Randi Thomsen Profile

 

Together with Svein, we travel around the world to explore and enjoy new WHS, countries, culture and great food.  In 2010 we become WHS travellers, when we started planning our trips in order to visit WHS. 

 

 

Hunting for WHS makes us go off the beaten tracks and brings us to new and exciting places, trying to understand the OUV.  Travel is more than seeing new places, it’s  about learning history, new culture and enjoy excotic food and drinks. 

 

 

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Victoria Falls

Randi Thomsen Norway - 25-Apr-19

Victoria Falls

We visited Victoria Falls on a day trip, organized transfer, from Kasane Botswana. There is a transfer time of 1,5 hour including borderpassing and that gave us only five hours to do the full experience (which you should do according to Solivagents review). We startet out with a helicopter tour, 13-14 minutes over the falls. Fantastic! Worth every dollar (150 per person). Then shuttle to the park entrance. The entrance is 30$ for single entry (still).

It’s late april and average amount of water for the season they say

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Tsodilo

Randi Thomsen Norway - 25-Apr-19

Tsodilo

We visited Tsodillo Hills in April, a very green and lush period. This is a remote and desolated area of Botswana. From the Caprivi strip Namibia we took a “detour” through Mohembo border crossing down to Drotsky cabins just south of Shakawe where we spent two nights.The drive from Drotsky to Tsodilo takes about 1,5 hours, the first part on the road is tarred with potholes, then 36 km on a fairly good gravel road to the park entrance. From the entrance it’s another 5 km to the museum on a bad gravel road.Tsodilo Hills are roughly four hills, Male, Female, Child and Grandchild and there are 5 different hiking trails. We chose the Rhino trail around the Female mountain. This trail is supposed to be the most rewarding one

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Paquimé

Randi Thomsen Norway - 01-Aug-18

Paquimé

On our US road trip in may 2018, we spent a day going south to visit Paquime. From Tucson we crossed the border at Aqua Prieta and we had no trouble crossing the border. We bought Mexican car insurance from Thrifty, one of the few car rentals that allow driving into Mexico. We had very few expectations to the Mexican road trip but were really surprised. The first 100 km along the US boarder was very scenic, with mostly good roads.

Paquime was very calm. On a Saturday there were a few other Mexican tourists around, but “none” foreign. Paquime is largest pre-columbian site in North America. The visitor center was informative and explained well the city and people living there, and had a small, but nice exhibition of pottery and figurines. The people of Paquime were excellent craftsmen. The city was established in 1100 century by people coming from north. The citys construction was made up of innovative adobe techniques. They built multi-familiar complexes, some of them counting four floors and more than 1700 rooms. That’s why the Spaniards called the place Casas Grandes. It was called Paquime by the natives who lived there for about 300 years

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Gros Morne National Park

Randi Thomsen Norway - 01-Aug-18

Gros Morne National Park

We visited the national park in late June. We approached the park from L’ans aux Meadows and took this scenic route all the way to Woody Point where we stayed.

It turned out to be a great location to see the Tablelands, one of the highlights in the park. Woody Point is a small heritage community inside the park with nice wooden houses by the fjord.

The park has everything, mountains, waterfalls, fjords, beaches, rugged coastline with sea stacks, heritage communities and wildlife. We stayed two nights and it was too short period to cover it all.

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Mistaken Point

Randi Thomsen Norway - 01-Aug-18

Mistaken Point

We visited Mistaken point on Canada Day 2018 and was greated with cake at the visitor center. It was rainy and cold, not the best for a hike out to the fossil site.

The visitor center is on the highway at Portugal Cove South, outside the sites boundary. It is about 2 h by car from St. John and you will need a car to get to there.  You also need to join a tour to get into the core zone. We had pre-booked a tour on the website at 13:00, the only one that day. Quite a steep price, 24 CAD per person. The visitor center was small and kind of boring. No cafes or store around either, so bring some food and drinks because the tour took about 2-3 hours.

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Name
Randi Thomsen
Country
Norway
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Galapagos, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Rome are my favorites

