Vietnam – Presidential Palace – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

The main entrance of the Presidential Palace

In Ho Chi Minh City you can visit the old presidential palace, now converted into a museum. On 30 April 1975, the army of the north along with the Viet Cong conquered Saigon unifying Vietnam into a single socialist state led by the Socialist Party of Vietnam. Following the conquest, the city was soon renamed Ho Chi Minh City in honour of the communist leader Ho Chi Minh. In the pictures, you can see the entrance of the building.

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A day in Athens

In January I was in Athens to celebrate the birthday of my girlfriend. Athens is a great city for both culture and food. We took a downtown hotel, near the parliament and we were close to both the hill of the Acropolis and Lycabettus (the highest mountain in Athens). We went to the Acropolis passing through the […]

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Rome – Basilica Santa Cecilia

basilica gate

On a Sunday in January, I went to visit the Basilica of Santa Cecilia with a group of photography enthusiasts; they are from the Facebook group called “Uscite Fotografiche a Roma (UFR)”. It was a cold day, but the location for the event was interesting and it seemed a good time to participate. I chose black and white for […]

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Tunis – Medina (the old City)

Tunis Medina 1

Medina (the old city) is the term usually used to refer to that part of town where the market is. In Tunis, the area is very impressive and full of small shops with local products, such as textiles, carpets, spices and even jewelry. The area is large and mostly indoors.

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Tunis – House Decorations

The buildings in the historic part of Tunis city have very complex decorations. I was lucky to be guided by a woman that is part of the community and very knowledgeable about the history of Tunis. She showed me some very special places. The people in Tunis are very friendly and hospitable.

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