UNESCO Heritage Site #105: Sanssouci and Charlottenburg Palaces

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

Nek Chand Rock Garden: Chandigarh’s Ode to Eccentricity

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

UNESCO Heritage Site #98: Hill Forts of Rajasthan

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