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Seven Natural Wonders of the World

Aurora Borealis

There has been a lot of conjecture among those “in the know” as to what those Seven Wonders really are. There are so many impressive sites that are culturally or historically significant all over the world that choosing only seven is not only very difficult but today most senior citizens agree that there be be no consensus.  Nevertheless there are sites that say “This Is It” and that “These Seven belong on that Master List.”

If you are a senior world traveler and have seen some of the Wonders, what would your own list look like? I once had a friend who traveled around the world.  When I asked him what were the most memorable spots he had ever visited, Andy replied “I loved Jordan” but “Hawaii is Paradise.”

harbor at Rio

 Have you been to both?  What site in the world do you love the most?  And where would you call paradise?  Here is a list compiled by CNN but how can anyone shrink any list of great sites down to just 7?

  • Grand Canyon

  • Great Barrier Reef

  • Harbor of Rio de Janeiro

  • Mount Everest

  • Aurora

  • Parícutin volcano

  • Victoria Falls

    Mount Everest

Those are pretty impressive.  So what’s Aurora anyhow?  How did that get on the list and what… a volcano too? Okay, here’s what they are referring to with Aurora.  It’s awesome and probably should rank in there somewhere, don’t you think…but a volcano?

To Each Senior, His own…

For many years folks have conjured up lists such as Wonders of the Middle Ages, Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind, and Architectural Wonders of the Middle Ages. I have to admit that each is very impressive.

Then there is the New7Wonders Foundation that has their preferences. USA Today made up their listing that included the Polar Ice Caps, the Internet and the Great Migration on the Serengeti Plains.

Then we have the Seven Wonders of the Underwater World drawn up by CEDAM International (an American-based non-profit group for divers) which includes the Great Barrier Reef, Lake Baikal (Yes, it should be on this list), the Galapagos and the Deep Sea Vents.

Victoria Falls

So If You Are Sufficiently Confused, We Shall Proceed…

That’s what my psych prof used to say daily to our class. To conclude I include the master listing of many Wonders for seniors to wonder about even more.  Me, I’m into World Heritage Sites. They always top my list. So enjoy your coffee, enjoy your surfing and have a great day. jeb



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