Category Archives: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Prague Pastels

When thinking of Prague, most people imagine dark, looming Gothic towers. But the Czech capital has a lighter side, represented by the gentle pastel colours of many of its historic buildings. Come with me on a walk through the streets … Continue reading

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The Icefields Parkway of Canada’s Rocky Mountains

Canada’s Icefields Parkway runs 144 miles through the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. At its southern end is the picturesque Lake Louise while its northern tip is marked by the idyllic town of Jasper (no prizes for guessing why I’m particularly … Continue reading

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The Step Pyramid of Djoser – Part of the Saqqara Necropolis, Egypt

The Saqqara Necropolis lies outside Cairo, Egypt. It’s approximately 9 miles southeast of its more famous cousin at Giza, although it forms part of the same UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx. At the heart … Continue reading

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Early Morning At The Parthenon, Athens

I’m lucky enough to say I’ve been to quite a few famous places around this marvelous planet of ours. But finally getting to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens was pretty special. Not … Continue reading

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The Calli, Campi and Canali of Cannaregio, Venice

Can you belong somewhere you’ve never actually lived? Especially a place that’s engulfed by millions of tourists every year? I don’t know the answer, but I hope it can be ‘yes’. Although, sadly, I’m not sure the few remaining true … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms & Rainbows in Venice

My favourite place in the World? That’s easy… Venice. Of course, if you spend a lot of time in a place – even one as magical as Venice, like I’m fortunate to have done – you’re going to have to … Continue reading

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Wandering Rome, The Eternal City, At Night

The Eternal City of Rome is stunning during the day. But in my opinion, it’s even more beautiful at night. And as long as you keep your wits about you, it’s a relatively safe place to walk around. For a … Continue reading

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