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Svein Heltberg

I never travelled - until i was in my forties. Then I met Randi who had a wide experience with travelling. Since 2006 we have been travelling together, and since 2010 we have been "hunting" WHS'.

Through the last decade I've learnt to really appreciate the feeling of visiting new places, the curiosity and the excitement seeing different habits and cultures. Seeing nature's grand places with its unique animal life gives me great satisfaction. Historic places is another great experience, it makes you learn history along the way.

Seeing odd places which few people have visited before, preferably combined with the above, is the top of my list. Maybe it's kind of naive, but anyway...

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Camino Real Svein Heltberg

Camino Real by Svein

Visiting Camino Reale de Tierra Adentro – a route which probably has a history of very harsh conditions hundreds of years ago, makes you somewhat respectful. Nevertheless as an overseas traveler the knowledge of these facts is superficial, but still we would like to look into this site - at least some of the authentic places that the site comprises of - to see what it’s like today.

On our three week visit to Mexico july 2017 we had singled out a number of sites on the “Camino” for potential visits, in addition to WHS cities. It’s easy to tick of this site with no extra effort, but we would like to see if we could find other parts of the old road.

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Madinat al-Zahra (T) Svein Heltberg

Madinat al-Zahra (T) by Svein Heltberg

After the WHS-gettogether in September 2017 we had a Sunday drive ending in Cordoba where we spent the night. When leaving for Malaga airport we decided to make the detour of 8 km to the archeological site of Madinat al-Zahra. It was Monday and we knew the museum and the site itself was closed, but we defied that. It is a former city - something must be possible to see!

We arrived just after noon and the museum parking lot was empty and the museum closed as expected. We looked for signs to archeological site – but there were none. Anyway we chose the most likely direction and drove – and in 5 minutes we discovered something that we agreed had to be the Madinat. It was slightly uphill so we got a nice view and with the camera lens we got a couple of nice pictures.

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Komodo National Park Svein Heltberg

Komodo National Park by Svein Heltberg

In October 2017 we had a two week round trip in Java and Bali and it peaked with a two day mini cruise in the Komodo National Park – really the only way to see the park.

A flight took us from Denpasar, Bali, to Labuan Bajo, Flores, and a taxi took us down to the harbour. Our “small” vessel was a 50 or 60 foot wooden boat with two double cabins (for the four of us) and a crew of four. There were one day cruises available with a speedboat to Komodo, but the two day “slow cruise” is recommended.

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Name: Svein Heltberg

Country: Norway

Visited WHS: 351

Most Impressive: Galapagos, Komodo & Grand Canyon

Proposal New WHS:

