unesco bucket list

A bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you die. Pretty sure most people have a “list” either official or unofficial. We don’t have an official list per se but we do have a list for places we would like to see on our travels and a list that we call the retrospective bucket list.

The UNESCO Heritage List is our unofficial travel bucket list. Realistically, we know that we will not go to all these places. But we do hope we can cross off as many as we can in our lifetime. And being fully aware this list will keep growing, it’s a challenge we have set ourselves.However, this does not mean that we base our holidays solely to tick off what’s on this list but consider it a bonus if we can!

Here, you will be able to see our favourite photograph of each heritage listing we have visited. They are listed based on the order in which they were listed on the World Heritage List. Enjoy the slideshow!


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And our retrospective bucket list?

Basically, after we have done something that we are so glad we did or experienced something we considered AWESOME, we add it to this list. Anything can be added – either spontaneous, completely unexpected or planned. Bucket lists can sometimes take the spontaneity out of the experience so to combat that we have our retrospective bucket list.

We do have a list of things; “our travel wish list” that we want to see in this magnificent world and it would probably go on forever so we’ll just take it one step at a time and see what tickles our fancy at the time of planning a holiday. We are always open to suggestions!


39 thoughts on “unesco bucket list

    YAY for ephesus « wise monkeys abroad said:
    July 21, 2015 at 10:13 pm

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    Jaspa said:
    February 25, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Your fascination with UNESCO locations has made me aware of all the World Heritage Sites I’ve been lucky enough to visit over the years. There’s a lot more than I first thought. Thanks for that, Monkeys!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 25, 2015 at 7:17 am

      Ahhhh…. Jaspa – we are so glad that we have brought it to your attention. Maybe you can collect UNESCO Heritage Sites too 😉 It’s quite exciton to visit places and be able to go, “Oh, I didn’t realise you were on there…” 🙂

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    ungiornonellavita.com said:
    July 26, 2014 at 2:15 am

    This is inspiring!! I love how you created a slideshow of your favorite photos from your travel bucket list! 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 26, 2014 at 3:32 am

      Thank you 🙂 We are glad you like it! We just love the memories and want to have them documented in a quick and easy way to view!

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    the eternal traveller said:
    April 26, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I cannot believe how similar we are. We too enjoying seeing World Heritage sites and I have that as a tag on my blog. I even looked up the list on the UNESCO website because I was going to print it and tick off all the ones we have been too, except there were nearly 1000 places. We’ve been to 28 I think, at last count. I really should print the list. We’re always excited when we come across a new one.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 26, 2014 at 8:06 am

      Wow – kindred spirits we must be 🙂 So glad to have found you and be connected!!

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    'CC' Richards, Daytripper Sippers said:
    March 11, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Love your slideshow. Some truly amazing places you’ve been. CC

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      The world is full of incredible places and we feel so lucky to have seen some of them. Our list seems to forever grow! So glad to hear you liked the slideshow 🙂

    Kavita Joshi said:
    February 20, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    awesome blog my friend…very motivating and glad to found your blog here

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 20, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you for your kind words 🙂 – always lovely and motivating to hear such encouraging words!

    February 18, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog. Your photo’s are exciting to see. You get to travel and see things that I am not able to. I enjoy them.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 18, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      You are very welcome! Thank you for returning the visit. We enjoy reading blogs and book reviews because we are book addicts! So please keep sharing more book reviews 🙂
      We hope we can share with you a little bit of our adventures and travels through our photos!

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    Hitch-Hikers' Handbook said:
    October 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Great idea! We also love visiting UNESCO places 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      Thanking you! We have just got back from Turkey so excited to be adding a few more to the list 🙂

    Roma RoamingRequired (@RoamingRequired) said:
    September 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    What are really inventive idea! I have a bucket list only because there are some things I want to do/see but like most bucketlists it’s about getting to as much of it as you can. Keep going guys!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 7, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks for dropping by! It’s really hard thinking of a true official bucket list so we thought we would start with this. Lately have read a lot of other people’s bucket list & have contemplated creating a “proper one” for ourselves… will see! 🙂

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    jjrachmat said:
    July 16, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    A M A Z I N G!!!
    I couldn’t count all the pictures but how many places have you visited on the UNESCO heritage list and how many are left???
    You inspire me to do so much more in life!!!!
    ***Love the blog***

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks jjrachmat! There are many more to go, I think we’ve been to about 30 something of the UNESCO places! Also really appreciate you following us!

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