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Where have Waidy been on Planet Earth

2020 Vietnam and Quoc Island with Jeanne (January-February) Here's my route:

2018 Four Countries Japan trip with Jenny and Raymond Mak (November) Here's my route:

2018 Hong Kong and Hainan Island with Candace, Noel, Landon, Dylan, and Darren (February)Here's my route:

2016 Japan with Jeanne and Darren (October) Here's my route: English Chinese

  • Nagano
    • Matsumoto Castle, Nagano
    • Motsumoto Frog Street, Nagano
    • Nawate Street (Nawate as expected) is a shopping street in the major Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. Turned into a resort area to landfill the southern tip of the outer moat of Matsumoto castle since the Meiji era, it is poised many stalls, but immediately after the end of the war was standing black market, is completely renovated in 2001, downtown taste full of shops that reproduces the old town It has become a town. Frog has held a festival to change every year by the symbol (Kin).
    • Kamikochi
    • Takayama Jinya
    • Shirakawa go
    • Shirakawa-go is a village of Gyeongchon-do in Gifu Prefecture. It is called "Shirakawa Township", and the former is called "Shirakawa Township". Today, most of them refer to Shirakawa village only. The Ogicho area of Shirakawa-go is known for its co-production. In December 1995, the village of Shirakawa-goo and Wakayama (Sakura-ken and Suganuma) were registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites ( "Cultural Heritage") in the name of "
    • Osu Kannon

2016 Shanghai with Darren (October) Here's my route: Here's where we went

2012 Alps in Europe, South Europe, and Central Europe (April to June) Here's my route

  • Switzerland
    • Zurich: Old Town, Museums
    • Luzern: Old Town, Lowendenkmal (Lion Monument), Glacier Gardens, Rathaus (Town Hall), Franziskanerkirche, Culture and Convention Centre, Hiked the Museggmauer (Musegg Wall) and the Nine Towers, Threater square, Palace, Lake Luzern, Spreuer Brücke (Spreuer Bridge), Hofkirche (Abbey Court Church), Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), Lucerne Concert Hall, Luzern Station, Jesuitenkirche (church); Museums: Kunstmuseum Luzern Bahnhof (Art Museum), Bourbaki Panorama Lowenplatz (Franco-Prussian War in 360), Hans Erni Museum, Verkehrshaus-Lido (Transport Museum), Sammlung Rosengart Luzern Kantonalbank (Modern Art Museum), Historisches Museum Kasernenplatz (History Museum), Natur-Museum Kasernenplatz (Natural Museum); Jazz Club: Jazzkantine, Jazz Concert at Kultur and Kongresszentrum Concert Hall (KK) Candy Dulfer & Band, Crazy Tour 2012 - Sax-A-Go-Go!
    • Mount Titlis at 10,500ft/3200m (visited Titlis Glacier Station, Glacier Cave, Glacier Park)
    • Mount Pilatus at 6500ft/1996m
    • Berne
    • DeLaGruyere
    • Geneva
    • Mount Blanc at 16,050ft/4587m
    • Lecco Old Town, River Side
    • St. Moritz at 5980ft/1822m, and its Leaning Tower, remains of the 13th-century St. Mauritius Church
    • Engadin Valley, Chavena
  • Italy
    • Lake Como Old Town, Old Walls, Como Brunate (up the mountain by tram for view Bay/Boats/Town)
    • Villa Carlotta and Museum
    • Bellegio: Old Town, Sea Shore, Art Galleries
  • France
    • Annecy: Old Town, Norte Dame Catheral, dd Jail, Museum Cateau, Basilique De La Visitation, PalaisDeLile_ddJail, St. Pierre Catheral, Lake Annecy, St. Francois Catheral, St. Maurice Catheral.
    • Chamonix
  • Liechtenstein
    • Vaduz
  • Slovakia
    • Bratislava: Walk through Bratislava's Old Town, Brastislavsky Hrad, visited the hilltop 18th-century castle overlooking the Old Town, Pink Primates Palace (Hall of Mirrors where Napoleon and the Austrian emperor signed the Peace of Pressburg of 1805.
  • Austria
    • Innsbruck

      Golden Roof Museum (Goldenes Dachl), Cathedral of St. James (Dom Zu St. Jakob), Imperial Palace (Hofburg), Court Church of Innsbruck (Hofkirche: host the tomb of Maximillian), Tyrolean Folk Art Museum (Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum) Jesuit Church Innsbruck, University Church, Old University, (Jesuitenkirche Innsbruck, Church of the Most Holy Trinity), Art History Museum (Die Tiroler Landesmuseen Trioler Landesmuseum Ferdinaneum) from Stone Age to the present day (30,000 Years exhibits), Golden Roof's stones and paintings were temporary stored here. Town Tower (Stadttum), Triumphal Arch (Triumphpforte), Old Town, Medieval Maria Theresiastrasse, St. Anna's Column (Annasaule)>/p>

