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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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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.

In total it’s about 12 km which takes about 4 hours, a short break on the sandbank included. A guide is recommended (or even obligatory?) since the sea currents can be very dangerous.

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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: 135

Most Impressive: Calakmul

Proposal New WHS: World War I memorials and cemeteries

Update 2018-07-08 13:50:42

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