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Repurposed churches in former USSR

Although Christianity is experiencing a comeback under Putin’s Russia, the relationship between the Kremlin and the Church hasn’t always been trouble-free. Following Karl Marx’s idea that religion is the “opium of the people,” the Soviet Union set out to eradicate organized faith entirely, with the Russian Orthodox Church being its primary target. In the attempt to convert the whole nation into atheism, Lenin and his successors persecuted believers and most members of the clergy, sending Chri...
Tags: Travel, Putin, Nazis, Russia, Church, Unesco, New York Times, Arctic, Moscow, Ussr, Karl Marx, Kremlin, Kiev, All, White Sea, Yuri Gagarin

Where to go in Portugal

Reasons to visit Portugal are innumerable. Some are obvious, like the world-class wines sold at local groceries for little more than the cost of a tram ticket in Lisbon; others are lesser-known, like the country’s wealth of stunning libraries and the places in Porto and Coimbra that inspired details in Harry Potter. It’s hard to go wrong in one of the safest, oldest, and most scenic countries in Europe, but certain travelers are undoubtedly better suited to certain spots. Here are the top pla...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Unesco, Atlantic, Portugal, Harry Potter, Venice, Porto, Ibiza, Lisbon, Flores, All, Azores, Sintra, Praia

Anjar and Baalbek

Friday March 15 2019 Today Kat and I headed out to see two UNESCO sites both archaeological. We stopped at the Wooden Bakery after Kats shower and she got some pastry and we had to wait longer than expected for the Uber due to traffic. I was a li
Tags: Travel, Unesco, KAT, Baalbek, Anjar, Wooden Bakery

What are the Celtic nations

Celtic tribes once occupied much of mainland Europe, stretching as far east as modern-day Turkey. Over time, invaders forced the Celts west, and today, there are only six Celtic nations in the world clustered around western Europe, specifically parts of the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, Ireland, and Brittany in France. Some argue that Galicia in northwestern Spain is the seventh Celtic nation as its Celtic heritage is evident to this day, but the six official nations are determined by the ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Wales, France, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, Bbc, Unesco, Atlantic, Britain, Ireland, Galicia, United Kingdom, Celtic

Best places to stand-up paddle board

Stand-up paddle boarding , or SUPing as it’s colloquially known, has taken the world by storm since it was first made popular by the surfing gods of Hawaii. It seems like everyone who spends time near the water, be that on a river, lake, or ocean, is heading out with a heavy board under their arm and a long paddle in hand. SUPing vacations are now very on-trend. However, for a little more than just paddling on that upcoming SUP holiday — like savoring snow-capped mountain vistas, sampling exce...
Tags: Travel, California, Spain, Thailand, Unesco, Hawaii, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Portugal, Norway, North America, Lake Tahoe, Porto, Mauritius, Caribbean, Sup

The Best Things to Do in Amiens, France on a Weekend Getaway

With so many things to do in Amiens, France, this city in the northern Hauts-de-France region makes a great weekend getaway from Belgium or a fun day-trip from Paris. Catherine shares everything you should do, see, and eat, in Amiens.  Many consider Amiens to be an exceptionally beautiful city. In fact, its nickname is “Venice of the North” thanks to the stunning floating gardens and well-developed canal district. While one could easily spend a day or two simply wandering around the city and s...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Unesco, Marseille, Paris, Belgium, Venice, Washington State, Notre Dame, Jesus Christ, Picasso, Marais Poitevin, Poitou Charentes, Normandy France, Jules Verne

Spike In Tourism To Indonesia's Komodo Island Has Environmentalists Worried

Indonesia's Komodo Island, a UNESCO heritage site famous for its giant lizards, is among the world's best dive sites. An increase in tourism is prompting concern for the island's ecosystem.
Tags: News, Indonesia, Unesco, Komodo Island

