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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: 374

Most Impressive: Galapagos, Komodo & Grand Canyon

Proposal New WHS:

Update 2018-05-19 23:25:06

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