7 cities I have to see.

In all the world, there are 7 places I would love to see. The world is so large, and there’s so much I dream of exploring, but there are 7 cities that I just have to see.

In this post, I want to show you the x’s on my map.

7. Sydney, Australia.

Benh LIEU SONG (Flickr) – Sydney’s Landmarks 2

Though I hate opera, I feel as though I have to see the Sydney Opera House and this famous city!

6. London, England.

Ilya Grigorik CC BY-SA 3.0

Andrew Peterson’s writing about English walking paths makes me want to find them so badly. I’d start in London and, hopefully, get lost along some winding green paths out of the city.

That’s correct: I want to go to London so I can leave.

5. Kathmandu, Nepal.

Alexey Komarov / license / CC BY 3.0

The magic of this earthquake-ridden city captures me. Plus you can see Mount Everest from the city!

4. Guilin, China.

Shujianyang – Own work / CC0

Adding a Chinese city to my list was a must. China calls me and I can’t wait to experience this incredible country.

Any city will do, but Guilin feels like a prime destination because of its unbelievable topography.

3. Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Jakub Hałun – Own work / CC BY-SA 4.0

Krong Siem Reap is home to the Angkor Wat, an aged Buddhist temple complex that covers over a square mile of ground.

2. Machu Picchu, Peru.

Pedro Szekely / https://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrosz/ – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrosz/2115782565/ / CC BY-SA 2.0

This Peruvian city may be ancient, but it’s more than worth the 4-day hike to get there. (And it’s certainly worth the 25-minute bus ride if you don’t want to hike.)

I’d love to lay eyes on this abandoned city built on a mountain.

1. Varanasi, India.

Vyacheslav Argenberg / http://www.vascoplanet.com/ CC BY 4.0

In all the world, Varanasi would be my choice destination.

This city fascinates me in every way. It’s nearly entirely vegetarian and has a river that’s supposed to heal and an insane and long history. Most of all, Hindus believe that those who die in this city have all of their bad deeds forgiven. 20,000 elderly and infirmed people go there each year to die, hoping for salvation and escape to nirvana.

So it is that funeral fires never stop burning and lost souls are added each day. The Hindus choose Varanasi as their place to leave this life, but they don’t choose where they enter the next one.

For all these reasons and more, this city is dark and desperately in need of the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection.


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