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Stunning before and after images reveal transformation of Derbyshire canalside cottage; Jon Ball; Derbyshire Times

Photo: Derbyshire Times

Stunning new pictures reveal how a historic Derbyshire cottage – reputedly once visited by Florence Nightingale – has been transformed.

Source: Stunning before and after images reveal transformation of Derbyshire canalside cottage

RUSSIA Kizhi Pogost ‘nailess’ church reopens after 40 years; Vladimir Rozanskij; Asia News

Dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Lord, it is a Unesco world heritage site. More important than the Kremlin. It houses the masterpiece of the golden iconostasis. After almost 100 years of silence, the celebration of the divine liturgies is planned inside.

Source: RUSSIA Kizhi Pogost ‘nailess’ church reopens after 40 years

15 most beautiful Scottish islands to visit in 2021; Rebecca Wilson; Good Housekeeping

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Scotland’s best islands, from Skye to Harris. Check out the most picturesque Scottish isles to visit for a holiday this year.

Source: 15 most beautiful Scottish islands to visit in 2021

Ancient and unique Uzbekistan – Bukhara II; Nadezhda Dukhovny; Times of Israel

Photo: Department of Tourism Development of the Bukhara Region.

From the blog of Nadezhda Dukhovny at The Times of Israel…

Source: Ancient and unique Uzbekistan – Bukhara II

Making Up for Lost Time: Authentic Italy with No Crowds in Abruzzo, Puglia, and Matera; Italy Magazine

Photo: Italy Magazine

Can’t wait to travel again but want to avoid the throngs? Head to Abruzzo, Puglia, and Matera and have the best of Italy virtually to yourself!

Source: Making Up for Lost Time: Authentic Italy with No Crowds in Abruzzo, Puglia, and Matera

Photo contest on national tangible cultural heritage launched; VoV

The first ever photo contest and exhibition on national tangible cultural heritage was launched on June 9 with the aim to raise awareness of heritage conservation in the local community.

Source: Photo contest on national tangible cultural heritage launched

Renovated Ussher Fort Slavery Museum inaugurated; Ghana Web

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Work Dries Up For Jordan’s Donkeys As Coronavirus Cripples Tourism; Mussa Hattar; IB Times

Photo: AFP / Khalil MAZRAAWI

Work dries up for Jordan’s donkeys as coronavirus cripples tourism…

Source: Work Dries Up For Jordan’s Donkeys As Coronavirus Cripples Tourism

Lost Cities of India: 6 Places Abandoned Due to Wars, Natural Calamities; Nivedita R; India.com

Photo: India.com

These long lost cities of India were of great importance at one point in time in the history. Read on…

Source: Lost Cities of India: 6 Places Abandoned Due to Wars, Natural Calamities

Accessibility at Acropolis sparks a row in Greece; Reuters

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The Acropolis in Athens has a new concrete pathway to facilitate wheelchair access – and some people are not happy about it. The UNESCO World Heritage site attracts thousands of visitors a day in peak periods, most of whom climb the 160-meter hill on foot, and wander on uneven stone paths worn smooth over hundreds of years.The new concrete track is laid over a synthetic membrane that protects the ancient stones underneath and permits easy removal.But critics say it ruins the classical harmony of the ancient site.Opposition leader Alexis Tsipras last month demanded the conservative government, quote, “stop abusing our cultural heritage.

Source: Accessibility at Acropolis sparks a row in Greece

Deep Blue Dive: Off-beat Scuba Spots Around the World; Misbaah Mansuri; National Geographic Traveller

Photo: Leith Holtzman / Shutterstock

Ireland to Japan, these unexplored diving destinations might be worth taking the plunge for. Read more on Nat Geo Traveller India.

Source: Deep Blue Dive: Off-beat Scuba Spots Around the World

China’s Great Wall to be recognized as model for protection and conservation; Chen Xi; Global Times

Photo: China’s National Cultural Heritage Administration

The Great Wall might gain the honor of being a demonstration case for protection and conservation from UNESCO at the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in July, Chinese officials announced on Tuesday.

Source: China’s Great Wall to be recognized as model for protection and conservation

UNESCO demands stopping Lake Fertő development project; Plamen Petrov; Mayor

Photo: Balazs Barnucz, Wikipedia (CC BY SA-3.0)

UNESCO has sent a sharp letter calling on the Hungarian government to scrap the Lake Fertő development project or risk losing the Outstanding Universal Value status for this World Heritage site.

Source: UNESCO demands stopping Lake Fertő development project | TheMayor.EU

Preserving heritage sites; Khilendra Basnyat; Himalayan Times

Photo: Skanda Gautam/THT

Kathmandu Valley is getting overcrowded day by day. This is why the increasing dirt and dust everyday have polluted the three cities prominent for their heritage sites. The Kathmandu Valley boasts of seven World Heritage Sites, all of which can be accessed in a single day.

Source: Preserving heritage sites

Seabourn cruises: Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage sights to visit by cruise; World of Cruising

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Cruise holidays are undeniably a brilliant way to explore the world with travellers able to visit some of the world’s ‘must-see’ destinations and sights by ship.

Source: Seabourn cruises: Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage sights to visit by…

WORLD OCEAN DAY PHOTO WINNERS; Dive Magazine

The winners of the World ocean Day 20202 photo competition…

Source: WORLD OCEAN DAY PHOTO WINNERS

Mystery Irish mega tomb older than Pyramids and Stone Henge divides scientists; Nina Lloyd; Daily Mirror

Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images.

Newgrange in Ireland’s County Meath is older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids, dating back to around 3,200 BC…

Source: Mystery Irish mega tomb older than Pyramids and Stone Henge divides scientists

Landscapes of Dauria: A wetland refuge on the Russia-Mongolia border; Eugene Simonov; The Third Pole

Photo: The Third Pole

The Landscapes of Dauria is home to some of Inner Asia’s most charismatic wildlife, but is threatened by water infrastructure projects…

Source: Landscapes of Dauria: A wetland refuge on the Russia-Mongolia border

Discover one of the largest castles in Europe; Slovak Spectator

Photo: Ján Pallo

Despite essentially being a ruin, enough of the walls and internal palaces of Spiš Castle are intact to house a museum and a chapel.

Source: Discover one of the largest castles in Europe

7 Fantastic European Cities To Visit In July; Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey; TravelAwaits

Photo: ZHUKOV OLEG / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

These European cities offer smaller crowds, joyous festivals, and access to water—the ingredients for a perfect July vacation.

Source: 7 Fantastic European Cities To Visit In July – TravelAwaits

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