    • Salzburg

      Mozart's Birthday, Mozart's Residence, Mozart Square, Fortress and Museums,St Peter Cathedral and Cementry, Cathedral DOM, Mozart Dinner Concert at St Peter's Resturant

    • Vienna

      Vienna Old Town, Kunsthistorisches Museum(Fine Art), St. Stephen's Cathedral, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Schonbrunn Palace and Garden (UNESCO), Vienna State Opera House (Carmen Opera), Stadtpark, Monuments of the Ringstrasse, Mozart's House, Mozart Concert at the Palais Palffy where Mozart performed his first concert at age 4.

    • Prater
    • Grinzing Village
    • Nordkettenbahnen:
    • Hikes Congress Station, Lowenhaus @500m; Hungerburgbahn @750m; Seegrubenbahn @1905m; Haflekarbahn; Hafelekar @2256m; Hafelekarspitze @2334m

  • Czech Republic
    • Prague
    • Old Town, Charles Bridge, Clock Wenceslas Square, Church of our Lady, open air market, Castle of Hradcany (where Charles IV governed the Holy Roman Empire and Vaclav Havel restored democracy.), St. Vitus' Cathedral, St. George Basilica, Golden Lane, Medieval Prison, Old Royal Palace, Streets of Josefov, Jewish Quarter (Oldest synagogue), Vltava River, Visited the remains of former Jewish ghetto (devastated in World War II, and oppressed during the Communist era. Went to three of the area's synagogues as well as the Jewish Museum of Prague, which displays the names of all the Czech Jews who were sent to concentration camps. Learn the legendary Golem myth, a story forever entwined with Prague's Jewish history.), Sights of once frequented by Franz Kafka, (the enigmatic author of The Trial and The Metamorphosis, who made his home in Prague), Afternoon Concert at the St Nicholas Church, Hike the Astronomical Clock Tower, Prague Opera (Marriage of Figero) Mozart's House, Eiffle Tower in Pertin Hill, Infant Jesus Church, St. Nicholas Church, National Library and Mirror Chapel at the Klementium Complex, Powder Tower/Gate, National Theather.

    • Moravia
    • Olomouc
    • Bohemia
    • Mikulov
    • Brno
    • Liberec
  • Poland
    • Krakow

      Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square), Kosciol Mariacki (St Mary's Church), Ratuzz (Town Hall), Suklennice (Cloth Hall):shopping mall, Brama Florianska (St Florian's Gate), Fortifications (Double wall with active moat), Barbakan (Barbican), Wawel Castle and Cathedral, Kazlmierz (Jewish Quarter), Stoss Altarpiece (st mary church), Leonardo da Vinci Paintings: Lady with ermine (in Castle), Kanonicza Street (from Central Square to Royal Castle), Vistula River, Auschwitz death camp, The University, Slowacki Theatre, Schindler's Factory, Auschwitz:Camp I and Camp II, Plaszow

    • Wieliczka
    • Salt Mine (UNESCO)
    • Warsar

      Royal Castle, Old Town and Main Square, Starego Miasta Square, Lazienki Palace, Chopin Memorial, Wilanow Palace, Palace of Culture and Science, Rynek Starego Miasta Old Town Market Square, Jewish Ghetto Memorial, Monument to the Warsaw Uprising Fighters, St. Anne's Church, Chopin Concert At the Opera House

  • Germany
    • Bavarian Castle, Neuschwanstein
    • Oberammergau Historic Village
    • Berlin

      World War II Walking Tour (detailing the rise and fall of Hitler and the Third Reich. Walk started in the Wilhelmstraße area with building that once housed the headquarters of Hermann Goering's Luftwaffe, Former headquarters of the infamous SS and Gestapo, the massive Reich Chancellery and the Propaganda Ministry. Stood directly above Hitler's Fuhrerbunker details the last days of WW II in Europe.), Hermann Goering's Luftwaffe headquarters, Former headquarters of SS and Gestapo, Reich Chancellery and the Propaganda Ministry, Hitler's Fuhrerbunker, Kurfustendamm, Egyptian Museum. Berlin West, Berlin Zoological Garden, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the new church, Ka De We (Kaufhause des Westens) Checkpoint Charlie Border, Berlin Wall Remains (Wall of Shame by West Germans), Brandenburg Gate, Rathaus Schoneberg, Reichstag Building (German Parliament), Shell-scarred Tower of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Museum Island (Museuminsel)(UNESCO), Spree River, Ishtar Gate at the Pergamon Museum, Egyptian Queen Nefertiti at the New Museum, Ferneturm (TV tower), Holocaust Memorial (to the Murdered Jews in Europe which covers an expansive area one block south from Brandenburg Gate. Consisting of 2,711 slabs of concrete the memorial), Pergamon Museum (UNESCO: Pergamon Altar (170-159BC), Two-storey Roman Gate of Miletus (29 metres wide and almost 17 metres high), Ishtar Gate of Babylon (dating from the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar (605-563 BC)).

