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01 February 2010 @ 12:05 am
picspammy Challenge #16, Non Fandom: Around the World in 80 Days  
I can't believe it took me every last day to get this picspam done. picspammy's 16th challenge is non-fandom and there were two things I immediately though of: travel and shopping. I think this picspam is quite self-explanatory, so as always please wait for the images to load. Image credits: Google and Panoramio

Day 1 : London (United Kingdom, Europe)
Why I included the London Eye? It might not be London's most popular attraction (that honour goes to Trafalgar Square) but it's certainly my favourite. I believe it sort of has the same effect/release as binge-shopping, only less stressful, and less expensive. Plus it's probably one of the best places to see London as long if you're lucky enough to catch a clear sunny day.

Days 2 : Paris (France, Europe)
A quick ride on the Eurostar, and you'll be in Paris. Two places I must always go is the Notre-Dame de Paris and Effiel Tower. I've been to France multiple times but still love taking pictures there. The only other place I would have wanted to add is the "Alps". But it took me forever to learn how to ski. I thought it'd be alot like skating (which I can do perfectly well) but the few days I spent taught me otherwise. We always take advantage of the tourist attractions we have in our own city, so you appreciate others more.

Day 4 : Berlin (Germany, Europe)
You can't go on much of a trip without Berlin. Apart from the pieces of the Berlin Wall, there isn't anything specific I would have to visit, but it's a place where there's endless to see. In my eyes, Berlin is a city of culture and modernization.

Day 6 : Vienna (Austria, Europe)
Mainly just to see/experience two places; The Vienna State Opera and Vienna Musikverein - both world renowed opera houses.

Day 7 : Rome (Italy, Europe)

Day 9 : Milan (Italy, Europe)
I would totally be freaked out by the glass boxed mannequin thingys they put up during one of the recent Fashion Weeks. But because it's Milan, it works.

Day 11 : Giza Necropolis (Egypt, Africa)
Away from Europe, we arrive at Egypt. Ancient Egypt is always facinating. I've always wanted to see the Great Pyramids, to see how tall and big they are in real life. And of course, to check out the head of the Sphinx.

Day 13 : Dubai (United Arab Emirates, Asia)
I guess in the modern era, one of the most exciting places to visit is Dubai.

Day 14 : Mount Elbrus & Moscow (Russia, Europe)
I've only been to Russia once, and that was a flight stop over in Saint Petersburg so I've never actually seen any of it. Being the biggest country theres loads of places I would love to see (a tour of Russia sounds like heaven) but Red Square at Moscow is top of the list. Followed by Mount Elbrus (one of the Seven Summits/Volcanic Seven Summits) which made it as one of the "Seven Wonders of Russia". Both are situated on the European side of Russia.

Day 17 : Helsinki (Finland, Europe)
The place where the sun never sets. The orange twilight : breathtaking.

Day 19 : Beijing (China, Asia)
I've been to Beijing a number of times but never took the time to walk the tour for the "Forbidden City" - I heard it takes two hours - so just call me lazy. But after reseaching it, there's alot more I would like to see especially now my Chinese history is much better. Another place I would like to see is the Bird's Nest stadium, we'll never get a view like the Olympics Opening, but just to check out the structure would be interesting.

Day 22 : Hong Kong (China, Asia)
No travel marathon can go without Hong Kong. It's like my second home, and I'm familar with the place. Shopping, eating, sleeping, partying is all here. And the underground/subway system has air-con. The only problems I have: ordering a Big Mac.

Day 24 : Seoul (Korea, Asia)

Day 27 : Tokyo (Japan, Asia)
It's Tokyo!! I never get tired of going to Tokyo, there's always new places to see, new shops to visit, and there's a great contrast between the city nightlife and country scenary.

Day 31 : Palau (Pacific Ocean)
I would love to go scuba diving one day, I don't know much about diving, but I hear the Palau is a beautiful place. Plus, the only other place I know of in the Pacific is Bora-Bora and I'm not too much of a sun-sand-sea person.

Day 33 : Sydney (Australia)

Day 35 : São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, South America)
This is such a stereotype, but Brazil just seems like a such a fun and carefree place, no one seems to be upset, and everyone seems to partying. In Rio de Janeiro, I love how close the city and the beach are to one another.

Day 39 : Chicago (Illinois, USA)
Amongst the world's best skylines, I would love to take a picture from each rooftop. What attracts me to Chicago, it that it seems to have a perfect mix of historical and modern architecture.

Day 40 : Detroit (Michigan, USA)
Going to Detroit is purely due to fandom reasons, going to Hockeytown to watch the Red Wings play would be a dream come true. And getting to examine/read the decorated arena roof would be a bonus.

Day 41 : New York City (New York, USA)
Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Empire State Building, Wall Street, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madison Square Garden - I'm sure I could go on forever.

Day 47 : Disney World (Florida, USA)
Where there's Mickey and Co = Happy Place! I've been to Disney in Paris, Tokyo and HK but never Florida. Did I mention I love Disney!

Day 49 : Grand Canyon (Arizona, USA)
Let's just hope I don't get lost!

Day 52 : Las Vegas (Nevada, USA)
Viva, Las Vegas!

Day 55 : Roswell (New Mexico, USA)
I admit I'm a slight Roswell fan. It's not that I exactly believe in aliens, but I would like to see how the town uses Area 51 as a tourist attraction, and are there really crazy people stalking the place.

