When James A. Anderson learned about the New 7 Wonders of the World, he resolved to visit the two remaining sites he had not yet seen. Now, he shares a lifetime of globetrotting and living in faraway places in this collection of enthralling travel essays. The journey begins in 1970 in East Africa. Anderson's adventure takes him to Egypt's Pyramids at Giza, a site that holds special status as the only intact survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Anderson then describes journeys that take him to the seven modern wonders, beginning with a trip to South America and Machu Picchu. Chapters cover Brazil, home to Christ the Redeemer; Italy, with the Colosseum; and China, with its Great Wall. A visit to the ancient city of Petra occurs during a tour of the Middle East, and Anderson's pilgrimages to the Taj Mahal and Chichen Itza also involve travel to interesting locations in the surrounding regions. Enthralling personal travel adventures are injected with fascinating discussions about the culture, history, politics, religion, food, and geography of different areas. Light-hearted, often humorous, and always thought-provoking, To the New 7 Wonders of the World is travel writing at its best.
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