    • Potsdam (UNESCO): Truman, Churchill, and Stalin met in 1945 to determine Europe's post-war destiny. Potsdam was also the home of Frederick the Great, who built a grand palace here 200 years prior to the Allied leaders' fateful meeting.

      Potsdamer Platz, Rococo Neues Palais, Cecilienhof Castle, Old Town, Nauener Tor Gate, Brandenburger Tor Gate, St. Peter and Paul Church, St. Nicholas Church,

  • Montenegro
    • Kotor
    • Budva
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Mostar (UNESCO)
    • Medjugorje (UNESCO)
    • Neum
  • Croatia
    • Dubrovnik, Pearl of the Adriatic (UNESCO)
    • Ponikve
    • Ston (7th Centery City Wall
    • Split (UNESCO)
    • Plitvice National Park (UNESCO)
    • Zagreb
    • Slunj
    • Frontline of World War II
  • Solvenia
    • Ljubljana
    • Preseren Square, The Triple Bridges, Ljubljana's Town Hall, Open-air market, Franciscan Church, Dragon Bridge, Cobbler's Bridge, Congress Square, Opera House, Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Ursuline Church, Roman Ljubljana - Emona Ljubljana Castle

  • Hungary
    • Budapest (UNESCO)
    • Buda and Pest, East Train Station, West Train Station, Cathedral, Monuments and Garden, Modern Art Museum, Fine Art Museum, Terror Museum, Jewish Temple and its garden and its cementry, Opera House, Heroes Square, Parliament Building (modeled on London's House of Parliament), Chain Bridge, Castle Hill, Royal Palace, Fisherman's Bastion, Medieval Matthias Church (once the site of Hungarian Coronations), The Market, The Old Town shopping street, Hungarian Dinner Folk Show, Statu Park, Budapest Palace (UNESCO), Dinner night Cruise on the Danube River,

    • Danube River
    • Szentendre Village
    • Visegrad (upper and lower castle and palace)
    • Esztergom

2012 Cuba - Culture, Arts, Education Exploration; Professional Research Development with Stanford Jazz Workshop (March and April) Havana

  • Vedado, Havana's contemporary Downtown.
  • Walk in the Old Havana (UNESCO) with architect and leading urban planner Miguel Coyula. UNESCO for its well-preserved colonial architecture in the Americas: Historic Plaza de Armas, Lunch at the La Mina open-air Restaurant, once home to the US Ambassador's residence. Capitollo Nacional, Centro Gallego, Castillo de los Tres, Santos Reyes, Magnos del Morro, Edificio Barcardi. Catedral de San Cristobal de la Habana, Hotel Nacional, Capitolio Nacional. Habana Vieja (UNESCO), Centro Habana, Vedado, Casablanca, Regla, Guanabacoa, Playa & Marianao, Barrio Chino (China Town). Lecture on Cuban Musical History with focus on Jazz, by musicologists at the Museo de la Musica. Cuban Jazz at the Jazz Cafe.
  • Student's music jazz/symphonic performance at the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory (Many of Havana's top Jazz performers graduated from the Conservatory, including SJW stars Yasek Manzano and Yosvany Terry). Lunch at the El Templete on the Port of Havana. Yasek Manzano's Collective Combo performance at La Casa Del Alba. Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio with special guest David Sanchez at the Los Mejores de Jazz Cubano en la tienda / La Zorray El Cuerv Jazz Club.
  • Day Excursion to Las Terrazas sustainable mountain community on the edge of Pinar del Rio Province. Tour and hike of the Las Terrazas community. Visit the studio of internationally known eco-artist, Lester Campa. Lunch at the vegetarian restaurant, El Romero. Afternoon swim in the San Juan River. Evening outdoor jazz concert: Sax trio. Dinner at the Le Chansonnier, New York Time recommandation; filming of Chocolate and Strawberry.
  • Bellas Artes (the National Museum of Fine Arts). National Museum of the Revolutions. Lunch at the El Templete. Vist to a selection of Cuban Artists' studios (Juan Moreira, Alicia Leal, Cerenaica Moreira, and Reynier "El Chino" Novo). Classical concert at the Convento de San Francisco Church. Evening Jazz Cafe Club: Cesar Lopez.
  • SeaWalk to Old Havana. Visited the Hemingway House in Casablanca Island, Rum Museum, and Handcraft Market San Jose "Mercado de Artesania San Jose". Lunch at the La Dominica. Ballet Permance at the Opera House "Gran Teatro de La Habana" Dinner at Yasek Manzano's house, cooked and served by Yasek's parent. Rumba by Ochareo de Cienfuegos at the Palacio de la Rumba in Centro Habana.
  • Visited Manuel Saumell School, the primary level Music school. Lunch at the La Torre. Visual art exhibits of Mabel Poblet and Alexis "Kcho" Leyva. Private performance by Yasek Manzano and guests. Dinner at the Le Chansonnier - New York Time recommandation, filming of Chocolate and Strawberry.
  • Visited Alejo Carpentier Dance School. Lunch at the Nacional Hotel. Private screening of the film "Habanastation" at the Cuban Film Institute. Jewelry and Art visit in the home of the artists Sunset walks at the Museum Del Morro. Dinner at La Divina Pastora at Del Morro. La Zorra and El Cuervo Jazz Club: Michel Herrera and his quintet.

