Thursday, July 24th 2014

Best of 2012: Travel highlights of the year in photos

Year 2012 was very successful in terms of traveling and full of thrilling impressions and amazing discoveries. In 2012 I started my long term trip and spent exactly half of the year (July-December) traveling full time. First part of the year I was working hard but luckily my work included traveling. So all in all I managed to see a lot of new places, re-visit my favorite ones and discover new favorites-to-be.

My traveling highlights of year 2012:

1.  Skiing in Hochzillertal, Austrian Alps

 

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2. Visiting Baku, Azerbaijan during Novruz celerbation

Novruz in Baku 12

 

3. Visiting amazingly gorgeous Samarkand in Uzbekistan for the 2nd time

Registan square Samarkand Uzbekistan

 

4. Exploring Bucovina and incredible painted monasteries, Romania

Bucovina monasteries Sucevita 01

 

Bucovina monasteries Sucevita 02

 

5. Visiting Haarlem and Amsterdam

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Amsterdam

 

6. Showing Kiev to Mara and visiting Pirogovo open air museum in Ukraine

Pirogovo Ukraine

 

7. Spending several days in the pearl of a city – Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa

 

8. Staying with our friend Emre in gorgeous Istanbul

Istanbul

9. Discovering Amasra, one of the most beautiful places on the Black Sea coast of Turkey

Amasra

 

10. Stumbling upon splendid Sanliurfa / Urfa, Turkey

Sanliurfa Urfa

 

11. Savouring Cappadcohia

Cappadochia

 

12. Enjoying chilly and foggy Ayder, Turkey

Ayder

 

13. Hiking Svaneti, Georgia

Svaneti Georgia

 

14. Staying in a desert city of Yazd, Iran

Yazd Iran

 

15. Realizing the dream of visiting Shiraz and Persepolis, Iran

Nasir al Mulk Shiraz

 

16. Taking it easy in Bangkok

Bangkok from Golden Mount

 

17. Visiting Myanmar / Burma

Burma

 

18. Exploring the Northern Thailand and enjoying Chiang Mai

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The places mentioned are the best moments of my travels and almost all of them are on my re-visit list.

What were the best travel moments in 2012 for you? What pearls have you discovered last year? Please share with me.

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2 Comments on “Best of 2012: Travel highlights of the year in photos”

  1. I can just say: AMAZING

    1. Thank you, Soroush.

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