Top 10 Natural World Heritage Sites

Here is a list of my 10 favorite UNESCO listed Natural Heritage sites I’ve visited on my trip, which at this point includes the Pacific, Australia and East/SE Asia. I’m sure this list will be updated at some point in the future as I visit more sites. 10) East Rennell – Solomon Islands East Rennell …

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UNESCO World Heritage Site #1: Volcanoes National Park

From the World Heritage inscription: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park contains Mauna Loa and Kilauea, two of the world’s most active and accessible volcanoes where ongoing geological processes are easily observed. This property serves as an excellent example of island building through volcanic processes. Through the process of shield-building volcanism, the park’s landscape is one of …

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World Heritage Week

In honor of visiting my 50th World Heritage Site, I will be posting several articles in the coming days listing my favorite and least favorite sites visited on my trip. Starting today I will also be featuring the World Heritage sites which I’ve visited as my next 50 daily photos. (Actually, by the time I’m …

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A Fist Full of Kip

My last day in Luang Prabang was interesting. They power went out over the whole city. It seemed like a planned affair as there were signs ups notifying people when it was going off and on. It was down from 6:30am to 6:30pm. That meant all the ATM machines weren’t working and there was obviously …

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Alive in Lao

My one hour flight arrived in tact and saved me the agony of a 40 hour bus ride. The flight was 100% westerners. The experience going through the Hanoi Airport was one of the worst I’ve had on my trip so far. I got my ticket from the travel agency in my hotel. There are …

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Last Night in Vietnam

Tonight is my last night in Vietnam. Tomorrow I fly to Luang Prabang in Laos. The bus trip was extremely long, so I decided to fly. It is a 22 hour trip to Vientiane and from there you have to take another bus to Luang Prabang. No thanks. I’d love to explore the Laos countryside, …

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