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Welcome to our travel website! This site contains all our travel photos since nov. 2003 :: 402 series :: 62068 photos

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

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113 photos from Sounion
(Attica, Greece)

2009-03-13

Cape Sounion is a promontory located 69 km SSE of Athens, at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula in Greece. Cape Sounion is noted as the site of ruins of the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea. The ruins bear the deeply engraved name of English Romantic poet Lord Byron (1788-1824). The site is a popular day excursion for tourists from Athens, with sunset over the Aegean Sea viewed from the ruins a sought-after spectacle. Tim and Miaomiao visited Cape Sounion on the last full day of their trip to Athens, in March 2009.

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23 photos from Wageningen
(Gelderland, Netherlands)

2007-05-05

Wageningen is a municipality and a historical town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland. Wageningen is famous for its military history. On May 5, 1945, the German general Blaskowitz surrendered to the Canadian general Charles Foulkes, which ended the Second World War in the Netherlands. The Generals negotiated the terms of surrender in the Hotel de Wereld, which since 2004 has again been serving as a hotel. On May 5, which in the Netherlands is Liberation Day, the city hosts a large festival to celebrate the liberation. At this festival, veteran soldiers parade through the city and are honored for their service. We visited the city on Liberation Day 2007.

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

2016-08-29

Tim visited the exhibition `Een Wonderlijke Klim` on top of St. John`s Cathedral.

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105 photos from Utrecht
(Utrecht, Netherlands)

2018-07-27

On our sixth trip to Utrecht, we visited the Jaarbeurs building to see the World of Dinos exhibition.

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153 photos from Efteling
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2018-07-16

Another trip to the Efteling in the summer of 2018.

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53 photos from Echternach
(Grevenmacher, Luxembourg)

2014-06-09

Echternach is a commune with city status in the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher, in eastern Luxembourg. Echternach lies near the border with Germany, and is the oldest town (current population 4,610) in Luxembourg. It grew around the walls of the Abbey of Echternach, which was founded in 698 by St. Willibrord, an English monk from Ripon, Northumbria (in present-day North Yorkshire, England), who became the first bishop of Utrecht and worked to Christianize the Frisians. As bishop, he was the Echternach monastery`s abbot until his death in 739. It is in his honour that the dancing procession takes place annually on Whit Tuesday. Tim and Miaomiao visited Echternach and its abbey in June 2014.

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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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65 photos from Boxtel
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2018-07-28

A fourth visit to the Oertijdmuseum, in the summer of 2018.

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132 photos from Zhouzhuang
(Jiangsu, China)

2007-10-26

Zhouzhuang is a town in Jiangsu province, China. It is located within Kunshan county-level city, 30 km southeast of Suzhou. Zhouzhuang is a popular tourist destination. It is one of the most famous water townships in China, noted for its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses, the elegant watery views and the strong local colored traditions and customs. It has been called the `Venice of the East`. We visited Zhouzhuang on a day trip from Shanghai.

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79 photos from Bruinisse
(Zeeland, Netherlands)

2017-10-20 - 2017-10-21

On our second visit to Bruinisse, we stayed in the AquaDelta park, went crab fishing, and passed by some nearby beaches and harbours.

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426 photos from Prague
(Prague, Czech Republic)

2008-12-22 - 2008-12-28

A christmas holiday in the Czech capital Prague. We visited Old Town Square, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Visehrad, Wenceslas Square, the TV Tower, two concerts and much more.

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

2013-02-10

We visited the Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, located in the former Sint-Jacobskerk church in Den Bosch.

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127 photos from Keukenhof
(South-Holland, Netherlands)

2014-04-12

In the spring of 2014, we visited the Keukenhof gardens for the second time.

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115 photos from Kuta
(Bali, Indonesia)

2014-09-14 - 2014-09-15

Kuta is a town in southern Bali, Indonesia. A former fishing village, it was one of the first towns on Bali to see substantial tourist development, and as a beach resort remains one of Indonesia`s major tourist destinations. It is known internationally for its long sandy beach, varied accommodation, many restaurants and bars, and many renowned surfers who visit from Australia. It is located near Bali`s Ngurah Rai Airport. Tim visited the town and airport on a stopover on his way from Australia to the Netherlands.

