Thursday, 19 January 2017

Summer Learning Journey - Week 4 - Day 17 - Activity 1 - Building around the world

I have to write about:

On your blog tell us which of the icons you would most like to visit in your chosen country. Be sure to tell us why you have chosen it!
I have to choose out of:

CN Tower – Tallest building in Canada

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Niagara Falls – Largest waterfall in the world
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Canadian Rocky Mountains – Largest mountains in Canada

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Torres del Paine National Park – One of the largest and most beautiful national park in Chile

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San Cristobal Hill – Second highest hill in northern Santiago  

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Lauca National Park – Beautiful national park in the far north of Chile

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Brandenburg Gate – Beautiful arch in downtown Berlin

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Neuschwanstein Castle – One of the oldest castles in Germany
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Berlin Wall – The most famous symbol of the Cold War in Germany. It used to separate the east side from the west side of Germany.
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Petronas Towers – Tallest buildings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Batu Caves – Famous Hindu temple and shrine

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Gunung Mulu National Park – A large national park in Sarawak, Malaysia, with lots of caves and beautiful rainforests
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United Kingdom
Big Ben – Largest clock tower in England

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Stonehenge – An ancient circle of stones


Buckingham Palace – Home of the royal family in London

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El Castillo, Chichen Itza – Mayan temple

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Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral – Largest and oldest cathedral in the Americas

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Gruta de las Canicas – Cave with 2.0 million pearls on the cave floor

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South Africa
Kruger National Park – Home to dozens of African animals

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Table Mountain

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Apartheid Museum – Museum honouring important events in the history of South Africa

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United Arab Emirates
Burj Khalifa – The tallest building in the world

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Huge, contemporary mosque

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The desert

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Jigokudani Monkey Park – Famous hot spring with live monkeys

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Mt Fuji – Highest mountain in Japan

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Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Huge red rock formation in the middle of the desert


Sydney Opera House – Most of the most iconic buildings in the world

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Great Barrier Reef – One of the largest ecosystems in the world
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Out of these photo's I choose the:

Sydney Opera House – Most of the most iconic buildings in the world

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Because it looks fun and cool, I really like how it looks. Also some family lives there so I would love to go there and spend time with them because I haven't see them in like for ever. On the comments tell me which one you will choose. :)


  1. Hi Anna,

    You have definitely chosen one of the most iconic landmarks in Australia. The Sydney Opera House has hosted many famous concerts and events over the years. It is mainly a music venue but you can also take a walking tour through the building with a guide. The guide will tell you all about the history of the building and he/she will tell you some interesting stories about the entertainers and musicians who have performed shows at the Opera House.

    As far as I know the Opera House only hosts gigs and events. It isn't a regular house like you and I would live in - it's more of a concert hall, like Vector Arena.

    If I had the chance I would definitely take a guided tour of the opera house. I would also love to visit El Castillo, Chichen Itza – a Mayan temple in Mexico and the desert in the United Arab Emirates because I have never been to either place. I am really curious to know what it is like to walk through acres of sand and visit temples built by a tribe of people who lived 4000+ years ago. I find it hard to imagine what the world was like 4000 years ago...

    Great blog, Anna. I like the way that you answered our question and then posed a question of your own!

    Rachel :)

    1. Thanks Rachel,

      I really like your opinion. Also I was just wondering when will Aronui comment on my blog? Not saying it in a mad or in a rush but I really want to now something interesting about him like how does it feel to be a son of a blogger. I would be glad if he answered my question.

      Thank you Rachel for everything.

      From: Anna

    2. Hi Anna,

      Aronui is with his dad this week and then he'll be with me on Friday. He is SO excited to send you a comment and would love to answer any questions that you might have. Would you like to send him a question and I will show it to him on Friday night?

      As an aside, Aronui was telling me the other day that he wants to be a blogger when he grows up. He has been watching me blog with the Summer Learning Journey and wants to join in!


  2. Hi Anna!

    I just wanted to pop back one more time before school starts and say "Hello!". It looks like you have been very busy and you should be very proud of all the work you have accomplished over the Summer Learning Journey. It looks like you really understand that what this has all been about it keeping your learning and literacy up during the holiday period, and we are so proud of you for owning that and doing your very best on every activity!

    I want to wish you all the very best for this coming year at school. I know that your winning attitude towards learning and doing your best will help you face every challenge that comes your way with fire in your heart and focus in your eyes. It is so important to take control of your own learning and success and I think you already understand that, which is why you're going to grow up to be an amazing adult that your peers and the younger generations can look up to, and I really believe that.

    Keep up the great work! Keep being yourself! And have a FANTASTIC YEAR!


  3. Hi Anna,

    It's Aronui. I wrote you a message last week but I forgot to publish it. I am so sorry! I wanted to say that you have done a really good job with your blogging. I really like your posts. Keep it up!

    From, Aronui

  4. Hi Anna,

    Congratulations on placing third equal in the Summer Learning Journey blogging programme this past holiday. You were a blogging star! I will look forward to seeing you on Friday when I come in to Pt England school to hand out the SLJ prizes and certificates.

    See you soon!

    Rachel :)