Exploring the South

Today we are on the road again! Elated but exhausted we are heading south, albeit three weeks behind schedule. Our unfortunate mishap in Laos, where Fiona broke her cylinder head, was costly and time-consuming. Now it is time to head towards new adventures, just like we did in Oman, nearly a year ago.

Jibrin Fort
From the southern foothills of the Hajar we passed into the lowlands. Strategically located, with a view of the surrounding dusty plains, lies the fort of Jibrin....

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Posted on April 5th, 2011

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Why World Heritage

Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Places as unique and diverse as the Roman ruïns on the North-African shore, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Himalayan National parks, and the tempels of Angkor make up our world’s heritage. What makes the concept of World Heritage exceptional is its universal application. World Heritage sites belong to all of us – to enjoy, experience, and protect. You can help protect the natural and cultural wonders of the world; explore the majesty of these places, recognized for their “outstanding value to humanity” under UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention; and experience for yourself the marvels of our World Heritage by visiting the sites.

World Heritage Cruise to Singapore!

Melody and Nico are on an overland cruise from the Netherlands to Singapore. This website relates their ultimate travel experience as they visit over sixty World Heritage sites. They hope to encourage sustainable development and responsible tourism by creating awareness and by raising funds for the Friends of World Heritage initiative. Melody and Nico are self- supporting, and all raised funds go directly to the preservation and protection of World Heritage sites: for you and other future travelers, because World Heritage belongs to all of us.

the route

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