Update 2018-02-10 04:24:44

  1. Dolomites : 5.0
  2. Galapagos Islands : 5.0
  3. Grand Canyon : 5.0
  4. Komodo National Park : 5.0
  5. West Norwegian Fjords : 5.0
  6. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst : 4.0
  7. Alto Douro : 4.0
  8. Durmitor National Park : 4.0
  9. Ha Long Bay : 4.0
  10. Kiev : 4.0
  11. Oporto : 4.0
  12. Aachen Cathedral
  13. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  14. Abbey of St Gall
  15. Acropolis
  16. Agrigento
  17. Alcala de Henares
  18. Amiens Cathedral
  19. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  20. Antequera Dolmens Site
  21. Anuradhapura
  22. Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque
  23. Aquileia
  24. Aranjuez
  25. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  26. Assisi
  27. Auschwitz Birkenau
  28. Avila
  29. Bali Subak system
  30. Bamberg
  31. Banska Stiavnica
  32. Bardejov Town
  33. Bauhaus Sites
  34. Beemster Polder
  35. Belem
  36. Belfries
  37. Bellinzone
  38. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  39. Berat and Gjirokastra
  40. Birka and Hovgarden
  41. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  42. Borobudur
  43. Botanical Garden, Padua
  44. Bourges Cathedral
  45. Boyana Church
  46. Brugge
  47. Bryggen
  48. Brú na Bóinne
  49. Budapest
  50. Butrint
  51. Caceres
  52. Camino Real
  53. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  54. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  55. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  56. Caves and Ice Age Art
  57. Centennial Hall
  58. Central Highlands
  59. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  60. Cesky Krumlov
  61. Chartres Cathedral
  62. Choirokoitia
  63. Christiansfeld
  64. Churches of Peace
  65. Cienfuegos
  66. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  67. Citadel of the Ho Dynasty
  68. City of Bath
  69. City of Luxembourg
  70. Classical Weimar
  71. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  72. Cologne Cathedral
  73. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  74. Cordoba
  75. Costiera Amalfitana
  76. Cracow
  77. Crespi d'Adda
  78. Cuenca
  79. Curonian Spit
  80. Dacian Fortresses
  81. Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
  82. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  83. Drottningholm
  84. Dubrovnik
  85. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  86. Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs
  87. Edinburgh
  88. El Escurial
  89. El Tajin
  90. Elvas
  91. Engelsberg Ironworks
  92. Epidaurus
  93. Etruscan Necropolises
  94. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  95. Evora
  96. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  97. Ferrara
  98. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  99. Flemish Béguinages
  100. Fontainebleau
  101. Forth Bridge
  102. Fortifications of Vauban
  103. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  104. Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda
  105. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  106. Gammelstad
  107. Gamzigrad-Romuliana
  108. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  109. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  110. Genoa
  111. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  112. Gorham's Cave Complex
  113. Granada
  114. Grand Place, Brussels
  115. Graz
  116. Grimeton Radio Station
  117. Guanajuato
  118. Guimarães
  119. Gwynedd Castles
  120. Heritage of Mercury
  121. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  122. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  123. Hoi An
  124. Holasovice
  125. Hollókö
  126. Holy Trinity Column
  127. Hortobágy
  128. Hospicio Cabañas
  129. Hué
  130. Independence Hall
  131. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  132. Ironbridge Gorge
  133. Isole Eolie
  134. Istanbul
  135. Jelling
  136. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  137. Kandy
  138. Karlskrona
  139. Kernavë Archeological Site
  140. Kew Gardens
  141. Kinderdijk
  142. Kotor
  143. Kronborg Castle
  144. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  145. Kutna Hora
  146. La Lonja de la Seda
  147. Lake District
  148. Laponian Area
  149. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  150. Le Havre
  151. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  152. Litomysl Castle
  153. Liverpool
  154. Loire Valley
  155. Longobards in Italy
  156. Luther Memorials
  157. Lübeck
  158. Madara Rider
  159. Major Town Houses
  160. Malbork Castle
  161. Mammoth Cave
  162. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  163. Maritime Greenwich
  164. Matera
  165. Maulbronn Monastery
  166. Mazagan
  167. Medici Villas and Gardens
  168. Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
  169. Medina of Essaouira
  170. Medina of Marrakesh
  171. Medina of Tétouan
  172. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  173. Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
  174. Messel Pit
  175. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  176. Modena
  177. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  178. Monastery of Alcobaça
  179. Monastery of Batalha
  180. Monastery of Horezu
  181. Mont-Saint-Michel
  182. Monte San Giorgio
  183. Monticello
  184. Morelia
  185. Mostar
  186. Mount Etna
  187. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  188. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  189. Muskauer Park
  190. My Son
  191. Mycenae and Tiryns
  192. Mystras
  193. Mérida
  194. Nancy
  195. Neolithic Orkney
  196. New Lanark
  197. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  198. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  199. Ohrid Region
  200. Old Havana
  201. Old Rauma
  202. Old Town of Galle
  203. Olympia
  204. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  205. Palmeral of Elche
  206. Pannonhalma
  207. Paphos
  208. Par force hunting landscape
  209. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  210. Petäjävesi Old Church
