Istanbul Nostalgic Tram Line No. 1 (5)

In the Beyoglu area of Istanbul, tram line No. 2 connects Taksim Square to Tunel Square.

It is fun to watch the nostalgic tram running on the very busy Istiklal Street. It is also very cheap to take a ride too.

Istanbul Nostalgic Tram Line No. 1 (4)

In the Beyoglu area of Istanbul, tram line No. 2 connects Taksim Square to Tunel Square.

It is fun to watch the nostalgic tram running on the very busy Istiklal Street. It is also very cheap to take a ride too.

Istanbul Nostalgic Tram Line No. 1 (3)

In the Beyoglu area of Istanbul, tram line No. 2 connects Taksim Square to Tunel Square.

It is fun to watch the nostalgic tram running on the very busy Istiklal Street. It is also very cheap to take a ride too.

Istanbul Nostalgic Tram Line No. 1 (2)

In the Beyoglu area of Istanbul, tram line No. 2 connects Taksim Square to Tunel Square.

It is fun to watch the nostalgic tram running on the very busy Istiklal Street. It is also very cheap to take a ride too.

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Istanbul Nostalgic Tram Line No. 1 (1)

In the Beyoglu area of Istanbul, tram line No. 2 connects Taksim Square to Tunel Square.

It is fun to watch the nostalgic tram running on the very busy Istiklal Street. It is also very cheap to take a ride too.

Hongkong: Central (2)

Hongkong is an unique city in the world. On one hand its population density is among the highest in the world. However more than 60% of its lands are protected under country parks. Giving its compact size, travelling from hassle and bustle in the city to the outer island with peace of mind can always be done within 2 hours by public transport.

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Hongkong: the island of Tung Ping Chau

Hongkong is an unique city in the world. On one hand its population density is among the highest in the world. However more than 60% of its lands are protected under country parks. Giving its compact size, travelling from hassle and bustle in the city to the outer island with peace of mind can always be done within 2 hours by public transport.

Hongkong: the island of Cheung Chau

Hongkong is an unique city in the world. On one hand its population density is among the highest in the world. However more than 60% of its lands are protected under country parks. Giving its compact size, travelling from hassle and bustle in the city to the outer island with peace of mind can always be done within 2 hours by public transport.

Hongkong: Mongkok (2)

Hongkong is an unique city in the world. On one hand its population density is among the highest in the world. However more than 60% of its lands are protected under country parks. Giving its compact size, travelling from hassle and bustle in the city to the outer island with peace of mind can always be done within 2 hours by public transport.

Hongkong: Sharp Island

Hongkong is an unique city in the world. On one hand its population density is among the highest in the world. However more than 60% of its lands are protected under country parks. Giving its compact size, travelling from hassle and bustle in the city to the outer island with peace of mind can always be done within 2 hours by public transport.

Hongkong: a sunset in Cheung Chau

Hongkong is an unique city in the world. On one hand its population density is among the highest in the world. However more than 60% of its lands are protected under country parks. Giving its compact size, travelling from hassle and bustle in the city to the outer island with peace of mind can always be done within 2 hours by public transport.

Hongkong: Sharp Island, Sai Kung

Hongkong is an unique city in the world. On one hand its population density is among the highest in the world. However more than 60% of its lands are protected under country parks. Giving its compact size, travelling from hassle and bustle in the city to the outer island with peace of mind can always be done within 2 hours by public transport.

Hongkong: Central (1)

Hongkong is an unique city in the world. On one hand its population density is among the highest in the world. However more than 60% of its lands are protected under country parks. Giving its compact size, travelling from hassle and bustle in the city to the outer island with peace of mind can always be done within 2 hours by public transport.

Hongkong: Mongkok (1)

Hongkong is an unique city in the world. On one hand its population density is among the highest in the world. However more than 60% of its lands are protected under country parks. Giving its compact size, travelling from hassle and bustle in the city to the outer island with peace of mind can always be done within 2 hours by public transport.

Snapshot Rome (7)

It has been such a long time since my last visit to Rome, which was also my very first visit to Europe. To my mind, the city does not change much. The Italians should be given credit for their effort to preserve the city so that we can admire its history today.

Snapshot Rome (6)

It has been such a long time since my last visit to Rome, which was also my very first visit to Europe. To my mind, the city does not change much. The Italians should be given credit for their effort to preserve the city so that we can admire its history today.

Snapshot Rome (5)

It has been such a long time since my last visit to Rome, which was also my very first visit to Europe. To my mind, the city does not change much. The Italians should be given credit for their effort to preserve the city so that we can admire its history today.

Snapshot Rome (4)

It has been such a long time since my last visit to Rome, which was also my very first visit to Europe. To my mind, the city does not change much. The Italians should be given credit for their effort to preserve the city so that we can admire its history today.

Snapshot Rome (3)

It has been such a long time since my last visit to Rome, which was also my very first visit to Europe. To my mind, the city does not change much. The Italians should be given credit for their effort to preserve the city so that we can admire its history today.

