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“We don’t ever want it to be finished” – Museum of Making opens at Derby’s UNESCO site; Josh Niland; Archinect

Photo: Derby Museums & Art Lewry, Culture Communications Collective

Source: “We don’t ever want it to be finished” – Museum of Making opens at Derby’s UNESCO site

Bath another step closer to second World Heritage listing; Emma Elgee; Somerset Live

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A total of 11 spa towns across seven countries have been nominated…

Source: Bath another step closer to second World Heritage listing

Tubbataha Reefs: Dive Into The Surreal Waters Of This UNESCO World Heritage Site; Maritess Garcia Reyes; Asia Tatler

Photo: Beth Watson from DOT Dive Philippines

Out in the vastness of Sulu Sea, Tatler explores the surreal Tubbataha Reefs, the only purely marine UNESCO World Heritage Site in Southeast Asia…

Source: Tubbataha Reefs: Dive Into The Surreal Waters Of This UNESCO World Heritage Site

Riga: Nostalgia meets Modernity; Swisscom

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Peru: Five Things To Know; AFP

Photo: AFP / ERNESTO BENAVIDES

Source: Peru: Five Things To Know

Destruction of cultural heritage in war-torn Afghanistan; CGTN

Photo: XInhua

As an important node on the Silk Road, Afghanistan boasts a syncretic culture. Tragically, the protracted war and civil conflicts in the past decades have wreaked havoc on its cultural heritage.

Source: Destruction of cultural heritage in war-torn Afghanistan

Yemen’s unique ‘dragon’s blood’ island under threat; Peter Martell; AFP

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Centuries-old umbrella-shaped dragon’s blood trees line the rugged peaks of Yemen’s Socotra — a flagship symbol of the Indian Ocean archipelago’s extraordinary biodiversity, but also a bleak warning of environmental crisis.

Source: Yemen’s unique ‘dragon’s blood’ island under threat

5 Days Exploring Akita, Aomori and Iwate Prefectures with the JR East Pass; GaijinPot

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Top 9 Destinations In Africa For A First-Time Visitor; Sarah Kingdom; TravelAwaits

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Africa has an array of spectacular destinations, each bursting with color, charm, and culture. Here are the top destinations in Africa for first-time visitors.

Source: Top 9 Destinations In Africa For A First-Time Visitor – TravelAwaits

10 Best National Parks Outside Of The United States; Laura Ray; TravelAwaits

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From mountain peaks to waterfalls, our planet’s national parks have so much to offer. Here are the best international national parks.

Source: 10 Best National Parks Outside Of The United States – TravelAwaits

Tripitaka Koreana to open to public for first time; Yonhap News Agency

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Source: Tripitaka Koreana to open to public for first time | Yonhap News Agency

The Wet Tropics’ wildlife is celebrated worldwide. Its cultural heritage? Not so much; Barry Hunter, Alice Buhrich, Asa Ferrier, Gerry Turpin & Patrick Roberts; Conversation

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Australians should see the rainforest as a cultural landscape – one that has been managed and maintained by people, rather than just a relic unchanged since the dinosaurs.

Source: The Wet Tropics’ wildlife is celebrated worldwide. Its cultural heritage? Not so much

Mysterious Irish ‘mega tomb’ older than pyramids and Stonehenge baffles experts; Charlotte Edwards; Sun

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A MYSTERIOUS tomb just a few miles from Dublin is older than the Pyramids of Giza and continues to baffle scientists. Newgrange in Ireland’s historic County Meath is often overlooked when we think of ancient monuments but it’s just as strange and impressive.

Source: Mysterious Irish ‘mega tomb’ older than pyramids and Stonehenge baffles experts

9 Reasons Why Colombia Is A Favorite For Retirees; Cindy Barks; TravelAwaits

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The wonderful climate, the vibrant cities, and the low cost of living are just a few reasons why more and more people are retiring in Colombia.

Source: 9 Reasons Why Colombia Is A Favorite For Retirees – TravelAwaits

Planning a trip to Cancun? Here’s our ultimate checklist of 21 things to do on your trip; Madison Blancaflor; The Points Guy

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Acropolis makeover stirs Greek antiquity row; CNA

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Source: Acropolis makeover stirs Greek antiquity row

Why You Should Visit Meteora, Greece; Teresa Otto; TravelAwaits

Photo: Teresa Otto

A visit to Meteora, Greece, a UNESCO-listed monastery complex atop sandstone pillars, makes for a moving, meditative experience.

Source: Why You Should Visit Meteora, Greece – TravelAwaits

Exploring the ancient graffiti of St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv (photo report); Christine Chraibi; Radio Liberty

Photo: Serhii Nuzhnenko, Radio Svoboda.org (RFE/RL)

During the presentation, visitors were allowed to look through the volumes and view the results of 15 years of research work, and talk directly with the authors and other project members. Historian Vyacheslav Kornienko then conducted a tour of the shrine’s nooks and crannies where he showed his awed guests the secret inscriptions on the walls of the millennial church.

Source: Exploring the ancient graffiti of St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv (photo report)

Bloomberg’s ‘new’ Seven World Wonders no 2: Baalbek, Lebanon; Zimasa Katamzi; Getaway

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Bloomberg’s second of the Seven Wonders of the World is Baalbek, also known as the City of the Sun, and is located in Lebanon.

Source: Bloomberg’s ‘new’ Seven World Wonders no 2: Baalbek, Lebanon

10 top sites for history lovers; Practical Motorhome

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The UK is packed with some of the most beautifully preserved churches and monuments in the world. Here’s Practical Motorhome’s 10 tops sites for history lovers.

Source: 10 top sites for history lovers – Practical Motorhome

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