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Fishermen on Inle Lake, Myanmar - Them rowing their boats with one leg contributed to making the lake a legend. This technique allows them to throw / pull their nets with both hands.

Fishermen on Inle Lake, Myanmar

Travel Photography is as diverse as Travel Experiences can be, and this very diversity is probably its main specificity. You actually have to cover almost all possible fields of Photography: Portraits / People; Landscapes; Architecture; Wild Life; and maybe Sport in some countries.  Continue Reading →

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Colombia – A Selection Of 93 Pictures

Templo la Immaculada y San Lorenzo, Barichara, Santander

Templo la Immaculada y San Lorenzo, Barichara, Santander, Colombia

In summer 2009, I spent 7 weeks in Colombia and discovered Salento & the Zona Cafetera; Popayan, San Agustin, Tierradentro & the Desierto de Tatacoa; Bogota; Villa de Leyva, San Gil, Barichara & Bucaramanga; Medellin (during the Feria de las Flores); Santa Marta, Taganga & Tayrona National Park; Rioacha & La Guajira (up to Punta Gallinas) and last but not least Cartagena de Indias.

In summer 2016, I also traveled 7 weeks there and visited Villa de Leyva, Monguí, Barichara & San Gil; Riohacha & La Guajira (up to Punta Gallinas); Medellin (during the Feria de las Flores); Jardín, Salento & the Zona Cafetera; El Chocó (Bahia Solano); Bogota; Caño Cristales; Popayan & San Agustin; and last but not least Cartagena de Indias.

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Brazil – A Selection Of 58 Pictures

Jaguar, Porto Jofre, Northern Pantanal, Brazil

Jaguar, Porto Jofre, Northern Pantanal, Brazil

In 2007, I spent 4 weeks in Brazil and entered the country from Venezuela, discovering Manaus, Recife & Olinda, Fernando de Noronha, Salvador de Bahia & Morro de Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo. In 2015, I spent 6 weeks there and visited Salvador de Bahia & Morro de Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto & Tiradentes), Rio de Janeiro & Ilha Grande, Iguazu (both Brazilean & Argentinian sides), Bonito, the Northern Pantanal (entering from Cuiaba and going to Porto Jofre), Brasilia & last but not least Sao Paulo.
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Argentina – A Selection Of 47 Pictures

Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) or Ballena Franca Austral, Peninsula Valdez National Park, Northern Patagonia, Argentina, South America

Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) or Ballena Franca Austral, Peninsula Valdez National Park, Northern Patagonia, Argentina, South America

We spent 74 days in Argentina, Chile & Uruguay and 54 in Argentina alone: since major points of interests are in nearby places in Chile or Uruguay, travelling in Argentina most certainly means crossing the borders into these countries. In Argentina, we visited most of the classical tourist destinations: Buenos Aires, Misiones, Iguazu, the Andean Northwest, Mendoza, Peninsula Valdez, the Lake District, Southern Patagonia with El Calafate & El Chalten, and Tierra del Fuego. Add to this Chiloe, the cruise between Puerto Montt and Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine & Punta Arenas in Chile and Colonia & Montevideo in Uruguay, and we can say we almost visited it all! Continue Reading →

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Bolivia – A Selection Of 46 Pictures

Andean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus Andinus), Laguna Colorada, South West Bolivia, South America

Andean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus Andinus), Laguna Colorada, South West Bolivia, South America

We simply fell in love with Bolivia … We planned to stay four weeks and spent almost seven there, which forced us to completely change the route for the rest of the trip! We visited Copacabana & Lake Titicaca; La Paz; Rurrenabaque, Madidi National Park & La Pampa; Death Road & Coroico; Sucre; Potosi; Tupiza; Uyuni & the Southwest Loop to the Salar de Uyuni.

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Colombia – A Selection Of 50 Pictures

 

Again we enjoyed being emerged in complete tranquility and were quite surprised to reach Guane only after a leisurely 2 hour walk. Guane is an extremely quiet hamlet gathered around a plaza dominated by a small church made of the same okra colored blocks of stones like the churches in Barichara

Trekking the “Camino Real” from Barichara to Guane A quiet hamlet gathered around a plaza dominated by a small church

During our Round The World, we traveled to Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile & Uruguay but bypassed Colombia, since we were not sure about safety traveling overland. We deeply regretted it, when we listened to the first enthusiastic reports from travelers arriving from there. So we used the next possible opportunity to make up for that mistake and traveled Colombia intensively for 45 days in July and August 2009. Our main destinations were: Pereira & Salento – Popayan, Tierradentro & San Agustin – Neiva & the Desierto de Tatacoa – Bogota – Villa de Leyva, San Gil, Barichara & Bucaramanga – Medellin – La Guajira – Santa Marta, Taganga & the Parque Nacional Tayrona – Cartagena. Unfortunately we had no time to go to the Pacific Coast and missed out on scuba diving with baby whales. The Amazon we never intended to go to, since we spent quite some time in Bolivia in the Amazon basin. Continue Reading →

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Panama – A Selection Of 21 Pictures

Highly endangered specie, Central American Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri oerstedii), also called Mono Titi, in the secondary rain forest, Punta Burica, Golfo de Chiriqui, Panama, close to the Border to Costa Rica, Central America

Highly endangered specie, Central American Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri oerstedii), also called Mono Titi, in the secondary rain forest, Punta Burica, Golfo de Chiriqui, Panama, close to the Border to Costa Rica, Central America

I only stayed one week in Panama, and spent most of that time in the remote “Mono Feliz”, a safe heaven for endangered monkeys near the border to Costa Rica. I also had the opportunity to have a glimpse at Panama City and the Panama Canal. Continue Reading →

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Uruguay – A Selection Of 21 Pictures

All streets are lined by gigantic plane trees. These function like an air-conditioning and provide so much shades that you can stroll around the city even in the afternoon, when the sun is burning down! Old Colonial City of Colonia, Uruguay

All streets are lined by gigantic plane trees. These function like an air-conditioning and provide so much shades that you can stroll around the city even in the afternoon, when the sun is burning down! Old Colonial City of Colonia, Uruguay

We spent only a few days in Uruguay, coming for a long week-end from Buenos Aires, Argentina. We truly enjoyed the small Colonial city of Colonia, and where taken by surprise by Montevideo, who left us with mixed feelings… Continue Reading →

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Chile – A Selection of 33 Pictures

Trekking the "W" in Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile - Sunset over Los Cuernos del Paine - Chile, Puerto Natales, Nationalpark Torres del Paine - Sonnenuntergang über Los Cuernos del Paine

Trekking the “W” in Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile – Sunset over Los Cuernos del Paine – Chile, Puerto Natales, Nationalpark Torres del Paine – Sonnenuntergang über Los Cuernos del Paine

We only covered the southern half of Chile: we started in Puerto Varas, then took the Navimag Cruise from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales, where we went Trekking the “W” in the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, and finally headed to Punta Arenas before moving to Ushuaia and Argentina on the Tierra del Fuego. Continue Reading →

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Peru – A Selection Of 41 Pictures

One of the most famous views in the world - Machu Picchu, with Wayna Picchu in the background, Cusco, Peru

One of the most famous views in the world – Machu Picchu, with Wayna Picchu in the background, Cusco, Peru

We spent one month in Peru in September & October 2007 and discovered the famous highlights of the south of this country: Nazca (Nazca Lines & Cauchilla Cemetery), Arequipa, the Colca Canyon & Cruz del Condor, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley (Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Saqsaywaman) & of course Machu Picchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca (Sillustani, Uros Floating Islands, & the Javari Project). Continue Reading →

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