Snapshot Rome (2)

It has been such a long time since my last visit to Rome, which was also my very first visit to Europe. To my mind, the city does not change much. The Italians should be given credit for their effort to preserve the city so that we can admire its history today.

Snapshot Rome (1)

It has been such a long time since my last visit to  Rome, which was also my very first visit to Europe. To my mind, the city does not change much. The Italians should be given credit for their effort to preserve the city so that we can admire its history today.

© Simon M.W. Ho

Singing in the Grand Place of Mons

If you are extremely luckily and talented, you may become a star, a million or more. Lacking one of them, you may still choose to do that on the street and perhaps be able to earn some pocket money.

By the way, I refer to those people who play music on the streets.

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Music in front of the Pantheon

If you are extremely luckily and talented, you may become a star, a million or more. Lacking one of them, you may still choose to do that on the street and perhaps be able to earn some pocket money.

By the way, I refer to those people who play music on the streets.

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The guitarist

If you are extremely luckily and talented, you may become a star, a million or more. Lacking one of them, you may still choose to do that on the street and perhaps be able to earn some pocket money.

By the way, I refer to those people who play music on the streets.

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Singing in the square

If you are extremely luckily and talented, you may become a star, a million or more. Lacking one of them, you may still choose to do that on the street and perhaps be able to earn some pocket money.

By the way, I refer to those people who play music on the streets.

© Simon M.W. Ho

Into the music

If you are extremely luckily and talented, you may become a star, a million or more. Lacking one of them, you may still choose to do that on the street and perhaps be able to earn some pocket money.

By the way, I refer to those people who play music on the streets.

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An accordionist in Quito

If you are extremely luckily and talented, you may become a star, a million or more. Lacking one of them, you may still choose to do that on the street and perhaps be able to earn some pocket money.

By the way, I refer to those people who play music on the streets.

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A musician in Djemma el Fna

If you are extremely luckily and talented, you may become a star, a million or more. Lacking one of them, you may still choose to do that on the street and perhaps be able to earn some pocket money.

By the way, I refer to those people who play music on the streets.

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Moment of the day, 12 Feb 2015

Into February, the mood of the sky changes from grey to sunny but the temperature is still a single digit.

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Music on Charles Bridge

If you are extremely luckily and talented, you may become a star, a million or more. Lacking one of them, you may still choose to do that on the street and perhaps be able to earn some pocket money.

By the way, I refer to those people who play music on the streets.

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A banjo player in Marrakesh

If you are extremely luckily and talented, you may become a star, a million or more. Lacking one of them, you may still choose to do that on the street and perhaps be able to earn some pocket money.

By the way, I refer to those people who play music on the streets.

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An accordionist in Trento

If you are extremely luckily and talented, you may become a star, a million or more. Lacking one of them, you may still choose to do that on the street and perhaps be able to earn some pocket money.

By the way, I refer to those people who play music on the streets.

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Street music in Trier

If you are extremely luckily and talented, you may become a star, a million or more. Lacking one of them, you may still choose to do that on the street and perhaps be able to earn some pocket money.

By the way, I refer to those people who play music on the streets.

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Moment of the day, 6 Feb 2015

We see longer day into February. Nonetheless, the air is still bitterly cold.

© Simon M.W. Ho

An accordionist in La Boca

If you are extremely luckily and talented, you may become a star, a million or more. Lacking one of them, you may still choose to do that on the street and perhaps be able to earn some pocket money.

By the way, I refer to those people who play music on the streets.

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Street music in Brussels

If you are extremely luckily and talented, you may become a star, a million or more. Lacking one of them, you may still choose to do that on the street and perhaps be able to earn some pocket money.

By the way, I refer to those people who play music on the streets.

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The colours in Bogota (10)

With a population of 8 millions, Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is huge by any standard. Though its image may not be positive in many people’s minds, I did not find it particularly unsafe to travel.

The historical centre of Bogota, la candelaria , is pleasant to stroll around though it demands some physical effort due to its high altitude and some hilly streets. I like the colours of the wall paintings there.

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The colours in Bogota (9)

With a population of 8 millions, Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is huge by any standard. Though its image may not be positive in many people’s minds, I did not find it particularly unsafe to travel.

The historical centre of Bogota, la candelaria , is pleasant to stroll around though it demands some physical effort due to its high altitude and some hilly streets. I like the colours of the wall paintings there.

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The colours in Bogota (8)

With a population of 8 millions, Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is huge by any standard. Though its image may not be positive in many people’s minds, I did not find it particularly unsafe to travel.

The historical centre of Bogota, la candelaria , is pleasant to stroll around though it demands some physical effort due to its high altitude and some hilly streets. I like the colours of the wall paintings there.

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The colours in Bogota (7)

With a population of 8 millions, Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is huge by any standard. Though its image may not be positive in many people’s minds, I did not find it particularly unsafe to travel.

