The Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Hanoi

Even though the Thang Long Imperial Citadel of Hanoi has earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status, the actual site has little, if any, visible remnants of its former stature as the imperial capital of Vietnam. What is left is mostly the colonial administration buildings built by the French in the 19th Century.

By |2019-05-07T09:13:57-05:00March 6, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Vietnam|Tags: |0 Comments

The Shanghai Skyline, Night and Day

If you can stand all the pushing and shoving of the millions walking along The Bund in Shanghai, you can get up to the riverside rail and get a photo of the colorful and architecturally distinguished modern Shanghai skyline.

By |2019-02-28T09:18:15-05:00February 24, 2019|Categories: Asia, China, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |0 Comments

2018: The Year in Photos

Our year in travel: 50 photos of our travels in 2018. Sweden, Malawi, Russia, Italy, and India were the highlights.

The Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, India

Stupa number 1, or the Grand Stupa, at Sanchi. There is an ornate gate like this one at all four cardinal directions. The Sanchi Stupas are a Buddhist complex on a hilltop at [...]

By |2018-12-20T01:14:19-05:00December 18, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Asia, India, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |2 Comments

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom

Stonehenge, of course, is probably the most famous of the Unesco World Heritage sites in the UK. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the full name of the country [...]

St. Olav’s Way, the Northern Alternative to the Camino de Santiago

The St. Olav's Way starts in Selånger, Sweden, and ends at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. It follows the road Olav traveled in the summer of 1030. It has been a pilgrimage route since the 11th Century.

By |2019-02-20T16:54:48-05:00September 26, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Europe, History Travel, Norway, Sweden, Unesco World Heritage Sites|8 Comments

Kizhi Island, Russia, a Unesco World Heritage Site

The island of Kizhi is a museum of the old ways. The fields are now cultivated as an exhibit. It's hard to imagine a tourist getting to Kizhi Island in Russia other than [...]

By |2018-08-08T15:59:00-05:00August 7, 2018|Categories: Europe, Russia, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |14 Comments