Vietnam 2019

Northern Vietnam

Socialist Republic of Vietnam has a population of about 95.5 million inhabitants. It shares borders with Laos and Cambodia. The capital is Hanoi, in the north of the country. Area 331.212 km²

Northern Vietnam – a colourful journey – follow me on this trip – find more photographs here

North Vietnam is a region in northern Vietnam that is known for its natural beauty, rich culture, and historic sites. It is a popular destination for tourists who want to explore the country’s history, culture, and natural beauty.

Some popular things to see and do in North Vietnam include:

  • Visiting Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, which is known for its charming Old Quarter, French colonial architecture, and famous Hoan Kiem Lake.
  • Visiting the Perfume Pagoda, a complex of Buddhist temples and shrines located in a beautiful limestone mountain range, which can be reached by boat and by hiking.
  • Visiting the Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is known for its stunning limestone islands and islets, and is a popular spot for cruising, kayaking, and rock climbing.
  • Visiting the Sapa, a mountainous town located in the northwest of Vietnam, known for its terraced rice paddies, beautiful landscapes and ethnic minority groups.
  • Visiting the Tam Coc, a beautiful area located near Ninh Binh, known for its limestone karsts, rice paddies and boat rides through caves and along the Ngo Dong River.
  • Visiting the Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam, where you can visit the Dinh and Le temples, dedicated to the first emperors of Vietnam.

North Vietnam is also known for its delicious local cuisine, such as Pho, Banh mi, Bun cha and traditional dishes like Cha ca La Vong.

Le nord du Vietnam est une région du nord du pays connue pour sa beauté naturelle, sa riche culture et ses sites historiques. C’est une destination populaire pour les touristes qui veulent explorer l’histoire, la culture et la beauté naturelle du pays.

Voici quelques exemples de choses à voir et à faire dans le nord du Vietnam :

Visiter Hanoi, la capitale du Vietnam, qui est connue pour son charmant vieux quartier, son architecture coloniale française et le célèbre lac Hoan Kiem.
Visiter la Pagode des Parfums, un complexe de temples et de sanctuaires bouddhistes situé dans une belle chaîne de montagnes calcaires, que l’on peut atteindre en bateau ou en randonnée.
Visite de la baie d’Halong, site classé au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO, connu pour ses magnifiques îles et îlots calcaires, et lieu de prédilection pour les croisières, le kayak et l’escalade.
Visite de Sapa, une ville montagneuse située au nord-ouest du Vietnam, connue pour ses rizières en terrasses, ses paysages magnifiques et ses groupes ethniques minoritaires.
Visite de Tam Coc, une belle région située près de Ninh Binh, connue pour ses karsts calcaires, ses rizières et ses promenades en bateau dans les grottes et le long de la rivière Ngo Dong.
La visite de Hoa Lu, l’ancienne capitale du Vietnam, où vous pourrez visiter les temples Dinh et Le, dédiés aux premiers empereurs du Vietnam.
Le nord du Vietnam est également connu pour sa délicieuse cuisine locale, comme le Pho, le Banh mi, le Bun cha et les plats traditionnels comme le Cha ca La Vong.

Austria 2019

Cow and Cloud

Visiting Austria in 2019. In the area arround the Groß Glockner during summer time.

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The Grossglockner is the highest mountain in Austria, located in the Hohe Tauern range of the Eastern Alps. It stands at 3,798 meters (12,461 ft) and is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a wide range of activities such as hiking, climbing, skiing, and sightseeing.

Some popular things to see and do in the Grossglockner area include:

  • Hiking on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, a scenic road that leads to the base of the mountain, offering panoramic views of the surrounding alpine landscape.
  • Climbing the Grossglockner, which is a challenging climb for experienced mountaineers, but also offers less demanding routes for those with less experience.
  • Visiting the Pasterze Glacier, Austria’s largest glacier, which can be reached by cable car or on foot, and offers spectacular views and a chance to see the glacier up close.
  • Visiting the Franz-Josefs-Höhe Visitor Center, which offers information about the mountain and the surrounding area, as well as exhibits and a panoramic terrace.
  • Skiing on the Kals-Matrei Ski Resort, which offers a variety of ski runs for all skill levels, as well as snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

The Grossglockner area is also home to a variety of charming mountain villages, such as Heiligenblut and Kals am Großglockner, which offer traditional Tyrolean architecture, local crafts, and delicious local cuisine.

