Subject: Re: UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Hi Ziners Well, I finally took up Frances' challenge and checked out the Unesco World Heritage Sites list to find out just how much of the world I have visited. There are 754 sites in 129 states on the list. It was quite an interesting exercise in counting. I've visited 61 sites in 19 states, which means there is a lot of travelling yet to do. And as a follow-up to the messages earlier this month of where would you go if you had only one place left to visit I started to think about where next?

One interesting fact in the count is that Italy has so many sites, a country which I believe is among the most discussed on this site.

My favourite sites on the list include the Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn, Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, the Old City of Dubrovnik, Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, Historic City of Toledo, and the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhom. Each in its own way is beautiful. Interestingly enough the area of Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church are on the list and Saint Margaret's is the one place in London to which I always return for a respite from the noise and general hubbub of the city, to read, sip coffee and chill out.

I don't think we want to chalk up numbers of places that we visit, but the list is an enlightening one to review of beautiful and memorable places in the world.

Among the list of places that I would like to visit are the Old Town of Tallinn, the Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne (what a name!)in Ireland, Petra, Timbuktu, and the volcanoes of Kamchatka. That's a start.

Where have Ziners been on this wonderful list? Where would you recommend? Lucy in Toronto