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Welcome to our travel website! This site contains all our travel photos since nov. 2003 :: 536 series :: 77835 photos

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

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109 photos from Sault
(Provence-Alpes-Côte d`Azur, France)

2014-08-18

Sault is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d`Azur region in southeastern France. We visited Sault and its surrounding lavender fields in the summer of 2014.

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104 photos from Sóller
(Baleares, Spain)

2019-10-18

Sóller is a town and municipality near the north west coast of Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands of Spain. The town is some 3 km inland from the Port de Sóller, in a large, bowl-shaped valley that also includes the village of Fornalutx and, and the hamlets of Biniaraix and Binibassi. The combined population is around 14,000. Sóller is linked by the historic railway, the Ferrocarril de Sóller, and by a highway with a tunnel, to the Majorcan capital of Palma. The Ferrocaril was built on the profits from the orange and lemon trade and completed in 1911. The Andratx-Pollença highway also runs through the valley. The present-day economy is based mainly on tourism and the expenditure of foreign residents, complementary to the agricultural economy based around citrus and olive groves. The focus of the town is the Plaça Constitució which is surrounded by cafés and has plane trees and a fountain in its centre. We visited Sóller during our Mallorca holidays in the autumn of 2019.

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13 photos from Anglesea
(Victoria, Australia)

2014-09-12

Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Great Ocean Road in the Surf Coast Shire local government area. At the 2006 census, Anglesea had a population of 2,290. Originally known as Swampy Creek, the area's name was changed to Anglesea River in 1884 when the township was established. A Post Office under that name opened on 16 April 1886 and was renamed Anglesea in 1950. We visited Anglesea on a first stop on a day trip on the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne.

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204 photos from Mumbai
(Maharashtra, India)

2004-09-27 - 2004-10-17

First stop of Tim`s India travel in the autumn of 2004, Mumbai is, with an estimated population of thirteen million, the most populous city in India and the second most populous city in the world. Highlights include the Gateway of India and the Haji Ali mosque.

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195 photos from Aachen
(North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

2006-02-25 - 2006-02-27

Aachen is a historic spa city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the westernmost city of Germany, located along its borders with Belgium and the Netherlands, 65 km west of Cologne. Miaomiao and Tim visited the city and the nearby three-country border during the carnaval of 2006.

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23 photos from Foumban
(West, Cameroon)

2005-10-19 - 2005-10-20

Foumban or Fumban is a city in Cameroon, lying north east of Bafoussam. It has a population of 83,522. It is a major town for the Bamoun people and is home to a museum of traditional arts and culture. Foumban is known for its political significance in the formation of Cameroon's history and its cultural, tourism and economic potential. There is also a market and a craft centre, while Foumban Royal Palace contains a museum with information on Ibrahim Njoya who invented a new religion, Bamum script, and the artificial language Shümom.

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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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48 photos from Schengen
(Grevenmacher, Luxembourg)

2014-06-09

Schengen is a small wine-making village and commune in far south-eastern Luxembourg, near the tripoint where the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet. As of 2005, the commune has a population of 1527 with an area of 10.63 square kilometres. In 1985, the Schengen Agreementw, which led to the creation of Europe`s borderless Schengen Area in 1995, was signed here. Tim and Miaomiao visited the town in June 2014, and followed the Route du Vin from Schengen to the north side of the country.

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110 photos from Grindavik
(Southern Peninsula, Iceland)

2018-07-10

Our second visit to the Blue Lagoon in the summer of 2018, including a lunch break at the town of Grindavík.

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26 photos from Selfoss
(Southern Region, Iceland)

2018-07-06 - 2018-07-08

Selfoss is a town in southern Iceland on the banks of the Ölfusá river. It is a part of, and the seat, of the municipality of Árborg. The Icelandic Ring Road (Icelandic: Hringvegur) runs through the town on its way between Hveragerđi and Hella. The town is a centre of commerce and small industries with a population of 7,000, making it the largest residential area in South Iceland. We visited Selfoss in the summer of 2018.

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321 photos from Sintra
(Lisbon, Portugal)

2014-04-25

Sintra is a town within the municipality of Sintra in the Grande Lisboa subregion of Portugal. Owing to its 19th-century Romantic architecture and landscapes, it has become a major tourist centre, visited by many day-trippers who travel from the urbanized suburbs and capital of Lisbon. In addition to the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, the parishes of the town of Sintra are dotted by royal retreats, estates, castles and buildings from the 8th-9th century, in addition to many buildings completed between the 15th and 19th century, including the Castelo dos Mouros, the Pena National Palace and the Sintra National Palace, resulting in its classification by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1995. Tim and Miaomiao visited the town, its palaces and the nearby Cabo da Roca cape in the spring of 2014 on a day trip from Lisbon.

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27 photos from Sagunto
(Valencia, Spain)

2006-08-21

Sagunto, formerly Murviedro, is an ancient city in Eastern Spain, in the modern fertile district of Camp de Morvedre in the province of Valencia. It is located in a hilly site, c. 30 km north of Valencia, close to the Costa del Azahar on the Mediterranean Sea. We visited the Roman theater and the Old Jewish Quarter.

