UNique – 8/10 Nestled in the valley of Wadi Musa, protected by the narrow gorges and high vantage points, is Petra, the capital city of the ancient Nabatean kingdom. The kingdom was at the height of its political and economic significance and prosperity from the 4th century BC and until the Roman conquest in 2nd … More UNESCO Heritage Site #192: The Rose City of the Levant
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.
When I initially mentioned to some of my colleagues that I was going to Varanasi and Bodh Gaya, they thought I was a bit insane. I couldn’t exactly blame them, as I discovered that the daily temperature averaged somewhere around 42-43 degrees Celsius. Still, as my time in India was coming to an end, Varanasi and … More UNESCO Heritage Site #97: Bodh Gaya, the cradle of Buddhism
To avoid constantly living in the past and to move on to the experiences in the present, I might have to briefly summarize my Sri Lankan and other experiences at the expense of my fastidiousness: