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Mammoth Cave Eric Lurio

I took the tour, and with the exception of bashing my head in the ceiling of the smaller tunnels, I really enjoyed it.

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Pasargadae Eric Lurio

On our way from Shiraz to Istfahan, we stopped at the tomb of Cyrus in Parsagad. there were some bas reliefs of a guy in a fish suit and a few other minor things, the city Cyrus built there was mostly made of wood, and that all rotted away ages ago. But the tomb itself was made of stone, and because the locals claimed that it was the tomb of Solomon's mother, it had survived the vandals. I noticed that someone had left a bouquet of flowers on the stairs leading up to the entrance in tribute.

I was touched.

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Persepolis Eric Lurio

The pre-Islamic heritage of the middle east and central Asia hasn't always been as appreciated by Moslems as it is now, note the notorious destruction of the Giant Buddha's in Bamiya, Afghanistan back in March of 2001, or the sale of the Elgin marbles, and all that ancient Egyptian art in various museums around the world. It was something like that which almost happened in Persepolis back during the dark days of the hostage crisis when the limits of revolution were reached. As to the details of the incident below, I cannot vouch for the details, and I never found out the names of the people involved, all I know is that a second tour guide acknowledged the event took place. (Any more information on the subject would be appreciated.)

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Stone Town of Zanzibar Eric Lurio

This was written in 1989, when I was first starting out....

Mr.Mitu's Botanical Safaris

By Eric Lurio

Zanzibar. You start with a name. Everybody's heard of it somewhere. A mythical place that only exist in the Arabian nights or in the lyrics of Billy Joel. The name brings to mind many things; romance, intrigue, adventure. Many, many things, but fruit isn't one of them. But nowadays, fruit is what Zanzibar is all about

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Québec Eric Lurio

I've been to Quebec twice, the second time I got lost and nearly missed the cruise ship. The first time, in 2001, there was a war going on....

The 2001 Quebec City Tear Gas Festival.

by Eric Lurio

Every now and then, even the most patriotic residents of the greatest city in the Western Hemisphere get sick of the Big Apple. So when I saw a flyer posted on the south end of Washington Square Park advertising a bus trip to Quebec City to protest the Summit of the Americas, I was intrigued.

Cool!, I thought, Just the thing I need: A weekend trip out of the country! I thought that while everybody else was protesting, I'd take a look at some of the sites and give myself a sorely needed mini vacation. So I called up and made a reservation.

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Name: Eric Lurio

Country: USA

Visited WHS: 165

Most Impressive: Uluru (it looks like a giant chunk of chocolate just after sunset

Proposal New WHS: The Kaaba.

Recently Visited WHS

Update 31.12.69


  1. Imperial Tombs
  2. Ephesus
  3. Vienna
  4. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  5. Masada
  6. Gobustan Rock Art
  7. Kew Gardens
  8. White City of Tel-Aviv
  9. Rio de Janeiro
  10. Pasargadae
  11. Macao
  12. Persepolis
  13. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  14. Thingvellir
  15. Djenné
  16. Gulf of California
  17. Timbuktu
  18. Qal'at al-Bahrain
  19. Syracuse
  20. Kathmandu Valley
  21. Genoa
  22. Bahá’i Holy Places
  23. Rideau Canal
  24. Crac des Chevaliers
  25. San Marino and Mount Titano
  26. Rhaetian Railway
  27. Copan
  28. Fort Jesus
  29. Valletta
  30. Redwood
  31. Ancient villages of Northern Syria
  32. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  33. Pearling
  34. Persian Garden
  35. Wadi Rum
  36. Mount Etna
  37. Bethlehem
  38. Pergamon
  39. Old City of Jerusalem
  40. Arab-Norman Palermo
  41. Quirigua
  42. Mammoth Cave
  43. Olympic National Park
  44. Serengeti
  45. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  46. Fontainebleau
  47. Arles
  48. Medina of Fez
  49. Stone Town of Zanzibar
  50. Florence
  51. Leptis Magna
  52. Sabratha
  53. Cyrene
  54. Cahokia Mounds
  55. Damascus
  56. Old Havana
  57. Aleppo
  58. Rila Monastery
  59. Palmyra
  60. Red Fort
  61. Agra Fort
  62. Taj Mahal
  63. Great Smoky Mountains
  64. La Fortaleza
  65. Mesa Verde
  66. Yellowstone
  67. Chitwan National Park
  68. Vatican City
  69. Baalbek
  70. Warsaw
  71. Québec
  72. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  73. Statue of Liberty
  74. Yosemite National Park
  75. Cordoba
  76. Granada
  77. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  78. Petra
  79. Medina of Marrakesh
  80. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
  81. Istanbul
  82. Ghadames
  83. Stonehenge
  84. Seville
  85. Ngorongoro
  86. Venice and its Lagoon
  87. Acropolis
  88. Hawaii Volcanoes
  89. Sian Ka'an
  90. Palenque
  91. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  92. Teotihuacan
  93. Oaxaca and Monte Alban
  94. Boyana Church
  95. Blenheim Palace
  96. Westminster
  97. City of Bath
  98. Great Wall
  99. Imperial Palace
  100. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  101. Monticello
  102. Uluru
  103. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  104. Chichen-Itza
  105. Tower of London
  106. Strasbourg
  107. Canterbury
  108. Victoria Falls
  109. Cliff of Bandiagara
  110. St. Petersburg
  111. Vilnius
  112. Kremlin and Red Square
  113. Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
  114. Ayutthaya
  115. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  116. Borobudur
  117. Villages with Fortified Churches
  118. Churches of Moldavia
  119. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  120. Bukhara
  121. Samarkand
  122. Prague
  123. Tikal National Park
  124. Antigua Guatemala
  125. Lumbini
  126. Angkor
  127. Baroque Churches
  128. Kronborg Castle
  129. City of Luxembourg
  130. Glacier parks
  131. Carlsbad Caverns
  132. Naples
  133. Grand Canyon
  134. Everglades
  135. Belize Barrier Reef
  136. Independence Hall
  137. Salzburg
  138. Paphos
  139. Uxmal
  140. Maritime Greenwich
  141. Chartres Cathedral
  142. Tallinn
  143. Pompei
  144. Versailles
  145. Riga
  146. Grand Place, Brussels
  147. Pyramids (Memphis)
  148. Ancient Thebes
  149. Temple of Heaven
  150. Historic Cairo
  151. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  152. Sighisoara
  153. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  154. Rome
  155. Mountain Railways of India
  156. Dubrovnik
  157. Saint Catherine Area
  158. Walled City of Baku
  159. Split
  160. Corfu
  161. St. George, Bermuda
  162. Assisi
  163. Curonian Spit
  164. Brugge
  165. Lake Turkana