|38 places I want to go||134 places I've been|
1. Eden Project
United Kingdom: Great Britain: England: Cornwall
United Kingdom: Great Britain: England: London: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: Notting Hill
Spain: Canarias: Las Palmas (Province)
Spain: Illes Balears
United Kingdom: Great Britain
United Kingdom: Great Britain: Scotland
8. Edinburgh Festival
United Kingdom: Great Britain: Scotland: Edinburgh
9. Sharm El-Sheikh
Egypt: Sinai Peninsula
Mexico: Quintana Roo
11. New York City
United States: New York State
12. Empire State Building
United States: New York State: New York City: Manhattan: Midtown
13. Statue Of Liberty National Monument
United States: New York State: New York City: Upper New York Bay: Liberty Island
14. Central Park
United States: New York State: New York City: Manhattan
15. New Jersey
16. Clerks Quick Stop
United States: New Jersey: Central Jersey: Monmouth County: Middletown Township: Leonardo
18. New Zealand
20. Machu Picchu
Peru: Cusco Region
21. Inca Trail
Peru: Cusco Region
This place is stunning even before you get inside. The glass pyramids look very alien among the beautiful old buildings, and the main entrance of the museum is actually underground, you go down on escalators once you get in the pyramid.
You could easily spend the whole day looking around here, there is just so much to see. Allow yourself plenty of time.
The display of Egyptian artefacts was superb, it was my favourite thing that we saw in the museum. The collection is extensive and they have made a section which gives the impression that you are going down into a burial chamber to see the sarcophagi.
Pick up a map from the front desk and take a camera with you. There is information and tours available if you want to learn about the displays, but it is equally interesting to just step back and look at everything. Even the arcitechture of the building itself is fascinating!
The queues for this attraction can get HUGE, we walked past there before it opened one morning and there were scores of people already waiting.
This was the big thing that I wanted to do on our trip, so we went up on the first night we arrived. It was about 6pm and we had to wait about half an hour but it was totally worth it. It was already dark by the time we started to go up, and there were christmas lights all over the city. Once you get out onto the platform it is just breathtaking.
We only went up to the first level but you still get a fantastic view, and there is a restaurant, cinema, some art displays, and of course a gift shop!
We weren’t brave enough to walk up the steps (it was windy!) but the lift is nice and it is cool to see the city falling away below you as you get further towards the top.
We also had a wander through the park one morning, it is small but pretty, and there is a little pond with ducks and other birds there.