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Vivus Hussein Denuo

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New York, New York, US

I've been to 11 out of the 100 places.  Not so bad.  I'd like to see the Pyramids one day, if things would ever settle down over there.

http://www.listchallenges.com/100-places-to-visit

Edit:  Correction - I just noticed the Louvre.  So, I've been to 12 places.

Sep 26 13 02:49 pm Link

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Andialu

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San Pedro, California, US

23

Sep 26 13 02:56 pm Link

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Vivus Hussein Denuo

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New York, New York, US

Andialu wrote:
23

Dayyum!  You like to travel?  Or are you on the lam?  smile

Sep 26 13 02:57 pm Link

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Andialu

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San Pedro, California, US

Vivus Hussein Denuo wrote:

Dayyum!  You like to travel?  Or are you on the lam?  smile

I like to travel. smile

Sep 26 13 02:58 pm Link

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Lohkee

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Maricopa, Arizona, US

I made 30.

Sep 26 13 02:59 pm Link

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Vivus Hussein Denuo

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New York, New York, US

Lohkee wrote:
I made 30.

As of now, you're out in front, Lohkee.  smile

Sep 26 13 03:01 pm Link

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Lohkee

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Maricopa, Arizona, US

Vivus Hussein Denuo wrote:
As of now, you're out in front, Lohkee.  smile

I would have scored much higher but it seems the list largely ignored Europe and Asia. What about the Roman Baths in Bath, U.K.? Exeter cathedral (in, well, Exeter), Buckingham Palace? And so many more.

Sep 26 13 03:07 pm Link

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Andialu

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San Pedro, California, US

Lohkee wrote:
I would have scored much higher but it seems the list largely ignored Europe and Asia. What about the Roman Baths in Bath, U.K.? Exeter cathedral (in, well, Exeter), Buckingham Palace? And so many more. I didn't notice the Eiffel Tower (or missed it).

Missed it. #24

Sep 26 13 03:08 pm Link

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Lohkee

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Maricopa, Arizona, US

Andialu wrote:

Missed it. #24

Yep. I just edited my post lol

Sep 26 13 03:10 pm Link

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Vivus Hussein Denuo

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New York, New York, US

They acknowledged that the list skews towards American sites.

Sep 26 13 03:10 pm Link

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Wye

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

17 for me

Sep 26 13 03:11 pm Link

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Lohkee

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Maricopa, Arizona, US

Vivus Hussein Denuo wrote:
They acknowledged that the list skews towards American sites.

Fair enough. But jeeze, the Tower of London should have at least been there lol

Sep 26 13 03:12 pm Link

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joeyk

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Seminole, Florida, US

23, no Yellowstone? no space and rocket center, no Kennedy space center, hmmmph

Sep 26 13 03:16 pm Link

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Virtual Studio

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

31 - but major unfair advantage if you've lived in Europe where they srtop being "great sights of the world" and become just where you live.

Sep 26 13 03:17 pm Link

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Jim Shibley

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Phoenix, Arizona, US

15 for me. I need to get out more.

Sep 26 13 03:21 pm Link

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D. Brian Nelson

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Rapid City, South Dakota, US

36.

Sep 26 13 03:21 pm Link

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Justin

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Fort Collins, Colorado, US

28, but it's not a big thing. I mean, the metro museum of art, the empire state building, statue of liberty, and times square? There's four that I covered in two days, and all it potentially means is that I made one trip to New York. And even being US-weighted, I'm not sure how you can put Zion and Rocky Mountain parks on the list and skip past Yellowstone.

But it's a fun exercise.

Sep 26 13 03:22 pm Link

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Vivus Hussein Denuo

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New York, New York, US

D. Brian Nelson wrote:
36.

Uh oh!  We have a new front-runner.

Sep 26 13 03:23 pm Link

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Vivus Hussein Denuo

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New York, New York, US

Justin wrote:
28, but it's not a big thing. I mean, the metro museum of art, the empire state building, statue of liberty, and times square? There's four that I covered in two days, and all it potentially means is that I made one trip to New York. And even being US-weighted, I'm not sure how you can put Zion and Rocky Mountain parks on the list and skip past Yellowstone.

But it's a fun exercise.

It occurred to me that it should be weighted, too.  E.g., you get 1 point for Hollywood Blvd, and 1 point for Machu Picchu!  However, that would complicate the scoring.

Sep 26 13 03:25 pm Link

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Lohkee

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Maricopa, Arizona, US

Virtual Studio wrote:
31 - but major unfair advantage if you've lived in Europe where they srtop being "great sights of the world" and become just where you live.