2012 The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemboug, and France (February to March) Here's my route

  • The Netherlands
    • Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam History Museum, Rijke Museu, Amsterdam Central, Old Town, and cannels, Anne Frank's House, Royal Palacs, Dam, Flower Market, Grand Central.
    • Aalsmeer (Flower Farms and Flower Auction
    • Delft: (famous for its association with the royal family and blue pottery). Pottory maker, Delft Square, 1100 old church, Vermeer Museum
    • Hague: Madurodam miniture Dutch City, Parliament, Peace Palace, the Royals,
    • Rotterdam
    • Maastricht: Town Center, St. Pietersberg Caves; Saint Servaas Church (10th century church, aka:De St. Servaasbasiliek ontsluit voor u haar poorten
    • Bastogne: the AMERICAN MEMORIAL of the Battle of the Bulge, Museum of the Battle of the Bulge, Historical center, war museum and momuments
    • Drielandenpunt (Point of 3 country), hiked up from Vaals (the Dutch side), and down from Gemmenich (the Belgium side)
  • Luxembourg
    • Luxembourg Old City and City walls, Palace, etc.
    • Beaufort Castle
    • Mullerthal, the Little Switzerland.
  • Belgium
    • Waterloo
    • Antwerp
    • Brussels: Grand Place, Palais de Justice, Notre Dame Church, Conseratory de Musique, Royal Palace Museum of Fine Arts, Rene Magritte Museum, Royal Palace, Cathedrale St-Michel, Place des Martyrs, Place de Brouckere, Mannekenpls Museums
    • Ghent
    • Bruges: Canals; Old Town, Church of our Lady, St. John Hospital, Grand Market.
  • Paris (Meet up Nancy for IETF meetings)
    • Sacret Heart Church
    • Louvre
    • Saint Michel (Jazz)
    • Saint Germain (Jazz)
    • Montparnasse (Jazz)
    • Norte Dam
    • Saint Louis Isle
    • Hotel De Ville
    • Army Museum
    • Musee d'Orsay
    • Champ Elysees
    • Concorde

