Top 5 Things to Do Before You Die

Everyone talks about a ‘Bucket List’ nowadays, and crossing things off a list before you yourself gets crossed off. Here are five totally different adventures you should experience before you die.

1. View the world from the top.

To experience the feeling of being at the top of the world, nothing matches the Alps. Stretching across Europe, they reach into the sky and play peek-a-boo with the clouds. Although the Himalayas may be higher, the Alps are not only more accessible, but offer some of the best skiing and dining in the world.

2. View the world beneath the sea.

The undersea world of the Caribbean has lured people with its magic for hundreds of years. Here, you can see further and spot more species of underwater creatures than anywhere else in the world. As you drift through this watery paradise, time seems to cease to exist, and you are caught up in the spell. When you emerge, white sand beaches and exotic tropical drinks will gently bring you back to the land.

3. Venture up the Amazon.

The Amazon Rainforest is home to more than one-third of all species in the world. See how many you can spot on your cruise up the second longest river in the world. You may even meet people who have never heard of IPads and IPods or the Internet.

4. Contrast and compare five of the world’s largest cities.

New York City – Billed as the city that never sleeps, New York is the most linguistically diverse city in the world with as many as 800 languages spoken within its borders.

London – London has exerted a major influence on the world for over two millennia. Its strengths encompass the arts, education, entertainment, fashion, finance and commerce. It is the only major city today which is home to royalty.

Paris – Known as the City of Light, no trip to Paris would be complete without visiting the Eiffel Tower, the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Louvre. Stand atop the Arc de Triomphe and watch the traffic swirl round and round. Enjoy a meal at an outdoor cafĂ© along the Champs-Elysees.

Beijing – The capital of modern China, Beijing is renowned for its art treasures and universities as well as for opulent palaces, temples, and huge stone walls and gates. It is the political and educational center of China.

Moscow – Once the capital of the communist world, it now claims to have the greatest number of billionaires in the world. Moscow is known for the onion-dome architecture of its numerous Orthodox churches such as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and Saint Basil’s Cathedral.

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