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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: 125

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. Dubrovnik
  30. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  31. Fagus Factory
  32. Flemish Béguinages
  33. Florence
  34. Fontainebleau
  35. Fortifications of Vauban
  36. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  37. Garajonay
  38. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  39. Granada
  40. Grand Canyon
  41. Grand Place, Brussels
  42. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  43. Jelling
  44. Kandy
  45. Kinderdijk
  46. Kremlin and Red Square
  47. Kronborg Castle
  48. La Lonja de la Seda
  49. Lima
  50. Luther Memorials
  51. Lübeck
  52. Machu Picchu
  53. Major Town Houses
  54. Maulbronn Monastery
  55. Messel Pit
  56. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  57. Mostar
  58. Namib Sand Sea
  59. Nancy
  60. Nasca Lines
  61. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  62. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  63. Novodevichy Convent
  64. Old Town of Galle
  65. Oporto
  66. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  67. Palenque
  68. Paphos
  69. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  70. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  71. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  72. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  73. Plitvice Lakes
  74. Polonnaruva
  75. Potsdam
  76. Prague
  77. Primeval Beech Forests
  78. Qhapaq Ñan
  79. Quedlinburg
  80. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  81. Reims
  82. Rome
  83. Roskilde Cathedral
  84. Salzburg
  85. San Cristobal de La Laguna
  86. San Gimignano
  87. Schokland
  88. Schönbrunn
  89. Seville
  90. Siena
  91. Sigiriya
  92. Sintra
  93. Speyer Cathedral
  94. Split
  95. St. Petersburg
  96. Stari Grad Plain
  97. Statue of Liberty
  98. Stećci
  99. Stoclet House
  100. Stralsund and Wismar
  101. Strasbourg
  102. Teide National Park
  103. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  104. The Four Lifts
  105. Tower of London
  106. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  107. Trier
  108. Trogir
  109. Twyfelfontein
  110. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  111. Uxmal
  112. Van Nellefabriek
  113. Vatican City
  114. Venetian Works of Defence
  115. Venice and its Lagoon
  116. Versailles
  117. Vienna
  118. Völklingen Ironworks
  119. Wadden Sea
  120. Wartburg Castle
  121. Westminster
  122. Willemstad
  123. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  124. Yosemite National Park
  125. Zollverein