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Kbecq Profile

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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Profile data

Name: Kbecq

Country: Belgium

Visited WHS: 125

Most Impressive: Calakmul

Proposal New WHS: World War I memorials and cemeteries

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. Stari Grad Plain
  15. Twyfelfontein
  16. Teide National Park
  17. Caral-Supe
  18. Fortifications of Vauban
  19. Stoclet House
  20. Wadden Sea
  21. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  22. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  23. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  24. Fagus Factory
  25. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  26. Namib Sand Sea
  27. Van Nellefabriek
  28. Corvey
  29. Qhapaq Ñan
  30. Champagne
  31. Christiansfeld
  32. Stećci
  33. Venetian Works of Defence
  34. Fontainebleau
  35. Speyer Cathedral
  36. Florence
  37. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  38. Anuradhapura
  39. Polonnaruva
  40. Sigiriya
  41. Nancy
  42. Belem
  43. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  44. Lübeck
  45. Cuzco
  46. Machu Picchu
  47. Vatican City
  48. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  49. Cologne Cathedral
  50. Aachen Cathedral
  51. Statue of Liberty
  52. Yosemite National Park
  53. Cordoba
  54. Granada
  55. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  56. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  57. Trier
  58. Garajonay
  59. Seville
  60. Venice and its Lagoon
  61. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  62. Budapest
  63. Palenque
  64. Westminster
  65. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  66. Kandy
  67. Old Town of Galle
  68. Chichen-Itza
  69. Tower of London
  70. Strasbourg
  71. Lima
  72. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  73. Potsdam
  74. Quedlinburg
  75. St. Petersburg
  76. Kremlin and Red Square
  77. Maulbronn Monastery
  78. San Gimignano
  79. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  80. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  81. Reims
  82. Prague
  83. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  84. Völklingen Ironworks
  85. Roskilde Cathedral
  86. Kronborg Castle
  87. Jelling
  88. City of Luxembourg
  89. Nasca Lines
  90. Siena
  91. Messel Pit
  92. Sintra
  93. Bauhaus Sites
  94. Schokland
  95. Grand Canyon
  96. Oporto
  97. La Lonja de la Seda
  98. Luther Memorials
  99. Salzburg
  100. Schönbrunn
  101. Paphos
  102. Uxmal
  103. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  104. Trogir
  105. Kinderdijk
  106. Willemstad
  107. Versailles
  108. Classical Weimar
  109. Choirokoitia
  110. Flemish Béguinages
  111. The Four Lifts
  112. Grand Place, Brussels
  113. Campeche
  114. Wartburg Castle
  115. Beemster Polder
  116. Rome
  117. San Cristobal de La Laguna
  118. Belfries
  119. Mostar
  120. Dubrovnik
  121. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  122. Split
  123. Zollverein
  124. Plitvice Lakes
  125. Brugge