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
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
Kbecq Belgium - 02-Nov-18
We visited the Kondoa rock art site from Arusha with a rented car. The archaeological museum where guides to visit the site(s) can be found is actually in Kolo, a little village 25 kilometres on the main road before you reach Kondoa. The whole stretch Arusha – Kolo is in very good condition and took us about 3.5 hours.
As we were told that the Thawi sites have the most varied paintings, we opted for these sites (more specifically sites D4A, D4B, D14 and D15). The downside is that these are probably one of the most remote sites which can be visited and a 4x4 is required – no way the area can be reached with a standard car. Taking this into account, the 20 kilometre drive (one way) took about one hour.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
- 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