Category: world heritage

Acinonyx jubatus domesticus? 0

Acinonyx jubatus domesticus?

I recently had the privilege of scratching the ears of a South African cheetah named Eddie. He was an elderly, placid, rather overweight animal who had lived his whole life around humans. If YouTube...

Ville de Québec par les chiffres 0

Ville de Québec par les chiffres

This weekend, I: visited my 32nd World Heritage Site (#300 of 962, the Historic District of Old Québec). Only 930 still to see. Walked around 25km in around 9 hours. New boots and no blisters...

La Grande Randonnée – Day 1 – Bordeaux and the Getting There 0

La Grande Randonnée – Day 1 – Bordeaux and the Getting There

2008-09-16 Bordeaux as threatened last blog, we did have to resort to Plan B – flying to Bordeaux. Fortunately Kensington-Victoria-Gatwick-Bordeaux Airport-Bordeaux St Jean was ridiculously easy. Unusually for BA, the steward was funny, friendly,...

Avebury & Lacock (LW04, WH0373) 0

Avebury & Lacock (LW04, WH0373)

London Walks again came through on walk #4 (see the list of London Walks). In an eerie coincidence, they offered a day trip to Avebury and Lacock on the very day I was struggling...

Taking the waters 0

Taking the waters

20011125_Bath_general took the BBC at its word today, and assumed that a weather forecast of “bright” meant “occasional glimpses of sunshine filtered through clouds and no actual precipitation”. Never mind the Eskimos and their...

I went to Uruguay, but it was closed 0

I went to Uruguay, but it was closed

20070826_Colonia Yesterday was the worst day for weather since I arrived here in early July. That day was the first day of snow in Buenos Aires since 1918. What better way to enjoy miserable...

the world heritage game 0

the world heritage game

I scratched Uruguay off the country list over the weekend – I think I’m getting bored with the country game. Here’s a new one – the world heritage game.UNESCO publishes the World Heritage List....