Drift Ice Walking in Hokkaido, Japan

Excitement mounts on my bus filled with fellow outdoor adventurers from around the globe as we follow the Shiretoko National Highway north to the Shiretoko Peninsula on the eastern shore of Hokkaido, Japan’s most northerly island. Hugging the shore for miles, the empty highway offers views of drift ice as far as the eye can see. It’s particularly beautiful in the soft glow of a setting sun over the Sea of Okhotsk, a name that conjures up exotic images of bearded, vodka swilling Russians. Watc...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, China, Russia, Unesco, Canada, Boulder, Seattle, Alberta, Hokkaido, Hokkaido Japan, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Leigh McAdam, Adventure Travel Trade Association, Amur River

March News from Dianne

“Imagine a world without Italy: Painting without Leonardo. Sculpture without Michelangelo. Literature without Dante. No Verdi choruses or Puccini arias. No Fellini films or Ferrari roar. Heavens uncharted, vines unplanted, tables bereft of pasta, pizza, and a Sicilian cake so divine that its bakers swore it could make the dead breathe again.”, This is how LA PASSIONE: How Italy Seduced the World begins. Western culture is indeed unimaginable without Italy. Its borders contain more  of ...
Tags: Travel, California, San Francisco, Unesco, Italy, Houston, Florence, Dianne, Dianne Hales, Castiglion Fiorentino, La Passione, Frances Mayes Libreria Pino, Lisa Engelken Il Cenacolo, East Bay Stanford Women 's Book Club, Orinda Books, Rita Richardson

Gender equality in STEM is possible. These countries prove it

There should be no shortage of inspirational role models for young girls dreaming of a career in science. Women have been responsible for some of the most important scientific breakthroughs that shaped the modern world, from Marie Curie's discoveries about radiation, to Grace Hopper's groundbreaking work on computer programming, and Barbara McClintock's pioneering approach to genetics.But too often their stories aren't just about the difficulties they faced in cracking some of the toughest probl...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Gender, UK, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, India, Women, Eu, Unesco, Engineering, Innovation, New Zealand, Argentina, Denmark

Forced to Work or Forced to Pay Over and Over Again Until Perpetuity?

While the major news media hastily assessed the repercussions of last week’s sudden conclusion of the second Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, what has been transpiring for the past several months at the highest court in South Korea may also deserve much attention and commentary. Since October of 2018, the Supreme Court in Seoul has ruled several times in favor of the Korean plaintiffs who were “forced to work” in various industrial expansion endeavors during Japan’s Annexation period, ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Featured, Supreme Court, China, US, America, Unesco, Military, United States, Seoul, Nagasaki, Hanoi Vietnam, ODA, Republic of Korea, Nippon Steel

World's first graffiti-busting laser helps Florence's 'Angels'

A beam of silver light erases scrawled black letters on Florence's historic Ponte Vecchio, as "Angels" wielding a revolutionary new laser wage war on graffiti in the UNESCO site. Now a team of volunteers in the Tuscan city dubbed the "Angels of Beauty" is determined to restore famous monuments to their former glory thanks to a latest-generation infrared wand, donated by Italian laser developer El.En. "The laser evaporates the graffiti, without damaging the stone underneath," Daniela Valentini,...
Tags: Science, Angels, Unesco, Florence, Afp, Ponte Vecchio, Daniela Valentini

Beautiful Day trips from Dublin

From historic houses to wilderness, magnificent gardens, James Joyce and even a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, Dublin has plenty of thoroughly good day trips hiding among the cockles in her Molly Malone basket. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Unesco, Dublin, James Joyce, Western Europe, Molly Malone

Oil Spill Near Unesco World Heritage Site in South Pacific Is Spreading

A cargo ship has been leaking fuel for weeks on one of the Solomon Islands, home to a site that Unesco calls a “true natural laboratory for scientific study.”
Tags: News, Australia, Unesco, Oil Spills, South Pacific, Solomon Islands, World Heritage Sites, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

'We cannot swim, we cannot eat': Solomon Islands struggle with nation's worst oil spill

Locals face polluted seas and dying fish after Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier runs aground close to Unesco-protected atollOn a normal weekend, the waters of Kangava Bay would be busy with children playing or collecting clam shells and villagers heading out to catch reef fish to eat. But last Sunday the bay was quiet.Locals can no longer cool off in the neon blue waters of Rennell Island, a tiny dot in the vast South Pacific that lies at the southern tip of the Solomon Islands. They can no longer...
Tags: Hong Kong, Environment, Oil, World news, Unesco, Mining, Asia Pacific, Oil Spills, Water transport, South Pacific, Solomon Islands, Kangava Bay, Rennell Island

