Corinne Vail Profile

Currently living in Germany, I travel as much as I can visiting as many world heritage sites as possible. Please visit my website at http://www.reflectionsenroute.com

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Orheiul Vechi Archaeological Landscape (T)

Corinne Vail USA - 08-Dec-11

I just got back from a weekend jaunt to Moldova. As previously mentioned, this small country sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine gets few visitors, although, I think the country is actively trying to change this. To get there, we just rented a car for the day which was relatively inexpensive. The area surrounding Orhei is famous for its codrii or old growth forest. The site is located just off the Raut river and it was a very pretty area, even though it was winter and the trees and fields were bare. The limestone and shell cliffs where the monastery is located is pretty spectacular. Entering the 600 year old Pestere Monastaire, the air immediately became hot and humid, the stairs were dark, and it gave the cave a relative feeling of mystery

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Divrigi

Corinne Vail USA - 07-Nov-11

Divrigi is about 600 kilometers from Ankara, so it takes a little while to get there by car. I'm sure you can get there by bus, but it would be quite a long haul. The town of Divrigi is a small village perched on a hillside and the fall was the perfect time to go. I will say the signage to teh Mosque and hospital complex was a little lacking, but it is a small town, so we did find it. Using the word "complex", I expected a larger area then the one building that housed both of the facilities. The outside of the building is pretty non-descript until you get up close to the doors. There were so many carvings and it was so intricately done. They were gorgeous! The first part is the mental hospital, and going inside there are carved columns and a few tombs

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Thracian tomb of Kazanlak

Corinne Vail USA - 24-Oct-11

The Thracian Tomb in Kazanluk, can be one of the most frustrating WHS sites to visit due to the Bulgarian government really trying to preserve the tomb. We arrived first thing in the morning on a rainy, misty day which is perfect when visiting cemetaries or tombs, and we immediately paid our fee. We looked around the museum, and then walked into the tomb's replica which is a very small area, so it did not take long. I was very dissappointed, and had heard that sometimes the officials will let you in the real tomb. I asked, they made me pay another fee (20 leva) and then they made us cover our clothes with a lab coat, and our feet with booties to go into the real thing. Not surprisingly, the "fake" was indeed an exact replica and it did look exactly like the original

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Alahan Monastery (T)

Corinne Vail USA - 17-Oct-11

I have visited Alahan a number of times. I drive on the road pretty much right past it when I go from Ankara to the Meditteranean coast, which is as often as I can. Alahan sits majestically on the side of a mountain, and even the parking lot is perched somewhat precariously on it. I love walking around the ruins and taking note of all the carvings and details that Alahan holds. I have never run into other tourists there, and the guard doesn't even stay there since there are so few visitors. I do believe it should be inscribed. It's gorgeous. You can read more about Alahan at my website: http://rovingvails.com/blog/2009/11/04/352/.

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Corinne Vail
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Recently Visited WHS

