Sunday, January 02, 2011

Famous Sights I Have Missed Seeing

I consider myself fairly well-travelled, yet I have missed out seeing the most iconic sights in some of the famous cities I have visited. As all of you, my adoring readers have been deprived of my ramblings and listings for ages, I present before you a list of the iconic sights of the cities I have visited. I keep telling myself thats my reason to return.
  1. Paris - Eiffel Tower. Yes. I have been to Paris 5 times, yet I have never been to see the Eiffel tower. I have passed it multiple number of times, but have never been on it. I have explored St. Germain, Les Marais and Montmartre village sufficiently to never get lost. I have seen the Pompidou centre, the Louvre, Musee Orsay, Love the Sainte Chapelle, have marched up and down the Champs-Élysées, etc. etc., yet I have never been up the Eiffel Tower.
  2. New York City - The Statue of Liberty. I have gone to New York every year for the last 7 years, and yet, have never seen the statue of liberty.
  3. Singapore - Bukit Timah Nature reserve. I have lost count of how many times I have been to Singapore, yet this the one place I have wanted to go since my first trip, yet have not managed to get there.
  4. San Francisco - Haight Ashbury, Castro Street. When I visited San francisco, these were the two places I realy, really wanted to go, yet somehow couldnt make the time.
  5. Boston - Museum of Fine Arts -I love Boston. I love the fact that one can actually walk around and have also seen a fair amount thanks to generous clients and friends. Yet, everytime I visit, I miss the MFA purely due to idiotic work schedules.
  6. Brussels - Palais de Justice - Not seen. Also, word of advice. The Mannekin Pis is SO NOT WORTH IT. It is fucking 6 inches tall. Complete disappointment.
  7. Berlin - Jewish Museum -I rank Berlin as one of the must-sees city in the world. I find it interesting and very different from other parts of Germany. Also, the Jewish Museum ranked way high on my list of things to see in Berlin, but never got around to it.
  8. Shanghai - Oriental Pearl TV Tower. I feel ashamed of admitting this, but I never got around to seeing this, because I was too busy stuffing my face with soup dumplings.
  9. Bangkok - Wat Arun - Again, I get so busy eating, going to galleries and shopping in Bangkok, I never move my ass to go see Wat arun.
  10. Chicago - Frank Lloyd Wright Home - I think I've been on every tall building in Chicago, again thanks to people I work for. Also, have eaten at the finest restaurants in the USA in Chicago and am yearning for more, yet, the Frank Lloyd Wright home was top of my list, but never gets done, again mostly because of the magnificient mile and stuffing my face.

This list could continue ad infinitum, but I need to sleep.

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At 3:17 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I've been to the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio at least three times but never eaten anywhere fancy in Chicago! Clearly we need to visit together to make the other round out her list :)

- Beth (of bethlovesbolly on twitter)

At 7:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plumps? Kick their ass!

At 7:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Don't assume flattery & over-familiarity - its all those hypnotic food shots and shoe shots and flu-shots...

At 8:14 AM, Blogger Plumpernickel said...


At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best DP, yet.

At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Neil said...

Eiffel Tower - I've been to Paris much more often than you (I'm closer) and I'm still to go near the thing. Instead, hire a car and drive around l'Arc de Triomphe a few times. Much more 'fun'

At 3:52 PM, Blogger Plumpernickel said...

So comforting to know someone else has not bothered to see the Eiffel Tower. I always felt I was commiting some grave crime against France or something...

At 6:24 AM, Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

I'm not well-travelled but I've been to a couple of places. I like staring at scenery and finding a mountain or hill to hike up.

Left to my own device, I wouldn't do the regular tourist rounds. But I would have to check out Frank Lloyd Wright's home and museums.


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