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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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260 photos from Ubud
(Bali, Indonesia)

2017-05-25

Ubud is a town on the Indonesian island of Bali in Ubud District, located amongst rice paddies and steep ravines in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency. Promoted as an arts and culture centre, it has developed a large tourism industry. Ubud has a population of about 30,000 people. Puri Saren Agung is a large palace located at the intersection of Monkey Forest and Raya Ubud roads. The residence of Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati (1910-1978), the last ruling monarch of Ubud, it is still owned by the royal family. Dance performances and ceremonies are held in its courtyard. A number of Hindu temples exist, such as Pura Desa Ubud, which is the main temple, Pura Taman Saraswati, and Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal, the temple of death. The Gunung Kawi temple is the site of the royal tombs. Goa Gajah, also known as the Elephant Cave, is located in a steep valley just outside Ubud near the town of Bedulu. We visited the Puri Saren Agung palace, the Ubud Traditional Art Market, the Pura Desa Ubud temple, the Pura Taman Saraswati temple, the Goa Gajah temple and other places in the town center.

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384 photos from Montpellier
(Languedoc-Roussillon, France)

2018-09-16 - 2018-09-18

Montpellier is a city in southern France. It is the capital of the Hérault department. Montpellier is the 7th-largest city of France, and is also the fastest-growing city in the country over the past 25 years. In 2014, 589,610 people lived in the urban area and 275,318 in the city itself. Nearly one third of the population are students from three universities and from three higher education institutions that are outside the university framework in the city. Located near the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, it is the third-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille and Nice. Tim visited the city for work in the summer of 2018.

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98 photos from Utrecht
(Utrecht, Netherlands)

2018-12-12

A visit to the Domkerk church and the DOMunder exhibition below the Domplein square in the city center of Utrecht.

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236 photos from Berlin
(Berlin, Germany)

2006-05-06 - 2006-05-09

Tim and Miaomiao visited Berlin in May 2006. Berlin is the capital city of Germany and one of the 16 states of the Federal Republic of Germany. Berlin is the largest city in Germany and has a population of 4.5 million within its metropolitan area and 3.4 million within the city limits. Berlin is best known for its historical associations as the German capital, for its lively nightlife, for its many cafes, clubs, and bars, and for its numerous museums, palaces, and other sites of historic interest. We visited all major touristic highlights: the Brandenburger Tor, the Reichstag, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall, the Fernsehturm, and more.

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46 photos from Grindavik
(Southern Peninsula, Iceland)

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.

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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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674 photos from Venice
(Veneto, Italy)

2012-05-17 - 2012-05-22

Venice is a city in northeast Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century B.C.. The city historically was the capital of the Venetian Republic. Venice has been known as the `La Dominante`, `Serenissima`, `Queen of the Adriatic`, `City of Water`, `City of Masks`, `City of Bridges`, `The Floating City`, and `City of Canals`. Luigi Barzini described it in The New York Times as `undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man`. We visited Venice in the spring of 2012.

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709 photos from Dalian
(Liaoning, China)

2017-08-02 - 2017-08-10

Dalian is a major city and seaport in the south of Liaoning Province, China. It is the southernmost city of Northeast China and at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula. Dalian is the province`s second largest city and has sub-provincial administrative status; only the provincial capital (Shenyang) is larger. The Shandong Peninsula lies southwest across the Bohai Strait; Korea lies across the Yellow Sea to the east. Today, a financial, shipping and logistics centre for Northeast Asia, Dalian has a significant history of being used by foreign powers for its ports. Dalian was previously known as both Dalniy and Dairen. However the city was better known as Port Arthur and Ryojun from the original Port Arthur, now the city`s Lüshunkou district. We visited the beach at Binhai Road, Tongniuling Hill, the Dalian Coastal National Geopark, the Dalian Jinshitan Mystery of Life Museum, the Dalian Laohutan Ocean Park, Xinghai Square, and some other spots in the city.

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68 photos from Wanning
(Hainan, China)

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.

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51 photos from Breda
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2018-09-28

Another visit to the Reptielenhuis De Aarde zoo.

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221 photos from Nijmegen
(Gelderland, Netherlands)

2007-08-26

Nijmegen, our home town, is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, near the German border. It is considered to be the oldest city in the Netherlands and celebrated its 2000th year of existence in 2005. Each summer the Gebroeders van Limburg Festival is celebrated, in which people let medieval times come back to life.

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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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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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