I recommend you to check the official website of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road or the Heiligenblut tourist office for the most up-to-date information before planning your visit. Make sure to check the weather conditions and to be properly equipped for the activity you choose.

Der Großglockner ist der höchste Berg Österreichs und befindet sich in den Hohen Tauern der Ostalpen. Mit einer Höhe von 3.798 Metern ist er ein beliebtes Ziel für Outdoor-Fans und bietet eine breite Palette an Aktivitäten wie Wandern, Klettern, Skifahren und Sightseeing.

Zu den beliebten Ausflugszielen in der Großglocknerregion zählen:

Wandern auf der Großglockner Hochalpenstraße, einer landschaftlich reizvollen Straße, die zum Fuß des Berges führt und Panoramablicke auf die umliegende Alpenlandschaft bietet.
Besteigung des Großglockners, der eine Herausforderung für erfahrene Bergsteiger darstellt, aber auch weniger anspruchsvolle Routen für weniger erfahrene Bergsteiger bietet.
Besuch des Pasterze-Gletschers, des größten Gletschers Österreichs, der mit der Seilbahn oder zu Fuß erreicht werden kann und spektakuläre Aussichten und die Möglichkeit bietet, den Gletscher aus der Nähe zu betrachten.
Besuch des Besucherzentrums Franz-Josefs-Höhe, das Informationen über den Berg und die Umgebung sowie Ausstellungen und eine Panoramaterrasse bietet.
Skifahren im Skigebiet Kals-Matrei, das eine Vielzahl von Pisten für alle Könnerstufen sowie Snowboarden, Langlaufen und Schneeschuhwandern bietet.
Das Großglocknergebiet beherbergt auch eine Vielzahl von charmanten Bergdörfern wie Heiligenblut und Kals am Großglockner, die traditionelle Tiroler Architektur, lokales Handwerk und köstliche lokale Küche bieten.

Ich empfehle Ihnen, sich vor der Planung Ihres Besuchs auf der offiziellen Website der Großglockner Hochalpenstraße oder im Tourismusbüro Heiligenblut über die neuesten Informationen zu informieren. Achten Sie auf die Wetterbedingungen und die richtige Ausrüstung für die von Ihnen gewählte Aktivität.

Mallorca 2018

Spain – Mallorca

Mallorca (Majorca) ist the lagest island of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterraen Sea. Area 3640 km² – highest elevation 1445m (Puig Major) – population 896.000

More photographs of Mallorca you will find here.

Mallorca, also known as Majorca, is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea and is part of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is a popular holiday destination known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and lovely weather.

Some popular things to see and do in Mallorca include:

  • Visiting Palma, the capital city of Mallorca, which is known for its stunning Gothic cathedral, charming Old Town, and lively promenade
  • Exploring the Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain range in the northwest of the island, which offers a wide range of hiking trails and spectacular views.
  • Visiting the Caves of Drach, a series of underground caves that are home to some of the world’s most beautiful stalactites and stalagmites and also offers classical music concerts.
  • Visiting Cala Millor, an attractive seaside resort located on the east coast of the island, known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and lively nightlife.
  • Visiting the Formentor beach, a beautiful bay located on the north coast of the island, with crystal clear waters, fine white sand and surrounded by pine trees.
  • Visiting the Soller, a charming town located in the northwest of the island, known for its orange and lemon groves, lovely church, and weekly market

Mallorca is also known for its delicious local cuisine, such as Pa amb oli, an open-faced sandwich made with bread rubbed with garlic and tomato, and the ensaimadas, a traditional pastry.

I recommend you to check the official website of the Balearic Island’s Tourist office or the Mallorca’s City hall for the most up-to-date information before planning your visit.

Mallorca, también conocida como Mallorca, es una isla situada en el mar Mediterráneo y forma parte de las Islas Baleares en España. Es un popular destino vacacional conocido por sus hermosas playas, aguas cristalinas y buen tiempo.