I disagree. Some places retain their awesomesauce no matter how many times you visit. Hell if I could have a house in the middle of the Smithsonian buildings and the American art museum, I would probably never be seen ever again. lol

Sep 26 13 03:27 pm Link

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R80

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Marceline, Missouri, US

joeyk wrote:
23, no Yellowstone? no space and rocket center, no Kennedy space center, hmmmph

37 and been to the ones above too.  Country count:28, State count:48.  Yeah, you can just guess which two are missing.  But I'm an old fart now and most of you can catch up.  I did have most of these done by the time I was 25.

Sep 26 13 03:28 pm Link

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Orca Bay Images

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Poulsbo, Washington, US

24. I was an Army brat, then in the military myself, then moved around a lot after that.

Sep 26 13 04:09 pm Link

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Vintagevista

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Sun City, California, US

16 - I suck...

No Hong Kong - no Batu Caves - No terra Cotta Warriors - no Gibraltar?

Sep 26 13 04:52 pm Link

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MoRina

Posts: 5909

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

36

ETA:  37 if you can count seeing the space needle, but not actually visiting it.

Sep 26 13 05:10 pm Link

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Jeffrey M Fletcher

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Asheville, North Carolina, US

25

Sep 26 13 05:17 pm Link

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Jay Edwards

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

0

Sep 26 13 05:20 pm Link

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Damon Banner

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Hayward, California, US

28.  Though I'm counting ones from my upcoming (next month) trip

Sep 26 13 05:24 pm Link

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ME_

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Atlanta, Georgia, US

30 and I find that embarrassingly low. I need to get out more.

Sep 26 13 05:36 pm Link

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studio36uk

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Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

29, but then again in my travels I often found myself in places where no one EVER goes on vacation and are thus not on the list. Consider: the Amazon; the slums of Manila; the deep desert in the Sahara; and on and on.

Studio36

Sep 26 13 06:14 pm Link

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Vivus Hussein Denuo

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New York, New York, US

studio36uk wrote:
29, but then again in my travels I often found myself in places where no one EVER goes on vacation and are thus not on the list. Consider: the Amazon; the slums of Manila; the deep desert in the Sahara; and on and on.

Studio36

Yeah, I was in the Peruvian Amazon, and on a Canadian glacier.  So, I give myself a couple more points.  smile

Sep 26 13 06:44 pm Link

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BeatnikDiva

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

24

Sep 26 13 09:25 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Los Angeles, California, US

43 for me!

(I don't mean 43 places. I mean #43)

Sep 26 13 09:50 pm Link

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Vivus Hussein Denuo

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New York, New York, US

NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
43 for me!

(I don't mean 43 places. I mean #43)

LOL.

Sep 26 13 10:19 pm Link

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Al Lock Photography

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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

49 places

Alamo, Angkor Wat, Atlantic City Boardwalk, Big Ben, British Museum, Canals of Amsterdam, Christ the Redeemer, Colosseum, Crater Lake, Death Valley, Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, French Quarter, Gateway Arch, Gettysburg, Glacier Bay, Glacier National Park, Golden Gate, Grand Canal, Grand Canyon, Hollywood Blvd, Las Vegas Strip, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Louvre, Met, Mt. Rushmore, Niagra Falls, Notre Dame, Petronas towers, Portland lighthouse, Pyramids, Redwood Nat. Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Athens, Willis Tower, Sistine Chapel, Smithsonian, Space Needle, St. Peter's Basilica, Statue of Liberty, Stonehenge, Times Square, Wailing Wall, Disney World, Washington Monument, White Cliffs of Dover, White House, Winchester Cathedral, Yosemite.

The great majority of those could be covered in a couple of extended vacations - a couple of weeks on the east coast would cover the NY, Maine, NJ, PA and DC locations. A month or two out west can cover the national parks. If you travel to major cities, seeing the needle, the Willis Tower, the Golden Gate - are not difficult. A European tour or extended visit should cover all the European locations.

Sep 27 13 01:04 am Link

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London Fog

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London, England, United Kingdom

24

Sep 27 13 01:14 am Link

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London Fog

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London, England, United Kingdom

Jay  Edwards wrote:
0

LOL!

Sep 27 13 01:14 am Link

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Snowmonkey Design

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London, England, United Kingdom

hmm 10, though maybe 9 because I didn't actually go inside the Louvre.

Sep 27 13 01:33 am Link

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Hikari Tech Photography

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Wye wrote:
17 for me

Me too...

A lot I would still like to visit. Maybe one day. smile

Sep 27 13 03:12 am Link

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Vivus Hussein Denuo

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New York, New York, US

Snowmonkey Design wrote:
hmm 10, though maybe 9 because I didn't actually go inside the Louvre.

Heck, I didn't climb the stairs in the Washington Monument, but I was there!  So, I'm counting it!  big_smile

Sep 27 13 03:19 am Link

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Frozen Moments Photo

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Monroe, Michigan, US

I have been to one of those places ( Niagara Falls ), Two if I could count driving past the St. Louis Arch.

Sep 27 13 03:30 am Link