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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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Re: In Egypt: Philae Island

Amateuremigrant ·
A fascinating (and detailed) look at a site that many visitors completely miss, even based in Aswan ! The rescue (as with Abu Simbel) is a story in itself, but the 19thC visitors take the biscuit for hubris - wasn't it Edward Lear who set up his camp in the temple ?
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Re: In Egypt: Philae Island

PortMoresby ·
Considering the length of time these monuments have existed, I imagine anything you can think of has happened within them, Edward Lear's encampment the least of it!
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Re: In Egypt: Philae Island

Marilyn Jones ·
I am so excited to read your article and see your photos...I'll be in Egypt in one week!! Thank you for an excellent post!
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Re: In Egypt: Philae Island

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating and beautiful! Would have been such a shame if it had been lost to flooding....
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Re: Islamic State opens 5-star hotel...do you have reservations about that?

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, but I'll pass on staying at this one. So should anyone who is Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, gay, female, or the "wrong" type of Muslim.
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Islamic State opens 5-star hotel...do you have reservations about that?

PHeymont ·
The 5-star Ninawa Hotel in Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, has been re-opened by Islamic State officials. The city was seized by ISIS last year. The hotel, which had great TripAdvisor reviews before that, is not for the average traveler. It's...
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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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In Egypt: Philae Island

PortMoresby ·
Arriving in Aswan, PortMoresby visits an island and its temple with an unusual history.
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