The historical centre of Bogota, la candelaria , is pleasant to stroll around though it demands some physical effort due to its high altitude and some hilly streets. I like the colours of the wall paintings there.

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The colours in Bogota (6)

With a population of 8 millions, Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is huge by any standard. Though its image may not be positive in many people’s minds, I did not find it particularly unsafe to travel.

The historical centre of Bogota, la candelaria , is pleasant to stroll around though it demands some physical effort due to its high altitude and some hilly streets. I like the colours of the wall paintings there.

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The colours in Bogota (5)

With a population of 8 millions, Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is huge by any standard. Though its image may not be positive in many people’s minds, I did not find it particularly unsafe to travel.

The historical centre of Bogota, la candelaria , is pleasant to stroll around though it demands some physical effort due to its high altitude and some hilly streets. I like the colours of the wall paintings there.

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The colours in Bogota (4)

With a population of 8 millions, Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is huge by any standard. Though its image may not be positive in many people’s minds, I did not find it particularly unsafe to travel.

The historical centre of Bogota, la candelaria , is pleasant to stroll around though it demands some physical effort due to its high altitude and some hilly streets. I like the colours of the wall paintings there.

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The colours in Bogota (3)

With a population of 8 millions, Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is huge by any standard. Though its image may not be positive in many people’s minds, I did not find it particularly unsafe to travel.

The historical centre of Bogota, la candelaria , is pleasant to stroll around though it demands some physical effort due to its high altitude and some hilly streets. I like the colours of the wall paintings there.

© Simon M.W. Ho

The colours in Bogota (2)

With a population of 8 millions, Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is huge by any standard. Though its image may not be positive in many people’s minds, I did not find it particularly unsafe to travel.

The historical centre of Bogota, la candelaria , is pleasant to stroll around though it demands some physical effort due to its high altitude and some hilly streets. I like the colours of the wall paintings there.

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The colours in Bogota (1)

With a population of 8 millions, Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is huge by any standard. Though its image may not be positive in many people’s minds, I did not find it particularly unsafe to travel.

The historical centre of Bogota, la candelaria , is pleasant to stroll around though it demands some physical effort due to its high altitude and some hilly streets. I like the colours of the wall paintings there.

© Simon M.W. Ho

The colours in Cartagena (8)

Cartagena is a nice city by the Caribbean Sea in northern Colombia. People go there for the fine hot weather.

I like the beautiful and colourful colonial houses in the centre of the city.

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The colours in Cartagena (7)

Cartagena is a nice city by the Caribbean Sea in northern Colombia. People go there for the fine hot weather.

I like the beautiful and colourful colonial houses in the centre of the city.

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The colours in Cartagena (6)

Cartagena is a nice city by the Caribbean Sea in northern Colombia. People go there for the fine hot weather.

I like the beautiful and colourful colonial houses in the centre of the city.

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The colours in Cartagena, (5)

Cartagena is a nice city by the Caribbean Sea in northern Colombia. People go there for the fine hot weather.

I like the beautiful and colourful colonial houses in the centre of the city.

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The colours in Cartagena (4)

Cartagena is a nice city by the Caribbean Sea in northern Colombia. People go there for the fine hot weather.

I like the beautiful and colourful colonial houses in the centre of the city.

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The colours in Cartagena (3)

Cartagena is a nice city by the Caribbean Sea in northern Colombia. People go there for the fine hot weather.

I like the beautiful and colourful colonial houses in the centre of the city.

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The colours in Cartagena (2)

Cartagena is a nice city by the Caribbean Sea in northern Colombia. People go there for the fine hot weather.

I like the beautiful and colourful colonial houses in the centre of the city.

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The colours in Cartagena (1)

Cartagena is a nice city by the Caribbean Sea in northern Colombia. People go there for the fine hot weather.

I like the beautiful and colourful colonial houses in the centre of the city.

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The colours in Otavalo (8)

Otavalo is a town in the north of Ecuador. People go there for its famous handicraft market, which is at its peak every Saturday.

I like the colours of the products there.

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The colours in Otavalo (7)

Otavalo is a town in the north of Ecuador. People go there for its famous handicraft market, which is at its peak every Saturday.

I like the colours of the products there.

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The colours in Otavalo (6)

Otavalo is a town in the north of Ecuador. People go there for its famous handicraft market, which is at its peak every Saturday.

I like the colours of the products there.

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The colours in Otavalo (5)

Otavalo is a town in the north of Ecuador. People go there for its famous handicraft market, which is at its peak every Saturday.

I like the colours of the products there.

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The colours of Otavalo (4)

Otavalo is a town in the north of Ecuador. People go there for its famous handicraft market, which is at its peak every Saturday.

I like the colours of the products there.

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The colours of Otavalo (3)

Otavalo is a town in the north of Ecuador. People go there for its famous handicraft market, which is at its peak every Saturday.

I like the colours of the products there.

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