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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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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Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi

Frédéric M Canada - 03-Apr-22

Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi

I visited Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park on a roadtrip through southern Alberta in August 2021. In our itinerary, it was sandwiched between Dinosaur Provincial Park and Waterton Lakes National Park. On the way to the site, we took a diversion to Medicine Hat and Red Rock Coulee (interesting ochre rock concretions in the middle of the prairies). Please note that if you follow this route, there will be no gas stations after Medecine Hat. We learned this the hard way and almost ran out of gas. A long diversions to Bow Island and Route 3 was necessary. Rarely have I felt more in the middle of nowhere than in this remote corner of Alberta.

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Caral-Supe

Frédéric M Canada - 16-Jan-22

Caral-Supe

I visited the archaeological site of Caral-Supe in March 2020 during my trip to Peru. I left the town of Huaraz (hotspot for the Huascaran and Chavin WHS) in the morning on a shared taxi to Barranca. They wait in town and leave when they have four passengers. I managed to negotiate with my collectivo driver to take me to the archaeological site and then back to Barranca where I was spending the night. We stopped in town where a friend of his and her son joined us to ease the wait for my driver. It was at the parking lot on the north side of the Rio Supe that my visit began.

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Castle of San Felipe de Lara (T)

Frédéric M Canada - 09-Jan-22

Castle of San Felipe de Lara (T)

I visited El Castillo de San Felipe in December 2021 during my trip to Central America. I spent three nights in Rio Dulce, rather than the two I had originally planned.

El Castillo de San Felipe is a fortification built in 1652 to protect ships sailing on Lago Izabal from pirate attacks. The strategy is said to have kept the buccaneers away until 1686, when they captured and burned the castle. It was then modified to adopt the Vauban style in 1687-1689. It was eventually used as a prison when the pirates stopped sailing in the Caribbean.

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Villa d'Este

Frédéric M Canada - 22-Apr-21

Villa d

In June 2018, after visiting Villa Adriana and Villa Gregoriana and enjoying pasta on a terrace in the centre of Tivoli, I now had to explore the gardens of Villa D'Este to complete the hat trick. So I walked from the centre of the small town to the Renaissance palace. The frescoed walls and ceilings in the palace are pretty, but don't stand out from the crowd, especially in Italy. It is nevertheless pleasant to walk through the rooms of the building. However, the highlight is the garden. Large trees and well-trimmed hedges overhang and surround hundreds of fountains.

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Profile Data

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
Puebla 4
Chavin 3
Lima 3
Mostar 3
Naples 3
Quito 3
Split 3
Troy 2
Trogir 1
  1. Ancient City of Kaunos (T)
  2. Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City (T)
  3. Architecture Moderne du XX siècle de la Ville de Montevideo (T)
  4. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  5. Buenos Aires – La Plata: Two capitals of the Culture of Modernity, Eclecticism and Immigration (T)
  6. Çanakkale (Dardanelles) and Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Battles Zones in the First World War (T)
  7. Castle of San Felipe de Lara (T)
  8. Central Park (T)
  9. Chachapoyas sites of the Utcubamba Valley (T)
  10. Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle (T)
  11. Church of Santa Prisca and its Surroundings (T)
  12. City of Tigre and its rowing clubs (T)
  13. Classical Karst (in Slovene language: Klasicni kras) (T)
  14. Ellis Island (T)
  15. ESMA Site Museum - Former Clandestine Centre of Detention, Torture, and Extermination (T)
  16. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  17. Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes National Reserve System (T)
  18. Historic Center of the City of Trujillo (T)
  19. Jewish Cemetery in Sarajevo (T)
  20. Kekova (T)
  21. Kornati and Telašćica (T)
  22. La Rambla (promenade maritime) de la Cité de Montevideo (T)
  23. Nasca Aqueducts (T)
  24. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  25. Ödön Lechner's independent pre-modern architecture (T)
  26. Peruvian Central Railway (T)
  27. Protected area of Lake Atitlán: multiple use (T)
  28. Quartier de Peñarol: la Vieille Ville historique et le paysage industriel ferroviaire (T)
  29. Region Lacan-Tún - Usumacinta (T)
  30. Route of Magellan (T)
  31. Route of the Franciscan Evangelisation (T)
  32. Route of the Peace and National Identity (T)
  33. Route of the to Dominique Evangelisation (T)
  34. Sarajevo - unique symbol of universal multiculture - continual open city (T)
  35. Sistema Ferrocarril Pte. Carlos Antonio Lopez (T)
  36. Tak'alik Ab'aj National Park (T)
  37. The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)
  38. The Coastal Lomas System of Peru (T)
  39. The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá (Ruta Colonial Transístmica de Panamá) (T)
  40. The Historic Centre of Cajamarca (T)
  41. The Mayan-Olmecan Encounter (T)
  42. Town of Chichicastenango (T)
  43. Via Appia 'Regina Viarum' (T)
  44. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  45. Wineries and Vineyards for traditional Pisco Production (T)
  46. Zadar - Episcopal complex (T)