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Number of countries: 32, number of U.S. states: 7, number of Chinese provinces: 12
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442 photos from Palma
2019-10-12 - 2019-10-20
Palma, fully known as Palma de Mallorca, is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is situated on the south coast of Mallorca on the Bay of Palma. As of 2018, Palma Airport serves over 29 million passengers per year. We visited the Palma Cathedral, the Palma Aquarium, Bellver Castle, the Plaça Major square, and several other places in the city center.
498 photos from Brussels
2018-08-03 - 2018-08-05
On our third trip to Brussels, we visited the Grand Place square, the Manneken Pis and Jeanneke Pis fountains, the Royal Palace, the Atomium, the Mini-Europe park, the European Parliament, and more.
45 photos from Badaling
From Beijing we were driven to Badaling, the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Beijing city in Yanqing County, which is within the Beijing municipality. The portion of the wall running through the site was built during the Ming Dynasty, along with a military outpost reflecting the location`s strategic importance. The portion of the wall at Badaling has undergone heavy restoration, and in 1957 it was the first section of the wall to open to tourists. Now visited annually by millions, the immediate area has seen significant development, including hotels, restaurants, and a cable car.
183 photos from Hong Kong
2007-10-19 - 2007-11-16
A second travel to Hong Kong, and the start and the end of our China tour in 2007. We visited Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, the Avenue of Stars, Victoria Harbour, the Star Ferry, the Peak Tram and Victoria Peak.
37 photos from Playa de las Americas
Playa de las Américas is a purpose-built holiday resort in the southern and southern-west part of the Municipality of Arona, close to the adjoining Municipality of Adeje in the west of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands. It was built in the 1960s beside the town of Los Cristianos and stretching west to the Costa Adeje. The resort area features bars, nightclubs, restaurants, attractions, and beaches, most of which are man-made with imported sand from Africa due to the darkness of the native volcanic sand. Playa de las Americas is a centre of nightlife in Tenerife. Nightlife is spread around the resort and includes the Veronicas Strip, Starco Commercial Centre and the Patch. We visited Playa de las Américas on the last day of our holidays in Tenerife in 2018/2019.
206 photos from Roskilde
Roskilde is located 30 km west of Copenhagen on the Danish island of Zealand. With a population of 50,000, the city is a business and educational centre for the region and the 10th largest city in Denmark. Roskilde has a long history, dating from the pre-Christian Viking Age. Its UNESCO-listed Gothic cathedral, now housing 39 tombs of the Danish monarchs, was completed in 1275. With the development of the rail network in the 19th century, Roskilde became an important hub for traffic with Copenhagen, and by the end of the century, there were tobacco factories, iron foundries and machine shops. The cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum, which contains the well-preserved remains of five 11th-century ships, attract more than 100,000 visitors annually. In addition to its tourist attractions and its annual rock festival, Roskilde is popular with shoppers thanks to its two centrally located pedestrian streets. Roskilde has the oldest operational railway station in Denmark. Tim visited the Roskilde Cathedral, the Viking Ship Museum, the Roskilde Railway Station, and other sites in the city center.
180 photos from Singapore
2014-08-28 - 2014-08-30
Singapore is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is 137 kilometres north of the equator. The country`s territory consists of the lozenge-shaped main island, commonly referred to as Singapore Island in English and Pulau Ujong in Malay, and more than 60 significantly smaller islets. Singapore is one of the world`s major commercial hubs, with the fourth-biggest financial centre and one of the five busiest ports. Its globalised and diversified economy depends heavily on trade, especially manufacturing, which represented 26 percent of Singapore`s GDP in 2005. In terms of purchasing power parity, Singapore has the third-highest per capita income in the world but one of the world`s highest income inequalities. Approximately 5.4 million people live in Singapore, of which approximately two million are foreign-born. Tim and Miaomiao visited the country briefly while travelling to Australia in the summer of 2014.
66 photos from Eyjafjallajokull
Eyjafjallajökull (Icelandic for `Island mountain glacier`) is one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland, situated to the north of Skógar and to the west of Mýrdalsjökull. The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,666 metres. The volcano has erupted relatively frequently since the last glacial period, most recently in 2010. Tim and Miaomiao visited Eyjafjallajökull during their trip through Iceland in the winter of 2013.
46 photos from Grindavik
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.
46 photos from Loudi
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.
25 photos from Antwerp
2015-05-30 - 2015-05-31
During our third trip to Antwerp, we visited the we visited the diamond neighbourhood, the area around the Antwerp Central Railway Station, and the Chinatown.
