World Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations.
Imagine planet Earth was just another destination in our Universe. What are the main attractions you should visit? Why are they important? You want to explore the real essence of Earth. You want to experience the outstanding universal values in its nature and cultures. You want to understand the ‘humans’ that live there. You want to see, touch and feel the environment they live in, what made them who they are. They live in such diverse habitats, in beautiful and challenging locations, among the remnants of previous civilizations… So many options that it feels confusing. But what if there was someone that collected all the ‘best bits’? The places that are the most important, the most unique, the most sacred. A system created by humans from all around the Earth, for humans in every part of the Earth, that provides information and protection for these most special places. That would definitely be worth looking into.
WELL, THERE IS.
World Heritage Sites are natural or human-made sites, areas, or structures recognised as being of outstanding importance to humankind, and a prime destination for any traveller. These sites are nominated to and designated by the World Heritage Convention, an international treaty to the United Nations, which is made up of humans from all over the Earth. Pretty cool huh?
But there are a lot of World Heritage Sites. Which ones will be near the places you will travel? Which ones will suit the things you are interested in, and what you want to see? If only there was someone who is visiting all of them, recording the experience, and providing it for you? ahem …
WELL, THERE IS.
I am Pablo, environmental manager and a 'normal' guy who wants to visit all the World Heritage Sites. I was born in Mexico City and I’ve been travelling the world since I was 17. My first trip abroad was to Canada, and while visiting the Historic District of Old Québec, I saw a monument with a logo that read: UNESCO World Heritage. I had never heard of this and didn’t know what it meant. As I continued travelling, I soon realised that most of the places I wanted to see had the same emblem, so I started to search deeper into what that means for “the World”.
Today, as I’m starting this website, I have visited over 170 Sites in more than 50 countries. While sharing my experiences I look forward to share my enthusiasm for understanding and exploring the “Outstanding Universal Values” that give sense to our humankind. I can’t wait to visit all Sites from the growing list, and to share them here, with you. Join me!