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25 Random Thoughts On Visiting My 250th World Heritage Site

Posted by on June 8, 2013

My first World Heritage Site: Volcanoes National Park

Last month I spent 2 hours exploring the Emperor Hadrian’s villa in Tivoli, Italy. It marked my 250th visit to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Here is a collection of thoughts and facts about world heritage sites that I’ve collected over the last 6 years:

1) As of the time of writing, there are 962 UNESCO World Heritage sits scattered around the globe. I’d estimate that number of people on Earth who have visited as many are in the low 1,000’s. Nonetheless, I still have only been to 1/4 of all the world heritage sites on the planet. That is a very humbling fact.