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View Caucasus 2016 on joffre's travel map.

Travelled to Georgia/Armemia... arriving via (Singapore) and (Munich), then travelled to/through; Tbilisi, Kazbegi, Mestia, Borjomi, Gori, Tbilisi, (Georgia), Yerevan, Yeghegnadzor, Goris, Sevan, Yerevan, Alaverdi, (Armemia), Tbilisi, (Georgia) and back home via (Munich) and (Singapore)...

Masjid Sultan
Sunrise over the Masjid Sultan, considered one of the most important mosques in the country, Singapore.

St George Cross
St George cross carved in stone at the St Nicholas Church in the Narikala fortress, Tbilisi, Georgia.

The impressive Georgian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral, or Sameba as it is locally known, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Ananauri Church
On the banks of the Zhinvali Dam sits the famous Ananauri Church built in 1689, Ananauri, Georgia.

Kazbegi Trio
The village of Kazbegi (aka Stepantsminda), the Kazbegi Church (aka Gergeti Trinity Church or Tsminda Sameba) and snowy Mt Kazbeg, Kazbegi, Georgia.

Classic Kazbegi
Interpretation of the classic Gergeti Trinity Church against the mountain shot, Kazbegi, Georgia.

Svaneti Towers
Medieval Svaneti Towers or Koshkebi built between the 8th and 13th centuries, Mestia, Georgia.

Alpine Autumn
Autumn colours in the mountains around a ghost village abandoned after an earthquake in 1987, Zhamushi, Georgia.

Stunning autumn colours surrounding the highest habitable village in Europe, Ushguli, Georgia.

Beautiful Borjomi
Nestled on the banks of the Borjomula river is the famed mineral hot-waters town of Borjomi, Georgia.

Private Carriage
The insignia on Stalin's private train carriage that was reputedly used to broker a deal at the 1945 Yalta Conference between Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin, Gori, Georgia.

City of Caves
The mythical ancient silk road 'City of Caves', which dated back to 5BC with a population of 20 000 inhabitants, Uplistsikhe, Georgia.

Armenian Genocide
The Armenian Genocide memorial and museum built to commemorate the systematic and brutal murder of 1.5 million Armenian's by the Turkish, Yerevan, Armenia.

Opera House
Yerevan's much loved and used Opera House lit up during the evening, Yerevan, Armenia.

Garni Temple
Ubiquitous Armenian accordion player at the entrance of the pagan Garni Temple, Garni, Armenia.

Geghard Monastery
Expression of piety in the lighting of a candle before a Saint within the 4th century Geghard Monastery, Geghard, Armenia.

Road to Nowhere
A melon seller's seasonal road-side dwelling, on the road into the hills outside of Tigranashen, Armenia.

Armenian Fruits
Armenian strung dried fruits and grape sujuk, sold by vendors on the streets of Yeghednadzor, Armenia.

Noravank Monastery
Nestled in a stunning red-stone gorge is the Noravank Monastery just outside of Yeghednadzor, Armenia.

Snow Cover
The trusty Lada covered in an over-night dusting of snow, the first for the season, Goris, Armenia.

Sulema Pass
Looking South while crossing the spectacular 2410m Sulema Pass on the way to Lake Sevan, Orbelian Caravanserai, Armenia.

Monk Tombstones
Carved stone tombstones of monks in the floor of the Sanahin Monastery, Sanahin, Armenia.

Waiting for the Bus
Waiting for the local bus to fill and leave, Alaverdi, Armenia.

Haghpat Monastery
Haghpat Monastery built around 976AD, used as a production house of religious literature and home for the bard Sayot Nova, Haghpat, Armenia.


Posted by joffre 22:16 Archived in Georgia Tagged singapore germany photography georgia armenia Comments (0)


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Travelled to Cambodia... arriving in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) then travelled to/through; Phnom Penh, Battembang, Phnom Penh, Kep, Kampot, Koh Kong, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh (Cambodia), and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)...

S21 Room
One of the many depressing and brutal rooms in the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, aka S21, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Colonial Battambang
Colonial Chinese houses on Street 1 along the banks of the Stung Sangke River, Battambang, Cambodia.

