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Kaifeng one of the 7 ancient cities – Photography series


One of the 7 ancient cities Kaifeng is referred as one of the 7 ancient cities. I visit for now 4 of those cities. Together with Beijing, Xi’an, Luoyang, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Anyang it has an important role of the cultural history of China. The city is mentioned for the very first time (under the name of Dongjing or Bianjing)…

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Xi’an the ancient capital of China – Photography series


The Cradle of Chinese civilization The cradle of the Chinese advanced and ancient civilization. The hub of the Silk route. Mixed cultures and history is linked throughout in the City’s veins. It was the home of the first emperor Qin Shi Huangdi. Xi’an is formerly known as Chang’an. This emperor is also buried here in the famous tomb and is…

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Pearl of the orient – Hong Kong photography


Access to China or a stop over when you go South East Asia. It is a perfect mix in between. Everything comes together in this city. It’s mix of the orient, Asian, modern, western, foreigners… bottom line a perfect place to have a stop over for 1 day or longer before hitting the road again.   If you like this…

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Daily life at Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics campus


New photoseries of the campus where I’m teaching in Zhengzhou (郑州). Just a couple of weeks in China so I have use my free time wisely. I’ve been already to downtown (pictures coming soon) but just lazy sunday for me. So I made pictures on the Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics campus.   If you like this check also these photoseries:…

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Photoseries – Bangkok, Thailand


Bangkok doesn’t need an introduction. The capital of Thailand is a great mix of cultures and where old meets new. The city of 10 million people in the greater Bangkok area is by far the number 1 position of big cities in the South East Asian area with the convenient and reliable transportation, business and trade hub. The past months…

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Photo series: Bagan and trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake


From the biggest cities to the ancient sites of Bagan and the trekking between Kalaw and Inle Lake on the mountain plateau of over 1500 meters above sea level. Bagan (Pagan) You haven’t visit Myanmar if you haven’t been to Bagan. However not on the Unesco heritage list it is must visit. Bagan can be compared with the ‘Angkor Wat’…

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Photo series: The 2 biggest cities of Myanmar


The two biggest cities of Myanmar are Yangon (the former capital) and the 2nd largest one Mandalay. Amazing culture those Burmese / Myanmarese(?). It feels like a mix of China, South East Asian and Indian. Two Cities north vs south with 2 distinguished own cultures. Yangon Yangon also known as Rangoon is the former capital. The Myanmar government decide to…

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Photo series of Vientiane, Thakhek motorbike loop, Pakse and 4000 islands


Traveled even more south near the Cambodian border. From Vientiane, the capital, I did the 3 day motorbike loop in Thakhek and ended up in the 4000 islands (one of the most relax places in entire Laos). Vientiane If you travel Laos most of the time you follow the Mekong River what is also a border with Thailand and in…

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North Lao Photoseries – Luang Prabang and Phonsavan


In North Lao I visit the cities of Luang Prabang, Luang Namtha and Phonsavan. In this post I post the photos of Luang Prabang and Phonsavan. The Luang Namtha trekking photos you can find here. Luang Prabang My travels in Lao I started in Luang Prabang an ancient but small city. Has an international airport direct connection with China and…

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Photo series ethnic groups in North Lao


The different ethnic groups / minorities in northern Lao. Actually I don’t want talk about minorities. It sounds weird like those people are ‘minor’ to other people. So I prefer to talk about ethnic groups. I’ve met people from 2 different groups in the area of Luang Namtha. Famous of it nation park and the people within. During the 2…

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Vietnam photo series: Ninh Binh, Ha long bay/Cat ba, Hanoi, Sapa and Ha giang


Photo series of North Vietnam Well my journey has come to an end in Vietnam. Currently I’m in Laos now. But with a huge load of pictures and memories I want to share you a bit of it. This photo series is about the Northern part of Vietnam. In wintertime it is much colder, rainy and if you are lucky…

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Ha Giang and Dong Van Motorbike loop – Video and Photo series


Save the best for last If you travel from the south from Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City all the way up north to the northern border with Vietnam/China. You save the best for last. If you have time I would recommend do the Ha Giang Motorbike loop. The trip goes through the Dong Van plateau with the most stunning scenery you’ll…

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Photography – Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue – Phong Nha


After one month in Vietnam it feels very comfortable to be in this country. So I continue my photo series of Vietnam. This time I traveled from Nha Trang (beach resort city – please pass this city if you can) to Hoi An, Da Nang, Hué and Phong Nha. Amazing places each with their distinguish highlights. If you want see…

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Photography Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City, Dalat and Mui Ne, Vietnam


Just have an amazing first week in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon, Dalat and Mui Ne. And made some awesome pictures as well of the locals, fishermen, tradesmen, businessmen and the locals as well. Hereby a photo series of the cities in southern Vietnam.   Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon All travelers start in Hanoi or in the south…

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Een reis door de gigantische mix van Sri Lanka


Inmiddels 3,5 week verder, ervaringen rijker zit ik deze tekst te typen op de laatste dag van mijn verblijf hier op Sri Lanka. Een ander land dat is het zeker wat ik gewend ben. Qua eten niet zo heel veel verschillend met de andere landen in Zuid Azië of Zuid-Oost Azië. Veel al rijst gecombineerd met lokale groente en vooral…

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Indonesia part 2 – Java


My second part of this journey through my country of birth Indonesia took me from Jakarta all the way to the far east part of Java island up to Madura Island. Amazing journey where I found my roots, saw the most impressive temples and heritage sights, met old friends and meet new ones, crazy but friendly guides and van drivers.…

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First part of Indonesia – Sumatra


My first encounter with my country of birth is an amazing but sometimes a confusing experience. Not only personally about thoughts you have but also other people look at you. Besides that Sumatra i’ve visit is a great Island with a diversity of vegetation, national parks and wildlife. The best off all I was lucky to see 8 Urang Utans.…

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Along the river banks of the Yangtzé


Strolling along the river banks of the Yangtzé in Chongqing. Great to see those local people fishing their food for dinner. Under the Caiyuanba Bridge there’s a world not many will see. Interesting hiding in the shadows of the great bridge that is connecting the South bank with the Chongqing Peninsula.

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The people of Lhasa, Tibet – B & W Photoseries


Packed between the trans himalayan mountains and the Himalayas there is Lhasa, Tibet. After a 2 day train trip I arrived in one of the most spiritual regions in the world. Photoserie The People of Lhasa are kind people devote religious beings to pray and walk the pilgrimage every day. So much respect for those people who suffer a lot…

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Amazing Sertar / Seda black and white series


Sertar or Seda also known as the ‘Golden Horse’. It’s in Sichuan province on my 5 day adventures trip that was almost like pilgrimage itself I end up above 4100 meters. In a village of 10.000 (some say 40.000) buddhist Tibetan Monks living here. Their entire life they pray and study the way of Buddhism and work for the community…

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Penang – street art special


Georgetown on Penang and Penang itself is a great island to stay. To get lost in a maze of streets and buildings of the first British colonists. Besides the street food what’s the main attraction on this island there is also street art. You can find it on every corner, pavement, wall, hidden alleys, doors, balconies etc.

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