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Nyhavn at dusk Copenhagen

I visited Copenhagen, Denmark only once so far, in September 2013. The weather was nice and sunny most days, so I got a chance to take many bright and clear pictures. I stayed there a few days and had a chance to take a full open-top bus tour around the city and attend a dinner theater […]

Views from the tower top Tashkent

Tashkent, Uzbekistan was an interesting place to visit, as it was my first destination within Central Asia and is a traditionally closed-off area that is not so prepared to receive tourists. You can only get a visit visa by invitation from the government (which some travel agencies there can arrange), local currency is highly regulated, […]

DSC00231 Milan

I visited Milan for the first (and only) time in June 2013. The visit was blessed with great summer weather and cool breezy nights. I had a rental car and drove to see the famous Sforza Castle… as I arrived there was some sort of Brazilian demonstration going on which you will see below! Related […]

DSC00153 Como

This lake-side resort in the north of Italy is simply stunning in the summer. The town comes alive with music festivals and adventurous tourists from all over the world. I was here in June 2013 at the same time I visited Milan nearby. The set below shows my arrival into the area and relaxing drive […]

DSC01221 Munich

This is Munich, the capital of Bavaria in Germany, and home to some famous beer and car brands. I visited here in June 2013.  In the gallery below you will see some of characteristic sights of the city including the modern airport, a unique sport of “river surfing” in the middle of town, the historic […]

DSC00580 Frankfurt

Frankfurt is known best as a global air traffic hub and the financial capital of the European Union. Though I visited here in the summer (June 2013), I remember the night was quite chilly and it was difficult to dine outdoors even with heaters around and a sweater on! Locals told me that it fluctuates […]

DSC00351 Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf is a modern and beautiful city in Germany. I visited here in the summer of 2013, though the overcast weather seen in the photos may not indicate that. I’m a big fan of creative architecture, and there sure is lots of that here! several unique and artistic buildings line the Rhine riverside park (Rheinpark) […]

Amazing view of Dubrovnik from the south side (towards airport) Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a truly magical city on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. I had a brief visit here in June 2013 and took a drive around the winding, scenic coastline as well. The biggest attraction here is the historic Old Town, which is a high-walled fortress on the sea. It’s narrow alleys are now home […]

DSC01552 Istanbul

Istanbul is the crossroads of the East and West. I visited in 2000, 2002, and most recently in June 2013 (photos are from the latest visit). It has grown over these years with the addition of some modern skyscrapers and elegant malls. Historic attractions and street market abound as this was the bustling capital of […]

DSC09224 Cairo

Cairo is where I was born, though I’m not originally from here. I have some relatives here and have visited countless times. These photos are from my most recent visit in March 2013. This was a time when Cairo was still in some turmoil and the area near the pyramids was not safe so we […]