Frédéric M Profile

Biologist, entomologist, outdoor enthusiast, scuba-diver, birder and traveler from Québec interested in discovering the world and its wonders! I did my first oversea backpacking trip in 2018 following my master and I don't want to stop any time soon. I am mostly interested in ecology, national parks and thus natural WHS, but being a WHS hunter opens my mind to architecture, history of art, urban planning, industrial heritage and the epic history of the World!

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Quebrada de Humahuaca

Frédéric M Canada - 03-Jul-22

Quebrada de Humahuaca

I visited Quebrada de Humahuaca in March 2022 after almost seven weeks in Argentina. Already in 2008, Els was surprised to write the very first review of this site, which is well on the classic path of backpackers and tourists in South America. It is even more surprising that only one other member of this community has visited the site and written a review since then and that this one dates back to 2009. Thirteen years later, I invite you on another four-day tour of the Quebrada. I spent three nights in a hostel in Tilcara, where I had come with a direct bus from Salta (beautiful city by the way).

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Los Alerces National Park

Frédéric M Canada - 03-Jul-22

Los Alerces National Park

I visited the Parque Nacional Los Alerces during my trip to Argentina in February-March 2022. Unlike Nan, since I was visiting in high season, access to the park was relatively easy. However, like him, I was also told no at every agency in town. Indeed, I wanted to do the park's flagship activity, the lake safari, which takes you to the millennial alerces. However, only one company offers this excursion in the park and their boat was fully booked for several days. So I had no choice but to go for a simple hike.

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Quirigua

Frédéric M Canada - 01-Jul-22

Quirigua

I visited Quirigua during my trip to Guatemala in November and December 2021. I visited the site on my way from the town of Chiquimula (base for visiting Copán) to my waterfront hostel in Rio Dulce (Castillo de San Felipe de Lara is nearby). The bus from Chiquimula left me directly at the intersection of the main road and the path to the ruins, where I was able to catch a tuk-tuk to the site. I left my luggage at the reception and set off to explore the ruins.

Quirigua is rather small and can be visited quickly (I spent just over an hour there, taking my time and stopping frequently to try to identify the birds singing in the [...]

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Copán

Frédéric M Canada - 01-Jul-22

Copán

I visited Copán during my trip to Guatemala in November and December 2021. I had opted for the town of Chiquimula as my base for visiting the site. Buses serve it from Guatemala City. Minibuses leave from the city for the border of El Florido. From there, additional minibuses go to the town of Copán Ruinas. From the city, it is easy to reach the ruins on foot.

When I arrived at the site, I was quite surprised to find that the gate was locked and that the site was closed. I had changed my itinerary during the trip (I didn't go to El Salvador as planned) and found myself in Copán earlier than scheduled. I had not made sure that the site would be open that day and it was not (the site closes on Mondays for maintenance). I walked a little further hoping to find another entrance, but nothing. When I came back, a site official was talking to two backpackers through the gate, explaining what I had just learned. He did, however, offer them a guided tour of the site. He explained that this was the only way to visit the site during the maintenance days

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Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex

Frédéric M Canada - 18-May-22

Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex

I visited Chankillo in February 2020. Although my visit was very similar to Lauren's, I believe this site deserves more than a single review. Like Lauren, I visited the site at sunrise, with the help of Aleka Tours.

Before 6am, they picked me up from my hotel in central Casma in a gleaming blue dune buggy perfect for [...]

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Name
Frédéric M
Country
Canada
Most Impressive
Göreme, Machu Picchu, Rome, Tikal
Rating Stats
Iguacu 5
Pompei 5
Rome 5
Copán 4
Cracow 4
Cuzco 4
Oporto 4
Puebla 4
Sintra 4
Belem 3
Chavin 3
Evora 3
Lima 3
Mostar 3
Naples 3
Quito 3
Split 3
Troy 2
Trogir 1
  1. Aguas Livres Aqueduct (T)
  2. Ancient City of Kaunos (T)
  3. Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City (T)
  4. Architecture Moderne du XX siècle de la Ville de Montevideo (T)
  5. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  6. Buenos Aires – La Plata: Two capitals of the Culture of Modernity, Eclecticism and Immigration (T)
  7. Çanakkale (Dardanelles) and Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Battles Zones in the First World War (T)
  8. Castle of San Felipe de Lara (T)
  9. Central Park (T)
  10. Chachapoyas sites of the Utcubamba Valley (T)
  11. Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle (T)
  12. Church of Santa Prisca and its Surroundings (T)
  13. City of Tigre and its rowing clubs (T)
  14. Classical Karst (in Slovene language: Klasicni kras) (T)
  15. Ellis Island (T)
  16. Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal (T)
  17. ESMA Site Museum - Former Clandestine Centre of Detention, Torture, and Extermination (T)
  18. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  19. Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes National Reserve System (T)
  20. Head Office and Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  21. Historic Center of the City of Trujillo (T)
  22. Historic Centre of Guimarães and Couros Zone (extension) (T)
  23. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  24. Jewish Cemetery in Sarajevo (T)
  25. Kekova (T)
  26. Kornati and Telašćica (T)
  27. La Rambla (promenade maritime) de la Cité de Montevideo (T)
  28. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  29. Montado, Cultural Landscape (T)
  30. Nasca Aqueducts (T)
  31. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  32. Ödön Lechner's independent pre-modern architecture (T)
  33. Peruvian Central Railway (T)
  34. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  35. Protected area of Lake Atitlán: multiple use (T)
  36. Quartier de Peñarol: la Vieille Ville historique et le paysage industriel ferroviaire (T)
  37. Region Lacan-Tún - Usumacinta (T)
  38. Route of Magellan (T)
  39. Route of the Franciscan Evangelisation (T)
  40. Route of the Peace and National Identity (T)
  41. Route of the to Dominique Evangelisation (T)
  42. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in Portugal (T)
  43. Sarajevo - unique symbol of universal multiculture - continual open city (T)
  44. Sistema Ferrocarril Pte. Carlos Antonio Lopez (T)
  45. Sites of Globalization (T)
  46. Tak'alik Ab'aj National Park (T)
  47. The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)
  48. The Coastal Lomas System of Peru (T)
  49. The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá (Ruta Colonial Transístmica de Panamá) (T)
  50. The Historic Centre of Cajamarca (T)
  51. The Mayan-Olmecan Encounter (T)
  52. Town of Chichicastenango (T)
  53. Via Appia 'Regina Viarum' (T)
  54. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  55. Wineries and Vineyards for traditional Pisco Production (T)
  56. Zadar - Episcopal complex (T)