Welcome to Window on the World, collection of my travel photos and stories from around the world.

My name is Devesh Patel, after working in computer software industry for more than 28 years, I took an early retirement in Jun 2017. Now, I spend my time doing what I love the most––traveling around the world, experiencing local culture, and trying out local cuisine and drink. So far, I’ve been to 109 countries and still counting.

If you are interested in exploring our wonderful world through photographs, you’ve come to the right place. All photos in this site are taken by me during my travels.

I started this project in April 2020, during lock-down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 28, 2022 this site has 5819 photos in 281 Posts about 87 Countries/Regions. At the speed I am going, it will take me at least three years to add all 109 countries in this site. So, keep checking this site frequently for new travel stories and photos.

It is not easy to list all 109 countries on one single page, so I grouped them by Continent and also by year I visited them. I also created few special interest sections, that you might be interested in too.

NOTE: As this Website has thousands of Photos, you will have better experience if you view it on a larger screen like Tablet/iPad/Laptop/PC.


Special Interest Section: During my travels I visited many places with common themes, so decided to group those places in one post for easier access.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Festivals Around the World
Exploring the Ancient Silk Road
Twelve days in The Pamir

Special Interest Posts; I am passionate about taking sunset/sunrise pictures and trying local beer and other alcoholic drinks from the place I visit. Also, I don’t miss a chance to take a picture of Manhole covers, KM 0 Landmarks or Love Locks from the place I visit. Check out my posts below to read stories and view photos of special interests.

Sunrise/Sunset from around the world
Drinks from around the world
Manhole Covers from around the World.
KM 0 Landmarks from around the world

Love Locks from around the world

Countries Visited by Year: Select a year to view photos and read travel stories from the countries I visited during that year.


Recent posts

Western Asia

Stories and Photos from my travels around East Asia.


Stories and Photos from the countries I visited during the year 1997.


Stories and Photos from my travels to São Paulo, Brazil.


Stories and Photos from my travels to Chile.


Stories and Photos from my travels to Ecuador.


Stories and Photos from my travels to Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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