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My Strange Addiction: UNESCO

My Strange Addiction: UNESCO

I’ll admit it: I have a problem, a UNESCO problem. But I don’t mind. 🙂

If you’ve been reading the blog, you probably have noticed that I talk about UNESCO World Heritage Sites a lot. Well here’s the deal:

These sites (which are just shy of 1,000) were decided (by whom? I don’t know) to be vitally important for our global culture. They include man made sites, which are related to important historical events that affected global history, and awe inspiring natural landscapes that are one of a kind.

I always figured if I was going to travel somewhere new I should gather information first. My last trip to Italy 2 years ago I vaguely knew about UNESCO and I used their site as a jumping off point for what’s significant to see in Italy. Over time I realized that UNESCO is a great cultural travel tool and hence my list was born!

Read more: UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List

I copied and pasted all the UNESCO Sites onto a word document, formatted it (of course) and I am checking off as I go. Consider it a travel wish list. Currently (as of 10.30.2017) I am at 27.

I encourage you to look up the UNESCO World Heritage Website – you never know what you might learn!



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