Japanese 'demon' festival grapples with blessing and curse of UNESCO listing

As a child, Tatsuo Sato was terrified when the Namahage demons roared into his northern Japanese house every year, but in adulthood he mourned as the centuries-old tradition faded away. UNESCO's registering Namahage as a cultural property late last year has given new life to the colorful tradition. "Within this UNESCO designation, there are several groups that I believe may not be able to continue - or not be able to continue in their present form," said Satoru Hyoki, a professor of cultural h...
Tags: Science, Unesco, Tokyo, Namahage, Tatsuo Sato, Satoru Hyoki

Travel to Different Corners of the World

You can’t say that you have travelled until you visit all the continents of the world. If you’re a hardcore traveler, it’s best to explore not only one side of the globe, but all parts possible. Here are some of the worthwhile ideas you can check out to explore the best corners of the world: Go to New Zealand. New Zealand has so many tourist attractions in its beautiful islands. It offers a wide variety of sporting events that include skydiving, mountain biking, water rafting, jet boating, lugin...
Tags: India, World, Fox, Unesco, Kenya, Costa Rica, Travel Blog, Kerala, Maasai Mara, Tongariro National Park, Tortuguero National Park, Great Rift Valley, Fiordland National Park, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli National Park, New Zealand New Zealand

Where is the Eurasian pole

It turns out that the “middle of nowhere” is actually somewhere very specific. Located in the corner of China that is bordered by Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Russia, the Eurasian pole of inaccessibility redefines the benchmark for “remote.” The farthest point from any sea or ocean on the planet has always been on the bucket list of geography nerds and explorers, and as the name suggests, reaching it is an adventure not without obstacles. What is a pole of inaccessibility? The poles of inacce...
Tags: Travel, Google, Silk Road, Asia, Europe, Australia, China, Russia, Unesco, Atlantic, South Dakota, New York Times, Kyrgyzstan, Arctic, Antarctica, Moscow

February 2019: Travel Summary and Statistics

When I left you last, I was having the time of my life in Thailand. I’d just begun exploring the Trang islands and had made my way from Koh Ngai to Koh Mook to Koh Kradan. Up next: Koh Libong! Libong is known for being one of the quietest islands in the province while also being the largest. Despite its size, there are just five guesthouses here, with four of them occupying the same beautiful stretch of sand. Looking back towards Koh Mook from our guesthouse on Koh Libong This island turned ou...
Tags: Travel, London, Senegal, Qatar, Ukraine, Dave, Thailand, Unesco, Heathrow, Brazil, Bristol, Doha, Cotswolds, Phuket, Souq Waqif, Trang

Grounded Ship Leaks 80 Tons Of Oil Near UNESCO Site

More than 660 tons of oil remains aboard the Hong Kong-flagged ship, which is continuing to leak.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Unesco

At-risk UNESCO World Heritage sites

If you’re able to visit Mariposa Grove in Yosemite, the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, or Pompeii in Italy today, it’s because the sites were protected and saved by conservation efforts. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (better known as UNESCO) is the international governing body that declares endangered sites worthy of the world’s highest legal protection. UNESCO strives to ensure that sites of cultural and natural significance attract sustainable tourism and...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Yosemite, China, Africa, Spain, Unesco, Vienna, Taliban, Nepal, Italy, Shanghai, Peru, Un, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Algeria

What I learned in school about speaking Spanish

It was only fitting that just three days after UNESCO celebrated International Mother Language Day, Spanish was spoken at the 91st Academy Awards.
Tags: News, Unesco, Stories

Opinion: I lost my mother tongue -- and almost my mom

It was only fitting that just three days after UNESCO celebrated International Mother Language Day, Spanish was spoken at the 91st Academy Awards.
Tags: News, Unesco, Stories

