Oman, a fairytale straight out of 1001 Nights. A very different experience from the other, more abruptly modernized gulf monarchies. Oman has stayed true to Arab traditions and architecture almost throughout, and while the country has invested heavily in infrastructure, it has never done so at the expense of aesthetics.
Warsaw, Poland. When I visited Warsaw in May 2017, it was my first trip there since 1991. To say that the city had changed, is an understatement. A small selection of pictures from around the city centre and the Old Town, taken with a Samsung S8+.
Kinshasa, the vibrant and somewhat chaotic capital city of the DR Congo. With its wide boulevards, scenic riverfront and bustling atmosphere, this city is rising from the shadows of oblivion. Camera: Samsung NX200 (+some few pictures with a Sony Z2).
A continent disguised as a country. Even scratching the surface of India could take a lifetime. My three weeks in northern India started with the wedding of my colleague and friend Deepak in Mumbai, before traveling to Delhi to meet my old college mate Salil. In the meantime, I took time to make stopovers in Udaipur, Jaipur, Agra and Varanasi. Camera: Nikon D70S
The land of the Queen of Sheba, where coffee originated from, is once again a fast-rising star on the international stage, with one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. This proud country has remained fiercely independent for 3000 years. Except for the few WW2 years of tentative Italian occupation, Ehtiopia was never colonized Although some historians dispute the veracity of the claims that the actual Ark of the Covenant is kept in Ethiopia, this country has a incredibly rich history. Pictures from Axum taken in 2004. Most pictures from Addis Ababa taken in 2004, with some more recent ones taken in 2017. Cameras: Canon Ixus 300 (2004 pictures), Sony α6000 (2017 pictures)
Egypt, land of the Sphinx, the Pyramids and the mighty Pharaohs. This is one place that never fails to capture one’s imagination. These pictures are from Luxor and Cairo, taken during Christmas 2004. Camera: Canon Ixus 300
Maputo – a calm, pleasant and temperate city, just a few kilometers away from South Africa. Another one of the places where I constantly travel for business, and where I have managed to bring my camera a few times.
Andalucia in southern Spain. The only part of Europe with decent temperatures in December. My parents migrate there as climatic refugees during winter, and quite frankly, I prefer visiting them there for Christmas, than anywhere with a glacial arctic climate!
Luanda, capital of Angola and the world’s most expensive city for expatriates. When I visited on a business trip in 2008, this city was already undergoing a construction boom that has intensified since. Fueled by oil money, Angola is on the path toward becoming an economic giant in Africa.