  211. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  212. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  213. Pienza
  214. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  215. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  216. Pirin National Park
  217. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  218. Plitvice Lakes
  219. Polonnaruva
  220. Pompei
  221. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  222. Popocatepetl monasteries
  223. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  224. Potsdam
  225. Prague
  226. Prambanan
  227. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  228. Primeval Beech Forests
  229. Provins
  230. Puebla
  231. Quedlinburg
  232. Querétaro
  233. Quito
  234. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  235. Ravenna
  236. Regensburg
  237. Reichenau
  238. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  239. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  240. Riga
  241. Rila Monastery
  242. Rjukan / Notodden
  243. Rock Art of Alta
  244. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  245. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  246. Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin
  247. Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  248. Rome
  249. Roskilde Cathedral
  250. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  251. Røros
  252. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  253. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  254. Salamanca
  255. Saltaire
  256. Salzburg
  257. Sammallahdenmäki
  258. San Gimignano
  259. San Marino and Mount Titano
  260. San Miguel de Allende
  261. Sangay National Park
  262. Sangiran Early Man Site
  263. Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
  264. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  265. Schokland
  266. Schönbrunn
  267. Segovia
  268. Siena
  269. Sighisoara
  270. Sigiriya
  271. Sinharaja Forest
  272. Sintra
  273. Skocjan Caves
  274. Skogskyrkogarden
  275. Southern Öland
  276. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  277. Speyer Cathedral
  278. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  279. Split
  280. Stari Grad Plain
  281. Statue of Liberty
  282. Stoclet House
  283. Stonehenge
  284. Stralsund and Wismar
  285. Strasbourg
  286. Struve Geodetic Arc
  287. Studenica Monastery
  288. Studley Royal Park
  289. Syracuse
  290. Tallinn
  291. Telc
  292. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  293. Teotihuacan
  294. Tequila
  295. Thang Long
  296. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  297. The Four Lifts
  298. Thingvellir
  299. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  300. Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
  301. Tlacotalpan
  302. Tokaji Wine Region
  303. Toledo
  304. Torun
  305. Tower of London
  306. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  307. Trang An
  308. Trebic
  309. Trier
  310. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  311. Trogir
  312. University of Coimbra
  313. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  314. Urbino
  315. Urnes Stave Church
  316. Val d'Orcia
  317. Val di Noto
  318. Valletta
  319. Van Nellefabriek
  320. Vatican City
  321. Vegaøyan
  322. Venetian Works of Defence
  323. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
  324. Verona
  325. Versailles
  326. Vicenza
  327. Vienna
  328. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  329. Villa Romana del Casale
  330. Villa d'Este
  331. Villages with Fortified Churches
  332. Vilnius
  333. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont
  334. Visby
  335. Viñales Valley
  336. Vlkolinec
  337. Vézelay
  338. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  339. Wadden Sea
  340. Wartburg Castle
  341. Westminster
  342. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  343. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  344. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  345. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  346. Würzburg Residence
  347. Xochicalco
  348. Zacatecas
  349. Zamosc
  350. Zollverein
  351. Úbeda and Baeza
  1. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  2. Central Park (T)
  3. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  4. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  5. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  6. Citté-fortezza di Palmanova (T)
  7. City of Motovun (T)
  8. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  9. Djerdap National Park (T)
  10. Flow Country (T)
  11. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  12. Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T)
  13. Hedeby and Danevirke, an archaeological border landscape (T)
  14. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  15. Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Po (T)
  16. L'amphitheatre de Durres (T)
  17. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  18. Las Pozas, Xilitla (T)
  19. Le Chateau-fort médieval d'Esztergom (T)
  20. Le noyau historique de la ville d'Alba Julia (T)
  21. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  22. Les grandes villes d'eaux d'Europe (T)
  23. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  24. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  25. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  26. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  27. Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region (T)
  28. Negotinske Pivnice (T)
  29. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  30. Old Town of Bar (T)
  31. Paimio Hospital (formerly Paimio Sanatorium) (T)
  32. Petrified Forest National Park (T)
  33. Primošten Vineyards (T)
  34. Rocks of Belogradchik (T)
  35. Sarajevo - unique symbol of universal multiculture - continual open city (T)
  36. Seruwila to Sri Pada (Sacred Foot Print Shrine), Ancient pilgrim route along the Mahaweli river in Sri Lanka (T)
  37. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  38. System of Fortifications at the Confluence of the Rivers Danube and Váh in Komárno - Komárom (T)
