Blog: 2017 - A Year in Review(s)
“Reviews” of Visits to WHS for long have been a cornerstone of this website. We do now have 6,446 reviews publicized, and have covered 1033 of 1073 WHS. Here are some review statistics for 2017:
You may have missed out on one or two reviews during the year due to the high turnover on the homepage of this website, so I’ve picked out reviews of 10 WHS that deserve a rerun:
Derbent and Grand Canal
In February, Szucs Tamas reasoned that travelling to Dagestan is not difficult at all for Western travellers. He ticked off Derbent. No fridge magnets on sale here, but they have the oldest mosque of Russia with a stunning interior.
Virgin Komi Forests and Western Tien Shan
2017 also was the year of WH Travellers rushing to Kazakhstan. We received 3 reviews in a row about the Western Tien Shan, a previously uncovered site. Probably unaware of each other, Solivagant, Jarek and Clyde visited a different location each. That is what we like!
Shahr-i Sokhta, Darien, Bassari and Sumatra
The Polish WH travellers have been contributing greatly this year.
Just as intrepid is his fellow countryman Stanislaw Warwas. He went to Senegal's Bassari Country: "It is not easy to get there – west of Kedougou there are no roads and I can hardly imagine how they travel in the rainy season…".
Stevns Klint and Mt. Athos
While Tsunami was eventually helped out by the B&B owner, Alexander Parsons found out at Mt. Athos that you cannot always count on a friendly local: "When we eventually found a monk around the guesthouse area, he was visibly confused and angry at our presence, at first trying to ignore us."
Many thanks to all reviewers of this year. Keep the reviews coming in 2018! Especially for those little reviewed sites and locations.
Published 23 December 2017Leave a comment