2011 Portugal, Morocco, Spain, and Gibraltar (May and June) Here's my route

  • Portugal
    • Lisbon: Costa Do Castelo, Castelo Sao Jorge, Se De Lisboa, Baixa Quarter's main squares, Alfama--the seamen's quarter, Rossio, Martim Moniz, Intendente, Anjos, Bull Ring, Pombal Statue, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Monument To The Discoveries, Praca Do Comercio, Praca Do Municipio, Teatro Nacional Sao Carlos, Museu Do Chiado, Pelourinho Da Isboa, Elevador de Santa Justa, Igreja Do Carmo, Igreja de Sao Roque.
    • Obidos (UNESCO)
    • Alcobaca
    • Nazare
    • Batalha (UNESCO)
    • Fatima
    • Evora (UNESCO): Praca do Giraldo Epicturesque Antral Square, Roman Temple, Cathedral of Evora (Roman Gothic Cathedral), Igreja de Sao Francisco, Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos), University, Market, Aqueduct, Palace.
    • Beja Castle
    • Mafra: Basilica, Palace, Convent Church.
    • Sintra (UNESCO): Pena Palace (Parque e Palacio da Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, Parque de Monserrate, Convento dos Capuchos.
    • Libson Region Coastline: Colares, Cabo da Roca, Guincho, Boca Inferno, Cascais, Estoril, Queluz, Setubal.
  • Spain
    • Seville: Parque de Maria Luisa (Plaza de América, located in Parque de María Luisa, was also site of the Iberoamerican Exhibition of 1929. Some pavilions were built in the park by Aníbal González: Pabellón Real (Royal Pavilion)), Golden Tower, Guadalquivir River, University, Tobacco factory of Carmen Fame, Santa Cruz Quarter (After the Christian conquest of Seville it became one of the greatest Jewish communities in Spain. Santa Cruz was one of their quarters.), Alcazar Fortress (ancient Royal Palace of the rulers of Spain since the Roman era, approximately 913.), Cathedral where Christropher Columbus body is Clock Tower, Torre del Oro (It was built around 1200 by the Moslem Governor Abu Elda), Plaza de Espana (built for the Iberoamerican Exhibition of 1929. The plaza is semicircular. A semicircular pond of 200 meter diameter is surrounded by the Spanish pavilion), Bullfighting Ring, Flamenco Show.
    • Tarifa
    • Costa Del Sol: Toledo (Morrish Bridge, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, Cathedral De Toledo, Church of Santo Tome, Old Bisagra Gate-Alfonso VI Gate, Puerta del Sol-Sun Gate, St. Martin Bridge, Alcantara Bridge and the Alcazar), Malaga (UNESCO)(Castillo De Gibralfaro, Catedral De Malaga, Alcazaba De Malaga (UNESCO), Teatro Romano De Malaga (UNESCO), Museo Picasso).
    • Granada: Lunch at a 250 years old village Puerto Lapice, Don Quixote, La Mancha, Alhambra Complex (UNESCO), Water Gardens of the Generalife, Granada Old Quarter, Catedral De Granada (aka Capilla Real), Isabel la Catolica, Bib Rambla Square, Santa Ana Church, Barrio Sacromonte, Barrio Albayzi, Cave Famingo Performance by Gipsy.
    • Madrid: The Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Arte Reina Sofia Museum, Plaza Mayor (heart of od Madrid), Puerta del Sol Square (best known square), Plaza de la Villa (historic square), Plaza de Espana, Cervantes Monument, Plaza de Oriente (in front of Palace), Plaza of Issabella (in front of Opera), Almudena Cathedral, Royal Palace, Plaza Puerta de Toledo (The Gate of Toledo), Toledo Bridge, Calle Mayor, Alcala Gate, Debod Temple (2nd Century BC Epyptia), The Parliament
    • Barselona: Picasso Museum, Arc Del Triomf, Pere Triafaigar, Parque de la Ciutadella, Font Magica de Montjuic (Magic Fountain), National Museum, Olympic Ring, Espanya, Plaza Catalunia, Cata Batlio, Park Guell, Gaudi Architecture buildings (La Pedrera, Casa Batlo), Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Columbus Monument, Hospital de la Santa Creu, Palau Guell, Church of La Merce, Santa Caterina Market, Gotic Quarter (past and present meet), Rambla De Mar, Museu D'Historia De Catalunya, Torre De Jaume, Port Olimpic, Torre Marenostrum, Fish, Frank Gehry, Parc Diagonal Mar, Agbar Tower, Torre De Bellesguard, Barcelona Cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar, Beaches, Marina, Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village)
    • Figueres: Salvador Dali Museum
  • Morocco
    • Algeciras
    • Strait of Gibraltar, Africa
    • Barbary Coast
    • Rabat: Roman Relics of Chellah, Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum Royal Palace, Kasbah of Oudaias
    • Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque, The Rick's Cafe
    • Marrakesh: La Koutoubia, Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, Djemaa El-Fna
    • Mekens: The Old City, Bab el-Kemis Gate, Dar El Makhzen Royal Palace, Bab Mansour
    • Fes: Royal Palace, The old Jewish quarter Mellah, Bab Bou Jeloud traditional entrance to old Fez, Labyrinthine Medina and Medersa Bou Inania, Larache
    • Tangier: Grand Socco Square, Cap Spartel
  • Gibraltar
    • Rock of Gibraltar
    • Moorish Castle
    • St. Michael's Caves
    • Barbary Apes