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49 photos from Epidaurus
(Peloponnese, Greece)

2009-03-10

Epidaurus was a small city (polis) in ancient Greece, at the Saronic Gulf. The modern town Epidavros, part of the prefecture of Argolis, was built near the ancient site. Epidaurus is famous for its well-preserved ancient theatre. Tim and Miaomiao visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Epidaurus during a day trip from Athens to the Argolis region in Greece, in March 2009.

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178 photos from Nice
(Provence-Alpes-Côte d`Azur, France)

2010-10-18 - 2010-10-22

Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, with a population of 348,721 within its administrative limits. The urban area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of over 955,000. Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is second largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. The city is nicknamed Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful. Nice is the capital city of the Alpes Maritimes department, and the second biggest city of the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d`Azur after Marseille. The area of today`s Nice is believed to be among the oldest human settlements in Europe. One of the archaeological sites, Terra Amata, displays evidence of a very early usage of fire. Around 350 BC, Greeks of Marseille founded a permanent settlement and called it Nikaia, after Nike, the goddess of victory. Tim and Miaomiao visited Nice in the autumn of 2010.

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58 photos from Tirol
(Tirol, Austria)

2004-03-26 - 2004-04-03

A skiing (and afterski) trip of Tim to the mountain province of Tirol (Austria).

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56 photos from Chengmai
(Hainan, China)

2013-12-30

Chengmai is an administrative district in Hainan, the People`s Republic of China. It is one of four counties of Hainan. We visited the Yongqing Temple and the Fushan Town Center of Coffee Culture and Customs in Chengmai on a day trip from Haikou in 2013.

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28 photos from Hong Kong
(Hong Kong, China)

2007-01-12 - 2007-01-18

Hong Kong is a territory located on China`s south coast on the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east, west and south. It has a population of 6.9 million people, and is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Miaomiao went to Hong Kong for a scientific conference in January 2007.

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150 photos from Denpasar
(Bali, Indonesia)

2017-05-17 - 2017-05-28

Denpasar is the capital of Bali, and is the main gateway to the island. The city is also a hub for other cities in the Lesser Sunda Islands. With the rapid growth of the tourism industry in Bali, Denpasar has encouraged and promoted business activities and ventures, contributing to it having the highest growth rate in Bali Province. The population of Denpasar was 834,881 in 2012. The surrounding metropolitan area has roughly 2 million residents. We visited the Upside Down World Bali and some other spots in the city.

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314 photos from Stockholm
(Uppland, Sweden)

2019-10-20 - 2019-10-22

On Tim`s second trip to Stockholm, he visited the Karolinska University Hospital, the Nationalmuseum and several other spots in the city center.

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553 photos from New York
(New York, USA)

2008-07-05 - 2008-07-12

We visited New York as part of our USA/Canada trip in the summer of 2008. New York City is the most populous city in the United States, in a metropolitan area that ranks among the world`s most-populous urban areas. It is a leading global city, exerting a powerful influence over worldwide commerce, finance, culture, and entertainment. The city consists of five distinct boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. It is the most densely populated major city in the United States, with an estimated 8,3 million people occupying just under 790 km2. We stayed in New York for one week and visited amongst others Liberty Island, Ellis Island, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Empire Statue Building, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, Ground Zero and Central Park.

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757 photos from Beijing
(Beijing, China)

2017-08-01 - 2017-08-14

On our third trip to Beijing, we visited Tiananmen Square, the National Art Museum of China, the Forbidden City, Beihai Park, the Temple of Heaven, the Houhai neighbourhood and other sites in the city center.

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161 photos from Antwerp
(Antwerp, Belgium)

2019-10-26

On this tenth visit to Antwerp, we visited the Antwerp Zoo.

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46 photos from Bamenwan
(Hainan, China)

2012-01-20

Bamenwan is a bay at the eastern side of Hainan. We took a boat tour on the bay, and visited a nearby mangrove forest.

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46 photos from Loudi
(Hunan, China)

2009-09-09 - 2009-09-12

Loudi is a city located in central Hunan province, China. It is situated about 110km south west of the provincial capital of Changsha and is considered a small to medium size city within the province. The population of Loudi is just over 4 million while the city proper itself has a population of 1.3 million. We visited Miaomiao`s grandparents at the countryside near Loudi.

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31 photos from Stanford
(California, USA)

2009-06-09

The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is a private research university located in Stanford, California, United States. Miaomiao visited the university in the summer of 2009.

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49 photos from Arona
(Tenerife, Spain)

2019-01-01 - 2019-01-02

At the bottom of the table mountain Roque del Conde, at an altitude of 650 m, lies the beautiful town of Arona. It is a big municipal area with around 30000 people altogether. The popular holiday town of Los Cristianos is also part of it. The typical Canary village of Arona has a beautiful plaza in front of a parish church, a town hall and the church San Antonio Abad with many interesting art treasures in its interior. Due to the naturalness of the village, Arona is a popular holiday destination. We visited Arona on our way to the Teide volcano.

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35 photos from Bertinoro
(Emilia-Romagna, Italy)

2006-03-18 - 2006-03-23

Bertinoro is a town and comune in the province of Forlě-Cesena, Emilia-Romagna (Italy). It is located on hill, Mount Cesubeo, in Romagna, a few kilometers from the Via Emilia. Miaomiao had a conference here in the spring of 2006.

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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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