Category Archives for UNESCO.

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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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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Ireland Weekend Part 3: Giant’s Causeway

I conceded to the short winter days that visiting Belfast would not fit in the schedule and possibly cause a passenger revolt in my car. We headed due north from Brú na Bóinne the passing from Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland marked by little more than different road signs. I will let others determine…

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Ireland Weekend part 2: driving Dublin and the only dry spot in the country, Brú na Bóinne

Shaking off economy seat half-sleep upon early arrival in Dublin I scooted through immigration and picked up my Europcar rental. Just the small task of picking up friends Rick and Deb at the The Shelbourne Dublin (a Marriott Renaissance hotel) and then out on the open road. 45 minutes later I was pounding the steering…

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