Wojciech Fedoruk Profile

Travelling is my biggest passion. I try to spend every day of my vacation time (unfortunately, limited to 26 days a year) travelling. I travel mostly with my family and sometimes solo. I love going to remote places and always plan visiting as many WH sites as possible. Although sometimes they are not rewarding, in most cases visiting WHS gives me much better understanding of the region I visit.

I find this site very helpful in planning my trips to more difficult WHS and want to share my reviews especially on rarely visited ones.

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Aasivissuit - Nipisat

Wojciech Fedoruk Poland - 08-Dec-18

Aasivissuit - Nipisat

During my trip to Greenland in 2012 I spent two days in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland’s biggest airport and usual entry point for most tourists. There is little to do in this small village (though there is small museum), although you can hike around or take a trip to continental glacier, located around 40 km from Kangerlussuaq (the road to the glacier is actually the longest in Greenland). Based on the map from the nomination file, the road crosses the core WHS area of Aasivissuit-Nipisat. Although the highlight of the trip is the glacier itself, the road is also interesting, with picturesque landscapes of small lakes, meadows (really green in the middle of July) and various stone forms. I remember our guide told us a lot about Innuits, their hunting habits and everyday life

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Le paysage urbain historique de la ville de Djibouti et ses bâtiments spécifiques (T)

Wojciech Fedoruk Poland - 13-Nov-18

Le paysage urbain historique de la ville de Djibouti et ses bâtiments spécifiques (T)

Site visited in May 2018, during extremely hot weather, which might have influenced my opinion about the capital of Djibouti. And unfortunately I cannot say many positive things about Djibouti ville. The capital is in fact ugly and disorganized, despite the fact, that the whole country is not that poor (it is very expensive even for Westerners). Goats and sheep can be seen even in the very center of the city. The historical buildings are generally in very bad condition, except a few those used by government or municipality. The description of this TWHS mentions those nice ones, like Presidential Palace or City Hall, but if you go to the main square, called la Place du 27 Juin, you will see almost nothing but mess

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Le Lac Assal (T)

Wojciech Fedoruk Poland - 07-Sep-18

Le Lac Assal (T)

Djibouti is not known in the world as a tourist destination, although it does not mean that there are no attractions. The country is small but fairly diverse, and has beaches, quite high mountains (with the highest peak exceeding 2000 meters above sea level), near which lies the lowest point of Africa (153 m below sea level) deserts, lakes and even a piece of forest (protected within the National Park Forêt du Day). As all of the countries in the Red Sea, there are also good diving spots. Djibouti has no WHS, although it is possible that this will soon change - the country wants to propose for the biggest tourist attraction - Lake Assal, which was my only trip outside the capital of Djibouti.

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Camp de concentration de Tarrafal (T)

Wojciech Fedoruk Poland - 01-Aug-18

Camp de concentration de Tarrafal (T)

From the perspective of Praia, the capital of Cape Verde, the town of Tarrafal is located exactly on the opposite side of the island of Santiago. Although the distance is only 60 kilometers, it can take as long as 1.5h by car and even up to 3h by minibus, called here aluguer. We chose the latter, adding to the adventure. You have to ask the driver to stop near the camp, which is in the outskirts of the town of Tarrafal, near the main road.

The Camp was founded in 1936 in the times of the exemplary Catholic, dictator of the Portuguese empire Antonio de Olivieira Salazar and functioned (with a 7-year break) until April 25, 1974, the memorable day of the Portuguese Carnation Revolution. The location was not accidental, because at that time Tarrafal was the real end of the world - the islands were completely isolated, but at the same time they were almost in the middle of the empire, at the junction of sea routes. The nearest neighborhood was rarely settled, and most importantly, the water sources were extremely scarce and easy to control. Therefore, escape was very difficult, hence there were no such cases in the history of the camp

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Cidade Velha

Wojciech Fedoruk Poland - 26-Jun-18

Cidade Velha

It seems Cape Verde is not a very popular country in this community. It is not surprising since there is only one World Heritage Site and chances for the inscription of the second one (Tarrafal) are vague. But if you do not follow typical beach vacation on Sal or Boa Vista, there is a lot to see and there is a surprising variety of landscapes in this small country. 

Cidade Velha, [...]

