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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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Recent Reviews Kbecq

Wadden Sea Kbecq

Wadden Sea by Kbecq

A couple of years ago we visited the German part of the Wadden Sea WHS with stops in Dorum (where you can have a look inside the Obereversand lighthouse) and Dornum (where you can make a walk along the Wadden Sea following the Heller path).

However, to get a proper feel of this WHS we decided to participate in a ‘wadloop’ (mud hike) in the Dutch part of the Wadden Sea WHS. There are various agencies offering such hikes using different routes. We opted for the one starting from the little village of Wierum to the Engelsmanplaat (Englishman sandbank) and back to Wierum.

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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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Name: Kbecq

Country: Belgium

Visited WHS: 130

Most Impressive: Calakmul

Proposal New WHS: World War I memorials and cemeteries

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