This Week in Travel – Episode 235

This week we are joined by author and podcaster Rolf Potts author of new book Souvenir (Object Lessons) and host of the Deviate with Ralph Potts podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts This Week’s News: Dog dies on United Airlines flight after being forced into overhead bin United Sent A Dog To Japan Instead Of Kansas …

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Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir

From the World Heritage inscription: Battir is a major Palestinian cultural landscape, the adaptation of a deep valley system for agricultural purposes as a result of a good supply of water. The complex irrigation system of this water supply has led to the creation of dry walls terraces which may have been exploited since antiquity. …

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Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem

Overview From the World Heritage inscription: Bethlehem lies 10 kilometers south of the city of Jerusalem, in the fertile limestone hill country of the Holy Land. Since at least the 2nd century AD people have believed that the place where the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, now stands is where Jesus was born. One particular …

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Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves

From the World Heritage inscription: The presence in the Judean Lowlands of thick and homogeneous chalk sub-strata enabled numerous caves to be excavated and managed by Man. The property includes a complete selection of chambers and man-made subterranean networks, of different forms and for different activities. They are situated underneath the ancient twin cities of …

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This Week in Travel – Episode 234

Jen Leo, Chris Christensen and I are joined by this week’s guest Robert Reid from ReidOnTravel.com joins us for a discussion of his recent article Why U.S. Travel Media Won’t Tell People to Visit Russia. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts This Week’s News: Panicked United Passenger Pops Chute, Uses Emergency Exit Inflatable Slide to Get Off …

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