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Wojciech Fedoruk
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Angkor
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Recently Visited WHS

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Angkor 5
Cracow 5
Rome 5
Meteora 4.5
Petra 4.5
Ravenna 4.5
Vienna 4.5
Albi 4
Arles 4
Brugge 4
Hampi 4
Hoi An 4
Masada 4
Nancy 4
Prague 4
Reims 4
Siena 4
Warsaw 4
Zamosc 4
Assisi 3.5
Belem 3.5
Bordeaux 3.5
Burgundy 3.5
Himeji-jo 3.5
Lyon 3.5
Oporto 3.5
Orange 3.5
Riga 3.5
Salzburg 3.5
Sigiriya 3.5
Sintra 3.5
Sviyazhsk 3.5
Torun 3.5
Urbino 3.5
Valletta 3.5
Volubilis 3.5
Wadi Rum 3.5
Bolgar 3
Corfu 3
Elvas 3
Evora 3
Genoa 3
Hué 3
Kiev 3
L'viv 3
Meknes 3
Paphos 3
Rabat 3
Trier 3
Yazd 3
Belfries 2.5
Bisotun 2.5
Champagne 2.5
Hollókö 2.5
Maymand 2.5
Mazagan 2.5
Modena 2.5
My Son 2.5
Québec 2.5
Susa 2.5
Telc 2.5
Vlkolinec 2.5
Kandy 2
Jelling 1.5
Provins 1.5
Battir 1
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  1. Abraj Al-Kuwait (T)
  2. Agioi Varnavas and Ilarion at Peristerona (Five-domed churches) (T)
  3. Aguas Livres Aqueduct (T)
  4. Alaverdi Cathedral (T)
  5. Ananuri (T)
  6. Ancienne chocolaterie Menier à Noisiel (T)
  7. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  8. Ancient Jericho: Tell es-Sultan (T)
  9. Arab Eclecticism - Foundation and evolution of an Architectural School in the city of As-Salt (1860-1925) (T)
  10. Bagçesaray Palace of the Crimean Khans (T)
  11. Bulwarked Fortifications of the "Raia" (Border) (T)
  12. Camp de concentration de Tarrafal (T)
  13. Casablanca, Ville du XXème siécle, carrefour d'influences (T)
  14. Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (T)
  15. Centre historique d'Irkoutsk (T)
  16. Centre historique de Praia (T)
  17. Centre historique de São Filipe (T)
  18. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (T)
  19. Cité de Carcassonne et ses châteaux sentinelles de montagne (T)
  20. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  21. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  22. Coral Stone Mosques of Maldives (T)
  23. David Gareji Monasteries and Hermitage (T)
  24. Desert of the Discalced Carmelites and Built Ensemble of the Palace-Hotel in Bussaco (T)
  25. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  26. Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal (T)
  27. Evolution of Temple Architecture - Aihole-Badami- Pattadakal (T)
  28. Extension to the Joint World Heritage Property "Primeval Beech forests of the Carpathians (Slovak Republic and Ukraine) and the Ancient Beech forests of Germany (Germany)" (T)
  29. FRIM Selangor Forest Park (T)
  30. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)
  31. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (WHS FRE) (T)
  32. Gadara (Modern Um Qeis or Qays) (T)
  33. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  34. Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge (T)
  35. Great Pskov (T)
  36. Great Spas of Europe (Germany) (T)
  37. Gremi Church of Archangels and Royal Tower (T)
  38. Hala Sultan Tekke and the Larnaka Salt Lake Complex (T)
  39. Hangar Y (T)
  40. Head Office and Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  41. Historic Center of the Port City of Odessa (T)
  42. Historic Centre of Guimarães and Couros Zone (extension) (T)
  43. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  44. Historical place of Bac and its Surroundings (T)
  45. Hydraulic Engineering and Hydropower, Drinking Water and Decorative Fountains in Augsburg (T)
  46. Hyrcanian Forest (Caspian Forest) (T)
  47. Jame' (Congregational) Mosque of Esfahan (T)
  48. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  49. Jerusalem (T)
  50. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  51. Kerman Historical-Cultural Structure (T)
  52. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  53. Kyiv: Saint Sophia Cathedral with Related Monastic Buildings, St. Cyril's and St. Andrew's Churches, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (T)
  54. Le Lac Assal (T)
  55. Le massif forestier de Fontainebleau (T)
