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# Damascus, another contender to the title of oldest city.
 
# Damascus, another contender to the title of oldest city.
 
# Avignon, whose Palais des papes is one of the most important medieval Gothic building.
 
# Avignon, whose Palais des papes is one of the most important medieval Gothic building.
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== Villages ==
 
== Villages ==

Latest revision as of 06:34, 15 August 2019

Places to go

This is a list of places we would like to go, at some point or if we have the occasion. It is dubious we will make it for even a fraction of them... but along with dreamy destinations, some are really in our agenda.

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Contents

Once we've been to one of these places, it goes to the places we have visited instead.

Cities

  1. Belgian's trio: Bruxelles, Bruges and Gand.
  2. Carcassonne, France.
  3. Lucerne, Switzerland.
  4. Liège, in winter:
  5. Schwerin, particularly its castle [1]
  6. Gaillac.
  7. Montreuil sur mer (Valjean's retreat as the mayor in les Misérables), as a place still of significance importance. In contrast, Montfermeil seems to have kept little interest, being so close to Paris, it got burnt by it.
  8. Grantham, and stay at the Angel & Royal hotel. Also see Harlaxton.
  9. Agüero, in Huesca (nice views with the background mountains).
  10. Tossa de Mar.
  11. Jericho, one of the oldest continuously inhabited city.
  12. Byblos, already claimed the oldest continuously inhabited city in the antiquity.
  13. Damascus, another contender to the title of oldest city.
  14. Avignon, whose Palais des papes is one of the most important medieval Gothic building.
  15. Wells, for the cathedral.

Villages

  1. Barfleur, France [2].
  2. Brantôme, France [3].
  3. Gordes, France [4].
  4. Rocamadour, France [5].
  5. Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, [43.163426,-1.23775].
  6. Semur-en-Auxois, France.
  7. Vézelay, France [6].
  8. Hallstatt, Austria [7].
  9. Llívia, a Spanish enclave in France [8].
  10. Saint-Floret (l'un des "plus beaux villages de France").
  11. Brescello, Italy, the village of Don Camillo and Pepone both in the novel and the movies.
  12. Meteora, Greece, [9].
  13. Conques.
  14. Riquewihr.
  15. Viso del Marques (recommended by Carlos Sanchez).
  16. Pedraza [10]
  17. Peñafiel [11]<s>
  18. Frías
  19. Candelario
  20. San Vicente de la Barquera

Cliffs & Mountains, rock formations

  1. Mount Roraima, at the border between Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana [12].
  2. Pulpit Rock, Preikestolen, Norway [13]
  3. Uluru Ayers Rock, Australia [14]
  4. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland [15]
  5. <s>Mittenwald & its Leutaschklamm, Bavaria (inspired by [16]). (see Visit of Elena's parents (August 2012) - part 2).
  6. Fjords (particularly Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord), Norway.
  7. Canyon du Verdon, Provence, France.
  8. Lauterbrunnen Wall in the Lauterbrunnen valley, Switzerland.
  9. Shilin Stone Forest, China (Shilin National Scenic Area (昆明市石林风景区) [17])
  10. Grand Canyon, Arizona (US)
  11. Col de l'Iseran, France. (highest paved mountain pass in the Alps)
  12. Passo dello Stelvio, Italy. (Second highest paved mountain pass in the Alps)
  13. La plus grande tyrolienne d'Europe, Orcières, France [18].
  14. Garlaban, of Pagnol fame, France.
  15. Le Cervin (Cervino in Italian, Matterhorn in Deutsch) or maybe only a view of it from Zermatt.
  16. Zhangjiajie, China, for the scenic mountains (heaven's gate among others)
  17. Aiguille du midi [19].
  18. Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China [20].
  19. Carrick-a-Rede [21].
  20. Devils Tower.
  21. Skull Rock (of Cleft Island) [22]
  22. Devil's bridge, Worms head island, Wales.
  23. Las tres provincias [23].
  24. Gaztelugatxeko Doniene, Basque country.
  25. The three merlons, Italy.

Coasts

  1. Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, Wales (UK).
  2. Côte Cretonne and Finistère, France.
  3. Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii (US).
  4. Algarve and its sea caves (Portugal) [24].

Islands

  1. Iona, Scotland.
  2. Saint Helena, before they build the airport (2015), through the Ascension Island.
  3. Isle of Skye, Scotland.
  4. Shetlands, UK.
  5. Mykonos, Greece.
  6. Madeira, Portugal.
  7. Capri, Italy.
  8. Rapa Nui (Easter Island) [25]
  9. Lundy island, England. Accommodation in landmarks! [26]

Lakes, Waterfalls and other water places

  1. Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  2. Angel Falls (highest waterfall in the world), Venezuela
  3. Seljalandsfoss, Iceland
  4. Totensee and nearby lakes, Switzerland
  5. Cascate del Mulino, Italy [27]
  6. Moraine Lake, Canada
  7. Lake Titicaca, Bolivia/Peru
  8. Wadden Sea, Germany/Netherlands [28]
  9. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
  10. Bay of Fundy, Canada
  11. Halong Bay, Vietnam
  12. Triberg waterfall, Germany
  13. Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall, Germany
  14. Meeting point of Manzanares and Jarama
  15. Salto del Nervion, highest waterfall on the Iberian peninsula.
  16. Laguna Negra, Spain.

Caves

  1. Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, Hungary/Slovakia
  2. Cueva de los Cristales, Mexico

Unusual, peculiar landscapes

  1. Krzywy las (Crooked forest), Poland [29].
  2. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia [30].

Buildings, architecture

  1. Taj Mahal, India
  2. Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet, and listen to this song:
  3. Schloss Lichtenstein, Baden-Württemberg, Germany [31]
  4. Upside-down house, Trassenheide, Germany [32]
  5. Wieskirche, pilgrimage church, one of the world's rococo masterpieces, UNESCO site.
  6. Falkenstein castle, the next Neuschwenstein which, however, remained a ruin.
  7. Pont du Gard, France.
  8. Santa María la Real de Covadonga (to be hiked around and seen from the mountains). (during our Summer holidays (2015).

Historical and pre-historical sites

  1. Mount Zion, with David's tomb and the room of the last supper nearby.
  2. Göbekli Tepe, The world’s oldest temple, pre-dating stonehenge by 6000 years, Turkey.
  3. Calatrava la Vieja, site from the Order of Calatrava, in response to which was built Ciudad Real, Spain.
  4. Calatrava la Nueva, Place where the order of Calatrava from the above line relocated in 1217.
  5. Nishiyama Onsen Keuinkan, the oldest hotel in the world.

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