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What are must-see places to visit before you die?

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Studies show that travel can make you smarter and healthier. So now grab a sheet of paper and a pencil, ladies and gentlemen. (Or in more modern terms, create a new note on Evernote.) It’s time to create that bucket list you’ve been meaning to write up:

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/25-truly-amazing-places-you-must-visit-before-you-die.html
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1. The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
2. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
3. Stonehenge, Amesbury, England
4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
5. The Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
6. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
7. Easter Island, Rapa Nui, Chile
8. Reed Flute Caves, China
9. The Great Wall of China, China
10. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
11. Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu, China
12. The Great Blue Hole, Belize
13. Redwood National Park, California, USA
14. Yellowstone National Park, USA
15. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
16. Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
17. Tianzi Mountains, China
18. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
19. Machu Picchu, Peru
20. Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
21. Pamukkale, Turkey
22. Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia
23. Venice, Italy
24. Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil
25. Highlands, Iceland
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Have you crossed any of those off your bucket list? Share some photos! Do you have any more places to add?
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When you travel extensively, you come to realize that not every place is you visit is going to be stunning. Maybe you’ll even have a completely negative experience—and that’s okay. A destination doesn’t have to be beautiful, interesting, or even enjoyable to teach us something.

That being said, there were a handful of places that did stand out. They were the kind of views that literally make jaws drop, or street food stalls that have you coming back for more every day that week.

I loved Cappadocia, Turkey. This place is gorgeous. It’s like something out of a fantasy novel. The famous fairy chimneys (those tall stone structures you see in photos) feel like a dream in person
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I have been to 8 countries so far and I plan on visiting more and more. Here is the list of a few places in particular that I would like to visit before I die.
1. Parthenon, Greece
2. Eiffel Tower, France
3. Watching Northern Lights at Norway
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Hiroshima in Japan. I don’t know any soldiers, and I’ve never had much interest in WWII. And yet, I cried here. It was that overwhelming. In a world where we can now easily bully, abuse, and punish others with the click of a mouse, I think it’s important to remember that our actions have consequences, even if we aren’t there to witness them. Hiroshima is a testament to this and an important lesson that the world is close to forgetting.
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The Guilin province has one of the most distinct landscapes I’ve ever seen. It’s so unlike anywhere else in the world that it’s inspired Chinese painters for millennia. Bear an early morning one of the days during your visit and climb up to one of the mountain tops. You’ll never forget that view.
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Personally, I think it’s impossible to overhype Paris. I think it’s the most beautiful city in the world (although I’ve yet to see a lot of places, so maybe one day I’ll change my mind). The best parts about Paris aren’t the clichés, like picnicing under the Eiffel tower with a fresh baguette, or wandering around the many gardens, or gazing at some of the world’s best art (although these are all wonderful things). The best parts are the ways in which the city surprises you. It’s finding a delicious falafel shop or exploring one of the three Chinatowns. It’s heading to your local bakery and being greeted with a friendly “Bonjour!” instead of the stereotypical sneer. Go to Paris. You will love it.
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A tiny town on the eastern edge of Morocco where you can plan an overnight excursion into the Sahara Desert. You’ll ride a came out into the dunes, set up camp in the middle of the sand, and spend the day sand boarding, eating traditional food, and listening to your hosts play music under the stars. It’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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It makes me want to travel and see the world more.
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Iguazu Falls in Brazil. The sheer expanse of this place is enough to inspire awe—wandering into the jungle and approaching the falls, and witnessing all that water toppling violently below into a shroud of mist, it’s something you’re not likely to forget.
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Beijing China! Go for the food! I went for a week a few years ago and 1.) never ate the same thing twice and 2.) had something delicious for almost every meal. China in general is a great destination, but Beijing is the capital, which means that you’ll find dishes from every province. If your idea of Chinese food is orange chicken, you’re in for a surprise. Come with an open mind and you’ll taste all sorts of flavors you never even knew existed.
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Might sound a little bit unrealistic but visiting Antarctica is on my to do list. Ever since tourism has started at Antartica, I see my dream come to reality slowly. The trip is sure to be an expensive one but what it lies for me in stock should truly be worth it.
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Stonehenge definitely! I will be in England in Christmas so hopefully I'll get to see it then!
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