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Welcome to our travel website! This site contains all our travel photos since nov. 2003 :: 302 series :: 49844 photos

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

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19 photos from Ravenna
(Emilia-Romagna, Italy)

2006-03-21

Ravenna is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The city is inland, but is connected to the Adriatic Sea by a canal. Ravenna was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 402 until 476. It was later the capital of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths and the Exarchate of Ravenna until 751. From that year until the invasion of Franks, it was the seat of the king of the Lombards and equalled to Pavia by Aistulf. It is presently the capital of the Province of Ravenna. At 652.89 km2, Ravenna is the second-largest comune in land area in Italy, although it is only a little more than half the size of the largest, Rome. Miaomiao visited Ravenna in March 2006.

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122 photos from Ghent
(East Flanders, Belgium)

2006-09-16 - 2006-09-17

Ghent is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish region, Belgium. It is the capital and biggest city of the East Flanders province. The city started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Lys and became in the Middle Ages one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe. Today it is a busy city with a port and a university.

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260 photos from Antwerp
(Antwerp, Belgium)

2017-01-06 - 2017-01-08

In the winter of 2017, we visited Aquatopia, the Antwerp Zoo, Chinatown and the city center.

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84 photos from Keukenhof
(South-Holland, Netherlands)

2007-04-21

Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe is situated near Lisse, Netherlands, and is the world`s largest flower garden. There are approximately seven million flower bulbs planted annually at the park. We visited the park with Chinese friends in April 2007.

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

2007-08-04

Sault is a commune of the Vaucluse département, in southern France. We visited Sault and the surrounding area with it`s lavender fields in the summer of 2007.

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37 photos from Den Bosch
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2007-04-30

A second visit to the city of Den Bosch, during Queen`s Day 2007. The festivities were in the city center and near Saint John`s Cathedral.

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87 photos from Roermond
(Limburg, Netherlands)

2014-07-06

Roermond is a city, a municipality, and a diocese in the southeastern part of the Netherlands. The city of Roermond is a historically important town, on the lower Roer at the east bank of the Meuse river. It received city rights in 1231. Roermond town centre has been designated as a conservation area. Through the centuries the town has filled the role of commercial centre, principal town in the duchy of Guelders and since 1559 it has served as the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Roermond. The skyline of the historic town is dominated by the towers of its two churches: St. Christopher Cathedral and Roermond Minster or `Munsterkerk` in Dutch. In addition to important churches, the town centre has many listed buildings and monuments. In the summer of 2014, we visited the Designer Outlet Roermond, the Saint Christopher Cathedral, the Cattentoren tower, the Markt square and the Munsterkerk church.

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95 photos from Beraban
(Bali, Indonesia)

2017-05-26

Beraban is a town on the regency Tabanan in the Indonesian province of Bali. The town has 6491 inhabitants (2010). Its main attraction is the Pura Tanah Lot temple. Tanah Lot means `Land in the Sea` in the Balinese language. The temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide. Tanah Lot is claimed to be the work of the 16th-century Dang Hyang Nirartha. The main deity of the temple is Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, who is the sea god or sea power and these days, Nirartha is also worshipped here. The Tanah Lot temple was built and has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. In addition to Balinese mythology, the temple was significantly influenced by Hinduism. We visited the Pura Tanah Lot temple and the nearby Pura Batu Bolong temple in the spring of 2017.

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111 photos from Tilburg
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2017-05-06

On the second trip to Tilburg we visited the Dierenpark de Oliemeulen zoo.

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117 photos from Phillip Island
(Victoria, Australia)

2014-09-11

Phillip Island is an island about 140 km south-southeast of Melbourne, Victoria. Named after Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales, Phillip Island forms a natural breakwater for the shallow waters of Western Port. A 640 m concrete bridge connects the mainland town San Remo with the island town Newhaven. In the 2011 census the island`s permanent population was 9,406. During the summer, the population swells to 40,000. 60% of the island is farmland devoted to grazing of sheep and cattle. Phillip Island is a tourist destination visited by 3.5 million people annually. The Penguin Parade at Phillip Island Nature Park, in which Little Penguins come ashore in groups, attracts visitors from all over the world. They come to see one of the few areas where this species of penguin can be seen. The western tip of the island contains the Nobbies Centre, which offers a view on the The Nobbies and the Seal Rocks, home to Australia`s largest colony of fur seals. We visited the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, the Nobbies Centre and the Penguin Parade.