Algunas cosas populares que ver y hacer en Mallorca incluyen:

Visitar Palma, la capital de Mallorca, conocida por su impresionante catedral gótica, su encantador casco antiguo y su animado paseo marítimo.
Explorar la Serra de Tramuntana, una cadena montañosa en el noroeste de la isla, que ofrece una gran variedad de rutas de senderismo y vistas espectaculares.
Visitar las Cuevas del Drach, una serie de cuevas subterráneas que albergan algunas de las estalactitas y estalagmitas más bellas del mundo y que también ofrecen conciertos de música clásica.
Visitar Cala Millor, una atractiva localidad costera situada en la costa este de la isla, conocida por sus hermosas playas, aguas cristalinas y animada vida nocturna.
Visitar la playa de Formentor, una hermosa bahía situada en la costa norte de la isla, con aguas cristalinas, fina arena blanca y rodeada de pinos.
Visitar Sóller, un encantador pueblo situado en el noroeste de la isla, conocido por sus naranjos y limoneros, su preciosa iglesia y su mercado semanal.
Mallorca también es conocida por su deliciosa cocina local, como el Pa amb oli, un bocadillo abierto hecho con pan frotado con ajo y tomate, y las ensaimadas, un pastel tradicional.

Le recomiendo que consulte la web oficial de la Oficina de Turismo de Baleares o del Ayuntamiento de Mallorca para obtener la información más actualizada antes de planificar su visita.

France – Bretagne 2018

Bretagne Onions

Bretagne – West Coast 2018

In summer 2018 I visited the western part of France

You will find the photgraphs of Bretagne here

Roscoff is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany, a region in the northwest of France. It is a popular destination for tourists who want to explore the area’s natural beauty, culture, and history.

Some popular things to see and do in Roscoff and its surroundings include:

  • Visiting the Roscoff Old Town, which is known for its charming 16th-century stone houses and narrow streets.
  • Exploring the Île de Batz, a small island located just off the coast of Roscoff, which is known for its beautiful gardens and beaches.
  • Visiting the Saint-Pol-de-Léon, a picturesque town located about 20km from Roscoff, which is known for its Gothic cathedral and well-preserved old town.
  • Visiting the Morlaix Viaduct, a grand railway viaduct that spans the River Dourduff, offering a beautiful view over the town and the surrounding countryside.
  • Visiting the Pointe de Saint-Mathieu, a cape located about 15km from Roscoff, known for its lighthouse and the ruins of an abbey that dates back to the 12th century.
  • Visiting the Jardins de la Mer, a garden located in Roscoff, where you can find a variety of plants, flowers and trees that are typical of the Breton coast.

Bretagne is also known for its delicious local cuisine, such as the famous crêpes,galettes, and seafood specialties, such as the famous „bulots“ (whelks) and „moules“ (mussels).

I recommend you to check the official website of the Roscoff’s Tourist office or the Finistère’s Department’s website for the most

Roscoff est une commune située dans le département du Finistère, en Bretagne, une région du nord-ouest de la France. C’est une destination populaire pour les touristes qui veulent explorer la beauté naturelle, la culture et l’histoire de la région.

Voici quelques-unes des choses à voir et à faire à Roscoff et dans ses environs :

Visiter la vieille ville de Roscoff, qui est connue pour ses charmantes maisons en pierre du 16e siècle et ses rues étroites.
Explorer l’île de Batz, une petite île située juste au large de Roscoff, connue pour ses magnifiques jardins et ses plages.
Visite de Saint-Pol-de-Léon, une ville pittoresque située à environ 20 km de Roscoff, connue pour sa cathédrale gothique et sa vieille ville bien préservée.
Visite du viaduc de Morlaix, un grand viaduc ferroviaire qui enjambe la rivière Dourduff et offre une belle vue sur la ville et la campagne environnante.
Visite de la Pointe de Saint-Mathieu, un cap situé à environ 15 km de Roscoff, connu pour son phare et les ruines d’une abbaye datant du 12ème siècle.
Visiter les Jardins de la Mer, un jardin situé à Roscoff, où l’on peut trouver une variété de plantes, de fleurs et d’arbres typiques de la côte bretonne.
La Bretagne est également connue pour sa délicieuse cuisine locale, comme les fameuses crêpes, galettes, et les spécialités de fruits de mer, comme les fameux bulots et moules.

