And so, to the Top 5...

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Over this entire journey, the Top 5 has been ever-present. It has summarised cultures, people, situations, annoyances, the music, the random. So it is only appropriate that, at the conclusion of this journey, I reflect in the form of a set of Top 5s - The Top 5s of the Devil of the Death from Hell on Ice.


Top 5 religious sights:

5. Lama Temple - Beijing, China

4. Longmen Grottoes - Luoyang, China

3. Blue Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey

2. La Sagrada Familia - Barcelona, Spain

1. Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado - Rio de Janiero, Brazil


Top 5 Museums:

5. Museo de la revolucion - Havana, Cuba

4. Fundacion de Joan Miro - Barcelona, Spain

3. Museum of Anthropology - Athens, Greece ****

2. Prado - Madrid, Spain

1. Museum of Modern Art - New York, USA


Top 5 Stadiums

5. El Monumental - Buenos Aires, Argentina

4. Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3. Allianz Arena - Munich, Germany

2. Camp Nou - Barcelona, Spain

1. La Bombenera - Buenos Aires, Argentina


Top 5 places with the best food

5. Mexico

4. Argentina

3. Spain

2. Korea

1. China


Top 5 cities with the most beautiful people

5. Madrid, Spain

4. Buenos Aires, Argentina

3. Shanghai, China

2. Cordoba, Argentina

1. Split, Croatia


Top 5 party districts

5. Lapa - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4. Taksim - Istanbul, Turkey

3. Palermo - Buenos Aires, Argentina

2. East Village - New York, USA

1. Long Kwai Fong - Hong Kong China


Top 5 beers

5. Quilmes - Argentina

4. Paulaner - Germany

3. Staropremen - Czech Republic

2. Corona - Mexico

1. Bucanero - Cuba


Top 5 squares / plazas

5. Zocalo - Mexico City, Mexico

4. Plaza de Armas - Cuzco, Peru

3. Tianemen Square - Beijing, China

2. Times Square - New York, USA

1. Djemma El Fna - Marrekesh, Morocco


Top 5 places I was most frequently called Chino / Japanese

5. Peru

4. Mexico

3. Cuba

2. Turkey

1. Morocco


Top 5 pieces of modernish architecture

5. Reichstag - Berlin, Germany

4. Jinmao Tower - Shanghai, China

3. Chrysler Building - New York, USA

2. Guggenheim Museum - New York, USA

1. La Pedrera - Barcelona, Spain


Top 5 hostels stayed at

5. Hostel Amigo - Mexico City, Mexico

4. Mingtown Hiker Backpackers - Shanghai, China

3. Cat's Hostel - Madrid, Spain

2. The Point - Cuzco, Peru

1. Hostel Clan - Buenos Aires, Argentina


Top 5 beaches visited

5. Playa Ancon - Trinidad, Cuba

4. Tulum, Mexico

3. Perissa Beach - Santorini, Greece

2. Melipolitos Beach - Ios, Greece

1. Ipanema Beach - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Top 5 moments of struggle

5. Being locked in a berlin jail cell

4. iRiver stolen. May it rest in peace.

3. My bank cancelling my debit card. A bit difficult to get any money when you're in China...

2. Cancelled flights and lost baggage between Rio de Janeiro and Lima

1. Near death bus collision of the devil of the death - between Atocha and Tupiza, Bolivia


Top 5 overrated sights

5. Gothic cathedrals - all of them

4. West Lake - Hangzhou, China

3. Dubrovnik, Croatia

2. Copacabana Beach - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1. Charles Bridge - Prague, Czech Republic


Top 5 underrated sights

5. Diocletian's Palace - Split, Croatia

4. Aya Sofia - Istanbul, Turkey

3. The tanneries - Fez, Morocco

2. Summer Palace - Beijing, China

1. Old city - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzogovina


Top 5 single most beautiful, purely natural vistas

5. Huashan - Huashan, China

4. Salar de Uyuni - Bolivia

3. Lake Villarica - Lake District, Chile

2. Iguazu Falls - Argentina / Brazil

1. The rice paddies of Yangshuo - Yangshuo, China


Top 5 most interesting, fascinating, intriguing countries

5. Bolivia

4. Turkey

3. Bosnia and Herzogovina

2. Cuba

1. China


Top 5 cities

5. Istanbul

4. Hong Kong

3. Shanghai

2. Buenos Aires

1. New York
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lark61
lark61 on

Wow
I'd just like to say I read through some of your blogs to help decide where I want to go for my gap year and holy crap they're genius! Thank you for writing about your travels and posting those absolutely beautiful pictures.

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