There is a whole list of promoted world attractions that many tourists consider it their duty to visit – well, like this, to be in Paris and climb the Eiffel Tower?
However, it turns out in fact that the reality is far from the picture in a glossy magazine. In order not to be disappointed in the object of desire, overcome many kilometers, before traveling to find out more what actually it is and in what environment is.
For clues, look at the most famous tourist sites in the real situation.
the great Wall of China
EXPECTATION. She zmeitsya on the mountain slopes for many kilometers. And, of course, but you on it – not a soul.
REALITY. In fact, there is something like this and not crowded by people.
pyramids of Giza
EXPECTATION. Shrouded in mystery, they beckon from the endless desert …
REALITY. Unfortunately no. Pyramids are literally in the middle of Cairo.
Mona Lisa aka “La Gioconda”
EXPECTATION. It is waiting for you to come to the Louvre and make your perfect shot of the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
REALITY. Unless, of course, you can rent anything from a distance of several meters through the huge crowd.
The Sistine Chapel
EXPECTATION. A place where there is a divine silence.
REALITY. In life, this place is more like a bazaar with a beautiful ceiling.
EXPECTATION. View from above on the Champs-Elysees and Paris stretching to the horizon.
REALITY. Take a look at the line and think about it: it may be better just to admire the tower from a distance?
EXPECTATION. Well as Brussels without the boy? This is a must tour program in the Belgian capital.
REALITY. This is just a tiny statue on the corner of a busy pedestrian street.
EXPECTATION. The royal fairy tale reality.
REALITY. Or nightmare, if you are one of the tourists.
The guard at Buckingham Palace
EXPECTATION. Being in London and miss the changing of the guard?
REALITY. People love to see how changing the guard at Buckingham Palace, a lot of people love to see how changing the guard at Buckingham Palace, well, very, very many people …
EXPECTATION. It is the largest palace complex in the world. Located in the heart of Beijing, to the north of Tiananmen Square and the main east of the Lake district (residence of contemporary leaders of the country). The splendor of the imperial residence.
REALITY. But it is better not to go there.