What are the New7Wonders? |
Explorer Bernard Weber’s brain child, the New7Wonders idea was his hope of linking humans from across the globe together by creating a modern list of wonders which is democratically chosen by travellers far and wide. This list of the New Wonders was compiled in 2007, and is based on votes from members of the public from all over the world. It is the ultimate ready-made bucket list for intrepid explorers and the bravest backpackers, and it boasts some of the most outstanding architectural triumphs and awe-inspiring monuments that this planet and its inhabitants have to show for themselves.
The monuments that made it onto this list are nothing short of absolutely iconic: the Colosseum in Rome, the Great Wall of China, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil and India’s Taj Mahal are deemed the architectural crown jewels which glimmer from this star-studded bucket list of the world’s greatest accomplishments.
True icons recognised the world over, a visit to any of these offer a moment that you’ll never forget. Imagine feeling the hundreds of years of history in the stone surrounding you in central Rome at the Colosseum. Picture yourself watching the sun rise over the cool marble façade of the Taj Mahal’s symmetrical beauty before the crowds pour in, or catching your breath at the top of the Great Wall’s trying stairs to glimpse stunning panoramic vistas across China.
Ancient Civilisations and How They Lived
Be impressed by the Incan’s ability to build an entire civilisation at several thousand metres of altitude at Machu Picchu; meander through intricate and beautiful Mayan temples in Mexico’s Chichén Itzá; and behold the towering structures carved from sandstone in Petra, Jordan.
The differences between these three great civilisations are apparent in the architectural styles that these impressive ruins represent. It is also clear that the love and devotion that went into erecting these masterpieces have a common echo of something that binds all humans the world over and throughout time together.
It Wouldn’t be Wonderful to Forget…
Before setting off on your next adventure to tick off a New Wonder, never forget that it’s better to be prepared for all scenarios so that you can enjoy your trip with peace of mind. A backpacker travel insurance policy is essential for allowing you to go further, higher and deeper into this exciting list on your travels. Let’s Go Insure’s specialist backpacker travel insurance can cover your entire trip, whether you’re away for a month or two or lucky enough to be on the road for a year. So, choose your destinations, buy your insurance, pack your bag and set off on the trip of a lifetime!
Ethan Bailey is an experienced adventure traveller and insurance expert with the team at Let's Go Insure. Ethan’s passion is to inspire his clients to go just that little bit further, deeper and higher on their travels and his expertise in providing the ideal insurance cover allows them to do just that. If you're looking for the best backpacker travel insurance Let's Go works with the most experienced underwriters, intermediaries and insurers to offer a range of competitive insurance without compromising on cover.
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