Welcome to our travel website! This site contains all our travel photos since nov. 2003 :: 247 series :: 40383 photos|
Number of countries: 31, number of U.S. states: 7, number of Chinese provinces: 11
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294 photos from Nice
2016-03-25 - 2016-03-31
On this second trip to Nice, we visited the Promenade des Anglais, the Parc Phoenix, Vieux-Nice, the Colline du Château and other places in the city center.
33 photos from Kleve
Kleve is a city in the north-west of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, near the Dutch border and the River Rhine. Today it belongs to and is capital of the district of Kleve. Together with Tim`s parents, we visited the city center and the Castle Schwanenburg.
197 photos from Granada
Granada is a city and the capital of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada. It is one of the most famous items of the Islamic historical legacy that makes Granada a hot spot among cultural and tourist cities in Spain. Tim and Miaomiao visited the Alhambra and the city center on a day trip from Seville in December 2010.
59 photos from Nijmegen
We visited our former home town Nijmegen in the summer of 2014, and went to the Radboud University, the Kronenburgerpark, the Sint-Stevenskerk church, the Valkhof park, the Waalkade promenade and other sites in the city center.
76 photos from Limbe
2005-10-22 - 2005-10-25
Limbe (1858-1982: Victoria) is a seaside city in the Southwest Province of Cameroon. Limbe was founded in 1858 on the southern slopes of Mount Cameroon by the British missionary Alfred Saker. According to the 2001 estimate, the population was 84,500. Tim visited the beaches of Limbe as well as the Limbe Wildlife Centre and Limbe Botanical Gardens.
95 photos from Cologne
A second trip to the German city of Cologne, where we visited the Cologne Cathedral, the christmas markets and the shopping streets.
373 photos from Haikou
2013-12-27 - 2014-01-13
A fifth visit to the capital of Hainan province. We visited the Old Town, the Mission Hills Golf Resort, the Feng Xiaogang Movie Theme Town, the Hainan museum, the Hainan Centre for the Performing Arts, some parks and the seaside.
23 photos from Aix-en-Provence
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.
208 photos from Nimes
Nîmes is a city in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. It is the capital of the Gard department. Nîmes is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains. The estimated population of Nîmes is 175,000. Nîmes has a rich history, dating back to the Roman Empire when the city was home to 50,000 – 60,000 people. Several famous monuments are in Nîmes, such as the Nîmes Arena and the Maison Carrée. Because of this, Nîmes is often referred to as the French Rome. We visited the Arena of Nîmes, the Maison Carrée temple and the Tour Magne tower, as well as the nearby Pont du Gard aqueduct bridge.
84 photos from Keukenhof
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.
62 photos from Cologne
Cologne is Germany`s fourth-largest city and is the largest city within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants. It is one of the oldest cities in Germany, having been founded by the Romans in the year 38 BC. Tim and Miaomiao visited the city`s christmas market in November 2005.
265 photos from Avignon
2007-08-02 - 2007-08-06
Avignon is a commune in the Vaucluse département in southeastern France with a population of 90,000 in the city itself and a population of 290,000 in the metropolitan area. The city is well known for its Palais des Papes, where several popes and antipopes lived from the early 14th to early 15th centuries. We visited the Notre Dame des Doms, the Palais des Papes, the Pont d`Avignon, and much more in and around the city center.
85 photos from Antwerp
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 Old Market Square, and Het Steen.
95 photos from Wenbifeng
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.
55 photos from Hveragerthi
Hveragerđi is a town and municipality in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland`s main ringroad, Route 1. The river Varmá runs through the town. The population was 2,316 on 1 January 2011. The surrounding area is part of the Hengill central volcano, and is geothermally active and experiences very frequent (usually minor) earthquakes. The town is known for its greenhouses, which are heated by hot water from volcanic hot springs. Tim and Miaomiao visited the town and its surroundings during their trip through Iceland in the winter of 2013.
31 photos from Stanford
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.
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.
40 photos from Bruhl
Brühl is a town in the Rhineland of Germany. It is located in Rhein-Erft-Kreis, 20 km south of Cologne city center and at the edge of Naturpark Kottenforst-Ville Nature Reserve. The town of Brühl was the residence of the Prince Bishops of Cologne. In the 18th century the Prince Bishop Clemens August replaced a former ruined castle and built the Augustusburg and Falkenlust palaces near the city centre. Today both are listed as UNESCO - World Heritage Sites. Until 1990 Augustusburg Palace was used by the West German government to receive foreign heads of states visiting West Germany. We visited the Augustusburg and Falkenlust palaces during our Cologne trip.
73 photos from Arles
Arles is a city and commune in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, of which it is a subprefecture, in the former province of Provence. A large part of the Camargue is located on the territory of the commune, making it the largest commune in Metropolitan France in terms of territory. The city has a long history, and was of considerable importance in the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis. The Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1981. The Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh lived in Arles in 1888–1889 and produced over 300 paintings and drawings during his time there. An international photography festival has been held in the city since 1970. Tim and Miaomiao visited Arles in the summer of 2014 on a day trip from Avignon.
76 photos from Florence
2006-03-23 - 2006-03-25
Florence is the capital and most populous city of the Italian region of Tuscany. The city lies on the Arno River and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Miaomiao visited Florence in March 2006.
83 photos from The Hague
2008-11-08 - 2008-11-09
A weekend trip to The Hague to see the musical `Tarzan` in the theater of Scheveningen. We also visited the Binnenhof, Peace Palace, Mauritshuis (with paintings such as `Girl with a pearl earring` By Johannes Vermeer), and Panorama Mesdag.
33 photos from Doesburg
Doesburg received city rights in 1237. Because of its strategic position along the Oude IJssel and Gelderse IJssel, Doesburg has been an important fortified city for a long time. The fortification of the city made Doesburg an important economic and administrative city. The Martinikerk, the main church in Doesburg is 94 meters tall. For many reasons, many of which have to do with the IJssel decreasing in depth, the prosperity in Doesburg settled after the 15th century. Doesburg changed into a sleepy provincial town and so it would remain until after the second world war. The city was protected in 1974, designated as a historic town. The historical inner city with several museums and many monuments draw thousands of tourists every year. Large tourist attractions are the Main court, the Doesburgse mustard factory and `De Waag`, which according to reports is the oldest public place in the Netherlands. Tim, Miaomiao and Max visited the city during the Christmas of 2015.
117 photos from Phillip Island
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.