2011 India, Central (January) Here's my route

  • Delhi
    • Indian Gate
    • National Museum
  • Varanasi
    • Ganges River
    • Banaras Holy City
    • Panchganga Ghat
    • Vishvanatha Temple
    • Manikaarnika Ghat
    • Man Mandir Observatory
    • Dasaswamedh Ghat
    • Rana Ghat
    • Kedar Ghat
    • Harishchandra Ghat
    • Hanuman Ghat
    • Sivala Ghat
    • Tulsidas Ghat
    • Asi Ghat
  • Khajuraho: Group of Monuments [UNESCO]
      The Western Group:
    • Kandariya-Mahadeva Temple
    • Jagadambai Temple
    • Lakshmana Temple
    • Varaha Temple
    • Visvanatha Temple
    • Parvati Temple
    • Nandi Shrine
    • Chitragupta Temple
    • Jagadambi Temple
    • Siva Temple
    • Matangesvara Temple
    • Chausath-yogini Temple
    • Lalguan-Mahadeva Temple
      The Eastern Group:
    • Brahma Temple
    • Vamana Temple
    • Javari Temple
    • Ghantai Temple
    • Parsvanatha Temple
    • Adinatha Temple
      The Southern Group:
    • Duladeo Temple
    • Chaturbhuja Temple
  • Bandhanagerh Tiger Preserve

2010 India, North (December) Here's my route

  • Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
    • Gulmarg
    • Srinagar
    • Dal Lake
    • Mughal Garden
    • Himalayan Mountain Range
  • Jaipur
    • Hawa Mahal
    • Amber Fort [UNESCO]
    • City Palace
    • Jantar Mantar Observatory [UNESCO]
  • Agar
    • Agar Fort [UNESCO]
    • Taj Mahal [UNESCO]
    • Fatehpur Sikri [UNESCO]
  • Delhi
    • Indian Gate
    • Qutab Minar [UNESCO]
    • Raj Ghat

2010 Hong Kong (April - May)

2009 Scandinavia (June with Earl) Here's my route

2009 Hong Kong (March - May with Earl for My Joanne)

2008 Total Eclipse in Mongolia; Beijing, Mongolia Russia, and Korea (July to August) Here's my route

2008 Harrison Hot Spring, Canada (July with Earl)

2007 Belize and the Mayan Riviera (November with Earl) Here's my route

2007 Northeastern Three Providences, China (September) Here's my route

2007 Toi Shan, China (September with Candace and Darren)

2007 Disneyland, Hong Kong (September with Candace and Darren)

2007 Beijing, China (August with Candace and Darren)

2007 Eastern Mediterranean and Greek Isles, Europe (June with Earl, Candace and Darren) Here's my route

  • Istanbul, Turkey Blue Mosque, Byzantine Hippodrome, Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar
  • Kusadasi, Turkey Three ancient cities: Priene, Miletus, Didyma
  • Rhodes,Greece Acropolis of Lindos, Palace of the Grand Masters of Medieval Rhodes
  • Delos, Greece Ruins of the Ancient city Delos
  • Mykonos, Greece Archaeological Museum, Exhibit of Wall Paintings
  • Santorini, Greece Athinios, Santorini's highest peak which crowned with Mt. Profitis ilias monastery, Santorini Winery, Museum of Prehistoric Thira
  • Athens (Piraeus), Greece Acropolis, Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon, National Archaeological museum, Piraeus, Tower of the Winds, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Parliament, Parthenon, Dionysus, Herodes Atticus, Aghll Apostoll Church, Stoa of Attalos, Temple of Hyphaestus, Philopappust, Subway station, University, National Library, Panathinaiko Stadium
  • Amalfi/Positano, Italy Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento Bonifacio and Vecchio (in Corsica Island), France In Bonifacio: Church of St. Marie Majeure, Bonifacio's old market, Historic Bosco quarter, St. Francis Convent, Church of St. Marie Majeure (a mixture of Romanesque and Baroque stules) In Vecchio: Bastion San Giorgio, Bastion San Antonio Ou Di A Funtana Vecchia, Bastion Dela Porte, Porte Genoise, Marais Salants, Baston De France, Intersection rue Pasteur/Rue de la Citadeele, Place Ettori, Bel Ombra, Eglise St Jean Baptiste
  • Florence and Pisa (Livorno), Italy Siena, San Gimignano, Palazzo del Popolo
  • Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

2007 Guangdong, China (April) Here's my route

2007 Shandong, China (April) Here's my route

2007 Vietnam (March) Here's my route

2007 Osaka and Kyoto, Japan (February) Here's my route

2007 Argentina and Uruguay (January) Here's my route

2006 Hong Kong, China, and Japan (November and December)

2006 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (March) Cabo Town

2006 Japan (with Jeanne, Vivian, Martin, Joanne and Kenneth, January) Here's my route

  • Sapporo, Japan Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, northernmost island of Japan, is the capital city of Hokkaido.
  • Hokkaido, Japan Natural spring water.. Skiing and Snowboarding...

