Rio de Janeiro

Again, this time in Rio de Janeiro, we had to call on our weather god. The day before our event on Corcovado, it was raining heavily. We made good use of the time by preparing carefully with the great team at the Rio Convention and Visitors Bureau, headed up by Paulo Senise and working closely […]

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Egypt

Only so much for all the readers of my blog, especially the Egyptian readers: I have buried the official (handmade) New7Wonders certificate of candidacy for the Pyramids of Giza in an airtight tube in a sand dune closest to the pyramids, for someone to find (like a “message in the bottle”). I would especially encourage […]

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Dead Sea, Jordan

Speaking of discovery …the last day of our visit, we were taken to the splendid Mövenpick resort on the Dead Sea: If you have thought that you’d experienced all physical sensations as a child growing up, well try this: Floating on the Dead Sea is an experience where every adult becomes a child again! It […]

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Petra, Jordan

Everyone met up in Petra today, the big day. I went early to do some filming and also to supervise something quite extraordinary – the tethered flight of the New7Wonders hot-air balloon in front of the Treasury, in a quite small square at the end of the Siq, the famous, narrow canyon that leads down […]

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Amman and Petra, Jordan

I was very much looking forward to the visit to Petra in Jordan. The preparation of the world tour event had long been carefully planned and prepared by the Jordanian authorities, and we expected to have not only an interesting but also an enjoyable time promoting this unique candidate. Unique because it is the only […]

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Timbuktu, Mali

After flying with a Beechcraft twin turbine prop. 17-seater for more then an hour and a half over the Sahara, suddenly, in the middle of the desert, the river Niger spreads out into a huge delta: huge lakes and hundreds of tributaries suddenly create a surreal image. Sooo much water in the middle of the […]

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Bamako, Mali

Surprise, surprise! What had been one of the biggest question marks on our World Tour agenda back when we were planning in early 2006 has now become one of our nicest surprises! Believe it or not, Mali has been one of the most responsive and communicative countries in the world for N7W! So much for […]

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