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Michael Ayers
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132 of the sites I have visited I saw during my bicycle tour of the southern continents (02005-02008).

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A new Grand Tour began in April 2019, with plans to visit many more sites! 

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Visited Sites Michael Ayers

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Thimlich Ohinga

Michael Ayers USA - 30-Jan-21

Thimlich Ohinga

Visit in January 2021

To partially compensate for being forced to cancel plans for visits to many top-level Sites in 2020 I intended to make visits to a few unreviewed, or seldom-visited Sites. As it turned out, most of those sites were unreviewed for good reasons, especially because onerous bureaucracy and remote locations made reaching them impractical, or impossible. The best I could come up with was a visit to Thimlich Ohinga, a Site that was unvisited primarily because it was only recently inscribed, in 2018. The Site is located in the southwestern corner of Kenya, in an area where sugarcane is the dominant farm crop, and which was pleasantly green during that time of year

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Rwenzori Mountains

Michael Ayers USA - 11-Jan-21

Rwenzori Mountains

Visit in December, 2020

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Struve Geodetic Arc

Michael Ayers USA - 24-Jul-20

Struve Geodetic Arc

Visit in July 2020

The Pandemic of 2020 completely demolished any hopes I had of ever attempting to visit any of the European Pile Dwellings locations, and it did its best to similarly affect that other collection of unobtrusive artifacts in obscure, out-of-the-way locations, the Struve Geodetic Arc. However, in the latter case I refused to be defeated. I originally had planned to see one or two of the locations in Lithuania, as many others have already done, but since that became problematic I needed to find another alternative. As luck would have it, the cluster of triangulation points in central-western Ukraine were not far from where I expected to be in late July, so I salvaged the opportunity to claim my Struve site visit by heading in that direction

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Brazilian Atlantic Islands

Michael Ayers USA - 06-Jan-20

Brazilian Atlantic Islands

Visit January 2020

My short visit to Fernado de Noronha was probably one that I should have skipped, but now that it is in the past I am happy to be able to include it to my visited Sites count. One reason that I should have changed my plans was that I have not been in perfect health for a couple of weeks, which, not surprisingly, cut down on my level of enjoyment. A more important reason, however, was that a visit to this island is significantly expensive, and, since I have been routinely exceeding my travel budget lately, I really didn’t need another costly addition to my route.

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Serra da Capivara

Michael Ayers USA - 30-Nov-19

Serra da Capivara

Visit in November 2019 

Sites that have been inscribed primarily to protect important areas containing ancient Rock Art are among my favorite types of sites to visit and it had been a fairly long time since I had been to a site from that category. Consequently, I was definitely looking forward to my visit to Serra da Capivara National Park. Though I only had one full day available for this visit, I found the park to be beautiful and fascinating, and felt that my time there was well spent.

As the previous review mentioned, the park is a long way from anywhere else that most travelers might be when visiting Brazil, so getting to the area will generally be time consuming. The transport infrastructure is in reasonably good condition coming from any direction, but, while the small cities and towns that one will pass through along the way are friendly, and contain most of the important services, they are usually not the most attractive examples to be found in Brazil. One of the nicer places is São Raimundo Nonato, the main service center for the park, located just to its south

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Name
Michael Ayers
Country
USA
Most Impressive
Can't decide.
Proposal
Geological Remnants of Ice Age Floods, USA; Spiny Forest Protected Areas, Madagascar; Antarctica (all of it)
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Recently Visited WHS

Update 17.04.21
Rating Stats
Cuzco 3.5
Potosi 3.5
Quito 3.5
Sigiriya 3.5
Zacatecas 3.5
Goias 2.5
Lumbini 2.5
Puebla 2.5
Vat Phou 2.5
Lima 2
  1. Amazonia Theaters (T)
  2. Ancient cities of Upper Myanmar : Innwa, Amarapura, Sagaing, Mingun, Mandalay (T)
  3. Ancient Ruin of Drukgyel Dzong (T)
  4. Mon cities : Bago, Hanthawaddy (T)
  5. Breiðafjörður Nature Reserve (T)
  6. California Current Conservation Complex (T)
  7. Cienaga de Zapata National Park (T)
  8. City Hall, Georgetown (T)
  9. City of Granada and its natural environment (T)
  10. Historic Center of the City of Trujillo (T)
  11. Cultural Landscape of Canyon in Kamenets-Podilsk (T)
  12. Darwin's Landscape Laboratory (T)
  13. Dzongs: the centre of temporal and religious authorities (Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, Paro Dzong, Trongsa Dzong and Dagana Dzong) (T)
  14. Early Chicago Skyscrapers (T)
  15. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  16. Historical city of Izamal (Izamal, Mayan continuity in an Historical City) (T)
  17. Île d'Anticosti (T)
  18. Inle Lake (T)
  19. Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) (T)
  20. La Haute Ville d’Antananarivo (T)
  21. La Rambla (promenade maritime) de la Cité de Montevideo (T)
  22. Lake Titicaca (T)
  23. Lalbagh Fort (T)
  24. Le lac Tanganyika (T)
  25. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  26. Mount Vernon (T)
  27. Reef System in the Cuban Caribbean (T)
  28. Residence Ensemble Schwerin - Cultural Landscape of Romantic Historicism (T)
  29. Sacred Titicaca Lake (T)
  30. St.Georges Anglican Cathedral (T)
  31. Sud-Ouest Malgache, Pays Mahafaly (T)
  32. Tayrona and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Parks and their Archaeological Sites (T)
  33. The medieval palace complex of Gorkha (T)
  34. Torres del Paine and Bernardo O'Higgins National Parks, Region of Magallanes (T)
  35. Ver-o-Peso (T)

Top 50 Missing Sites

  1. Andaman Islands
  2. Bagan
  3. Baikonur Cosmodrome / Cape Canaveral
  4. Cape York and the islands of the Torres Strait
  5. Ciudad Perdida, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
  6. Dzongs of Bhutan
  7. Forests of Southern New Caledonia
  8. Golden Gate Bridge
  9. Lake Titicaca
  10. Major Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright
  11. Mammoth Bone Burials
  12. Mt Kailash
  13. Naica Cave: Cave of the Crystals
  14. Okavango Delta
  15. Plain of Jars / Sites Mégalithiques de la province de Xieng Khouang
  16. Railways of the Andes
  17. Shwedagon Pagoda
  18. The Sacred Complex of Babylon
  19. The Sublime Karsts of Papua New Guinea
  20. Torres del Paine National Park