  56. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  57. Le paysage urbain historique de la ville de Djibouti et ses bâtiments spécifiques (T)
  58. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (T)
  59. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  60. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  61. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
  62. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  63. Marais salants de Guérande (T)
  64. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  65. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
  66. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (T)
  67. Mount Gerizim and the Samaritans (T)
  68. Mta-Tusheti (T)
  69. Mujib Nature Reserve (T)
  70. Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab (T)
  71. National Park (Taman Negara) of Peninsular Malaysia (T)
  72. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  73. Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales, Meudon (T)
  74. Old Town of Nablus and its environs (T)
  75. Original Meadow - Pasture Sites of Slovakia (T)
  76. Ouballang ra Ngebedech (Ngebedech Terraces) (T)
  77. Parc Naturel Cova, Paúl et Ribeira da Torre (T)
  78. Parc Naturel de Fogo – Chã das Caldeiras (T)
  79. Pella (Modern Tabaqat Fahil) (T)
  80. Persepolis and other relevant buildings (T)
  81. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  82. Qasr Al-Mushatta (T)
  83. Qawra/Dwejra (T)
  84. Ras al Had Turtle Reserve and the Heritage Site of Ras al Jinz (T)
  85. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  86. Roman Production Centre of Fish Salting and Conservation in Tróia (T)
  87. Route of Magellan. First around the World (T)
  88. Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Routes in Portugal (T)
  89. Royal Belum State Park (T)
  90. Royal Building of Mafra – Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park (Tapada) (T)
  91. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga (T)
  92. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  93. Seruwila to Sri Pada (Sacred Foot Print Shrine), Ancient pilgrim route along the Mahaweli river in Sri Lanka (T)
  94. Shaubak Castle (Montreal) (T)
  95. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  96. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  97. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  98. Sites of Globalization (T)
  99. Smederevo Fortress (T)
  100. Southwest Coast (T)
  101. Surakhany, Atashgyakh (Fire - worshippers, temple - museum at Surakhany) (T)
  102. Svalbard Archipelago (T)
  103. Taq-e Bostan (T)
  104. Tbilisi Historic District (T)
  105. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)
  106. Tet el Bad (Stone Coffin) (T)
  107. The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa (T)
  108. The Augustow Canal (Kanal Augustowski) (T)
  109. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  110. The Burren (T)
  111. The Cultural-Natural Landscape of Ramsar (T)
  112. The Deliblato Sands Special Natural Reserve (T)
  113. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  114. The forts of Rostaq and al-Hazm (T)
  115. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  116. The Great Wall of Gorgan (T)
  117. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  118. The Historical City of Masouleh (T)
  119. The historical surroundings of Crimean Khans' capital in Bakhchysarai (T)
  120. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  121. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  122. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  123. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  124. Trans-Iranian Railway (T)
  125. Troodos, Mt.Olympus (T)
  126. Umm al-Jimal (T)
  127. University of Tehran (T)
  128. Uplistsikhe Cave Town (T)
  129. Vardzia-Khertvisi (T)
  130. Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)
  131. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Jelling mounds, runic stones, palisade area and church (T)
  132. Vila Viçosa, Renaissance ducal town (T)
  133. Virgin Komi Forests (re-nomination) (T)
  134. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)

