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Welcome to our travel website! This site contains all our travel photos since nov. 2003 :: 487 series :: 73582 photos

Number of countries: 32, number of U.S. states: 7, number of Chinese provinces: 12

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38 photos from Breda
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2019-11-03

Another visit to the Reptielenhuis De Aarde zoo.

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221 photos from Nijmegen
(Gelderland, Netherlands)

2007-08-26

In Nijmegen, each summer the Gebroeders van Limburg Festival is celebrated, in which people let medieval times come back to life. We visited the festival in the summer of 2017.

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119 photos from Best
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2016-10-08

Best is a municipality and a village in the southern Netherlands. It is situated northwest of the city Eindhoven, and is also part of the agglomeration of this city. We visited BestZoo, the village`s zoo, in the autumn of 2016.

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40 photos from Tilburg
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2019-02-15

Another visit to the Natuurmuseum Brabant in the winter of 2019.

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85 photos from Antwerp
(Antwerp, Belgium)

2006-12-23 - 2006-12-24

Antwerp is a city and municipality in Belgium and the capital of the Antwerp province in Flanders, one of Belgium`s three regions. Antwerp`s total population is 472,071. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, has 1,190,769 inhabitants (2008). Antwerp is the world`s leading diamond city: more than 70% of all diamonds are traded in Antwerp. We visited the Cathedral of Our Lady, the City Hall, the Grote Markt Square, and the Het Steen castle.

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512 photos from Xiamen
(Fujian, China)

2013-12-26 - 2014-01-17

Xiamen (also known as Amoy) is a major city on the southeast (Taiwan Strait) coast of the People`s Republic of China. It is administered as a sub-provincial city of Fujian province with a population of 3.67 million. Its built up area is now bigger than the old urban island area and covers all six districts of Xiamen (Huli, Siming, Jimei, Tong`an, Haicang and recently Xiang`an). The Jinmen (Kinmen) Islands administered by the Republic of China (Taiwan) are less than 10 kilometres away. Xiamen and the surrounding southern Fujian countryside are the ancestral home to large communities of overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia. The city was a treaty port in the 19th century and one of the four original Special Economic Zones opened to foreign investment and trade when China began economic reforms in the early 1980s. It is endowed with educational and cultural institutions supported by the overseas Chinese diaspora. We visited Xiamen at the end of our China trip in 2014. Highlights included Gulangyu Island, Zhongshan Road and Nanputuo Temple.

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23 photos from Aix-en-Provence
(Provence-Alpes-Côte d`Azur, France)

2014-08-20

Aix-en-Provence is a city-commune in the south of France, about 30 km north of Marseille. It is in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d`Azur, in the département of Bouches-du-Rhône, of which it is a subprefecture. The population of Aix numbers approximately 143,000. Its inhabitants are called Aixois or, less commonly, Aquisextains. We briefly visited the city in 2014 on our way from Avignon to the airport of Marseille.

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12 photos from Deventer
(Overijssel, Netherlands)

2006-08-06

Deventer is a municipality and city in the Salland region of the Dutch province of Overijssel. Deventer is largely situated on the east bank of the river IJssel, but also has a small part of its territory on the west bank. We visited the city during Europe`s largest book fair, attracting some 125,000 visitors.

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152 photos from Madrid
(Madrid, Spain)

2005-09-27 - 2005-10-02

Tim travelled to Madrid for the ECCB 2005 conference. He visited the Plaza Mayor, Royal Palace, Parque del Buen Retiro, Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, and more.

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57 photos from Marseille
(Provence-Alpes-Côte d`Azur, France)

2007-08-01 - 2007-08-06

Marseille is the second-largest city of France and forms the third-largest metropolitan area, after those of Paris and Lyon, with a population of 1.6 million. We visited the Old Port.

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50 photos from Kunming
(Yunnan, China)

2009-09-03 - 2009-09-09

Kunming is a prefecture-level city and capital of Yunnan province, in southwestern China. Because of its year-round temperate climate, Kunming is often called the `Spring City` or `City of Eternal Spring`. We visited the Yuantong Temple, the Xisi Tower, the Dongsi Tower and the Archways of Golden Horse and Jade Cock.

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260 photos from Genoa
(Liguria, Italy)

2013-10-08

Genoa is the capital of Liguria and the sixth largest city in Italy, with a population of 604,848 within its administrative limits on a land area of 243.6 km2. Over 1.5 million people live in the metropolitan area. Genoa is one of Europe`s largest cities on the Mediterranean Sea and the largest seaport in Italy. Genoa has been nicknamed la Superba (`the Superb one`) due to its glorious past and impressive landmarks. Part of the old town of Genoa was inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO) in 2006. The city`s rich art, music, gastronomy, architecture and history allowed it to become the 2004 European Capital of Culture. It is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Tim and Miaomiao traveled to the city on a daytrip from the Cinque Terre region in the autumn of 2013, and visited the Royal Palace, the Aquarium of Genoa, the St. Lawrence Cathedral and more.

