Sebasfhb Profile

Hello! My name is Sebastian and I am a 22 year old student from the Netherlands. I thoroughly enjoy travelling and I’ve been actively visiting World Heritage sites since I was about 13/14. I am especially interested in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. 

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Stari Grad Plain

Sebasfhb Netherlands - 10-Aug-23

Stari Grad Plain

I visited the Stari Grad Plain early August 2023 as part of my Balkans summer tour.  I stayed in Split (a WHS) for 6 nights and decided to add a day trip to the island of Hvar and its WHS Stari Grad Plain. Before visiting, I read the reviews on this site on this forum. Previous visitors found this WHS to be quite underwhelming. To be honest, my experience was quite positive and I was pleasantly surprised. 

From Split one can take a ferry operated by Jadrolinija. This ferry departs from the Marina, which is conveniently located very close to the city centre, the central bus and train station

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Stećci

Sebasfhb Netherlands - 05-Aug-23

Stećci

In June, during my trip through the Balkan, I was wandering around Belgrade, Serbia searching for an interesting souvenir. I happened to stumble across a book on the Stecci, published in 1982 and written in Serbo-Croatian (Title: Umetnost na tlu Jugoslavije; Stecci). As a WH traveller I of course immediately recognised the topic as being one of the (relatively close) WHS. Such an interesting find and I bought it without thinking twice; this was the souvenir I had been looking for. 

Early August 2023, I visited Mostar (a WHS) in Bosnia & Herzegovina. A review of my visit to Mostar is forthcoming. Of couse, I had added a visit to one of the Stecci sites to my (/our) itinerary

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The Scotland District of Barbados (T)

Sebasfhb Netherlands - 31-May-23

The Scotland District of Barbados (T)

I visited the Scotland District in August 2022. Well, what we WH travellers know as the Scotland District at least. To most people in and from Barbados, the Scotland District is unknown. Show it on a map, show a picture, and they will recognise it as Mount Hillaby, the highest point in Barbados. When you just drive through this sparsely-populated part of Barbados, there is nothing that catches the eye. Most people will tick this TWHS off on the way to more popular tourist destinations and other TWHS locations, such as St. Nicholas’ Abbey. Having read the previous review of the Scotland District TWHS, I was not particularly excited to go out of my way and visit. 

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Villages with Fortified Churches

Sebasfhb Netherlands - 30-May-23

Villages with Fortified Churches

In February 2022, I visited the fortified church in Prejmer on a day trip from Romania’s capital, Bucharest. If you want to stay within Romania, Prejmer is actually the closest World Heritage site from Bucharest (although Srebarna Nature Reserve, the Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo and the Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari are located closer to Bucharest on the Bulgarian side of the border). I stayed a week in Bucharest with my family and convinced my fellow-travellers, who are not interested in ticking off obscure World Heritage sites at all, to rent a car for a day and make the 3-hour drive to Prejmer

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Vilnius

Sebasfhb Netherlands - 27-Jan-23

Vilnius

My first WHS trip in 2023 was to the historic centre of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, which happened to be celebrating its 700th anniversary on the 25th of January (more on that later). Visiting Lithuania has always been a dream of mine. When interested in history from a young age, children usually grow up to choose a certain specific area or period of interest: dinosaurs, Romans and Greek, ancient Egypt, the Vikings, etc. Personally, I “chose” medieval Eastern Europe and don’t ask me why. I just find that specific period in that area immensely interesting

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Profile Data

Name
Sebasfhb
Country
Netherlands
Proposal
Hilversum City Hall, Sacro Bosco in Bomarzo, Eleven Frisian Cities

Recently Visited WHS

Update 02.02.24
Rating Stats
Assisi 5
Naples 5
Pompei 5
Prague 5
Butrint 4.5
Rome 4.5
Vilnius 4.5
Mostar 4
Trebic 4
Trier 4
Kernavė 3.5
Lübeck 3.5
Split 3.5
Corfu 3
Meknes 3
Belfries 2.5
Corvey 2.5
Pienza 2