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As well as the obvious interests, ie. travel and history, I also enjoy reading, walking, horse riding and vintage aircraft.

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Ha Long Bay 22-Sep-12

We did Ha Long Bay as a one night cruise.

The shear natural beauty of the place is bordering on indescribable, and when coupled with a comfortable junk and excellent seafood, this beomes one of the worlds most romantic places. Loved it znd would go back in an instant.

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Arequipa 10-Sep-08

A beautiful colonial city and an ideal place to spend a day acclimatizing to altitude. Don't miss either the main square or the Santa Catalina Convent both of which are stunning.

As an aside I dinned in an Argentinian restraunt here - enjoying steak, salad and 'chips of the day,' which were made from three different sorts of potato one yellow, one bight orange and one pinky mauve!

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Taj Mahal 10-Sep-08

Some sites Machu Pichu, The Pyramids, Petra are hard to review because they are so icconic, that there seems to be nothing more one can add.

The Taj Mahal is another such WHS, which like the afore mentioned places, really does take one's breath away; such is the power of it's radiant marble symetry.

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Khajuraho Group of Monuments 10-Sep-08

I have to admit that this is one site I have wanted to visit since first reading about it in a copy of Punch that I found on a train! - And it did not disapoint. The temples themselves are exquisite, this would be enough in itself to justify their inclusuion. But they are set in what can only be described as heavenly gardens.

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Fatehpur Sikri 09-Sep-08

I visited this site way back in about 1990, with a rather roguish Indian tour guide - We arrived a full two hours before it officailly opened and he bribed our way in.The result was that we had the entire site to ourselves, which is a huge privellage in a 'deserted' city which is also a tourist Mecca.

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Name: Stephen Brooker

Country: UK

Visited WHS: 122

Most Impressive: Petra by Candlelight, all time favourite Avebury, most underated Ait Ben Haddouu which should by up there with the Taj & Machu Pichu.

Proposal New WHS: My Flat! & Orcha - India, stunning especially the frescos in the Jahangir Mahal.

Update 2018-12-01 13:00:43

  1. Acropolis
  2. Agra Fort
  3. Amphitheater of El Jem
  4. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  5. Ancient Thebes
  6. Angkor
  7. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  8. Arequipa
  9. Assisi
  10. Australian Convict Sites
  11. Ayutthaya
  12. Bali Subak system
  13. Blenheim Palace
  14. Borobudur
  15. Brugge
  16. Bryggen
  17. Budapest
  18. Canterbury
  19. Cape Floral Region
  20. Chichen-Itza
  21. Chitwan National Park
  22. City of Bath
  23. Cologne Cathedral
  24. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  25. Costiera Amalfitana
  26. Cuzco
  27. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  28. Dubrovnik
  29. Edinburgh
  30. Fatehpur Sikri
  31. Florence
  32. Forth Bridge
  33. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  34. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  35. Grand Canyon
  36. Great Barrier Reef
  37. Great Wall
  38. Gwynedd Castles
  39. Ha Long Bay
  40. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  41. Historic Cairo
  42. Humayun's Tomb
  43. Imperial Palace
  44. Imperial Tombs
  45. Independence Hall
  46. Ironbridge Gorge
  47. Isole Eolie
  48. Istanbul
  49. Jantar Mantar
  50. Kairouan
  51. Kandy
  52. Kathmandu Valley
  53. Kew Gardens
  54. Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  55. Kilimanjaro National Park
  56. Kremlin and Red Square
  57. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  58. Lake District
  59. Lima
  60. Liverpool
  61. Lumbini
  62. Machu Picchu
  63. Maritime Greenwich
  64. Medina of Essaouira
  65. Medina of Marrakesh
  66. Medina of Sousse
  67. Medina of Tunis
  68. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  69. Mesa Verde
  70. Meteora
  71. Mont-Saint-Michel
  72. Mount Etna
  73. Mountain Resort, Chengde
  74. Mycenae and Tiryns
  75. Naples
  76. Olympia
  77. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  78. Petra
  79. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  80. Plitvice Lakes
  81. Pompei
  82. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  83. Prague
  84. Prambanan
  85. Pyramids (Memphis)
  86. Qutb Minar
  87. Red Fort
  88. Rome
  89. Sagarmatha National Park
  90. Saint Catherine Area
  91. Serra de Tramuntana
  92. Siena
  93. Sigiriya
  94. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  95. Site of Carthage
  96. Split
  97. Statue of Liberty
  98. Stonehenge
  99. Summer Palace
  100. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  101. Sydney Opera House
  102. Taj Mahal
  103. Teide National Park
  104. Temple of Heaven
  105. Thingvellir
  106. Tower of London
  107. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  108. Trogir
  109. Uluru
  110. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  111. Uxmal
  112. Val d'Orcia
  113. Val di Noto
  114. Valletta
  115. Vatican City
  116. Venice and its Lagoon
  117. Versailles
  118. Wadi Rum
  119. West Norwegian Fjords
  120. Westminster
  121. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  122. Works of Antoni Gaudí