"Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth."-Mark Twain

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Places I Need to See Before I Die

The City of Light- Paris, France

Avenue des Champs-Elysees

Eiffel Tower

Although I can already put a check mark on Paris, I would still love to take my bike and ride it around the city again and again and again. I don't think anyone can ever get sick of Paris. It's amazing how you can have so many different experiences in the same place. It's a place where you can spend the entire day sitting outside a cafe and never get bored. Observing the variety of people passing by can give you the time of your life. I love how everyone seems like a work of art. Architecture is also very interesting. Majority of their establishments were built in the earlier centuries, and they are well-maintained. The intricate design of the buildings are like sculptures that only a true artist can do. And ofcourse, Fashion. The most renowned fashion icons who continuously set the trends for the world to follow come from France. The list of great French fashion innovators includes Chanel, Christian Dior, Hermes, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, and Yves Saint Laurent. It is the perfect place to cultivate and introduce new designers because Parisians take fashion seriously. They wear mix and match items that most of us won't even dare touch. Paris is the fashion city of the world because in Paris, everyday is a fashion show and the world is their runway.

"In the City of Light, the birthplace of romance and style, everything is magic, and anything can happen."

The Hampton Court
London, England

Great Britain is one of the most talked about country in my History class. Every corner seems to have its own story to tell, and I can't wait to hear it myself. The fact that London is one of the fashion cities of the world is just a big bonus.

Salzburg, Austria

Mirabell Palace

I am proud to say that I can put a check mark beside Salzburg, Austria. I was able to skip across the Mirabell Palace just like the von Trapp children. Walking through the streets of Salzburg feels like walking inside a big museum or a movie set. Every establishment looks like it matters, like a page needed to understand a book. More importantly, I will never forget the sweet taste of Mozart chocolates.

Victoria Falls-Zimbabwe and Zambia, Africa

"A fantasy destination of every adventure traveler, the falls are a mile wide, spanning the entire breadth of the Zambezi River. As they crash 400 feet to the gorge below, they create a delicate, endless shower of rain, rainbows, and - if the moon is bright and full enough - lunar rainbows that drift in and out of view. At dawn and dusk the sky, water, and mist take on hues of pink and orange, especially during the wet season from March to May, when the cascades are at their greatest capacity and the opaque spray is kicked 1,000 feet into the sky."


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