Monthly Archives: October 2007

World Heritage Sites – Central America

    Central America is a narrow string of countries connecting North America with South America. Because of its location, as a choke-point for land travel between the two continents, there are numerous ancient Native American sites which fit the criteria … Continue reading

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World Heritage Sites – Mexico

    Mexico is one of the oldest countries in Latin America and has numerous pre-Colonial and Native American sites which UNESCO has recognized with World Heritage Site status. Some of the best are listed and pictured below.       1. … Continue reading

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World Heritage Sites – Australia

    Australia, like the United States and Canada, is short on history (a fairly recent country as countries go) but blessed with tremendous natural beauty and interesting, unusual wildlife. Thus, UNESCO has chosen this type of location to preserve for the … Continue reading

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Great Places – Southeastern States, USA

    The American southeast includes North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia (Florida, which is usually included here will be considered by itself, later). Because these states all border the Atlantic Ocean, many sights are related to their coastlines. However, there … Continue reading

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World Heritage Sites – United Kingdom

    England, like France, Spain, and other Western European countries has witnessed much of the history of civilization in the last 2000 years. It is not only rich in political history, but there is also considerable religious history to document. … Continue reading

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World Heritage Sites – Greece

     Since Greece is the cradle of Western Civilization, its early history is one of the most important legacies and must be high on the list of the most important locations in the world. UNESCO has recognized this and has … Continue reading

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Great Places – Southern States (Deep South) USA

     For this entry, I have included the following states in the category Deep South, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. These are states which have somewhat similar characteristics, especially their southern drawl. Several of them border the Gulf of … Continue reading

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Great Places – Mid-eastern States USA

     What I call the mid-eastern states include New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. They offer mountain scenery, fertile farmland and a few significant urban areas, in which are concentrated the majority of the tourist attractions. Below is … Continue reading

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Great Places – Mid-Atlantic States, USA

     The Mid-Atlantic states of the United States of America include Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. They are primarily coastal states although Maryland & Virginia extend westward into the Appalachians, so have a more diverse landscape. Since … Continue reading

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World Heritage Sites – China

     China has been, until fairly recently, a mysterious and unknown country to Westerners, since it has, for much of its history, avoided or minimized contact with other than its immediate neighbors. However, it has emerged onto the world stage and … Continue reading

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