If you want to impress your Turkish friends by your knowledge of Turkish language, you should point to one of your Turkish friends (male) and say ‘Adamson!’. Success guaranteed!

A little boy in fancy clothes at the bazar in Şanlıurfa (Urfa) - Eastern Turkey
Family photo

I was just having the conversation about lucky shots with a friend of me. A lucky shot can also be a great photo. This photo is my best lucky shot I made so far. This photo was made to check if my exposure settings were correct before making a family photo of a Georgian family […]

Kid in Tmogvi, near Vardzia. Georgia.
Paris, once again.
Marmot Twilight 2p

I was asked several times now with what tent I’m traveling with and where I got it. The answer? It’s a Marmot Twilight 2p. I went through my photo archive and found these photos of my tent. The setting of my camping spots makes the tent probably even more attractive than it already is but […]

Rose Valley - Cappadocia - Turkey

On an early morning in the Old Town of Tbilisi I bumped into this Georgian woman. Without her help I would probably still be lost in the maze of alleys, tunnels and narrow stairways located on a steep hill on my way to the Tabor Monastery.

Georgian woman in the old town of Tbilisi, Georgia
Ani, City of 1001 Churches

Martin Heylen, a Belgian travel reporter and television maker, recently told about seven world wonders he has seen during all his travels. He chose the Cathedral of Ani as most impressive building he had ever seen. (‘Het Nieuwsblad’, June 28 2015. p24) I totally share his idea about the ruined Armenian city of Ani. Now […]

Entrance of the ruins of the old Armenian capital Ani.
The Kite runner

“For you, a thousand times over.” ― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Two boys controlling their self made kite on the rooftops of Mardin. Eastern Turkey.
Hot air balloons in Cappadocia

For those who thought – just like me – that there are only a few days in the year where you’ll see countless balloons above the dreamy landscapes of Cappodacia. You are wrong. The balloons are there every single day. If you didn’t see them while visiting Cappadocia yourself, you just didn’t get out of […]

Sunrise in the valleys around Göreme. Göreme National Park. Cappadocia, Turkey
Tbilisi, I Love You

It’s possible you’ve already seen some photographs of Tbilisi on my website as I was spending there some days last summer while trekking through Georgia. (See a detailed day-by-day travel journal for Georgia) I really liked Tbilisi last summer but I read it’s especially beautiful in May. Two reasons two make Tbilisi my start point […]

Narikala Fortress rising above the old town. The modern bridge is the Peace Bridge. Tbilisi, Georgia.
Karlen’s family

Almost one year after my first visit to Armenia, I spent a few more days in this country after my trip to Georgia. I had some family photos printed and brought an surprise visit to Karlen and his family in Berdavan. I showed my prints to some men in front of the house where I […]