Around the world… in 30 days. It is not a new novel, but a journey that can lead you to discover the most beautiful places on the planet in a short time. In 2007, the New Open World Corporation launched a competition to proclaim the seven wonders of the modern world. If you want to see them all, you can do it within a month, even if you have to travel across five continents. Here are some tips for planning your trip.
Many tour operators offer the package that it provides Rome as a first stop. In fact, the first wonder is found in the "Eternal City": the Coliseum. Built 1.900 years ago, the Flavian Amphitheater is among the most important monuments of ancient Rome and was used mainly as an arena for gladiator battles.
From Rome Fiumicino airport you can take a direct flight to Amman, the capital of the Jordan. In the Arabian Peninsula you can admire another marvel, the archaeological site of Petra. This ancient city carved out of pink rock was the capital of the ancient Nabataean kingdom, dating back to the XNUMXth century BC
The tour continues with a flight from Jordan toIndia. About six hours (with a stopover) to reach New Delhi, from where you can travel to Agra (about 220 km south) and enjoy the splendor of the Taj Mahal, the ivory white marble mausoleum built in the mid 1600s.
From here you leave for Beijing for a walk on the spectacular Great Wall of China. A few kilometers from the capital you will come across this mammoth work, 8.850 km long and built over 2.000 years ago to protect the Chinese Empire from attacks by the peoples of the North.
Get ready now for a transoceanic flight (with a stopover) to reach the Mexico, and precisely Cancun. After about 18 hours of travel the Yucatan Peninsula will welcome you with the extraordinary archaeological site of Chichén Itzá, center of the ancient Mayan civilization. Here the most impressive work is the pyramid called “El Castillo”, dedicated to the feathered serpent god, Kukulcan.
The last stops among the wonders of the world are in South America. From Cancun you move towards Lima (about 5 hours of flight) and from the capital of Perù take a domestic flight to Cusco, from where you can reach the archaeological site of Machu Picchu: here you can see the ruins of the old city founded by the Inca Empire.
Finally, from Cuzco make another stopover in Lima and end your trip in Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, to admire the most recent of the seven wonders of the modern world: the statue of Christ Redeemer, built on the Corcovado mountain between 1922 and 1931.