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Stone Town

After a full day relaxing at the beach, we had a full day schedule that would take us to Stone Town. On the way, we stopped at a spice farm. I am not sure whether you can call it interesting, but you can call it touristic. A local guide walked us through the different spice plants, a another one climbed a 30m high coconut tree for our pleasure and a third one made some funny looking huts out of plant leafs. Not really recommended. More interesting than the spices were the people working in the farm, especially the children....

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Pongwe, Zanzibar

We arrived in Dar after a long flight from Zurich at 1:30am. I had collected so many miles on Star Alliance from business travel that I was able to receive free of charge, two business class round-trip tickets from Athens to Dar Es Salaam. We went straight to the Southern Sun hotel, in downtown Dar, to get some sleep before the next morning flight To Zanzibar. The flight to Zanzibar was about 30 min. A car was waiting for us at the airport to drive us to Pongwe, a distance of 37km that took about one hour. My first...

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Underwater Photography Guide

If you are interested in underwater photography, you may want to take a look at the excellent uwphotographyguide.com site. You can find tutorials, tips, equipment reviews, destination guides and much more to help you learn or improve your UW...

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Anafi Island

Some pictures from our 2010 vacation in Anafi, this beautiful and isolated island in the Aegean sea. Siesta Christian at Margarita's tavern, taking his afternoon nap Anafi Lantern in Anafi Church in Anafi Church in Anafi Koutsouni beach Koutsouni beach, Anafi Windmill in Anafi Windmill in Anafi Klisidi beach, Anafi Klisidi beach, Anafi Sunset in Anafi Sunset in Anafi Church in Anafi Church in Anafi Chora, Anafi, from top of Kalamos monolith Chora, Anafi, from top of Kalamos monolith Blue Blue Aegean Pelagos Aegean Pelagos Panagia Kalamiotissa, Anafi On top of Kalamos, the church of Panagia Kalamiotissa Fishnets in...

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Lago Maggiore

The lake district in northern Italy is a magical place, one of my favorites on this planet. It is the combination of nature, people, culture and cuisine that makes it unique and unforgettable. In September 2009, there was a small conference on Stresa that I had to visit, so we decided to jump on the opportunity, rent a car and spend three days hoping around Lago Maggiore. Above is a view of Laglio from the lake road. Stresa Stresa Grand Hotel, Stresa Grand Hotel, Stresa Isola Bella Isola Bella VIlla in Laglio VIlla in Laglio Menaggio Menaggio The dock...

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Kythira and Mystras

We spent a week in Kythira in August, 2009, Here are some photos from this trip in this beautiful island at the south of Peloponese. A view from the castle of Kythira A view from the castle of Kythira Firi Ammos Firi Ammos Aegean blue Aegean blue Canon Canon 1883, Chora, Kythira 1883, Chora, Kythira Kythira fort (kastro) Kythira fort (kastro) Melidoni beach Melidoni beach Mylopotamos, Kythira Mylopotamos, Kythira Waterfalls in Mylopotamos Waterfalls in Mylopotamos Mylopotamos Castle Mylopotamos Castle Aroniadika Aroniadika Spilaio Agias Sofias, Kythira Spilaio Agias Sofias, Kythira Church in Kaladi, Kythira Church in Kaladi, Kythira Mylopotamos Mylopotamos...

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