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.
Recent Reviews Kbecq
Pitons of Reunion
Kbecq Belgium - 22-Nov-19
Contrary to its neighbour Mauritius, Réunion island does not have a lot of beaches so most people (including ourselves) come for hiking.
Over the course of four days we did four hikes: (i) Trou de Fer, (ii) Col du Taïbit/Marla, (iii) Piton des Neiges, and (iv) Piton de la Fournaise. These and more hikes can be found on the website https://en.reunion.fr/organize/hiking-trails where also GPX tracks can be downloaded and practical information is provided (where to park, distances, …). However, we didn’t need GPX tracks since all hikes are well marked.Read On
Rjukan / Notodden
Kbecq Belgium - 11-Sep-19
The site focuses on the production of fertilizers by using hydro energy. At the core of this site are the Norsk Hydro production- and power plants, but also the Rjukan and Notodden company towns and the transport system between both towns (rail and ferry).
This probably isn’t a site that will appeal to many but because of mr. Kbecq’s professional interest in this industry we couldn’t visit Oslo without also visiting Rjukan and Notodden. We hired a car in Oslo and although it was winter (March) we made it to Rjukan without problems.Read On
Svalbard Archipelago (T)
Kbecq Belgium - 06-May-19
We visited Svalbard (Spitsbergen) end of March 2019, i.e. during the winter period, since in our opinion the archipelago looks much nicer when everything is covered in snow and ice.
Of course, the consequence is that temperatures are a lot lower than during the summer period (-15 / -20 C°). Also, since there are no roads between the villages, travel is by way of snowscooters while in summer it is also possible to visit e.g. Barentsburg and Pyramiden by boat (although end of March Barentsburg could also be reached by boat).Read On
Santa Maria delle Grazie
Kbecq Belgium - 03-Apr-19
We visited the Santa Maria delle Grazie church with Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper" mid February 2019 and can add / confirm the following to the below reviews:
Unless you are very lucky you won’t get in without a reservation and the reservation process is still ‘hit and miss’. Unless you are on a (expensive) tour which includes a visit to the Last Supper, tickets have to be booked through the Vivaticket website (https://www.vivaticket.it/eng/event/cenacolo-vinciano/26482).Read On
Kbecq Belgium - 10-Feb-19
We visited Serengeti National Park for three days at the end of September and it did not disappoint.
Since we were based in Moshi after our Kilimanjaro climb, we first had to make a long drive to the park passing Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro crater (which we visted afterwards).
Once in Serengeti, you will encounter countless animals (giraffes, zebras, gazelles, monkeys, elephants, the bizarre hyrax, ...). Over three days, we also spotted a dozen of lions – most of them resting under a tree in small groups but also one hunting a gazelle. Little anecdote in this respect: three meters away from a couple of resting lions, our jeep found it a good idea to stop working but another nearby jeep was radioed and was able to give us a push which helped us start again.Read On
- Most Impressive
- World War I memorials and cemeteries
Recently Visited WHS
- Update 03.11.19
- Loire Valley
- Chartres Cathedral
- Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
- Bourges Cathedral
- Le Havre
- Aapravasi Ghat
- Le Morne
- Pitons of Reunion
- Pitons of Reunion
- Rjukan / Notodden
- Santa Maria delle Grazie
- Kilimanjaro National Park
- Wadden Sea
- Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
- Fagus Factory
- Teide National Park
- Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
- Rammelsberg and Goslar
- City of Luxembourg
- The Four Lifts
- Namib Sand Sea