2005 Japan (with Jeanne and Kenneth, December) Here's my route

  • Hakone, Japan Hakone is perhaps the most famous National Park and resort area in Japan, equivalent to America's Yellowstone. It is situated amid the scenic volcanic mountains and deep green forests of Mt. Fuji's Five Lakes region on Lake Ashi. It is said to offer one of the best views of Mt. Fuji out across the lake.
  • Shinjuku, Japan

2005 China (November-December) Here's my route

  • Guilin
  • GuangXi
  • Guiyang,, GuangXi Guiyang is the capital of Guizhou province, located at an elevation of 3,000 feet in the very center of the southwest province. It is dominated by mist-shrouded hills surrounding the Wujiang Valley. The climate is mild throughout the year, much like that in Kunming, the capital of neighboring Yunnan province. The most interesting scenic spot in the city is the Southern Cave, or Underground Park as the locals call it. About half a mile in length, the cave contains spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. A three-hour journey west from Guiyang is the Huangguoshu waterfall, one of the biggest falls in China, 316 feet high and 346 feet wide. Water pours down a cliff into the Xiniu Pool. Sunlight is diffracted through the drops of water, producing glorious rainbows. There is a natural cave behind the waterfall, 131 feet above Xiniu Pool. Standing inside and watching the water pouring down is an unforgettable sight. Around the Huangguoshu are 18 smaller falls and 30 karst caves.

2005 China (With Candace, September) Here's my route

  • Jiuzhaigou(GuiChaiCou)
  • Szecheun Jiuzhaigou is a Nine-Village Valley, which is the home of nine Tibetan villages. The valley is 50 kilometers in length. The place is dotted with more than 100 gorgeous lakes, which differ from others by having a high concentration of calcium carbonate, so that the lakebeds and embankments are all covered with crystals. The water is so clear that the bottom is visible despite depths of several dozen meters. Waterfalls are the essence of the scenery in Jiuzhaigou. They are created between lakes on different levels with water flowing down the cliffs covered with trees. The water actually oozes through the tree trunks into the falls. The trees in the primitive forest are thick with leaves that block the sunlight. As the height and temperature there vary, there is a distinctive distribution of plants, with the broadleaf forest, at the foot of the mountain, and a coniferous forest at the top. In autumn, the mountaintops are covered with white snow while the hill slopes and the valley are a blaze of color. In 1992, UNESCO entered this scenic area onto the world natural heritage list.
  • Huanglong (AKA WongLung or Yellow Dragon)
  • Szecheun

2005 China (July-August) Here's my route

  • The Three Gorges, Yangtze River, From Wuhan
  • Hubei (AKA: WooPei or North Lake) to Chongqing Upstream route, from Wuhan to Chongqing. The Three Gorges in the Yangtze River Valley comprise Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. The Three Gorges area starts at Baidicheng (White Emperor Town), Fengjie in Chongqing and extends to Nanjin Pass, Yichang in Hubei Province. It stretches over a total of 120 miles. Qutang Gorge is renowned for its majestic appearance. The peaks tower above the river and the waters tumble down in torrents. Wu Gorge is splendid, intertwined and secluded, housing the famous Twelve Peaks. The longest gorge (66km long) of the three gorges. In the past, it was known for its hazardous shoals and rapids. Today, the danger spots have been eliminated, but the fine scenery remains.

2005 China (April) Here's my route

  • Kunming
  • Dali
  • Lijiang
  • Shangri-la
  • Xishuangbanna
  • diqing
  • zhoubian
  • simao
  • YunNan bordered by Myanmar, Lao P.D.R., Vietnam, provinces of Tibet, Sichuan, Guizhou and Guangxi. Yunnan is one of the cradles of human life. The Yuanmou Ape Man live here 1.7 million years ago. Fossils known as "dragon bones" predate Peking Man. Yunnan's rich natural resources were a magnet which resulted in the migration of 25 minority races, Tibetian nomads and Chinese. The migrations continued south to populate Southeast Asia and also created a passageway between ancient China and Myanmar, India and other countries that was later known as the "Southern Silk Route". There were shifts of Yunnan's power center under various dynasties. Kublia Khan put an end to the Dali Kingdom in 1253 and in 1274 the center of power moved to the present capital of Kunming. In 1949 Yunnan became a province in the People's Republic of China.
  • North Sea, GuangXi

2005 China (January) Here's my route

2004 China (October) Here's my route

2004 Toronto, Canada (May) Here's my route

  • Niagara Falls

2004 Wu Yi Shan, FuKin, China (March)

2004 Cambodia (February) Here's my route

  • Angkor
  • Siem Reip

2004 Thailand (Earthwatch project 'Origins of Angkor' in January) Here's my route

  • Bangkok
  • Phimai

2003 Canton, China (with Jenny, Jeanne, Joanne, Mr. Yu, September) Here's my route

2002 ZhuHai, China (Nov with Jeanne, Jenny, Mr. Yu, and JimB) Here's my route

2002 The China Silk Road and Tibet (Aug-Sept with Earl) Here's my route

2002 Quebec (with Earl, August) Here's my route

2002 London, Paris, and South France (with Candace and Joanne) Here's my route

2002 New Zealand, Hong Kong, and China (with Jenny in April) Here's my route

2001 Ecuador: Galapagos, La Selva; Peru: Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Lima Here's my route

2000-2001 MaaSai Mara % Nairobi in Kenya, Seychelles, Luxor Egypt Here's my route

