Mar 26 2011

Let it snow!

I love snow! And I love how it turns me into a little kid bursting with excitement and eagerness to play with it…

“Bloudan (Arabic: بلودان‎) is a Syrian town located 51 kilometers north-west of the Damascus Governorate, in the Rif Dimashq Governorate and has an altitude of about 1500 meters. Bloudan is situated on top of a hill that overlooks the Zabadani plain and is surrounded by mountain forests.

Its moderate temperature and low humidity in summer attracts many visitors from Damascus and throughout Syria. It is also a major touristic destination, it is visited by thousands every year, mainly Arabs from Lebanon and the Arab Gulf. In winter, Bloudan is usually snowy, and as a result receives many skiers.”

Information retrieved from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Jan 29 2011

Destination: Qasr Al Sarab, Abu Dhabi



I was really in desperate need of some time off for a couple of days; Qasr Al Sarab seemed like a perfect retreat! The resort is secluded in the midst of the legendary Liwa Desert on the outskirts of the Empty Quarter (Rub’ Al Khali), one of the largest sand deserts of the world.

Qasr Al Sarab resort is located 180km from Abu Dhabi International Airport, car transportation with chauffeur can be arranged by the resort, they are in collaboration with GERMAN RENT A CAR, one of the most luxurious car rental companies. I’ve had concerns about the long drive to the resort, thankfully the car was an Audi A8 with plenty of passenger leg room so I didn’t have to worry about leg cramps! The road trip was two hours long but it was definitely worth it.

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Dec 28 2010

Destination: Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Going to Makkah to perform Umrah is a very spiritual experience, I didn’t realize how much I missed this holy place until I entered the Haram and set my eyes on the Holy Kaaba... I got this overwhelming feeling which I cannot describe or express in words.

Performing the rituals of Umrah was almost effortless, the cool weather was a major factor of course.

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Oct 15 2010

iPhone: Hipstamatic App

I took these shots using the Hipstamatic App on my iPhone 4, this app can really simulate my Holga shots…

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Jun 30 2010

Destination: Bolu (Abant Gölü), Turkey

Abant Tabiat Parkı: Abant Gölü (Lake)

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Jun 29 2010

Destination: Bursa, Turkey

Mountain Uludağ: In Turkish Uludağ means “Great Mountain”

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Jun 29 2010

Destination: Istanbul, Turkey

Dolmabahçe Palace Main Gate

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Mar 28 2010

The River Seine

Feb 12 2010

The Arc de Triomphe

“The Arc de Triomphe is located on the western end of the Champs Élysées, it is one of Paris’ most famous monuments. Napoleon commissioned this monument after the victory of Austerlitz in 1806″.

I took this shot from a double decker tour bus…

Feb 12 2010

The Eiffel Tower