Kyiv

2007 – Ukraine

In December 2007, I visited the second largest (by area) country in Europe - Ukraine.
Kyiv

Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, has about 2.7 million inhabitants.

18 photos.

Chornobyl

I visited the site for the worst nuclear accident in history. 55,000 people were living here before the accident. Now the city is empty.

20 photos.

Prague

2007 – Czech Republic

I visited Prague again in 2007, 11 years after my last trip to the city.
Prague

Prague is a wonderful city for anyone interested in architecture and photography.

26 photos.

Madrid

2007 – Spain

I visited the Spanish capital, Madrid, and the nearby city of Toledo at the end of August.
Madrid

Madrid is a relatively young city, but is today, with over 3 million inhabitants, one of the largest cities in Europe.

18 photos.

Toledo

Toledo was once the imperial capital of Spain, and is still the ecclesiastical heart of the country. It is only a 30 minutes train ride from Madrid.

20 photos.

Bulgaria

2007 – Bulgaria

I visited Sofia in Bulgaria for a few days in early May.
Sofia

Sofia is one of the oldest capital cities of Europe, and has today over a million inhabitants.

25 photos.

Swaziland

2007 – Swaziland

From Mozambique, I drove to neighboring Swaziland, where my destination was one of the best private game reserves.
Countryside

There are only a few cities in Swaziland, and they are not big. Most people live on the countryside.

9 photos.

Mkhaya Game Reserve

Mkhaya Game Reserve was established in 1979 by the Reilly family to preserve endangered animals.

21 photos.

Maputo

2007 – Mozambique

On my tour of the southern Africa, I stayed a few days in Mozambique, one of the poorest countries in the world.
Maputo

Maputo, by the Indian Ocean, is a city with more than a million inhabitants.

12 photos.

Cape Town

2007 – South Africa

South Africa was base for my 2 weeks holiday in southern Africa in March, 2007. I stayed in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Pretoria

From what I had read, I expected Pretoria to be "a calm and affluent city with wide, jacaranda-lined avenues". Well, that was the past.

10 photos.

Cape Town

Almost five years after my first visit to the Mother City, I found that it was still as charming as before.

19 photos.

Victoria  Falls

2007 – Zimbabwe

I spent one day in Zimbabwe to see one of the most famous attractions in Africa, the Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls village

Victoria Falls village lies just one kilometer from the falls.

11 photos.

Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are the largest waterfalls in the world, if measured by the total area (width times height) of falling water.

11 photos.

VIctoria Falls

2007 – Zambia

From Zimbabwe, I crossed the Victoria Falls bridge to see the falls from the Zambian side.
Victoria Falls

The southeastern part of the Victoria Falls are in Zambia.

10 photos.