From Roman ruins to modernist avant-garde architecture across four countries.
New place of residence, new UNESCO weekend opportunities!
In 1745, Frederick, king of the emerging German state of Prussia, decided to build for himself a summer escape residence akin to those built by the French monarchs. However, unlike Versailles, Frederick eschewed palatial grand in favor of the charm of a vineyard villa. Over the next 40 years, this would become the place where … More UNESCO Heritage Site #105: Sanssouci and Charlottenburg Palaces
My last summer in India was spent travelling through the northern part of the country and Nepal. Of course, I couldn’t resist visiting some more UNESCO sites.
The train leaves Kalka station at 5:30 am. Let’s think backwards. We are about 3 kilometers from the station, so we should get up and leave at 4:45, so that if we can’t find a rickshaw at such an early hour, at least we have enough time to walk to the station.
It would appear that Emma and I don’t know how to travel easy (see flying to Sri Lanka). So it was with Chandigarh. Since we were flying into Chandigarh, but actually spending the night in Pinjore 20 kilometres outside of the city, we needed to leave our large backpacks somewhere in order to explore Chandigarh in … More Nek Chand Rock Garden: Chandigarh’s Ode to Eccentricity
This UNESCO site consists of six different fort locations, and I actually forgot to count it, because I have visited some of them over the span of three years, so I thought I would quickly add this Heritage Site to my tally. The Hill Forts of Rajasthan include Chittorgarh, Gagron, Jaisalmer, Amber, Kumbhalgarh and Ranthambore, the latter … More UNESCO Heritage Site #98: Hill Forts of Rajasthan