Visited Sites Dennis Nicklaus

Load map Toggle Missing/Visited

Legend

  • Cultural
  • Natural
  • Mixed

Recent Reviews Dennis Nicklaus


Lalibela

Dennis Nicklaus - 21-Feb-20

Lalibela

I only had time for two nights in Ethiopia as a layover at the end of my Rwanda-Uganda safari trip, and the first of those had to be in Addis Ababa because my flight got in fairly late.  I decided to take an early morning flight to Lalibela and spend about 28 hours there.  I am so glad I did because it was very impressive. I was a little rushed (the churches being closed from 12-2:00 didn't help), but I got to see all the in-town rock cut churches and just barely had time to get up to Asheton Maryam, another rock cut church at a monastery on a mountain overlooking Lalibela.  My photo here is of one of the churches, Bet Amanuel, which is thought to have possibly been the chapel for the royal family in Lalibela

Read On

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Dennis Nicklaus - 20-Feb-20

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

I think  "Bwindi Impenetrable Forest" is my favorite park name in the world -- the most evocative of adventure.  It lived up to its name and feeling for us with our gorilla trek.  We visited to seek gorillas, of course, and had an amazing time. We chose to trek from Buhoma and were assigned to the Mubare group, which has one of the 3 biggest silverbacks in the forest.  At around 195 kg, he is very impressive and looks even bigger in person.  We hiked about two hours to reach our gorilla group. We started on a trail up one steep ridge past some farms and eventually diving into the forest full of very tall trees

Read On

Imeong Conservation Area (T)

Dennis Nicklaus - 19-Aug-19

Imeong Conservation Area (T)

For one day of our Palau vacation, we decided to rent a car and have a self-made circle-island tour of Babeldaob, the largest island of Palau. Armed with our Cultural, Natural and Historical Sites of Palau pocket guide and map we set off.  We noticed the Imeong Traditional Village on our map and thought it sounded interesting. We drove through where we thought it should be from the map, but didn't notice anything other than a very small modern settlement. Turning around and coming back, we finally noticed a wooden sign saying "Imeiuns Ancient Village" and "Emeraech (North Star) Stone Path."  We walked up a gently sloping 4 meter wide stone path/staircase made of black basalt stones

Read On

Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin

Dennis Nicklaus - 17-Aug-19

Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin

This site was one I had never heard of before investigating the UNESCO sites of Israel, but it turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip.  I guess it really isn't featured in package tours because it doesn't have a strong religious connection, so in that way it is a lot less visited. But for our independent tour, it was an easy drive from Tel Aviv.

There are three main types of caves here: the more residential caves of Maresha, the Sidonian tombs, and the bell caves which are former chalk quarries. As a bonus, right across the road you get a Roman amphitheater, crusader ruins, and more.

Read On

Shaubak Castle (Montreal) (T)

Dennis Nicklaus - 13-Jul-19

Shaubak Castle (Montreal) (T)

We were pretty thrilled that we arrived in the area in the late afternoon with just enough time to visit Shaubak Castle the evening before we went to Petra.  This made it our first stop in Jordan, and it was pretty cool to see the ruins of a crusader castle and to ponder the history there.  Its hilltop location is great with an interesting overview of the desert landscape. All that said, there isn't really much to see in the way of castle remains here.  One main tower and Shaubak's famous stairway/passageway are pretty much what there is to see.  We later visited the Karak (Kerak, Al Karak,...) crusader castle, and I much preferred that one -- there was just a lot more to see and explore there

Read On

Profile Data

Name
Dennis Nicklaus
Country
Rating Stats
Cracow 5
Iguacu 5
Masada 5
Petra 5
Rhodes 5
Uluru 5
Uxmal 5
Arles 4.5
Burgundy 3.5
Himeji-jo 3.5
Kandy 3