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# 69: Visiting the Father of the Gazelle

# 69: Visiting the Father of the Gazelle

Nico August 20, 2019 0

Idea # 69 – Visit the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, literally ” father of the gazelle “, is the capital of the emirate of Abu Dhabi and of the United Arab Emirates.

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#634 : Visiting the Royal Necropolis Shah I Zinda in Samarkand

#634 : Visiting the Royal Necropolis Shah I Zinda in Samarkand

Nico August 18, 2019 0

Idea #634 – Visiting the Royal Necropolis Shah I Zinda in Samarkand Shah-e-Zindeh (Persian: شاه زنده, meaning “living king”) is a necropolis northeast of Samarkand, made up of many mausoleums, the oldest of which

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#361: Diving with the whitetip reef shark

#361: Diving with the whitetip reef shark

Nico August 16, 2019 0

Idea #361 – Diving with the whitetip reef shark Shark-coral or whitetip reef shark with points (Triaenodon obesus) must not be confused with whitetip shark of reef (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) or with the longimane shark

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#627 : Going on pilgrimage to the tomb of Mukhamad Bachoro in Tajikistan

#627 : Going on pilgrimage to the tomb of Mukhamad Bachoro in Tajikistan

Nico August 15, 2019 0

Idea #627 – Going on pilgrimage to the tomb of Mukhamad Bachoro in Tajikistan The mausoleum of Mukhamad Bachoro, a Muslim missionary, born in Basra in 743. The mausoleum was built in the eleventh

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# 197: Visiting the Last Emperor

# 197: Visiting the Last Emperor

Nico August 12, 2019 0

Idea # 197: Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing The construction of Forbidden City, the imperial palace of Beijing, was ordered by Yongle, the third emperor of the dynasty Ming, in 1406. This palace

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#634 : Visiting the necropolis of Tamerlane in Samarkand

#634 : Visiting the necropolis of Tamerlane in Samarkand

Nico August 10, 2019 0

Idea #634 – Visiting the necropolis of Tamerlane in Samarkand The Gour Emir (Persian: گور امیر) is a mausoleum located in Samarkand, burial place of Amir Timour, said Tamerlan (“the lame”), and his descendants.

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#639 : Looking at the Aral Sea cemetery in Moynaq

#639 : Looking at the Aral Sea cemetery in Moynaq

Nico August 6, 2019 0

Idea #639 – Looking at the Aral Sea cemetery in Moynaq Moynaq is an ancient port in the south of the Aral Sea, formerly with an active economy related to fishing and canning. Following

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# 183: Diving with Thais turtles

# 183: Diving with Thais turtles

Nico August 5, 2019 0

Idea # 132 – Diving with Thai Andaman turtles in Thailand The imbricated turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, is recognizable by its thick scales recovering the shell, put as the tiles of a roof, by its long,

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#616 : Visiting the citadel of Khodjent in Tajikistan

#616 : Visiting the citadel of Khodjent in Tajikistan

Nico August 5, 2019 0

Idea #616 – Visiting the citadel of Khodjent in Tajikistan In 323 BC BC, after his marriage with Roxane and before undertaking the campaign of India, Alexander the Great leaves his headquarters in Maracanda

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# 155: Diving with Rays in Oman

# 155: Diving with Rays in Oman

Nico August 5, 2019 0

Idea # 155 – Diving with negra rays and stingrays in Oman The islands of Daymaniat are considered as the best diving spots of Oman. During your dives, you will discover that the deep

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#605 : Looking at the petroglyphs of Tamgaly Tach in Kazakhstan

#605 : Looking at the petroglyphs of Tamgaly Tach in Kazakhstan

Nico August 4, 2019 0

Idea #605 – Looking at the petroglyphs of Tamgaly Tach in Kazakhstan The surroundings of Tamgaly Gorge, relatively luxuriant place in relation to the vast and arid Chu-Ili Mountains, contain a remarkable concentration of

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#491 – Visiting the archeological site of the antic Erebuni in Armenia

#491 – Visiting the archeological site of the antic Erebuni in Armenia

Nico August 2, 2019 0

Idea #491 – Visiting the archeological site of the antic Erebuni in Armenia Erebouni is an old fortress of Urartu period, on the site of Arin Berd, situated in the suburbs of Yerevan. It would have

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#626 : Visiting Samarkand, capital of the Timurid Empire

#626 : Visiting Samarkand, capital of the Timurid Empire

Nico August 2, 2019 0

Idea #626 – Visiting Samarkand, capital of the Timurid Empire The historic city of Samarkand, located in a large oasis in the Zeravchan Valley in northeastern Uzbekistan, is considered the crossroads of world cultures,

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#631 : Visiting the historical city of Itchan Kala in Khiva

#631 : Visiting the historical city of Itchan Kala in Khiva

Nico August 1, 2019 0

Idea #631 – Visiting the historical city of Itchan Kala in Khiva Located south of Amou Daria, in the Khârezm region of Uzbekistan, Ichan Kala, the inner fortress of Khiva, was the last stage

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#480 : Exploring the Diri Baba’s mausoleum in Azerbaijan

#480 : Exploring the Diri Baba’s mausoleum in Azerbaijan

Nico July 28, 2019 0

Idea #480 : Exploring the Diri Baba’s mausoleum in Azerbaijan Diri Baba’ mausoleum is a site of pilgrimage very well known in Azerbaijan. Placed in front of an antique cemetery, the mausoleum is situated on the road,

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