Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Today I issue you all a challenge.

These are places that are supposed to be some of the greatest architectural, artistic, religious, and historical contributions of mankind, as well as the world's finest known natural wonders. Some of them are in your frigin backyard and I bet you never knew it. Hell, I had been to one twice on school field trips as a child, and just found out it was listed. Who knew!? This is along the lines of the dream list I made for myself with Pat Garrett and Lou Jobst (you guys are amazing) back in PSD at MSA 1997. Damn I am old. Use it to spur yourself to get off your lazy duffs and move around the big planet we live on. See the world!

I am writing this today because of some sad news I received yesterday. My nana has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. She may have as little as 6 weeks to live, and has this precious time to accomplish anything she still wishes to, before she leaves us. She always told me that my wanderlust was like hers, and she urged me to travel and never regret. I know that by being here now, I am doing what she wants me to do, and she is proud of me. She wishes she had the chance to see more of the world when she was able. So, do it now, people! Don't put your life on hold till you think the timing might be right. Buy a ticket, hop a plane, a boat... GO!

Anyways... World Heritage Site List


Cambodia
Cambodia: Angkor

Czech Republic
Czech Republic: Historic Centre of Prague


France
France: Chartes Cathedral
France: Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
France: Palace and Park of Versailles
France: Amiens Cathedral
France: Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
France: Cathedral of Notre-Dame
France: Paris, Banks of the Seine

Italy
Italy: Historic Centre of Rome
Italy: Vatican City
Italy: Historic Centre of Florence
Italy: Venice and its Lagoon
Italy: City of Verona

Japan
Japan: Himeji-jo
Japan: Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto
Japan: Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Morocco
Morocco: Medina of Marrakesh
Morocco: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddiou

Poland
Poland: Historic City Centre of Warsaw

Switzerland
Switzerland: Junfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn

United Kingdom
United Kingdom: Frontiers of the Roman Empire
United Kingdom: Westminster Palace, Abbey, and Saint Margaret's Church
United Kingdom: Tower of London
United Kingdom: Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
United Kingdom: Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City

United States of America
United States: Everglades National Park
United States: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

United States: Statue of Liberty

Woot! 29! Let's Challenge!

2 comments:

Chris said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. But I agree with her! We should live life to the fullest!

I was going to post my list a while ago, actually, but held off. I'll post it sometime today! It's definitely not as long as yours though... :)

Saipan Chamoale said...

As previously mentioned: 18

Click HERE to see the list