  39. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  40. The Ancient Plovdiv (T)
  41. The city of Bergamo (T)
  42. The Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares (T)
  43. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  44. The natural and architectural ensemble of Jajce (T)
  45. The town of Melnik and the Rozhen Monastery (T)
  46. The Trelleborg fortresses (T)
  47. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  48. Troodos, Mt.Olympus (T)
  49. Trowulan - Former Capital City of Majapahit Kingdom (T)
  50. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Danevirke and Hedeby (T)
  51. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Jelling mounds, runic stones, palisade area and church (T)
  52. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / The Trelleborg fortresses, Denmark (T)
  53. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  1. Galapagos Islands
  2. Durmitor National Park
  3. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  4. Val di Noto
  5. Vienna
  6. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  7. Churches of Peace
  8. Muskauer Park
  9. Vegaøyan
  10. Thingvellir
  11. Regensburg
  12. Le Havre
  13. West Norwegian Fjords
  14. Syracuse
  15. Kathmandu Valley
  16. Genoa
  17. Dolomites
  18. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  19. San Marino and Mount Titano
  20. Kotor
  21. Gamzigrad-Romuliana
  22. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  23. Valletta
  24. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  25. Redwood
  26. Site of Xanadu
  27. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont
  28. Mount Etna
  29. Okavango Delta
  30. Van Nellefabriek
  31. Silk Roads
  32. Champagne
  33. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  34. Old City of Jerusalem
  35. Rjukan / Notodden
  36. Mammoth Cave
  37. Great Barrier Reef
  38. Serengeti
  39. Sydney Opera House
  40. Speyer Cathedral
  41. Würzburg Residence
  42. Quito
  43. Anuradhapura
  44. Polonnaruva
  45. Sigiriya
  46. Old Havana
  47. Rila Monastery
  48. Pirin National Park
  49. Palmyra
  50. Taj Mahal
  51. Belem
  52. Mesa Verde
  53. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  54. Lübeck
  55. Cuzco
  56. Machu Picchu
  57. Yellowstone
  58. Vatican City
  59. Cracow
  60. Cologne Cathedral
  61. Warsaw
  62. Iguazu National Park
  63. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  64. Yosemite National Park
  65. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  66. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  67. Petra
  68. Medina of Marrakesh
  69. Rock Art of Alta
  70. Istanbul
  71. Stonehenge
  72. Gwynedd Castles
  73. Studenica Monastery
  74. Ngorongoro
  75. Skocjan Caves
  76. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  77. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  78. Venice and its Lagoon
  79. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  80. Budapest
  81. Kilimanjaro National Park
  82. Acropolis
  83. Sinharaja Forest
  84. Boyana Church
  85. Westminster
  86. City of Bath
  87. Madara Rider
  88. Great Wall
  89. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  90. Monticello
  91. Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  92. Kandy
  93. Old Town of Galle
  94. Meteora
  95. Chichen-Itza
  96. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  97. Tower of London
  98. Epidaurus
  99. Strasbourg
  100. Victoria Falls
  101. Mystras
  102. Olympia
  103. Potsdam
  104. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  105. Quedlinburg
  106. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  107. Vilnius
  108. Røros
  109. San Gimignano
  110. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  111. Zamosc
  112. Berat and Gjirokastra
  113. Butrint
  114. Urnes Stave Church
  115. Old Rauma
  116. Bryggen
  117. Monastery of Horezu
  118. Samarkand
  119. Komodo National Park
  120. Cesky Krumlov
  121. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  122. Telc
  123. Vlkolinec
  124. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  125. Bamberg
  126. Tikal National Park
  127. Brú na Bóinne
  128. Lumbini
  129. Angkor
  130. Matera
  131. Ha Long Bay
  132. City of Luxembourg
  133. Nasca Lines
  134. Vicenza
  135. Siena
  136. Messel Pit
  137. Sintra
  138. Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
  139. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  140. Edinburgh
  141. Visby
  142. Ferrara
  143. Grand Canyon
  144. Pannonhalma
  145. Gammelstad
  146. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  147. Belize Barrier Reef
  148. Luther Memorials
  149. Salzburg
  150. Schönbrunn
  151. Ravenna
  152. Maritime Greenwich
  153. Mont-Saint-Michel
  154. Mount Kenya
  155. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  156. Trogir
  157. Kinderdijk
  158. Tallinn
  159. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  160. Modena
  161. Urbino
  162. Pompei
  163. Versailles
  164. Costiera Amalfitana
  165. Agrigento
  166. Villa Romana del Casale
  167. Torun
  168. Viñales Valley
  169. Malbork Castle
  170. Riga
  171. Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs
  172. Grand Place, Brussels
  173. Pyramids (Memphis)
  174. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  175. Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
  176. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  177. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  178. Wartburg Castle
  179. Litomysl Castle
  180. Sighisoara
  181. Isole Eolie
  182. Rome
  183. Greater Blue Mountains
  184. Graz
  185. Saint-Emilion
  186. Loire Valley
  187. Mostar
  188. Dubrovnik
  189. Valparaiso
  190. Split
  191. Bardejov Town
  192. Reichenau
  193. Plitvice Lakes
  194. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  195. Ohrid Region
  196. Curonian Spit
  197. Brugge
  198. Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  199. Great Himalayan National Park
  200. Blue and John Crow Mountains