Wat Ek Phnom
Ruins of the 10th century Wat Ek Phnom, just outside of Battambang, Cambodia.

Phnom Sampeau
Wat and Stupa of the karst hill-top temple complex where the Khmer Rouge bludgeoned thousands and threw their bodies down nearby caves, Phnom Sampeau, Cambodia.

Kampot Pepper
Famous red and white Kampot pepper drying in the sun, Kep, Cambodia.

Kampot Streets
Traditional Chinese merchant houses in the somnolent streets of Kampot, Cambodia.

Green Envy
Relaxed river-side accommodation at sunrise on the Praek Tuek Chhu River, Kampot, Cambodia.

Casino Royale
Ruins of the Bokor Palace Casino Hotel built in the 1920's later taken over by Khmer Rouge, Bokor National Park, Cambodia.

Koh Kong Port
Sorting crab pots for the evening in the busy fishing port of Koh Kong, Cambodia.

Mangrove Forest
The enchanting Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary eco-walk in the second largest Mangrove Forest... in the World, Koh Kong, Cambodia.

Cham Village
Just outside of town you'll find the small, marginalised, fishing village of Cham Muslims, Koh Kong, Cambodia.

Sunset Crowd
Tropical Otres Beach lined with people watching another spectacular sunset, Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

Independence Monument
The lotus-inspired Independence Monument during the evening on Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


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Travelled to Indonesia... arriving in Denpasar, (Bali), (Indonesia) then travelled to/through; Kupang (West Timor), Lewoleba (Pulau Lembata), Larantuka, Maumere, Moni, Ende, Bajawa, Ruteng, Labuan Bajo (Flores), Waikabuka, Wanokaka, Waikabubak, Waingapu, Mondu (Sumba) and back home via Denpasar, (Bali), (Indonesia)...

Rumah Makan
Locals queuing for a popular and tasty Rumah Makan on the streets of Tuban, Bali, Indonesia.

Kupang Evening
Enjoying a beautiful balmy evening on the promenade, Kupang, Timor, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Lewoleba Bay
Late afternoon view across the bay to Ile Api, an active, sulphur spewing volcano, Lewoleba, Pulau Lembata, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Gunung Boleng
View across tropical turquoise waters to volcanic Gunung Boleng, Pulau Adonara, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Larantuka Port
The chaotic mayhem of the Lewoleba to Larantuka ferry disembarking, Larantuka, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Sikka Church
The 100 year old Portuguese Church in the seaside village of Sikka, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Rumah Adat
Ornately carved entrance to the Rumah Adat or traditional law house in the hill town of Moni, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Kelimutu Crater
The amazing multi-coloured crater lakes of Gunung Kelimutu, Moni, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Blue Pebble Beach
The stunning blue-pebble stone beach of Penggajawa, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Ende Mosque
Dramatic mosque minaret, late afternoon during the burning hour, Ende, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Wolotopo Wall
Walled adat housing of the Lio people who live on the coast, east of Ende, Wolotopo, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Kampung Bena
Traditional Indonesian Kampung Asli or village in the hills above Bajawa, Bena, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Sawah Rings
The centre of one of the famous Sawah rings also known as the 'spider-web' rice paddies in the village of Lodok, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Ruteng Paddies
Newly planted rice paddies in the fertile hills around the town of Ruteng, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Wooden Pier
The old wooden pier at sunset in the port and tourist town of Labuan Bajo, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Wanokaka Beach
The delightful but isolated surfing beach at Wanokaka, Sumba, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Rua Man
Fisherman in the small seaside village of Rua, Sumba, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Kampung Tambelar
Traditional Rumah Asli in Kampung Tambelar, Waikabubak, Sumba, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Catch of the Day
Fresh barracuda for sale down at the wharf, Waingapu, Sumba, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Ikat Weaving
Local Asli villagers weaving traditional Ikat in Kawangu, Sumba, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Carved Tablets
Carved stone tablets on top of 2m megalithic stone-slab tombs, Praiyawang, Sumba, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Rice Fields
Rice ready to be harvested in the fields at Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.


Posted by joffre 02:51 Archived in Indonesia Tagged bali indonesia flores timor sumba nusa_tenggara lembata Comments (0)

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