Hoi An to offer tourists free admission to Old Quarter on Dec. 4; VoV

The ancient town of Hoi An is to offer free tickets to the Old Quarter and Thanh Ha pottery village on December 4 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition of Hoi An as a World Cultural Heritage site.

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Conservation bonds EARTH alum to home country; Robert Puschendorf; Press Release Point

Living in northwestern England with his family, Robert Puschendorf (’98, Costa Rica) works as a lecturer and coordinator of the biological conservation program at Plymouth University. He credits EARTH University with cultivating his deep interest in biology and thus connecting him to the discipline that would guide his career and life’s research.

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An offbeat guide to Jaipur; World inside pictures

The enormously thought-provoking history and culture of Rajasthan speak to the travel-frenzy minds of its tourists in ways like no other state in India does. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, famously…

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15 best places to see in Lithuania; Ali Wagner; Skyscanner’s Travel Blog

Explore the best places in Lithuania, from historic cities full of modern culture, to dream-like Baltic shores, to vast lakes, forests and remote treasures.

Source: 15 best places to see in Lithuania | Skyscanner’s Travel Blog

Rochester historian takes a role in preserving world cultural heritage; Kathleen McGarvey; University of Rochester NewsCenter

Peter Christensen, an associate professor of art and art history, has a new role as a juror advising the United Nations on determining World Heritage sites.

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21 Ideas For Where To Go In Albania Including Some Off The Radar Ideas; Adam Cheshler; Chasing the Donkey

Tirana, Berat, and Saranda you already know, but this list of ideas for where to go in Albania includes some off the radar ideas that’ll get you excited!

Source: 21 Ideas For Where To Go In Albania Including Some Off The Radar Ideas | Albania Travel Blog – Chasing the Donkey

Is fear hereditary? Darwin’s frightened Galapagos finches suggest the answer is yes; Jessie Yeung; CNN

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Ultimate guide to Tallinn; Jenessa Williams; Reader’s Digest

The city of Tallinn is so picturesque it wouldn’t be out of place in a Disney film. Here are all the best things to do in the lesser-known Russian region…

Source: Ultimate guide to Tallinn – Reader’s Digest

Team Of Scientists Discovered 140 Huge Mysterious Drawings In Peru; Robertas Lisickis; Bored Panda

Humanity has come a long way with its numerous discoveries. Everything from new locations to new species to new technologies, history is chock-full of notable findings and breakthroughs.

Source: Team Of Scientists Discovered 140 Huge Mysterious Drawings In Peru

Climate change the biggest threat to Great Barrier Reef: Ley; Tony Moore; The Age

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Victory! UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat Bans Elephant Rides: Sharon Vega; One Green Planet

Cambodian authorities are banning elephant riding at tourist site Angkor Wat, and the elephants are being released to a nearby forest!

Source: Victory! UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat Bans Elephant Rides – One Green Planet

Take a winter break in the Canary Islands of Spain; Anne Sewell; The Global Dispatch

Winter is upon us and with it cold and dreary weather, rain, sleet or snow. Why not take a break and get away from it all? The Canary Islands, or Islas…

Source: Take a winter break in the Canary Islands of Spain | The Global Dispatch

Scientists have found 142 more ancient etchings in Peru. Now AI will speed up the hunt; Karen Hao; MIT Technology Review

Located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru, the Nazca Lines are a collection of giant etchings that only make sense from a great height.

Source: Scientists have found 142 more ancient etchings in Peru. Now AI will speed up the hunt.

Here are the best trips to take in 2020; National Geographic

Where to go, what to know, and how to see the world right now.

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World Heritage Week 2019 begins today: Everything you need to know; Indian Express

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The heritage sites celebrating the week include Qutub Minar, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Delhi Red Fort, Delhi Darwaza, Bhadra Gate among others.

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Peru: 9-Day Luxury Small Group Tour Through Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu with Belmond Andean Explorer Train Journey, Peru, South America; Luxury Escapes

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Four things to do at Australia’s Uluru monolith — besides climb it; CNBC

It may be forbidden to climb Uluru now, but there’s plenty to do — such as take tours, ride Segways and skydive — at Australia’s famous monolith.

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The UNESCO World Heritage trail in Europe—15 cities with the most amazing historic centres; Sumedha Bharpilania; India Times

The times they are a-changin’ but it is human nature to reminisce and find comfort in the past. However, very often, in our quest for progress, we forget to make an effort to safeguard our antique treasures and the many strands of our genesis.

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Centuries-old San Agustin Church in Intramuros gets free restoration cleanup with German technology; Lorenzo Cruz; Good News Pilipinas

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THEN AND NOW: 8 tourist attractions that became popular in the 2010s; Gabbi Shaw; Insider

These eight tourist attractions have seen a hefty spike in visitors in the past decade. Here’s how much they’ve changed in the last 10 years.

Source: THEN AND NOW: 8 tourist attractions that became popular in the 2010s