Top 50 Missing Sites

  1. Atacama Desert
  2. Bagan
  3. Death Valley National Park
  4. Devils Island (on French Guiana)
  5. Divided Cities along the German Border
  6. Dzongs of Bhutan
  7. Jebel Shams, Wadi Nakhur, and Wadi Ghul
  8. Lake Titicaca
  9. Middle and Upper Sepik
  10. Minoan palaces of Crete
  11. Nan Madol
  12. Neuschwanstein Castle
  13. Okavango Delta
  14. Palaces of Yalta
  15. Suez Canal
  16. Svalbard
  17. The Sacred Complex of Babylon
  18. Torres del Paine National Park
  19. Transiberian Railway
  20. Ur

Top 200 WHS

  1. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  2. Walled City of Baku
  3. L'viv
  4. Prague
  5. Sana'a
  6. Old City of Jerusalem
  7. Rome
  8. Qhapaq Ñan
  9. Preah Vihear Temple
  10. Ellora Caves
  11. Angkor
  12. Petroglyphs of the Mongolian Altai
  13. Lake Turkana
  14. Everglades
  15. Lake Malawi
  16. Iguacu
  17. Uvs Nuur Basin
  18. Iguazu National Park
  19. Okavango Delta
  20. Lake Baikal
  21. Victoria Falls
  22. Kenya Lake System
  23. Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  24. Nesvizh
  25. Brú na Bóinne
  26. Kakadu National Park
  27. Stonehenge
  28. Copan
  29. Chichen-Itza
  30. Tikal National Park
  31. Teotihuacan
  32. Chan Chan
  33. Zamosc
  34. St. Petersburg
  35. Florence
  36. Tyre
  37. Site of Carthage
  38. Dinosaur Provincial Park
  39. Würzburg Residence
  40. Schönbrunn
  41. Versailles
  42. Rapa Nui
  43. Susa
  44. Ancient Merv
  45. Nemrut Dag
  46. Rwenzori Mountains
  47. Tajik National Park
  48. Golden Mountains of Altai
  49. Mount Taishan
  50. Canaima National Park
  51. Great Himalayan National Park
  52. Putorana Plateau
  53. Cliff of Bandiagara
  54. Machu Picchu
  55. Kilimanjaro National Park
  56. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  57. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  58. Red Fort
  59. Mir Castle
  60. Malbork Castle
  61. Masada
  62. Great Wall
  63. Himeji-jo
  64. Agra Fort
  65. Bikini Atoll
  66. Auschwitz Birkenau
  67. Vilnius
  68. Torun
  69. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  70. Brugge
  71. Cracow
  72. Siena
  73. Valparaiso
  74. Angra do Heroismo
  75. Hoi An
  76. Brazilian Atlantic Islands
  77. Socotra Archipelago
  78. Lagoons of New Caledonia
  79. Great Barrier Reef
  80. Rock Islands
  81. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  82. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  83. Cuzco
  84. Mammoth Cave
  85. Lena Pillars
  86. Carlsbad Caverns
  87. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  88. Ha Long Bay
  89. Lord Howe Island
  90. Ogasawara Islands
  91. Gough and Inaccessible Islands
  92. Sub-Antarctic Islands
  93. Pattadakal
  94. Chola Temples
  95. Los Glaciares
  96. Ilulissat Icefjord
  97. Yosemite National Park
  98. Central Sikhote-Alin
  99. Virgin Komi Forests
  100. Sangha Trinational
  101. Tasmanian Wilderness
  102. Tropical Rainforest Sumatra
  103. Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
  104. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  105. Wood Buffalo National Park
  106. W-Arly-Pendjari Complex
  107. Wrangel Island
  108. Okapi Wildlife Reserve
  109. Serengeti
  110. Ngorongoro
  111. Yellowstone
  112. Galapagos Islands
  113. Aldabra Atoll
  114. Komodo National Park
  115. Ancient Nara
  116. Ironbridge Gorge
  117. China Danxia
  118. Purnululu National Park
  119. Grand Canyon
  120. Ancient Thebes
  121. Salamanca
  122. Sangay National Park
  123. Sian Ka'an
  124. Olympic National Park
  125. Darien National Park
  126. Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
  127. Cerrado Protected Areas
  128. Lorentz National Park
  129. Virunga National Park
  130. Tassili n'Ajjer
  131. Muskauer Park
  132. Fujisan
  133. Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
  134. Aranjuez
  135. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  136. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  137. St. Kilda
  138. Uluru
  139. Wadi Rum
  140. Lima
  141. Old Havana
  142. Salvador de Bahia
  143. Antigua Guatemala
  144. Quito
  145. Meroe
  146. Asante Traditional Buildings
  147. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  148. Margravial Opera House
  149. Kremlin and Red Square
  150. Ferapontov Monastery
  151. Novodevichy Convent
  152. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  153. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  154. Churches of Peace
  155. Kiev
  156. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  157. Echmiatsin and Zvartnots
  158. Churches of Chiloé
  159. Chartres Cathedral
  160. Mount Athos
  161. Mont-Saint-Michel
  162. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  163. Vatican City
  164. Meteora
  165. Lalibela
  166. Blue and John Crow Mountains
  167. Thessalonika
  168. Göreme NP
  169. Humayun's Tomb
  170. Tomb of Askia
  171. Taj Mahal
  172. Pyramids (Memphis)
  173. Kii Mountain Range
  174. Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha
  175. Borobudur
  176. Potala Palace
  177. Ajanta Caves
  178. Kathmandu Valley
  179. Bukhara
  180. Samarkand
  181. Kairouan
  182. Damascus
  183. Historic Cairo
  184. Pont du Gard
  185. Segovia
  186. Leptis Magna
  187. Pompei
  188. Ephesus
  189. Epidaurus
  190. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  191. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  192. Olympia
  193. Saint-Emilion
  194. Laponian Area
  195. First Coffee Plantations
  196. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  197. Timbuktu
  198. Heard and McDonald Islands
  199. Jeju
  200. Macquarie Island