From snow-laden fields to scorching hot deserts, every trip is unique. Navigating unfamiliar alphabets, languages, and customs. Here are some of the stories behind the photos of the New 7 wonders of the world.


ताज महल, Hindi for "Crown of the palaces", this is, however, not a palace but a mausoleum build for Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan.


This section of the Great Wall of China was built during the Ming dynasty and when we visited this the wall was desolated. The wall with its many watch towers provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscape in the north of Beijing.

Machu Picchu

After a four-day hike we finally arrived to this breathtaking view. A lost civilation from the 15th century that was rediscovered around the year 1900. This old Inca city is surrounded by a dazzling display of mountain peaks.

ad deir

الدير, Arabic for "The monastary", is easily confused with الخزنة‎ (The treasury). We reached this lesser-visited building after an hour hike up. It stands a towering 45 meters tall with an entry of roughly 10 meters high. The facade of this monastary shows a variety of architectual styles including columns that are carved out of the rock face solely for aesthetic purposes.

Templo de Kukulkán

Situated on the Yucatán peninsula, the city of Chichén Itzá was one of the most important cities of the Mayans. During the equinoxes the sun casts the shadow of a feathered serpent along the side of the main pyramid in the city.

Rio de Janeiro

Standing tall on top of the Corcovado mountain, the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) watches over Rio de Janeiro. The statue was constructed in the 1920s and 1930s and stands 38 meters tall.

Rio de Janeiro

The Corcovado mountain provides a splendid view of the city of Rio de Janeiro (literally: River of January), the Guanabara bay, and the south Atlantic ocean.


One of the most well-known amphitheatres in the world, the Colosseum in Rome had a capacity of 50000 spectators enjoying gladiator fights, reenactments of famous battles, animal hunts, executions, and other activities.