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36 photos from Hvolsvollur
(Southern Region, Iceland)

2018-07-08

Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík. It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárţing eystra and has around 900 inhabitants. The name of the town literally translates to `Hillfield`. The hringvegur road traverses the town. The area is the scene of one of the most famous sagas of Iceland, Njál`s saga. The town of Hvolsvöllur has a Saga Centre dedicated to this and other Icelandic sagas. In 2010, the volcanic eruptions at Eyjafjallajökull caused evacuations in the surrounding area, with people being relocated to Hvolsvöllur, where Red Cross mass care centres had been set up. We visited the Lava Centre located in Hvolsvöllur in the summer of 2018.

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75 photos from Kaifeng
(Henan, China)

2007-10-29

Kaifeng, formerly known as Bianliang, Bianjing, Daliang, or simply Liang, is a prefecture-level city in eastern Henan province, People`s Republic of China. Kaifeng is one of the Seven Ancient Capitals of China. We visited the Qingming Shanghe Park, Youguo Temple and the Iron Pagoda.

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273 photos from Alphen aan den Rijn
(South-Holland, Netherlands)

2019-08-16

Alphen aan den Rijn is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland, between Leiden and Utrecht. The town is situated on the banks of the river Oude Rijn (Old Rhine), where the river Gouwe branches off. The municipality had a population of 110,000 in 2017, and covers an area of 132.49 km2. The municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn also includes the communities of Aarlanderveen, Zwammerdam, and Boskoop. The town is located in what is called the `Green Heart` of the Netherlands, which is a somewhat less densely populated centre area of the Randstad. The name `Alphen` is probably derived from the name of the Roman fort Albaniana, meaning `settlement at the white water`. Its remains still lie underneath the city centre. We visited the Vogelpark Avifauna zoo in the summer of 2019.

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49 photos from Skogafoss
(Southern Region, Iceland)

2018-07-08

Our second visit to the Skogafoss waterfall in the summer of 2018, including a quick stop at the south side of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

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46 photos from Grindavik
(Southern Peninsula, Iceland)

2013-02-27 - 2013-03-04

Grindavík is a fishing town at the peninsula of Reykjanes at the south-western coast of Iceland. It is one of the few cities with a harbour at this coast. Most of the 2,800 inhabitants work in the fishing industry. The Blue Lagoon, Grindavík`s premiere attraction, is located 4.8 km from the town centre. Tim and Miaomiao visited the Blue Lagoon twice during their trip through Iceland in the winter of 2013.

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39 photos from Bruinisse
(Zeeland, Netherlands)

2019-08-24

A seventh visit to Bruinisse, where we went crab fishing.

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23 photos from Bafoussam
(West, Cameroon)

2005-10-19 - 2005-10-20

Bafoussam is the capital of the West Province of Cameroon, in the Bamboutos Mountains. It has an estimated 242,000 inhabitants. The city is the region`s center of trade.

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109 photos from Amersfoort
(Utrecht, Netherlands)

2019-09-29

A fifth trip to DierenPark and DinoPark Amersfoort in the autumn of 2019.

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127 photos from Efteling
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2017-04-02

A sixth visit to the Efteling, in the spring of 2017.

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47 photos from Efteling
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2018-04-14

Our sixteenth trip to the Efteling in the spring of 2018.

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337 photos from Copenhagen
(Capital Region, Denmark)

2018-03-18 - 2018-03-19

On this second trip to Copenhagen, Tim visited the Bella Center, Copenhagen Central Railway Station, City Hall, Nyhavn, Frederik`s Church, the Kastellet, the statue `The Little Mermaid`, the Rosenborg Castle Gardens, the Rundetaarn tower, and other sites in the city center.

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90 photos from Maastricht
(Limburg, Netherlands)

2015-09-17

During this third visit to Maastricht, Tim visited the Central Railway Station, the Markt square with the City Hall, the Basiliek van Onze Lieve Vrouwe church, the Bisschopsmolen water mill, the City Wall, the Helpoort gate and several other places in the city center.

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108 photos from Cannes
(Provence-Alpes-Côte d`Azur, France)

2010-10-20

Cannes is one of the best-known cities of the French Riviera, a busy tourist destination and host of the annual Cannes Film Festival. It is a Communes of France in the Alpes-Maritimes department. The city is also famous for its various luxury shops, restaurants, and hotels. Tim and Miaomiao visited the city on a daytrip from Nice in the autumn of 2010.

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95 photos from London
(England, United Kingdom)

2019-12-09

Tim visited Piccadilly Circus, the Horse Guards Parade, Parliament Square and some other spots in the city center of London in the autumn of 2019.

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314 photos from Washington
(Washington D.C., USA)

2008-06-28 - 2008-07-02

Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States, founded on July 16, 1790. The city is located on the north bank of the Potomac River and is bordered by the states of Virginia to the southwest and Maryland to the other sides. The District has a resident population of 588,292; however, due to commuters from the surrounding suburbs, its population rises to over one million during the workweek. The Washington Metropolitan Area, of which the District is a part, has a population of 5.3 million, the eighth-largest metropolitan area in the country. We visited the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the Washington Monument, The Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, the Natural Museum of Natural History, the National Aquarium, and much more.

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128 photos from Maastricht
(Limburg, Netherlands)

2015-05-12

During this second visit to Maastricht, Tim visited the Vrijthof square, the Basilica of Saint Servatius, the Hoge Fronten area, the ruins of Castle Lichtenberg and the Sint-Pietersberg hill.

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