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Welcome to our travel website! This site contains all our travel photos since nov. 2003 :: 508 series :: 74992 photos

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

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8 photos from Phoenix
(Arizona, USA)

2003-11-14 - 2003-11-21

A SC 2003 Conference visit of Tim to the desert state of Arizona, in the southwest of the USA. Phoenix is the fifth largest city of the United States with a population of 1.5 million.

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118 photos from Port Campbell
(Victoria, Australia)

2014-09-12

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. The town is on the Great Ocean Road, west of the Twelve Apostles, in the Shire of Corangamite. At the 2011 census, Port Campbell had a population of 618. Port Campbell is now a popular tourist destination for visiting the Twelve Apostles, located 12 kilometres to the west of the town and the Port Campbell National Park, as well as maintaining a small crayfishing community. We visited the Gibson Steps, the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge at Port Campbell National Park during our day trip to the Great Ocean Road.

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124 photos from Keukenhof
(South-Holland, Netherlands)

2015-04-25

In the spring of 2015, Tim visited the Keukenhof again, together with Miaomiao`s parents.

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60 photos from Glasgow
(Scotland, United Kingdom)

2004-07-31 - 2004-08-04

Tim visited Glasgow for the ISMB/ECCB Conference of 2004. Glasgow is the largest city of Scotland and the third most populous city in the United Kingdom.

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50 photos from Amsterdam
(North-Holland, Netherlands)

2013-10-27

We visited the Pixar exhibition at Amsterdam Expo and the city center with the Ming dynasty exhibition at the Nieuwe Kerk church.

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139 photos from Apeldoorn
(Gelderland, Netherlands)

2009-07-12

Apeldoorn is a municipality and city in the province of Gelderland, about 60 miles south east of Amsterdam, in the centre of the Netherlands. It is a regional centre and has 136,000 inhabitants. In Apeldoorn we visited the Apenheul, a zoo which hosts a number of different types of apes and monkeys, some of which are free to walk around the visitors.

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92 photos from Efteling
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2016-08-06

On this third trip to the Efteling, we visited the Sprookjesbos and some other parts of this theme park.

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97 photos from Veldhoven
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2020-05-17

A third visit to Zoo Veldhoven in the spring of 2020.

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106 photos from Versailles
(Île-de-France, France)

2010-08-07

The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal château in Versailles, the Île-de-France region of France. In French, it is known as the Château de Versailles. When the château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a suburb of Paris, some twenty kilometres southwest of the French capital. The court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. One of the largest, it is also considered one of the most beautiful palaces in the world. We visited Versailles on a day trip from Paris in the summer of 2010.

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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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59 photos from Leerdam
(South-Holland, Netherlands)

2018-10-27

Leerdam is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Leerdam is the most eastern town of the province of South Holland and is situated almost exactly in the middle of the three highways A2, A15 and A27. Leerdam received city rights in 1407. The small river Linge, bordered by beautiful water meadows, defines the atmosphere and tone of the landscape. Several centuries ago Leerdam formed a part of the Vijfheerenlanden domain, before it was raised to the level of County in 1498. In 1551, Leerdam, together with Acquoy, became property of the House of Orange and part of the County of Holland. The rich history of Leerdam can be found in well-kept historic buildings such as the Grote Kerk, the Hofje van Mevrouw van Aerden, the remaining and restored city walls on the Zuidwal and the Oude Raadhuis. Since the 18th century, the town`s culture has been strongly influenced by the glass industry and the timber industry. This, with the National Glass Museum, the Glass Centre, and several art galleries, make Leerdam a major tourist attraction in the Netherlands. We visited the AquaZoo Leerdam in the autumn of 2018.

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33 photos from Kleve
(North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

2007-08-11

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.

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106 photos from Avignon
(Provence-Alpes-Côte d`Azur, France)

2014-08-16 - 2014-08-20

On a second trip to Avignon we visited the Luminessences light show at the Palais des Papes palace, the synagogue and several other places in the city center.

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37 photos from Kamperland
(Zeeland, Netherlands)

2019-07-08 - 2019-07-12

We had dinner at the Seafarm restaurant at Kamperland and had lunch at the Proef Zeeland restaurant on the nearby Neeltje Jans island.