Day 56 : Los Angeles (California, USA)

Day 58 : San Franciso (California, USA)
Fisherman's Wharf! We have some pier replicia thing here in London so I would love to see the original.

Day 60 : Seattle (Washington, USA)

Day 61 : 2010 Winter Olympics (Vancouver, Canada)
Again, this is more due to personal reasons. And it's very specific time reference. I'm lucky enough to actually get to go to Vancouver during the Olympics so I thought it'd be appropriate add it here.

Day 72 : Niagara Falls (Toronto, Canada)
Who wouldn't want to visit a place this beautiful?

Day 74 : Northern Lights (Quebec, Canada)
I've always been fascinated by the Northern Lights since I saw a photo taken in Nunavut (some Nothern territory in Canada) and from then on it's always been a place I associate with the Northen Lights. I hear Alaska is probably an even better place to catch them, but if I had to go any more North I think I'd freeze to death.

Day 77 : Hawaii (Atlantic Ocean)
I'm more of a winter child - so beaches not too much my thing. But if there's anywhere in the world I would want to take in the sun: it's Hawaii.

Day 80 : London (United Kingdom, Europe)
And we are I am back home.

sibyllevance on February 1st, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous picspam, many thanks! My #1 priority right now is #41 (NYC) closely followed by New Orleans but everything here looks very inviting indeed.
misselty.entrophe on February 1st, 2010 04:58 am (UTC)
off topic, but I love your icon! Carey's fabulous. =D
sibyllevance on February 1st, 2010 09:26 am (UTC)
She is, isn't she? :) I loved the movie so much. Here's hoping she'll be announced as an Oscar nominee tomorrow.
misselty.entrophe on February 1st, 2010 09:30 am (UTC)
*fingers crossed*!!
nit(ya): gyllenhaal → hide regret in your smile.asweetdownfall on February 1st, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
This is such a lovely idea! And the picspam is just amazing.

Fisherman's Wharf is definitely an awesome site to see. :D
CL: [!] [HK] My Photomuzzy_olorea on February 1st, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
AMAZING picspam! Hong Kong is my second home too and my absolute favourite city in the world.
CL: [!] Muzzy Chinesemuzzy_olorea on February 1st, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
Oooh, why do you say you have trouble ordering a Big Mac there?
There is no sin except stupidity.six_two_four on February 1st, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
Great picspam - it gives me wanderlust!
get crazy with the cheese-whiz!jackie_oh on February 1st, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
This was ah-mazing! I've been to a fair-few of these places, and this takes me back!
sibyllevance on February 1st, 2010 09:37 am (UTC)
Oh wow is this a Heavenly Creatures icon I see?
get crazy with the cheese-whiz!jackie_oh on February 1st, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
Why, it is indeed! Heavenly Creatures is one of my top movies.
pink sunglasses: music → the beatles [paul]claycourt on February 1st, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
This is gorgeous! One of the best picspams I've ever seen.

misselty.entrophe on February 1st, 2010 04:58 am (UTC)
this is gorgeous! =)
see_zeesee_zee on February 1st, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
Awesome spam. I'm a Norwegian living in Vienna, Austria, going to the Olympics as well. I can't wait. So excited. Been toa few of the other places as well.
][ sana ][santabutt on February 1st, 2010 06:43 am (UTC)
Oh wow! How were you able to travel so much? Was it a touring group of some sort??
ampliflyer on February 1st, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
Yay! Helsinki! *hugs you*
Jenni: people › rdj & mcadamsonlyechoes on February 1st, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
Oh my god this is the best ever, hee. I also love you for including Helsinki here. ♥ Definitely adding to memories, thanks for sharing.
Zsazsa: MP / JH Smileartistic_angle on February 1st, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
This is AMAZING. All these are places I def want to visit. And yay for Disney. I've been to Disney World in FL and it's amazing. I also visited Disneyworld in Paris so that's the only one I can compare it to. I adore Paris but FL is heaps biggers. One day is hardly enough for one park, let alone all four it has. :D Hope you get to see it one day.

I love the pictures you chose, like i said, amazing picspam.
Federicacoccinellerouge on February 1st, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love this picspam, I would love to visit all these places!
wistfulmemorywistfulmemory on February 1st, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
That would be such a wonderful tour to take.
lady of the summer, princess of the morning: amelia peabody: fresh dead peoplediana_hawthorne on February 1st, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
This is an absolutely stunning picspam - I especially loved your pictures for Egypt, one of my favourite places in the world!
You are my sweetest downfallbeautifuloxlove on February 2nd, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
Great picspam :)

Also, I love you for putting Detroit on the list <3
crazystargrlcrazystargrl on February 3rd, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
These are gorgeous. You made me want to go to all these places. :)
kieran (say goodbye to sunshine, sunshine): ferris bueller's day off // do it! comesmirk_dog on February 5th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
Lovely. ♥
lovelylarachrach17 on February 5th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
Just to let you know, Alaska is farther north than Quebec.
mandamoo♥blackrosesredxo on February 7th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
That is one awesome journey!!!
Anastasiaconga10fury on March 4th, 2010 12:37 pm (UTC)
wow. cool picspam. xD
Samarsakuraberries on May 8th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, this was so, so breathtaking! I'm definitely mem'ing this.

I think it's great that you get to ravel so much! I've only been to Egypt, and that's because it's where I'm from. I hope to get to every single place you have in this list, and many, many more. :D