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Welcome to our travel website! This site contains all our travel photos since nov. 2003 :: 306 series :: 50384 photos

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

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231 photos from Gianyar
(Bali, Indonesia)

2017-05-23 - 2017-05-25

Gianyar is the capital of the Gianyar regency in the Indonesian province and island of Bali, Indonesia. We visited the Bali Safari & Marine Park in Gianyar on a day trip from Nusa Dua in the spring of 2017.

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920 photos from Rome
(Lazio, Italy)

2007-12-24 - 2008-01-02

Rome is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy`s largest and most populous city, with 2.7 million residents, an urban area of 3.45 million as well as a metropolitan area of 4 million inhabitants. It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber river. Rome`s history as a city spans over two and a half thousand years, as one of the founding cities of Western Civilization. Even outside of the history of the Roman Empire, Rome has a significant place in the story of Christianity up to the present day, for it endures as the home of the papacy. The worldwide Roman Catholic Church is administered from the Vatican City. Today, Rome is a modern, cosmopolitan city, and the third most-visited tourist destination in the European Union. We spend nine days in Rome, and visited Vatican City (including St. Peter`s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums), the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, Circus Maximus, Castel Sant`Angelo, Pyramid of Cestius, Bocca della Verita , Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna, Fontana di Trevi, and more.

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129 photos from Groningen
(Groningen, Netherlands)

2017-03-17

On the third trip to Groningen, Tim visited the Central Railway Station, the Vismarkt square, the Grote Markt Square, St. Joseph Cathedral and the Groninger Museum.

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52 photos from Delft
(South-Holland, Netherlands)

2006-04-01

Delft is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland (Zuid-Holland), the Netherlands. It is located in between Rotterdam and The Hague. Delft is primarily known for its typically Dutch town centre (with canals); also for the painter Vermeer, Delft Blue pottery (Delftware), the Delft University of Technology, and its association with the Royal Family. We visited the town center with the Nieuwe Kerk, when attending the BIOPOP event.

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79 photos from Amsterdam
(North-Holland, Netherlands)

2016-06-08 - 2016-06-09

Tim visited Amsterdam for the eHealth Week 2016 conference. Next to the conference sites (the Beurs van Berlage and the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky), he visited the Westerkerk church and the Anne Frank House.

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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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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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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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115 photos from Zhengzhou
(Henan, China)

2016-07-04 - 2016-07-08

On this third trip to Zhengzhou, we visited Miaomiao`s uncle, aunt and grandparents, as well as some spots in the city center, such as the Henan Provincial Museum.

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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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561 photos from Copenhagen
(Capital Region, Denmark)

2011-04-22 - 2011-04-26

Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,200,000 and a metropolitan population of 1,900,000. Copenhagen is situated on the islands of Zealand and Amager. First documented in the 11th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the beginning of the 15th century. During the 17th century, under the reign of Christian IV, it became a significant regional centre. With the completion of the transnational Řresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Oresund Region. Within this region, Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö are growing into a combined metropolitan area. Copenhagen has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life. It is also considered one of the world`s most environmentally friendly cities. The water in the inner harbour is so clean that one can swim in it, and 36% of all citizens commute to work by bicycle. Every day they cycle a combined 1.2 million km. Tim and Miaomiao visited Copenhagen in the spring of 2011.

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66 photos from Cape Otway
(Victoria, Australia)

2014-09-12

Cape Otway is a cape and a bounded locality of the Colac Otway Shire in southern Victoria, Australia on the Great Ocean Road; much of the area is enclosed in the Great Otway National Park. Cape Otway was originally inhabited by the Gadubanud people; evidence of their campsites is contained in the middens throughout the region. The Cape was discovered by Europeans when Lieutenant James Grant made the first west to east passage through Bass Straight in the Lady Nelson in December 1800. Grant named it Cape Albany Otway after Captain William Albany Otway. This was later shortened to Cape Otway. Cape Otway Lighthouse was built on the point of the cape in 1848. The lighthouse is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. We visited Cape Otway and its lighthouse as a part of our Great Ocean Road day trip.

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724 photos from Malta
(Malta, Malta)

2011-06-11 - 2011-06-18

Malta island is the largest of the three major islands that constitute the Maltese archipelago and Republic of Malta. Malta is in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea directly south of Italy and north of Libya. The area is 246 km2. The capital is Valletta, largest city is Qormi and the largest locality is Birkirkara. The island is made up of many small towns, which together form one Larger Urban Zone with a population of 368,250 (the majority of the population of the country). The landscape is characterised by low hills with terraced fields. Although small, Malta has a long and rich history, with evidence for habitation going back to the Neolithic era (4th millennium B.C.). The country boasts some of the world's most ancient standing buildings (the Neolithic temples), and its strategic location and good harbors in the middle of the Mediterannean have attracted Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Crusaders, the French and finally the British, with the colonial period lasting until 1964. Tim and Miaomiao visited Malta for one week in June 2011.