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117 photos from Efteling
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2019-05-12

Another trip to the Efteling in the spring of 2019.

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21 photos from Biesbosch
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2018-05-12

De Biesbosch National Park is one of the largest national parks of the Netherlands and one of the last extensive areas of freshwater tidal wetlands in Northwestern Europe. The Biesbosch consists of a large network of rivers and smaller and larger creeks with islands. The vegetation is mostly willow forests, although wet grasslands and fields of reed are common as well. The Biesbosch is an important wetland area for waterfowl and has a rich flora and fauna. It is especially important for migrating geese. We visited the Brabant part of the Biesbosch in the spring of 2018.

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216 photos from Amersfoort
(Utrecht, Netherlands)

2019-07-07

A fourth trip to DierenPark and DinoPark Amersfoort in the summer of 2019.

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48 photos from Granadilla
(Tenerife, Spain)

2018-12-29 - 2019-01-05

Granadilla de Abona is a municipality of Tenerife, located in the south of the island, occupying an area of 155 square kilometers. Its population in 2013 was 43,608. In recent years, the population has greatly increased due to an influx of immigrants, many of them illegal, from Western Sahara, Colombia, Cuba, and other African and Latin American countries. The municipality extends from the altitudinous center of the island -Mount Guajara (2,718 m, the second-highest mountain on the island, after Teide) is situated in this municipality- to the Atlantic Ocean. Reina Sofía Airport is located in this municipality, as well as the beachside town of El Médano (`The Sand Dune`), where many important windsurfing competitions are held. La Montańa Roja (`The Red Mountain`), a volcanic cone located in El Médano, is a protected natural preserve, along with five other `espacios naturales`, which comprise 25% of the municipality`s total area. We visited the airport and the surrounding area in the winter of 2018/2019.

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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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17 photos from Kamperland
(Zeeland, Netherlands)

2018-07-13

Kamperland is a town in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Noord-Beveland, and lies about 11 km northeast of Middelburg. We had dinner at the Seafarm restaurant and visited the nearby Neeltje Jans island.

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48 photos from Tilburg
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2018-05-11

Another visit to the Natuurmuseum Brabant in Tilburg.

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67 photos from Tilburg
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2017-04-07

Tilburg is a city in the Netherlands, in the southern province of Noord-Brabant. With a population of 210,000, it is the second largest city in Noord-Brabant, and the sixth largest in the Netherlands. Tilburg University is located in Tilburg, as are Avans University of Applied Sciences and Fontys University of Applied Sciences. Tilburg is known for its ten-day-long funfair, held in July each year. The Monday during the funfair is called `Roze Maandag` (Pink Monday), and is primarily LGBT-oriented. We visited the Natuurmuseum Brabant in the city center.

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81 photos from Efteling
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2018-06-01

Our nineteenth trip to the Efteling in the spring of 2018.

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58 photos from Utrecht
(Utrecht, Netherlands)

2018-12-22

Another visit to the Nijntje Winter Museum, and some other places in the city center.

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197 photos from Rhenen
(Utrecht, Netherlands)

2019-08-25

A third visit to the Ouwehands Dierenpark zoo and a short visit to the city center, in the winter of 2019.

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21 photos from Wéris
(Luxembourg, Belgium)

2017-10-14

Wéris is a village in the municipality of Durbuy in Wallonia, Belgium. Till 1977 Wéris was a municipality. The village is a member of the organisation Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie. It is well known for its megaliths, including dolmens and menhirs. There is a `Museum of Megaliths` in the centre of the village. There is a three-mile alignment of standing stones and chambered tombs that include the Dolmen de Wéris and the Dolmen d'Oppagne, as well as the Menhir Danthine, the three Menhirs d`Oppagne, and the Tour Menhir (destroyed). Other megaliths in the area include La Pierre Haina, the Lit du Diable (Devil`s bed) and the Pas de Bayard capstone. We visited the Dolmen de Wéris.

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117 photos from Barcelona
(Catalonia, Spain)

2006-08-17 - 2006-08-18

Barcelona is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, with a population of 1,615,908 in 2008, while the population of the Metropolitan Area was 3,161,081. We visited the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, the Ramblas, and Camp Nou.

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101 photos from Efteling
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2018-05-18

Our eighteenth trip to the Efteling in the spring of 2018.

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