2000 Tahiti with Earl, Candace, and Darren Here's my route

1999 Germany (The Romantic Road), Austria (Vienna, Innsbruck), Italy (Bolzano) pickup my BMW 328 Here's my route

1998 Montreal Here's my route

1998 Taiwan (Summer)

1998 Hong Kong (Summer)

1997 Australia (Sydney, Cairns, Lindeman Island, Brisbane), Singapore Here's my route

1996 Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire with Candace and Darren

1996 Paris (Micro29), Geneva, Lucern, Zurich Here's my route

1995 Cancun, Chichen Itza (Waidy's Family re-union in June) Here's my route

1994 Costa Rica, July 29 - August 10. Also see Costa Rica TravelNet Here's my route

1993 England (London, Bath), Scotland (QED R4600 announcement, Oct-Nov)

1993 Tokyo (QED visit to NKK with Earl, September)

1993 Tokyo (IDT sales visit with Earl, January)

1992 Caribbean (June?) (Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Martin) Here's my route

1991 Europe (Honeymoon, June-July) Here's my route

  • France (Avignon, Arles, Les Baux-En-Provence, Nimes, Toulon, Nice)
  • Monaco
  • Italy (Florence, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Venice, Lake Orta)
  • Greece (Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Patmos)
  • Turkey (Ephesus)

1990 Hong Kong, Beijing, Macau (November trip with Earl)

1990 Paris (MIPS business with Earl, April)

1990 Puerto Vallarta (February trip with Earl)

1989 Vancouver (winter trip with Earl)

1989 Disney Cruise (Summer trip with Candace and Darren) Here's my route


1980 Yellow Stone, Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon (With my sister Jeanne)

1981 Honolulu, HI

1988 Maui (December-January?) (see Planet Hawaii Maui)

1993 Bahama with Candace and Darren

1993 Disney World with Candace and Darren

1993 Maui (SGI trip with Earl, June?) (see Planet Hawaii Maui)

1993 Bahama with Candace and Darren

1993 Disney World wich Candace and Darren

1994 Sarasota, Florida

1995 Hawaii, 25 Oct to 2 Nov (the Big Island: Kailua Kona, Volcano)

1996 Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire with Candace and Darren

1997 Grand Canyon with Earl

1998 Kauai with Candace and Darren

1998 Longboat Key with Candace and Darren

1999 Delray Beach and Sarasota, Florida (November)

2000 Philadelphia, U. of Pennsylvania (October)

2001 Kauai with Earl (March)

2002 Denver and Boulder with Earl for ISCA meeting (January)

2002 West Palm Beach to visit grandma (May)

2002 Alaska and Canada (May)

2002 Medford and Ashland with Earl (June)

2002 Maine, Quebec (with Earl to visit Brian, July)

2003 Kauai with Earl (December)

2003 Vermont (Family re-union, July)

2003 Midle Fork Salmon, Idaho (White Water Rafting with Earl, Candace, and Joanne, July)

2003 Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon, Grand Canyon (With Earl)

2003 Idaho, Middle Fork Salmon River (White Water Rafting with Earl, Candace, and Joanne, July)

2004 New Hampshire, Boston, Newport, RI (With Earl for Donald's wedding, June)

2004 Portland, Oregon (With Earl for Micro-37, December)

2005 Austin and San Antonio, Texas (With Earl for AEA Conference, April)

2005 New York (With Earl to visit Shaw, July)

2005 Boston (With Earl to attend MIT ESI Symposium, November)

2008 Las Vegas, NV (With Christina Ho in March)

2008 Seattle, WA (With Earl in July)

2008 Middle Fork American River, CA (White Water With Earl, Joanne, Candace, and Darren in August)




Monterey, Carmel Monterey Peninsula

Napa, Sonoma, Alexander Valley Winecountry Virtual Visit

Folsom Lake

Point Reyes


1998 Merced River / Yosemite / Tuolumne River

2000 Sonoma (November)

2008 Middle Salmon - White Water Rafting (with Joanne, Candace, Darren; August)

Places I want to go



Chile, Brazil, Easter Island

Panama Canal


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more Africa

more Russia

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