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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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221 photos from The Hague
(North-Holland, Netherlands)

2006-07-08 - 2006-07-09

The Hague is the third-largest city in the Netherlands after Amsterdam and Rotterdam, with a population of 475,904. During this two-day trip we visited Scheveningen, Madurodam and Binnenhof.

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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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145 photos from Lijiang
(Yunnan, China)

2009-09-07 - 2009-09-08

Lijiang is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Yunnan Province, China. It has a population of 1,137,600 as of 2005. The world famous Old Town of Lijiang is located in Lijiang City. It is a UNESCO Heritage Site. The town has a history going back more than 800 years and was once a confluence for trade along the old tea horse road. The Lijiang old town is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. The old town of Lijiang differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and the culture of its traditional residents the Nakhi people. We visited the Old Town and some nearby attractions in September 2009.

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16 photos from Nafplion
(Peloponnese, Greece)

2009-03-10

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.

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24 photos from Arnhem
(Gelderland, Netherlands)

2007-12-16

Arnhem is a city and municipality, situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands. It is the capital of the province of Gelderland and located near the river Nederrijn as well as near the St. Jansbeek, which was the source of the city`s development. Arnhem has 144,101 residents (2008). We visited the christmas market in 2007.

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183 photos from Hong Kong
(Hong Kong, China)

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.

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67 photos from Wageningen
(Gelderland, Netherlands)

2015-05-05

We visited Wageningen, the city in which the German General Johannes Blaskowitz surrendered to Canadian General Charles Foulkes at the end of the Second World War, for the second time during Liberation Day 2015.

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53 photos from Vianden
(Diekirch, Luxembourg)

2014-06-09

Vianden is a commune with city status in the Oesling, north-eastern Luxembourg, with over 1,800 inhabitants. It is the capital of the canton of Vianden, which is part of the district of Diekirch. Vianden lies on the Our river, near the border between Luxembourg and Germany. The town of Vianden is known for its impressive castle and beautiful location in the Our valley. Tim and Miaomiao visited Vianden and its castle in June 2014.

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125 photos from Bruges
(West Flanders, Belgium)

2015-05-30

On our second travel to Bruges, we visited the Church of Our Lady, the Markt square, the Burg square and several others places in the city center.

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31 photos from Seljalandsfoss
(Southern Region, Iceland)

2013-03-03

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland. It is very picturesque and therefore its photo can be found in many books and calendars. It was a waypoint during the first leg of The Amazing Race 6. Seljalandsfoss is situated in between Selfoss and Skógafoss at the road crossing of Route 1 (the Ring Road) with the track going into Ţórsmörk. This waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres over the cliffs of the former coastline. It is possible to go behind the waterfall. Tim and Miaomiao visited Seljalandsfoss during their trip through Iceland in the winter of 2013.

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152 photos from Beijing
(Beijing, China)

2016-07-01 - 2016-07-04

On this second trip to Beijing, we visited Miaomiao`s cousin, as well as some spots in the city center, such as Wanshou Park and Beijing West Railway Station.

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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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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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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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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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299 photos from Disneyland
(Île-de-France, France)

2010-08-03 - 2010-08-05

Disneyland Paris is a holiday and recreation resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. The complex is located 32 km from the centre of Paris and lies for the most part within the commune of Chessy, Seine-et-Marne. Disneyland Paris comprises two theme parks, a retail, dining and entertainment district, and seven Disney-owned hotels. Operating since 12 April 1992, it was the second Disney resort to open outside the United States (following Tokyo Disney Resort) and the first to be owned and operated by Disney. With 15,405,000 combined visitors to the resort`s Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park in the fiscal year of 2009, it is France`s and Europe`s most visited Tourist site. We visited both parks on two daytrips from Paris in the summer of 2010.

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575 photos from Dublin
(Southern Region, Ireland)

2013-05-11 - 2013-05-15

Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath, meaning `town of the hurdled ford`) is the capital and most populous city of Ireland. The English name for the city is derived from the Irish name Dubhlinn, meaning `black pool`. Dublin is situated in the province of Leinster near the midpoint of Ireland`s east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and the centre of the Dublin Region. Originally founded as a Viking settlement, it evolved into the Kingdom of Dublin and became the island`s principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century; it was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire and the fifth largest in Europe. Dublin entered a period of stagnation following the Act of Union of 1800, but it remained the economic centre for most of the island. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, the new parliament, the Oireachtas, was located in Leinster House. Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State and later the Republic of Ireland. It is a historical and contemporary cultural centre for the country, as well as a modern centre of education, the arts, administration, economy, and industry. Tim visited the city for the eHealth Week 2013 conference.

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