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Mammoth Cave 07-Oct-12

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 17-Jul-12

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.

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Persepolis 17-Jul-12

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 17-Jul-12

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 17-Jul-12

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.

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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.

Update 1969-12-31

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