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A Threat to the Wild

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 20 Mar 2015 | By elcastleberry | Views [429]

The following is a letter regarding the management plan of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area released in January 2015. I have submitted this letter to the Draft TWWHA Managment Plan Representation, the Director of National Parks and Wildlife ... Read more >

Tags: australia, human impact, logging, mining, tasmania, unesco, wilderness, wildlife

Sunrise in Siem Reap

CAMBODIA | Thu, 5 Dec 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [1716]

I am cold! For the first time in the six months since I left New Zealand I am actually really quite cold. It is 5am, dark and the tuk-tuk is buzzing along the road that leads to Angkor Wat. Along with hundreds of other tourists, we are heading to the ... Read more >

Tags: ankor wat, cambodia, humbling experience, ngos, one dollar, responsible tourism, siem reap, tanei guest house, unesco

UNESCO Visits and Cooking!

VIETNAM | Wed, 6 Mar 2013 | By gsewake | Views [683] | Comments [2]

The Merchant City of Hoi An is a lovely city that sits along the Thu Bon River. Although no longer an active port, the City still holds much of the charm of old. The City is well preserved with 200 year old Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese merchant houses, ... Read more >

Tags: cham, hoi an, my son, red bridge cooking school, temples, tour, unesco

Goodbye Malaysia!

MALAYSIA | Tue, 19 Feb 2013 | By nnninecountries | Views [716]

The last time I wrote, we were on our way to the bus station to catch a bus to Penang in the north of Malaysia. It turned out to be way easier said than done. When we got to the bus station, we went down to the terminals below the station to wait for ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, ferry, food, kayaking, malaysia, unesco

Three Months in Münster- Flashback. Episode 2

GERMANY | Fri, 26 Oct 2012 | By omarito | Views [413]

My The main reason of my motivation of doing this films series, was my will to participate in the enhancement of the relations between the arab world and Europe, in a culturally attractive manner, through my experience of a period of three months ... Read more >

Tags: arab world, culture, germany, history, morocco, münster, unesco, westphalian peace, wwii

Budapest - Day 1 - All around Andrássy Avenue

HUNGARY | Wed, 8 Aug 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [491]

My train to Budapest doesn't leave till 1735. I've pack my bags, but am compelled to stay in Bucharest for another half day until the the train leaves. It's the third day of a heatwave in Romania. It hasn't quite hit the high of 41c of yesterday, only ... Read more >

Tags: bucharest, budapest, hungary, unesco

Athens - Day 5 - Delphi

GREECE | Tue, 24 Jul 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [1323]

Today, I'm heading out to Delphi to see the ancient site of the Oracle. OK, it's not exactly Athens, more than 3 hours out in fact. The ancient Greek world considered Delphi a sacred site, an important  a site of worship of Apollo. Delphi is also ... Read more >

Tags: apollo, athens, delphi, greece, unesco

Athens - Day 3 - Acropolis and The Ancient Stuff

GREECE | Sun, 22 Jul 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [1770]

It's a Saturday today and it's only now occurred to me that my plan to do the Acropolis on a weekend was a huge mistake. So I'm resolved to get up as early as possible to get to the Acropolis for the 8am opening time. Imagine my happiness when I get ... Read more >

Tags: acropolis, agora, athens, greece, hadrians library, museums, scams, temple of zeus, unesco

Going Greek in Selcuk

TURKEY | Mon, 16 Jul 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [992]

It's been 5 days in Istanbul and what a wonderful city it is. Having done all the tourist things, I still felt there was plenty more to do and see. Alas it's time to move on because the other places I want to see are Canakkale and Selçuk. Neither are ... Read more >

Tags: ephesus, greece, selcuk, unesco

Istanbul - Day 3 - 19th Century Istanbul

TURKEY | Thu, 12 Jul 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [1033]

Today, I'll do a walking tour of some sights related to the later Ottoman period. Staring the tour with a tram ride to Eminonu, the last stop before Galata Bridge. I decided to walk across the upper level on the way over, so that I could walk on ... Read more >

