Every day is a schoolday was never so apt with parents all over the world going back to class with their kids… and relearning our geography.
The world is all around me… from fridge magnets to desk souvenirs to the big atlas that takes up half the wall.
But in the absence of actually being able to get out there just now to visit the wonders of the world we can take a virtual voyage.
Uswitch have brought together seven virtual tours of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World to inspire us for the future.
Carved in my heart
Which, of course, includes magical Petra, where I sweltered and swooned… www.vistjordan.com www.gadventures.co.uk.
This is what Uswich has got for you .
With the honey-toned voice of this teacher better suited than the nasal Scottish twang of your Bandanaman… https://www.google.co.uk/maps/about/behind-the-scenes/streetview/treks/petra/.
But, of course, I took my own circuitous journey… The water of life, Petra, and the sands of time.
Like everything in life there is always someone who wants to charge you for what you can see with your own eyes.
The Colosseum is one such example.
Your own imagination is your best tool… and supplement it with Uswich’s tour with this hour-long walking tour of the Colosseum.
And why not at the end of your Francigena Ways 100km pilgrimage walk from Viterbo into Rome www.FrancigenaWays.com
Now that obviously leaves a golden of wonders (if that’s the collective term) for me still to do.
China in your hands
Which are… The Great Wall of China. And one that got away from me.
When a former colleague who would usually turn their nose up at going to Travel events decided they would grace this promotion in Dublin.
Hey ho, I was off on my travels elsewhere at the time.
But I’ll get there yet, and don’t you know the Wall isn’t going anywhere… Virtual Tour provided by The China Guide
Peru too true
Machu Picchu, Mexico: And the preserve of the backpacking trustafarians but heck us oldies can walk the legs off most of them.
The Uswich virtual tour comes complete with a voiceover, will be right up your street.
Taj Mahal, India: I’ve spent many a happy and drunken night at the Taj Mahal… trouble is it’s the Indian restaurant in Glasgow.
Still Uswich have allowed me behind the scenes of India’s Crown Jewel and once I do get out there I will channel my own Princess Diana look.
Chichen Itza, Mexico: The nearest I’ve got to Mexico is a summer spent working in GuadalaHarry’s in Boston.
Don’t judge me! Rather let’s us all experience a 360 view of the stepped pyramids in this virtual tour.
Rio by the sea-o
Christ the Redeemer, Rio: And did you know there’s one in Lisbon too? Yes, if you’re Portuguese obviously.
But Rio offers the added extra of the Copacabana.
Here’s Uswich’s www.uswitch.com introduction to Christ the Redeemer in Rio… a virtual tour of the statue.
All wonderful wonders we’d all agree and ones you can tick off with G Adventures www.gadventures.co.uk and well done Uswitch but why no place for the Acropolis?
Which is just one of many contenders for the Wonders of the World… https://athensattica.com and My Greek odyssey.
And your teacher will be back next week with more perils of wisdom. Remember your homework everyone.
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