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We are taking a break…

Hiatus
If you are a regular reader of The Heritage Travels, you would realise by now that we haven't posted for a while. We just wanted to let you all know that we are still here!! It is coming up to the busiest parts of our studies with assignments, pracs and exams, so we have been spending most of our free time studying... On top of our regular day to day business, we have also b...
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Former UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Former World Heritage Sites
The following sites have been delisted from the UNESCO World Heritage List, causing them to lose conservation funding and grants, and the title of holding a World Heritage Listed site. Even though these places have been delisted, you can still visit them. 1. Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, Oman Now known as the Al Wusta Wildlife Reserve. Entrance Fee: OMR5 per car Open: By ap...
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I Crossed Something Off My Bucket List…

Hatra Off Bucket List
Today I crossed a world heritage site off of my bucket list...but not because I went there. I crossed it off because it has been destroyed. It is no longer the incredible 2000 year old site in Iraq which has been long known for the well preserved artefacts and integrity of the structure. It is now a pile of rubble... Stones and pillars smashed in the dirt... Something no...
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Get More Out of Your Travel Experience

Better travel
This post contains affiliate links. Travelling the world can give you a new perspective of life. You will be immersed in a new culture and learn more about the world and yourself than you could have ever imagined. These are a few of my tips to help you get the most out of your travels. 1. Take a minute Unlike most, the first time I saw the Colosseum I immediately saw mysel...
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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year falls between the 21st January and the 20th February, and is the longest running festival in the Chinese Calendar. Small scale celebrations began c.2300BCE during the Neolithic, but it was not until the Shang Dynasty (c.1600-1050BCE) that New Years celebrations became a part of the year end religious ceremony. During the Han Dynasty (c.206-220BCE) New Yea...
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