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UNESCO 2015 New World Heritage Sites and Sites in Danger

The new inscriptions on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List are out, dampened by the sites in peril. Tusi sites (China) Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement (Denmark) The Par Force Hunting Landscape in North Zealand (Denmark) The Climats, terroirs of Burgundy (France) Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars (France) Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus (Germany)…

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St Lucia: End to End and Cruise Ships in the Middle

St. Lucia is a major cruise ship stop, but biggest ships disgorge passengers to minivans at the capital Castries. Back on schedule, I arrived SLU Airport in the north, used by regional carriers such as LIAT. The Avis representative was summoned from his town office by a helpful information desk and I was kitted out…

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St Kitts – Plantation Splurge and Mega Fortress

St Kitts’ UNESCO-listed Brimstone Hill Fortress towers over the Caribbean and the regular amphibious landing of cruise ships. The fortress is the kind of mega historic site that is rare in the Caribbean. The ride north through villages gives way to the winding ascent up the mountain and to the sprawling site with sweeping views…

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Russia’s Curonian Spit

Curonian Spit sounds like something Russia would be doing. Here it is a UNESCO-listed strip of forests and sand dunes between the Baltic Sea and Curonian Lagoon. Shared with Lithuania, the Russian side is less than a 90-minute drive through empty villages from Kaliningrad Khrabrovo Airport. The Lithuanian side reportedly has more bird spotting, though…

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Is Mt Fuji Possible as a Day Trip?

Update: I made it. Possible, yes. Painful, yes, yes and yes. Full post coming when I recover. *********************** 4:30 am Tokyo, Intercontinental Tokyo Bay, sun already up. I have read mixed things about attempting Mt Fuji in a day, and with recent UNESCO listing and holidays in full swing, crowds will be high, though on…

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UNESCO Adds 19 New World Heritage Sites

Mt. Fuji is Japan was not a UNESCO World Heritage Site until last week. A surprise to me. UNESCO’s annual meeting brought 19 additions to the World Heritage Site List: Al Zubarah Archaeological Site (Qatar) Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora (Ukraine) Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe (Germany) Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces (China)…

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