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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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27 photos from Utrecht
(Utrecht, Netherlands)

2009-09-26

Utrecht is the capital and most populous city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is located in the eastern end of the Randstad, and is the fourth largest city of the Netherlands, with a population of 300,030 in 2007. The smaller Utrecht agglomeration including adjacent suburbs and annexed towns is home to some 640,000 registered inhabitants, while the larger region contains up to 820,000 inhabitants. Utrecht`s ancient city-centre features many buildings and structures from its earliest origins onwards. It has been the religious centre of the Netherlands since the eighth century. We visited the Dom Church and some other buildings in the city center in the autumn of 2009.

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523 photos from Budapest
(Central Hungary, Hungary)

2009-12-24 - 2009-12-31

Budapest is the capital of Hungary and serves as the country`s principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation center. In 2009, Budapest had 1.7 million inhabitants, and its Commuter Area was home to 3.3 million people. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with a unification in 1873 of west-bank Buda and Obuda with east-bank Pest. Regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, its extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrassy Avenue, Heroes` Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second oldest in the world. Other highlights include a total of 80 geothermal springs, the world`s largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building. Tim and Miaomiao visited the city during Christmas 2009.

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18 photos from Breda
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2006-12-28

Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. The name Breda derived from `brede Aa` and refers to the place where the rivers Mark and Aa come together. Breda`s urban area is home to an estimated 200,000 people. Breda was a fortified city of strategic significance in the Netherlands. We visited the Grote Markt, the city`s main square, and the Church of our Lady.

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95 photos from Wenbifeng
(Hainan, China)

2012-01-24

Hainan Wenbifeng Taoism Park is a large-scale cultural scenic business cooperation dealing in traveling, sightseeing, entertainment and cultural research. Its buildings have the forms of Chinese traditional pavilions and halls, especially in Song Dynasty style, and are orderly scattered all over Wenbifeng Mountain in an area of nearly 1000 Chinese acres. It also contains Yuchan Palace, the only Taoist temple authorized by Hainan govermment. We visited the park in January 2012.

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82 photos from Goa
(Goa, India)

2004-10-05 - 2004-10-09

Goa is India`s smallest state in terms of area, and is a former Portugese colony. Two of its most important cities, Panaji and Margao, were visited, as well as some of Goa`s many beaches.

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166 photos from Uluwatu
(Bali, Indonesia)

2017-05-21 - 2017-05-26

Uluwatu is a place on the south-western tip of the Bukit Peninsula of Bali, Indonesia. It is home to the Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple and is the number four surf destination in the world for surfers of all abilities. The name Uluwatu comes from ulu, meaning `lands end`, and watu, meaning `rock`. We visited the Tirtha Wedding Chapel and the Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple.

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32 photos from Namur
(Namur, Belgium)

2007-04-09

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.

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51 photos from Tilburg
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2017-11-26

Our third trip to the Natuurmuseum Brabant, including the Kikker exhibition.

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64 photos from Changping
(Beijing, China)

2017-08-11

Changping District, formerly Changping County, is a district situated in the suburbs of northwest Beijing. Changping District, covering an area of 1,430 square kilometres, contains two subdistricts of the city of Changping and 15 towns (five of which are suburbs of Beijing) with total population of 614,821. About 34 km from the city center, Changping is renowned for its numerous scenic spots and tourist facilities, like the Min dyanasty imperial tombs and the Datangshan museum. It is rich in natural resources, mineral products, and rural products. Tim visited the Chang Ling site of the Ming dynasty imperial tombs in Changping.

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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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61 photos from Lyon
(Rhône-Alpes, France)

2005-04-10 - 2005-04-15

A visit to the BioVision 2005 conference, as well as the town center. Lyon is the third largest city in France, and exists since the Roman times.

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25 photos from Antwerp
(Antwerp, Belgium)

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.

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36 photos from Jimbaran
(Bali, Indonesia)

2017-05-19 - 2017-05-26

Jimbaran is a fishing village and tourist resort in Bali, Indonesia. Located south of Ngurah Rai International Airport, the beach has seafood restaurants and luxury hotels. Tourism in Jimbaran has increased rapidly so that it has boosted the local economy, but was devastated by the 2005 Bali bombings when suicide bombers struck at two popular warungs (restaurants) along the beach. However, the tourism industry has recovered. Diners select the live seafood that they wish to eat, and it is immediately prepared, generally grilled over a fire of coconut husks rather than charcoal. It is administered under Kuta South District along with Nusa Dua peninsula. Jimbaran lies on the `neck` of the southern peninsula in Bali. We visited two restaurants and the beach in Jimbaran, and drove by Udayana University.

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35 photos from Lorne
(Victoria, Australia)

2014-09-12

Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. It is situated about the Erskine River and is a popular destination on the Great Ocean Road tourist route. Lorne is in the Surf Coast Shire and at the 2006 Census in Australia had a population of 967, but this figure grows during the holiday season. We visited Lorne, the nearby Memorial Arch at Eastern View and a viewing point at the Cumberland River Holiday Park during our day trip on the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne.

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