Hi, I’m Aiman and I love to travel and explore new places! At the time of this writing (June 2017) I have visited 81 countries, 47 U.S. states, and lived in 7 different cities (currently residing in Dubai). Travel is a wonderful thing and help to expand one’s perspective… frequent travel will humble you and increase your tolerance for diversity and change. I travel for various reasons — sometimes with family, with friends/partners, alone, or for work. For a couple of years I was working for an airline and had access to many travel benefits.
When I travel to a new place, I like to take lots of pictures! This blog contains over 30,000 photos taken at 160 locations worldwide, ranging from cities to national parks and big festivals. I admire architecture and like to take pictures of nice buildings (modern and old). I also love natural scenery and take loads of such photos too. In each place I try to photograph any unique or odd things I see which help to capture the essence of the location. In addition to photos, I also take comprehensive videos of most places I visit, edit them with music and post them online. There are links here with relevant sets for you to see them.
You can navigate this site either using the drop-down boxes on the side, or by clicking on a pin on the map. In each blog, most photos have captions which can be viewed by hovering the mouse over it, and can be enlarged to full resolution by clicking on it. Some of page text may not be clearly visible due to the graphic background, but if highlight the text then you can read it clearly. Hopefully soon I will be adding some reviews of places I’ve tried during travel, such as hotels and restaurants.
Abut my photographic technique: all the photography you see comes from upper-end compact/point-and-shoot cameras (various Sony and Canon models) — none are from DSLRs and none from mobile phone cameras. Some photos have artistic filters applied from the camera, such as painting effects or miniature, and some have a vivid high contrast/color setting . My preference in photography is to find a good vantage point (for example high lookout or tower) to capture good macro views and also some zoomed-in images to show detail. I use a variety of angles and shot styles to prevent monotony. I always try to get a window seat on planes so I can take great aerial shots of the area below. You will also notice some photos/videos were taken from the driver’s seat in a moving vehicle — that is a practice I have safely perfected over the years but would not recommend to a novice!
I hope you will enjoy my photographic journey into the world and wish that you glean some insights from it on cultures, wonders, and choices for places to travel. Please enjoy the whimsical captions and descriptions, feel free to leave your own comments or questions, and have a look at the linked social media and videos. Happy browsing!