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Re: Good news, bad news on UNESCO's world heritage

DrFumblefinger ·
I enjoy traveling to UNESCO sites because most of them are very interesting destinations. I even know of some travelers whose goal it is to see "every" UNESCO listing. Good luck to them! I really think UNESCO is doing it's job by identifying important places and encouraging their conservation. I shudder at the thought of a global UNESCO police swooping in to "defend" these sites. It's up to the countries that govern them to do so. Some do a great job; others don't. Some citizens care, others...
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Where to go for sun if you can't go "there" now...

PHeymont ·
In the wake of the terrorist attack in Tunisia and new visa restrictions on individual travel to Egypt, the Telegraph (UK) has gathered up a list of "fun in the sun" places for those in need of sand and tan. The list, with pictures, is  HERE...
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Dec. 24, 2017: Goat Market in Nizwa, Oman

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares photos and memories of a goat market in Oman, whose colors and sights are unique and most memorable.
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Winter fantasy for land of permanent summer

PHeymont ·
Planned indoor ski area in Oman Oman, considered one of the hottest countries in the world, is set to get an Alpine ski resort, with real snow, if not ever a real winter.   The faux-Alps will be built in Oman's capital, Muscat, as part of a...
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Good news, bad news on UNESCO's world heritage

PHeymont ·
The good news: The Great Barrier Reef is no longer one of the most endangered World Heritage sites. The bad news: a number of World Heritage sites in the Middle East have been damaged or destroyed either by ISIS or general war damage. And the worst...
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May 22, 2016. Oman

Grand Escapades ·
Oman is special. Where else on the Arabic Peninsula has some of the “Sinbad the Sailor” feeling survived?
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Re: May 22, 2016. Oman

Travel Rob ·
Great piece and photos!
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Re: May 22, 2016. Oman

DrFumblefinger ·
Love the photos!
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