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We are a couple living in Brussels and love to travel.

Although we do not select our travel destination based on the WHS list, we find the list a good guide to discover a country's most interesting (and sometimes otherwise overlooked) sites.

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Painted Churches in the Troödos Region Kbecq

Painted Churches in the Troödos Region by Kbecq

Preparing for our trip to Cyprus, we noticed that very little practical information (opening hours, ...) can be found about the painted churches, so maybe the below is useful for future visitors. Note that we visited all 10 churches mid March, so potentially the opening hours may be different in other months/seasons.

As mentioned in previous reviews, it's best to use GPS coordinates to find the churches - they are indicated below. Unlike Clyde, we never felt we needed a 4x4 vehicle but the difference might be that we used the 'avoid unpaved roads' option on our GPS.

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Salzburg Kbecq

Salzburg by Kbecq

We visited Salzburg at the end of December, hoping for snow. While this was not the case, Salzburg was still an enjoyable and beautiful city with a cosy Christmas atmosphere.

Next to the most visited sights (Hohensalzburg fortress, Mozart's Geburtshaus, ...), Salzburg is also full of magnificent churches. We particularly liked the St. Peter, the Kollegienkirche and of course the Dom. In case you buy a ticket for the Dom Quartier (Salzburg's cathedral museum complex - highly recommended), you will be guided through the Dom at organ level which provides a spectacular view on the Dom's inside and ceiling.

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Fagus Factory Kbecq

Fagus Factory by Kbecq

We arrived at the Fagus factory on a Saturday with the intention to participate in one of the guided tours which take place on Saturdays and Sundays. However, because there was an event scheduled on Sunday there was no tour on Saturday (since they were already setting up things for the event the next day).

Therefore, we had to take a tour with an audio/video guide. But we were lucky: the workers preparing the event didn't mind that we walked around in the factory so we got to see the same as during a guided tour (and maybe even more?).

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Teide National Park Kbecq

Teide National Park by Kbecq

We visited Teide National Park for two days in the autumn.

The first day we went to the 'Roques de Garcia', already mentioned in Els' and Hubert's reviews. We can confirm that during the 3.5km walk, at some points it's easy to lose track of the path. Just keep looking for the small 'stone towers' which indicate the correct way.

The second day we got up early to climb Mount Teide. The best way to do this is to start from the small parking located around kilometer 40 on road TF-21. The trail is about 9km (one way) and first leads you along Montaña Blanca and the impressive 'Huevos del Teide' (lava 'cannonballs' from the eruption of the vulcano).

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Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes Kbecq

Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes by Kbecq

Without going into detail, we can confirm that arranging a reservation for a descent in the mine is a nice example of Belgian surrealism (cf. Solivagant's review). But after a few atempts we made it to Spiennes and we can also confirm that the local staff and guides are very helpful and knowledgeable.

It seems that the parking close to the site is meant for the elderly and/or disabled, but you can park at the Rue du Petit Spiennes - Rue de Nouvelles intersection which is only a 5 minute walk to the site.

The tour starts with an explanation above ground and ends with a descent in the mine. This last part takes some time since everyone has to get in/out of safety gear. In the mine, three layers of flint/silex are clearly visible.

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Name: Kbecq

Country: Belgium

Visited WHS: 113

Most Impressive: Calakmul

Proposal New WHS: World War I memorials and cemeteries

Recently Visited WHS

Update 22.07.17

Lists

  1. Major Town Houses
  2. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  3. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  4. Arequipa
  5. Vienna
  6. Calakmul
  7. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  8. Stralsund and Wismar
  9. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  10. Novodevichy Convent
  11. Primeval Beech Forests
  12. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  13. Central Highlands
  14. Twyfelfontein
  15. Teide National Park
  16. Caral-Supe
  17. Fortifications of Vauban
  18. Stoclet House
  19. Wadden Sea
  20. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  21. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  22. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  23. Fagus Factory
  24. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  25. Namib Sand Sea
  26. Van Nellefabriek
  27. Corvey
  28. Qhapaq Ñan
  29. Champagne
  30. Christiansfeld
  31. Fontainebleau
  32. Speyer Cathedral
  33. Florence
  34. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  35. Anuradhapura
  36. Polonnaruva
  37. Sigiriya
  38. Belem
  39. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  40. Lübeck
  41. Cuzco
  42. Machu Picchu
  43. Vatican City
  44. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  45. Cologne Cathedral
  46. Aachen Cathedral
  47. Statue of Liberty
  48. Yosemite National Park
  49. Cordoba
  50. Granada
  51. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  52. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  53. Trier
  54. Garajonay
  55. Seville
  56. Venice and its Lagoon
  57. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  58. Budapest
  59. Palenque
  60. Westminster
  61. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  62. Kandy
  63. Old Town of Galle
  64. Chichen-Itza
  65. Tower of London
  66. Strasbourg
  67. Lima
  68. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  69. Potsdam
  70. Quedlinburg
  71. St. Petersburg
  72. Kremlin and Red Square
  73. San Gimignano
  74. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  75. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  76. Reims
  77. Prague
  78. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  79. Völklingen Ironworks
  80. Roskilde Cathedral
  81. Kronborg Castle
  82. Jelling
  83. City of Luxembourg
  84. Nasca Lines
  85. Siena
  86. Messel Pit
  87. Sintra
  88. Bauhaus Sites
  89. Schokland
  90. Grand Canyon
  91. Oporto
  92. La Lonja de la Seda
  93. Luther Memorials
  94. Salzburg
  95. Schönbrunn
  96. Paphos
  97. Uxmal
  98. Kinderdijk
  99. Willemstad
  100. Versailles
  101. Classical Weimar
  102. Choirokoitia
  103. Flemish Béguinages
  104. The Four Lifts
  105. Grand Place, Brussels
  106. Campeche
  107. Wartburg Castle
  108. Beemster Polder
  109. Rome
  110. San Cristobal de La Laguna
  111. Belfries
  112. Zollverein
  113. Brugge