Je vous recommande de consulter le site officiel de l’office du tourisme de Roscoff ou le site du département du Finistère pour obtenir les informations les plus récentes sur la région.

Vietnam 2019 – dogs of Vietnam

dogs of Vietnam
dogs of Vietnam

In 2019 I visited the north of Vietnam.
Everywhere you can find dogs, running arround or sometimes prepared for food. Dogs for food is an exception and will be eaten only for special celebrations.

You will find the photographs of the Dogs of Vietnam here.

Dogs are a common sight in Vietnam, and are considered both pets and a source of protein in some parts of the country.

In urban areas, many families keep dogs as pets, and they are treated with love and care, similar to how they are treated in other parts of the world. Some popular breeds in Vietnam include the Shih Tzu, Poodle, and Pomeranian.

However, in rural areas, some people eat dog meat, which is considered a delicacy and is believed to have health benefits. This practice is controversial and is not widely accepted by all Vietnamese people. Eating dog meat is not legal in Vietnam but it is still being consumed by some people.

Animal welfare organizations have been working to end the practice of eating dog meat in Vietnam, and to promote the humane treatment of dogs. Many of these organizations also provide education and awareness programs to help people understand the importance of proper animal care.

It is important to note that visitors should not participate in any activities related to dog meat consumption or any other form of animal cruelty. It is also important to respect local customs and cultural norms.

Les chiens sont monnaie courante au Vietnam et sont considérés à la fois comme des animaux de compagnie et comme une source de protéines dans certaines régions du pays.

Dans les zones urbaines, de nombreuses familles ont des chiens comme animaux de compagnie, et ils sont traités avec amour et attention, comme dans d’autres parties du monde. Parmi les races populaires au Vietnam figurent le Shih Tzu, le Caniche et le Poméranien.

Toutefois, dans les zones rurales, certaines personnes mangent de la viande de chien, considérée comme un mets délicat et censée avoir des effets bénéfiques sur la santé. Cette pratique est controversée et n’est pas largement acceptée par tous les Vietnamiens. La consommation de viande de chien n’est pas légale au Vietnam, mais elle est encore consommée par certaines personnes.

Les organisations de protection des animaux s’efforcent de mettre fin à la pratique de la viande de chien au Vietnam et de promouvoir le traitement humain des chiens. Bon nombre de ces organisations proposent également des programmes d’éducation et de sensibilisation pour aider les gens à comprendre l’importance des soins appropriés aux animaux.

Il est important de noter que les visiteurs ne doivent participer à aucune activité liée à la consommation de viande de chien ou à toute autre forme de cruauté envers les animaux. Il est également important de respecter les coutumes et les normes culturelles locales.

Jordan 2017

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Jordan is a country located in the Middle East, known for its rich history, culture, and natural beauty. It is a popular destination for tourists who want to explore its many ancient sites, deserts, and natural wonders.

Some popular things to see and do in Jordan include:

  • Visiting Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, which is an ancient city carved into rock that offers a glimpse into the Nabateans‘ sophisticated culture and engineering.
  • Visiting the Wadi Rum, a desert valley that is known for its red sand and rock formations, and is a popular spot for camel trekking, hot air balloon rides, and stargazing.
  • Visiting the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, where you can float in the salt-rich waters and visit the nearby spa resorts that offer a variety of health and beauty treatments.
  • Visiting the Jerash, an ancient Roman city that is considered one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world, and offers a glimpse into the Roman Empire’s engineering and architectural achievements.
  • Visiting the Aqaba, a seaside city located at the southern tip of Jordan, known for its beaches, scuba diving, and snorkeling, as well as its historic sites such as the Aqaba Fort.
  • Visiting the Madaba, a city that is known for its mosaics, including the famous Madaba Map, an ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land that was discovered in the city’s St. George Church.

Jordan is also known for its delicious local cuisine, such as the famous mansaf, a traditional Bedouin dish made of lamb, yogurt and rice, and the falafel, a popular street food made of ground chickpeas mixed with spices.

I recommend you to check the official website of the Jordan’s Tourist board or the Ministry of Tourism for the most up-to-date information before planning your visit.

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