UNESCO designates 26 new World Heritage Sites - How many have you visited?

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    The annual update of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list came out today with 26 new sites added. Then include the first inscriptions in four countries. There are also four cities listed as sites, which is always an interesting designation to me. Here's the list of the new sites:
    • Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy (Bahrain)
    • Major Mining Sites of Wallonia (Belgium)
    • Rio de Janeiro, Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea (Brazil)
    • The Landscape of Grand-Pré (Canada)
    • Site of Xanadu (China)
    • Historic Town Grand-Bassam (Côte d’Ivoire)
    • Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin (France)
    • Margravial Opera House Bayreuth (Germany)
    • Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy (Indonesia)
    • Masjed-e Jamé of Isfahan (Islamic Republic of Iran)
    • Gonbad-e Qabus (Islamic Republic of Iran)
    • Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel : The Nahal Me’arot/Wadi el-Mughara Caves (Israel)
    • Archaelogical Heritage of the Lenggong Valley (Malaysia)
    • Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage (Morocco)
    • Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem (Palestine)
    • Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications (Portugal)
    • Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes (Senegal)
    • Heritage of Mercury Almadén and Idrija (Slovenia/Spain)
    • Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland (Sweden)
    • Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük (Turkey)
    • Lakes of Ounianga (Chad)
    • Sangha Trinational (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo,)
    • Chengjiang Fossil Site (China)
    • Western Ghats (India)
    • Lena Pillars Nature Park (Russian Federation)
    • Rock Islands Southern Lagoon (Palau)
    How many have you visited of these? How about of the other 936 sites? If you want to track your visits on a map I've got a tool for that. :cool:
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  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Big fat zero for me for the new ones. Many of the "old" ones. One of these days I'll start tracking them.
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