90 photos from Kutna Hora
A day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kutna Hora, with visits to the Bone Church, the town center and the Church of St. Barbara.
205 photos from Haikou
2012-01-16 - 2012-02-05
A fourth visit to the capital of Hainan province. We celebrated the Chinese New Year, and visited some spots in the city center and the Hainan Volcano Park.
16 photos from Nafplion
Tim and Miaomiao visited the city of Nafplion as part of a day trip from Athens to the Argolis region of Greece, in March 2009. Nafplion, or Nauplion, is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. The town was the first capital of modern Greece, from 1829 to 1834. Nafplion, with a population of 13,822 is the capital of the prefecture of Argolis and the province of Nafplion.
104 photos from Luoyang
Luoyang is a prefecture-level city in western Henan province, People`s Republic of China. We visited the famous Longmen caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Longmen Grottoes are one of the three most famous ancient sculptural sites in China. There are over 2100 niches, more than 100,000 statues, some 40 pagodas and 3600 tablets and steles in the caves of Guyang, Binyang and Lianhua.
68 photos from Wanning
2012-01-27 - 2012-01-29
Wanning is a county-level city in the southeast of Hainan Province, with an estimated population of 65,871 (2006). We visited the town on our way from Haikou to Sanya and back, and spend a few hours at the nearby Xinglong Tropical Garden.
65 photos from Gordes
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d`Azur region in southeastern France. The residents are known as Gordiens. The nearest big city is Avignon; smaller cities nearby include Cavaillon, L`Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Apt. We visited the town and the nearby Sénanque Abbey on a day tour from Avignon in the summer of 2014.
385 photos from Kuranda
Kuranda is a town on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census, Kuranda had a population of 2,966. Parts of Kuranda, particularly along its eastern edge, are protected within the Kuranda National Park and Barron Gorge National Park. Both national parks belong to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The town receives thousands of tourists each week who arrive from Cairns either on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, the Skyrail gondola cableway, coach or by public bus via the Kuranda Range Road. The town is surrounded by tropical rainforest which is abundant with wildlife and popular amongst birdwatchers. There are several short walks around the village including the Jum Rum Creek Environmental Park which includes The River Walk. Attractions in Kuranda include a bird aviary, butterfly sanctuary, wildlife rescue/rehabilitation centre, reptile park and koala sanctuary. We visited Kuranda using the Skyrail gondola cableway and the Kuranda Scenic Railway as a day trip from Cairns.
32 photos from Namur
Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, in southern Belgium. It is both the capital of the province of Namur and of the Walloon Region. We visited the city center and the Citadel.
185 photos from Helsinki
2008-05-19 - 2008-05-21
Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. It is in the southern part of Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, by the Baltic Sea. The population of the city of Helsinki is 574,104 (2008), making it the most populous municipality in Finland by a wide margin. Miaomiao attended a conference here in May 2008.
41 photos from Thingvellir
Ţingvellir (`Thing Fields`) is a place in Bláskógabyggđ in southwestern Iceland, near the peninsula of Reykjanes and the Hengill volcanic area. Ţingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is also home to Ţingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. Parliament or Alţingi was established at Ţingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1798. Ţingvellir National Park was founded in 1930 to protect the remains of the parliament site and was later expanded to protect natural phenomena in the surrounding area. Ţingvellir National Park was the first national park in Iceland and was decreed `a protected national shrine for all Icelanders, the perpetual property of the Icelandic nation under the preservation of parliament, never to be sold or mortgaged.` Tim and Miaomiao visited the site during their trip through Iceland in the winter of 2013.
393 photos from Qingdao
2014-01-07 - 2014-01-09
Qingdao, historically known as Tsingtao, is a major city in eastern Shandong Province, Eastern China, with a population of over 8.715 million. It borders Yantai to the northeast, Weifang to the west and Rizhao to the southwest. `Qing` in Chinese means `green` or `lush`, while `dao` means `island`. Qingdao is administered at the sub-provincial level. Lying across the Shandong Peninsula while looking out to the Yellow Sea, Qingdao is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre. It is also the site of the Tsingtao Brewery. The world`s longest sea bridge, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, links the main urban area of Qingdao with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas. Qingdao is named China`s most livable city. We visited, amongst others, the Zhan Qiao Pier, the Signal Hill Park, the Qingdao TV Tower and the May Fourth Square.
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