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Fourth visit to Iran
 
On the way from Africa and Arabia
to Central and North Asia
 
(April 11 to May 6, 2011)

Iran/Kerman/Rayan: Mosque 56mi [90km] along road to Bam

7th Saudi Arabia-Transit
 
On the way from Africa and Arabia
to Central and North Asia
 
(Jan. 9 to 12, 2016)

Saudi Arabia: Black camel herd in the eastern Arabian Desert

 
Abkhazia
 
(Aug. 5 - 13, 2013)

Abkhazia: Pebble beach of Sukhumi

Georgia part 3
Svaneti + Ferry to the Ukraine
 
(July 31 - Aug. 5, 2013)
(Aug. 13 - 15, 2013)
Georgia: Defence towers and Caucasus snow mountains before Mestia in Svaneti
Georgia part 2
Tbilisi + from the Armenian border at Ninotsminda
via Kazbegi, Kutaisi to Zugdidi before Svaneti
 
(June 24 - July 2, 2013)
(July 22 - 31, 2013)
Georgia: View from Nariqala Fortress onto Tbilisi
Armenia part 2
from the Nagorno Karabakh border near Goris
to the Georgia border near Gyumri
 
(July 17 - 22, 2013)

Armenia: Tatev Monastery near Goris in the Southeast

 
Nagorno-Karabakh
 
(July 9 - 17, 2013)
Nagorno-Karabakh/Stepanakert: The Monument 'Tatik u Papik'
 
Armenia part 1
from the Georgia border at Bagratashen
to the Nagorno Karabakh border near Goris
 
(July 2 - 9, 2013)
Armenia: Haghpat Monastery near Alaverdi in the North
Azerbaijan
Caucasus, Baku and back to Georgia
 
(June 13 - 24, 2013)

Azerbaijan: Baku: Flame Towers

 
Georgia part 1
from the Turkish border at Sarpi
to the Azerbaijani border near Lagodekhi
 
(June 4 - 13, 2013)
Georgia: Mtskheta and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Turkey Southeast & Northeast Anatolia
 
Esendere-Hakkari-Van-Dogubayazit-Kars-Ardahan-Hopa
 
(May 28 to June 4, 2013)

Turkey/Southeast-Anatolia: Kurdish Village Soguksu with Volcano Tendürek

 
Crossing Iran part 3
Esfahan (excl.)-Chelgerd-
Hamadan-Sanandaj-Orumiyeh
 
(May 14 to 28, 2013)
Iran/Zagros Mountains: Bakhtiari nomads near Chelgerd
Crossing Iran part 2
 
Pasargad (excl.)-Yazd-Esfahan
 
(May 6 to 14, 2013)

Iran/Esfahan: Khaju bridge over Zayandeh river

Crossing Iran part 1
Ferry Port Bandar Abbas-
Shiraz-Persepolis-Pasargad
 
(April 29 to May 6, 2013)
Iran/Bandar Abbas: Sayed Mozafar Mosque
Winter 2012/13: UAE part 3
Al Ain, East Coast & Ras al Khaima,
and the Omani exclave of Madha
 
(March 29 to April 29, 2013)

United Arab Emirates/Sharjah: 'Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization' with golden dome and dhow in Sharjah Creek

Winter 2012/13: Oman part 5
 
The western Hajar mountain range
 
(March 16 to 29, 2013)
Oman/Western Hajar Mountains - South: Bahla Fortress
 
Winter 2012/13: Oman part 4
 
Salalah and the region of Dhofar
 
(March 8 to 16, 2013)

Oman/Dhofar: Camping under palm trees in Salalah

Winter 2012/13: Oman part 3
 
The Northeast and the Island of Masirah
 
(March 2 to 8, 2013)
Oman/Wadi Tiwi/Harat Bidah: Typical oasis in a valley between Muscat and Sur
Winter 2012/13: Oman part 2
Muscat and
the visit of friends from Switzerland
 
(Feb. 5 to March 2, 2013)

Oman/Muscat: The famous Corniche in Muttrah

Winter 2012/13: Oman part 1
The Omani exclave of Musandam
along the Strait of Hormuz
 
(Jan. 28 to Feb. 5, 2013)
Oman/Musandam: View to the bay Khor an-Najd, southeast of Khasab
Winter 2012/13: UAE part 2
From the Liwa Oasis to the
Omani border of Musandam
 
(Jan. 21 to 28, 2013)

United Arab Emirates/Liwa Oasis: Road to Moreeb Hill at the Northern edge of the Rub' al Khali desert

Winter 2012/13: UAE part 1
Cities of Dubai-Sharjah-Abu Dhabi and the
"1st Traveler’s Festival" in Dubai
 
(Nov. 20, 2012-Jan. 21, 2013)
United Arab Emirates/Sharjah: Al Noor Mosque at Khalid Lagoon
Fourth visit to the UAE
Dubai now a megacity on the way between Socotra/Yemen and Sri Lanka
 
(without car)(Feb. 17 to 27, 2011)

United Arab Emirates: Souk of Sharjah

Socotra 'thirdly'    (Report)
West: Qalansiya-Shouab Beach-
Qadama Beach-Momi Plateau-Wadi Ayhaft
 
(without car)(Feb. 15 to 19, 2011)
Yemen/Island of Socotra: Bottle trees (Desert Roses) on the Momi Plateau
Socotra 'secondly'    (Report)
South: Homhil-Aomak Beach-
Wadi Daerhu-Dicksam Plateau
 
(without car)(Feb. 11 to 15, 2011)

Yemen/Island of Socotra: Dragon Blood Trees on the Dicksam Plateau

Yemeni Island of Socotra    (Report)
North+East: Hadibo-Dihamri-Arher Beach
 
(without car)(Feb. 9 to 11, 2011)
Yemen/Island of Socotra: Dunes at Arher
Third visit to Oman 1999
On the way from Europe to Japan
 
(April 1999)

Oman: Muscat with its magnificent frontage

Fairytale Wedding in Dubai    (Report)
 
(Feb. 1999)
Orchid
Sandstorm in Saudi Arabia    (Report)
 
(February 4, 1999)

Saudi Arabia: Approaching sandstorm

Trip to Dubai 1999
We leave Europe on 1/28/1999 in Turkey
and return only 14½ years later in the
Ukraine for one month
 
(Jan./Feb. 1999)
Türkei: Gelibolu - we leave Europe by ferry over the Dardanelles to Lapseki in Asia
Car trip from Oman through
Yemen to Saudi Arabia    (Report)
A drive from Salalah through Hadramawt
to Mukalla and on to Sana'a
 
(May/June 1996)

Jemen: Skyline of the old city of Sana'a

Welcome to Kuwait    (Report)
 
(March 26, 1996)

Kuwait: Skyline of Kuwait City with the water towers