Profile Mirjam S.

I just love traveling and try to travel as often as I can, no matter if to distant countries or places just around the corner. I got the travel bug in 2006 and discovered the WHS list about five years later.
While I won't do a trip just to see a certain WHS, I will stop there for sure if there are any sites in the area I'm visiting. One reason I like it so much is because that way I have seen some fascinating places I would otherwise have missed because they are not that famous or that prominent in the guidebooks.

Mirjam S.'s Visited Sites

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Recent Reviews by Mirjam S.

Speyer Cathedral Mirjam S.

In 2008 I went to Speyer by train and explored this wonderful city all day. It is a really worthwhile destination for a trip, not only because of the cathedral. Speyer's history goes back to more than two thousand years. A thousand years ago, it was the centre of the Salian kingdom and therefore also of the German medieval empire. The day in Speyer was wonderful because the town is just beautiful and has a very special atmosphere.

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Sydney Opera House Mirjam S.

Well, what else is there to say about this WHS? It is so famous, so well-known. One of the most recognizable buildings in the world for sure, and definitely one of my favourites.

I have visited Sydney twice so far (just planning my third trip for next year!) and I remember both times I first saw the Opera House. In 2007 I first saw it from the bus arriving in the city. I was so fascinated of finally seeing that building, I couldn't believe how beautiful it was, the glowing white surface against the deep blue water of the harbour.

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Greater Blue Mountains Mirjam S.

The Blue Mountains are the perfect location for a day trip from Sydney, especially if you love nature and forest, walking and hiking. I did such a day trip twice (in 2007 and in 2010) and both visits were great. A big plus is that the National Park can be reached and explored so easily by public transport, so you do not need a car at all.

On my first trip, I had a look around the more touristy part of the region, seeing the three sisters, visiting Leura and Katoomba and doing just a short walk.

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Fraser Island Mirjam S.

Fraser Island is one of the top attractions of Australia - and rightly so. It is a very special place indeed, and it is hard to describe what makes it so special, but it must have something to do with its being an island and a little remote, with the fact that there are no towns, villages or shops (there is no civilisation besides a few resorts), and also the lack of real roads (there are only some dirt roads/tracks in the sand, and the beach serves as the main road!) .

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Great Sandy World Heritage Area (T) Mirjam S.

In 2007 I did a trip to Fraser Island that is already a WHS, but a little earlier I visited some places in this area that are not yet part of the WHS and will be an addition if the "Great Sandy World Heritage Area" will be created. When I stayed in beautiful Rainbow Beach for a weekend, I did some bush walks in Coolala National Park. It is a beautiful park with lots of rainforest and of course lots of sand.

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Profile data

Name: Mirjam S.

Country: Germany

Visited WHS: 61

Most Impressive: Uluru, Tasmanian Wilderness, Edinburgh, Durham Cathedral

Proposal New WHS: The Burren (Ireland), Western Stone Forts (Ireland)