Tags: galata, istanbul, scams, sightseeing, tower, turkey, unesco, walking tour

Istanbul - Day 2 - Ottoman Istanbul

TURKEY | Wed, 11 Jul 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [680]

Today, I have to walk 10 minutes just to get my breakfast, due to the botch up of day 1 where I'm not at the hotel I booked. I also have to carry my stuff with me as I was going to insist the hotel give me another room, which they do. It seems good ... Read more >

Tags: blue mosque, haghia sophia, istanbul, palace, sightseeing, turkey, unesco, walking tour

Walking in Copenhagen

DENMARK | Wed, 27 Jun 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [2720]

Day 1 Although I only live 20 minutes drive from Glasgow airport, my 0700 flight meant I had to get up at 0515. So it's 0600 and I'm waiting for my flight to my first stop on the blitz through Nordic countries. My flight is on a small plane. It's ... Read more >

Tags: copenhagen, denmark, roskilde, sightseeing, unesco, walking tour


THAILAND | Wed, 30 May 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [842]

After a 10 hour train journey from Ayuttaya, I'm beginning understand why train journeys in Thailand are so much slower by train than by road. There's seems to be a never ending stream of unscheduled stops, broken down train parts and invisible items ... Read more >

Tags: bicycle tour, buddha, buddhist, sukhothai, temple complex, temples, thailand, train, unesco

Yogjakarta and Prambanan

INDONESIA | Fri, 18 May 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [1158]

I'm done with Borobudur and get the driver to take me to backpacker haven of Jalan Sosrowijayan, close to Yogjakarta Train Station. It doesn't take long to find a hostel and not much longer for a tout at the hostel spotting fresh meat. He talks to ... Read more >

Tags: buddhist, hindu, indonesia, prambanan, scams, temples, unesco, yogjakarta

Steps to enlightment in Borobudur

INDONESIA | Tue, 15 May 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [796]

I have to get up real early at 0600 to get my 0750 train to Yogjakarta, my transit point to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borabadur. The Indonesians have figured out a way to squeeze even more money out of the rich (assumed) foreigners by offering ... Read more >

Tags: borobadur, buddhist, hindu, indonesia, temple, unesco


MALAYSIA | Fri, 4 May 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [966]

The morning is a bit hectic as I don't have an advance ticket to Penang and didn't set the alarm clock. It's 9.30 before I get to main bus station in Alor Setar and felt fortunate to be ushered onto the bus to Penang just as it was literally leaving.... Read more >

Tags: ferry, malaysia georgetown, photo, unesco

The Road to Aurangabad Cave Dwelling

INDIA | Sat, 31 Mar 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [845]

In Mumbai, I'd bumped into a couple of Scottish girls. As if to show their credentials, they explained some of their money savings tips. An interesting idea is to get an overnight train to the next destination. Effectively saving one night's cost in ... Read more >

Tags: aurangabad, cave, ellora, hot, india, unesco

Show me the way to Mumbai

INDIA | Tue, 27 Mar 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [986]

It's week 7 into my tour and I'm flying from Delhi to Mumbai. It felt pretty good to have flown for a change and avoiding the bus/train station madness that usually followed on arrival. Much prose and poetry has been written about the quality of air ... Read more >

Tags: india, mumbai, unesco


INDIA | Wed, 22 Feb 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [1405]

For some strange reason, I felt it necessary to try arriving at New Delhi Railway Station well ahead of time, 1.5 hours to be precise. Despite the chaotics scenes around the station, the train system actually functions quite well and my train to ... Read more >

Tags: agra, fatehpur sikri, fort, india, taj mahal, unesco

Delhi - The Tomb, The Disaster and The Fort

INDIA | Thu, 16 Feb 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [1427]

So it's the third day now in Delhi and I've scheduled Safdarjung's Tomb and the Red Fort, in that order.   After hailing a taxi with instructions to take me to the Tomb. We arrived at a building that looked vaguely like the picture of the ... Read more >

Tags: bike, delhi, fort, good samaritan, india, kindness, misadventures, taxi, unesco

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