UNESCO sites in Cordoba

Within 1.5 hours of home I can be in the centre of Cordoba and I often am. I’m lucky, I know. Cordoba is Andalusia’s most northern province. Vast swathes of sierras and pasture land used for the grazing of black pigs for Spain’s famous jamon meet the more northerly regions of Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha. […] The post UNESCO sites in Cordoba appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Unesco, Attractions, Cordoba, Andalusia, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Extremadura, Castilla La Mancha

Two species thought to be extinct re-discovered + Dolphins get high on purpose

Two species, both thought to be extinct, recently re-discovered in Indonesia and Ecuador Cue Beyoncé’s “All the Single Ladies.” A single female Wallace’s giant bee, feared extinct for 38 years, was discovered on the Indonesian island of the North Moluccas last week. The world’s largest bee, four times the size of a honeybee, was found living inside a termite’s nest in a tree. The bee’s habitat is threatened by deforestation, and its size makes it a target for collectors. Another species...
Tags: Beyonce, News, Indonesia, Animals, Environment, Sport, Dolphins, Bbc, Unesco, Cycling, National Parks, Arizona, Ecuador, Grand Canyon, Extinct, National Park Service

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival chooses Liverpool

Lauren Laverne has announced that Liverpool will be the host city for the 6 Music Festival 2019, taking place in venues across the city from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 March. Mary Anne Hobbs will broadcast her show live from 10.30am-1pm from Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts and the oldest in the UK. She will hear from Anna Calvi, Villagers, Craig Charles and Clinic and there will also be live performances from The Coral, Stealing Sheep and poet Amina Atiq. Mary Anne Hobbs s...
Tags: UK, Top, Bbc, Radio, Unesco, Liverpool, Glasgow, Belfast, Bristol, Merseyside, Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio, Tom Robinson, Bluecoat Liverpool, Mary Anne Hobbs, Steve Lamacq

Silk Road Travel: Everything That You Need to Know

Are you ready for the most exciting journey in life? If you have decided to explode the adventure of the Silk Road Travel in China, then perhaps you are ready, or maybe not. You can never know what to expect from the next trip. This trip will change your life for sure. Beautiful landscapes and such a diverse and unique culture like are expected on a Silk Road Travel. They say: Every trip is a new experience. And so it is. This trip is entirely different from any tour you’ve ever been to. Silk...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, China, Unesco, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Xinjiang, Tajikistan, Family Travel, Gobi Desert, Turkmenistan, Urumqi, Kashgar, Pamir, Buddhist

Best places to drink wine in 2019

There’s never a better time to drink wine than right now. Smaller wine regions like Moldova and the country Georgia are sending more wine out into the world. In the US, there are now wineries in every state, as well as wine-specific tasting rooms to show off the region’s capabilities. Traditional winemaking regions like the Languedoc in France are receiving renewed attention. Unfamiliar grapes are being brought to the forefront in new ways. All this is to say that if you appreciate a good gla...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Colorado, California, France, Virginia, US, America, Georgia, Spain, Catalonia, Unesco, Italy, New Zealand, Vancouver, North

Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Have you always wished to be part of magical encounters with the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural wild? Wondering how you can plan a gorilla safari and which places you should visit during your holiday? Well, get the best of magical encounters with these Great apes in Uganda’s wilderness. Why Visit the Uganda Gorillas Treks to see these massive creatures is remarkably one of the most fascinating wildlife experiences in the world. If you have any plans to embark on an African holida...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Africa, Uganda, Unesco, Rwanda, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Kampala, Kigali, Jinja, DR Congo, Equator, Nile River, Katwe, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Entebbe Airport

Travel News: February 22, 2019

Libya’s ancient ruins blighted by theft, shunned by tourists Reuters The deserted souvenir shops and cafes on the mountainous road leading to the 2,600-year-old site are the only reminder that this used to be a major tourist destination. Looting has hit Libya’s archaeological sites since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, when the country descended into turmoil with rival administrations competing for control. Cyrene is one of five of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in the North African co...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Los Angeles, Unesco, Moscow, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Kremlin, Haiti, Caribbean, American Airlines, News And Deals, Reuters, Red Square, Cyrene