Recently Visited WHS

Update 27.08.19
Rating Stats
Pompei 5
Rome 5
Baalbek 4.5
Florence 4.5
Redwood 4.5
Sigiriya 4.5
Anjar 4
Brugge 4
Elvas 4
Hué 4
Toledo 4
Vienna 4
Assisi 3.5
Bamberg 3.5
Chan Chan 3.5
Cuzco 3.5
Edinburgh 3.5
El Tajin 3.5
Hoi An 3.5
Matera 3.5
My Son 3.5
Olympia 3.5
Pergamon 3.5
Quito 3.5
Québec 3.5
Salzburg 3.5
Segovia 3.5
Tiwanaku 3.5
Tsodilo 3.5
Tyre 3.5
Vegaøyan 3.5
Belem 3
Byblos 3
Chavin 3
Graz 3
Kandy 3
Kotor 3
Lima 3
Røros 3
Visby 3
Avila 2.5
Bryggen 2.5
Caceres 2.5
Evora 2.5
Ferrara 2.5
Hollókö 2.5
Kyiv 2.5
Mazagan 2.5
Modena 2.5
Red Fort 2.5
Tarraco 2.5
Troy 2.5
Urbino 2.5
Valletta 2.5
Zamosc 2.5
Corvey 1.5
  1. Alanya (T)
  2. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  3. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  4. Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi (T)
  5. Big Bend National Park (T)
  6. Brandberg National Monument Area (T)
  7. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  8. Central Park (T)
  9. Centre historique de Batroun (T)
  10. Centre Historique de Saida (T)
  11. Centro Storico di Lucca (T)
  12. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  13. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  14. Chobe Linyanti System (T)
  15. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  16. Citté-fortezza di Palmanova (T)
  17. City of Motovun (T)
  18. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  19. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  20. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  21. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  22. Djerdap National Park (T)
  23. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  24. Ellis Island (T)
  25. Ensemble du site naturel de la region du Chouf (T)
  26. Etosha Pan (T)
  27. Flow Country (T)
  28. Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria (T)
  29. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  30. Great Spas of Europe (Austria) (T)
  31. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  32. Great Spas of Europe (Germany) (T)
  33. Great Spas of Europe (UK) (T)
  34. Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T)
  35. Hall in Tyrol - The Mint (T)
  36. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  37. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  38. Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Po (T)
  39. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  40. Koloniën van Weldadigheid (agricultural pauper colony) (T)
  41. Kyiv: Saint Sophia Cathedral with Related Monastic Buildings, St. Cyril's and St. Andrew's Churches, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (T)
  42. L'amphitheatre de Durres (T)
  43. L'oeuvre architecturale d'Henry van de Velde (T)
  44. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  45. Las Pozas, Xilitla (T)
  46. Le Chateau-fort médieval d'Esztergom (T)
  47. Le noyau historique de la ville d'Alba Julia (T)
  48. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  49. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Italy) (T)
  50. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Monaco) (T)
  51. Les grandes villes d'eaux d'Europe (T)
  52. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  53. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  54. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  55. Makgadikgadi Pans Landscape (T)
  56. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  57. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  58. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  59. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  60. Mining Historical Heritage (T)
  61. Mole National Park (T)
  62. Monastery of Santa María de La Rábida and the Columbus Memorial Places in Huelva (T)
  63. Monument: Temple d'Echmoun (T)
  64. National Park "Hohe Tauern" (T)
  65. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  66. Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie (T)
  67. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  68. Okavango Delta (T)
  69. Old Town of Bar (T)
  70. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  71. Paimio Hospital (formerly Paimio Sanatorium) (T)
  72. Petrified Forest National Park (T)
  73. Plasencia - Monfragüe - Trujillo : Paysage méditerranéen (T)
  74. Pobiti Kamani Natural Monument (T)
  75. Primošten Vineyards (T)
  76. Rocks of Belogradchik (T)
  77. Roman Ways. Itineraries of the Roman Empire (T)
  78. Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád with the former Royal Wood in the Pilis Mountain (T)
  79. Salt Mines of Maras (T)
  80. Sarajevo - unique symbol of universal multiculture - continual open city (T)
  81. Seruwila to Sri Pada (Sacred Foot Print Shrine), Ancient pilgrim route along the Mahaweli river in Sri Lanka (T)
  82. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  83. Sites along the Uttarapath, Badshahi Sadak, Sadak-e-Azam, Grand Trunk Road (T)
  84. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  85. Sites of Saytagrah, India's non-violent freedom movement (T)
  86. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  87. Sultan Bayezid II Complex: A Center of Medical Treatment (T)
  88. Svalbard Archipelago (T)
  89. System of Fortifications at the Confluence of the Rivers Danube and Váh in Komárno - Komárom (T)
  90. System of Fortifications at the Confluence of the Rivers Danube and Váh in Komárno - Komárom (T)
  91. The Ancient Plovdiv (T)
  92. The Burren (T)
  93. The city of Bergamo (T)
  94. The Hadrianic city of Italica (T)
  95. The Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares (T)
  96. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  97. The historic town of Korcula (T)
  98. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  99. The Lofoten islands (T)
  100. The natural and architectural ensemble of Jajce (T)
  101. The old villages of Hollókõ and Rimetea and their surroundings (T)
  102. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  103. The Rise of Systematic Biology (T)
  104. The Roussensky Lom National Park (T)
  105. The Tara National Park with the Drina River Canyon (T)
  106. The town of Melnik and the Rozhen Monastery (T)
  107. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  108. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  109. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  110. Troodos, Mt.Olympus (T)
  111. Trowulan - Former Capital City of Majapahit Kingdom (T)
  112. Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)
  113. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Vestfold Ship Burials and Hyllestad Quernstone Quarries (T)
  114. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  115. Welwitschia Plains (T)
  116. White Sands National Monument (T)

Reviewed TWHS

Top 50 Missing Sites

  1. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library
  2. Baikonur Cosmodrome / Cape Canaveral
  3. Cenotes of the Yucatan
  4. Death Valley National Park
  5. Golden Gate Bridge
  6. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Frank Gehry
  7. Mount Rushmore
  8. Panama Canal
  9. Petrified Forest National Park
  10. Rainforests of Polynesia
  11. Scrovegni's Chapel
  12. Silk Roads
  13. Svalbard
  14. Tempelhof Airport, Berlin