vegas

Double points please!
2007-05-03 06:19:07 AM  
6 Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
14 The canals and palaces of Venice
23 The temptationsof Las Vegas

And Niagara, thespindrifter's right, that should be on the list, too.
2007-05-03 06:20:03 AM  
Grand Canyon, Vegas, and Belize
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