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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Villa d'Este

Frédéric M Canada - 22-Apr-21

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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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The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)

Frédéric M Canada - 14-Apr-21

The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)

After surveying the remains of Villa Adriana on a Monday morning in 2018, I took the bus to the centre of Tivoli. From there I walked to the entrance of Villa Gregoriana. This park, built in the 19th century on the orders of Pope Gregory XVI, solved the problems of the frequent overflowing of the river Aniene and the resulting floods. The Pope's order was prompted by a major flood in 1826. Fortunately, however, the architect commissioned for this task killed two birds with one stone, designing not only a civil engineering structure, but also an exceptional garden inspired by the Romantic movement.

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Villa Adriana (Tivoli)

Frédéric M Canada - 12-Apr-21

Villa Adriana (Tivoli)

I visited the three villas in Tivoli on a Monday in June 2018. The planning for this day was done the day before with the help of my hostel receptionist. I had been encouraged by other backpackers to visit Tivoli, but had been told that it was not humanly possible to visit all three villas in one day. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is possible and even easy to tour all three sites in one day. I determined the logistics of transportation and validated that all three locations were open despite the fact that it was a Monday, and I was off and running!

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Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik

Frédéric M Canada - 06-Apr-21

Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik

I spent three days in Šibenik in June 2018, in between my jaunts to Zadar in Split. I took the opportunity to wander through the winding streets of the town, to swim in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea and to admire the waterfalls of Krka National Park. I really enjoyed this city with the Mediterranean charm of Split or Dubrovnik, but with less tourists and more authenticity. In addition to the attractions mentioned above, the town is home to a second WHS, the Tvrđava sv. Nikole, which is part of the Venetian works of defence.

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Nasca Lines

Frédéric M Canada - 01-Feb-21

Nasca Lines

In mid-March 2020, a few days before the world imploded, we spent two days in Nazca. This town was squeezed between Ica and Cusco (long night bus) in my Peruvian itinerary. We spent the first day shopping for airlines and then visited the Acueductos de Cantalloc (probably a T site). We finally chose to fly with Air Brag. Our research in the city led us to believe that all the companies offered pretty much the same circuit and service at the same price. All passengers now seem to enjoy a window (no more rows of three seats). Regulation also seemed to have been tightened in recent years and the horror stories that can be read online seem to be mostly a thing of the past. We had two pilots and the plane seemed to be in good condition.

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Frédéric M
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Göreme, Machu Picchu, Rome, Tikal