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Let's Randomly Tour World Heritage Sites
"Pilchard Tours are here to take you on a whirlwind ride to some of the magical sites that have captured UNESCO's attention. Carefully selected using a random number generator, let's see where we end up!"
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Our first stop is on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. We are visiting a city that came under siege in 1991-92 during the Croatian War of Independence. Previously known as the Republic of Ragusa, when it was a city-state that rivalled Venice, which Croatian city has become a very popular tourist destination?
Now it's time to get your diving gear on. We're going for a swim to witness the ecological wonder that at 1,500km in length, is the second longest double barrier reef in the world. Proposed as a World Heritage Site by the French government, around which island group would you find this stunning natural haven for aquatic creatures?
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Wallis and Futuna
Next we're off to Germany's capital, Berlin. Here we can find some housing estates that illustrate innovative planning and design during the period of the Weimar Republic, from 1910 to 1933. Which of the following architects would be associated with this modernist period?
Karl Friedrich Schinkel
Following in the footsteps of Portuguese prospectors, we are going to pay a visit to Diamantina, a town situated in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. It came to prominence when which resource was found in the nearby mountains and rivers?
We must have booked a return flight, as we now find ourselves back in Germany. We are in the state of Thuringia, visiting a city which operated as a thriving cultural centre in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Counting the literary greats of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller amongst its notable past residents, where are we?
A visit to north-east India is next on the agenda in order to visit the pilgrimage site of Bodh Gaya. Here you can find a temple complex that includes amongst its sites of significance the Bodhi tree. This tree is said to be the direct descendant of an ancestor, which a certain individual was sat under when he received enlightenment. Who was this individual?
The sunny Caribbean is full of beautiful islands with lush green vegetation, and this particular one stands out for some unique volcanic landscape. We are visiting the Gros Piton and Petit Piton, peaks that can be seen from most of the island. They are so symbolic of the country, that they are even represented on the country's flag. Where are we?
Antigua & Barbuda
We are going to continue our island hopping, this time by visiting Íland. The southern part of this island has caught UNESCO's attention for the way that people have adapted their agricultural practices to the nature of the landscape. The World Heritage Site contains a type of environment called an alvar. What type of rock would you always associate with an alvar?
A first journey into Africa on our trip takes us to the Ethiopian city of Harar. Although the founding of this site is shrouded in mystery and legend, it has developed to be thought of as one of the holiest cities in one particular religion, and serves as an outstanding example of two vastly different cultures melding together. To which religious people is this sometimes considered the "fourth holy city"?
Feeling the fatigue of all the vast distances we've been travelling, there is just one last stop to go in South West England. We are going for a peaceful break to see the beautiful Chesil Beach, sea stacks and some wonderful geological formations. Maybe we'll even find a fossil! How is this place we are visiting commonly known?
The Giant's Causeway
The Jurassic Coast
The White Cliffs of Dover
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Compiled Jun 28 12