Update 31.12.69
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Aachen Cathedral
  • Grand Place, Brussels
  • Brugge
  • Old City of Jerusalem
  • Nemrut Dag
  • Hattusha
  • Kinderdijk
  • Ayutthaya
  • Teotihuacan
  • Oporto
  • Kremlin and Red Square
  • Granada
  • Anuradhapura
  • Polonnaruva
  • Sigiriya
  • Kandy
  • Old Town of Galle
  • Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Würzburg Residence
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Vatican City
  • Taj Mahal
  • Rome
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • Ancient Kyoto
  • Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  • Ancient Nara
  • Nikko
  • Istanbul
  • Göreme NP
  • Divrigi
  • Xanthos-Letoon
  • Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  • Safranbolu
  • Troy
  • Belem
  • Sintra
  • Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  • Salamanca
  • Agra Fort
  • Lübeck
  • Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  • St. Petersburg
  • Segovia
  • Cordoba
  • Works of Antoni Gaudí
  • Seville
  • Caceres
  • Roman Walls of Lugo
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Wet Tropics of Queensland
  • Fraser Island
  • Salzburg
  • Semmering Railway
  • Schönbrunn
  • Hallstatt-Dachstein
  • Graz
  • Yellowstone
  • Independence Hall
  • Olympic National Park
  • Cahokia Mounds
  • Great Smoky Mountains
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Hawaii Volcanoes
  • Taos Pueblo
  • Carlsbad Caverns
  • Victoria Falls
  • City of Luxembourg
  • Rock Carvings in Tanum
  • Vilnius
  • Kinabalu Park
  • Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  • Valletta
  • Megalithic Temples of Malta
  • Trier
  • Potsdam
  • Quedlinburg
  • Maulbronn Monastery
  • Bamberg
  • Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  • Wartburg Castle
  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Avila
  • Toledo
  • Ibiza
  • Poblet Monastery
  • Mérida
  • Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  • Route of Santiago de Compostela
  • Donana National Park
  • Alcala de Henares
  • Humayun's Tomb
  • Qutb Minar
  • Petra
  • Quseir Amra
  • Riga
  • Angkor
  • Skocjan Caves
  • Rapa Nui
  • Loire Valley
  • Gyeongju
  • Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen
  • Imperial Tombs
  • Verona
  • Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  • Old City of Berne
  • Robben Island
  • Paphos
  • Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  • Choirokoitia
  • Imperial Palace
  • Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  • Potala Palace
  • Summer Palace
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Hué
  • Hoi An
  • My Son
  • Jelling
  • Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  • Haeinsa Temple
  • Jongmyo Shrine
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  • Hwaseong Fortress
  • Boyana Church
  • Madara Rider
  • Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  • Rila Monastery
  • Nessebar
  • Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
  • Kotor
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Stonehenge
  • Westminster
  • City of Bath
  • Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  • Tower of London
  • Canterbury
  • Edinburgh
  • Maritime Greenwich
  • Ichkeul National Park
  • Archaeological Site of Delphi
  • Acropolis
  • Meteora
  • Thessalonika
  • Rhodes
  • Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  • Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  • Cuzco
  • Machu Picchu
  • Lima
  • Te Wahipounamu
  • Medina of Fez
  • Medina of Marrakesh
  • Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  • Meknes
  • Volubilis
  • Medina of Tétouan
  • Mexico City and Xochimilco
  • Medina of Tunis
  • Site of Carthage
  • Amphitheater of El Jem
  • Kerkuane
  • Medina of Sousse
  • Kairouan
  • Dougga/Thugga
  • Villages with Fortified Churches
  • Sighisoara
  • Monastery of Batalha
  • Convent of Christ in Tomar
  • Evora
  • Komodo National Park
  • Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  • Florence
  • Dubrovnik
  • Split
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Trogir
  • Cracow
  • Auschwitz Birkenau
  • Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  • Budapest
  • Pyramids (Memphis)
  • Ancient Thebes
  • Nubian Monuments
  • Historic Cairo
  • Abu Mena
  • Baroque Churches
  • Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  • Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
  • Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Chartres Cathedral
  • Versailles
  • Amiens Cathedral
  • Orange
  • Arles
  • Strasbourg
  • Paris, Banks of the Seine
  • Reims
  • Costiera Amalfitana
  • Matera
  • Vicenza
  • Naples
  • The trulli of Alberobello
  • Ravenna
  • Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  • Pompei
  • Avignon
  • Nancy
  • Pont du Gard
  • Fortified City of Carcassonne
  • Canal du Midi
  • Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  • Prague
  • Cesky Krumlov
  • Holasovice
  • Dinosaur Provincial Park
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • Québec
  • Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  • Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
  • Grand Canyon
  • Vienna
  • Tsodilo
  • Masada
  • Old City of Acre
  • Medina of Essaouira
  • Churches of Peace
  • Guimarães
  • Aranjuez
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  • Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Valparaiso
  • White City of Tel-Aviv
  • Cape Floral Region
  • Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
  • Royal Exhibition Building
  • Um er-Rasas
  • Novodevichy Convent
  • Thingvellir
  • Plantin-Moretus Museum
  • Mostar
  • Biblical Tells
  • Incense Route of the Negev
  • Centennial Hall
  • Regensburg
  • Jeju
  • Red Fort
  • Fortifications of Vauban
  • Bahá’i Holy Places
  • Dolomites
  • Tower of Hercules
  • Central Highlands
  • Amsterdam Canal Ring
  • Wadi Rum
  • Serra de Tramuntana
  • Selimiye Mosque
  • Citadel of the Ho Dynasty
  • Mount Carmel Caves
  • Rabat
  • Heritage of Mercury
  • Margravial Opera House
  • Çatalhöyük
  • Mount Etna
  • Al Zubarah
  • University of Coimbra
  • Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont
  • Bursa and Cumalikizik
  • Pergamon
  • Okavango Delta
  • Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  • Champagne
  • San Antonio Missions
  • Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens
  • Ephesus