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Travelled to Sumatra... arriving Pekanbau (Sumatra), (Indonesia) via (Singapore), then travelled to/through; Pekanbaru, Bukittinggi, Lake Maninjau, Bukittinggi, Pekanbaru (Sumatra), (Indonesia) and back home via (Singapore)...

Gardens by the Bay
The spectacular Gardens by the Bay, lit up during the evening light and sound show, Singapore.

Bored in Bukittinggi
End of a long day in the shops off Jam Gadang, Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.

On the Lake
Early morning on peaceful Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Volcanic Crater
Cloudy day on the volcanic crater, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Old Wood House
Charming old wooden house on the road around Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Minangkabau House
Traditional Minangkabau roof on a foreshore house, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Clouds on the Horizon
The recent influx of fish farms on the lake has raised environmental concerns over water quality in the future, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Life on the Lake
Digging for clams on a misty morning, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

In the Clouds
A view of the northern end of the lake from Puncak Lawang, the para-gliding launch-pad, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Minangkabau Paddies
Newly planted rice paddies at Kelok 28 on the way out of Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Bendy Drivers
Bendy drivers or local 'horse and cart' taxi's, parked at Jam Gadang waiting for customers, Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.


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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 with an over-night dusting of snow, the first for the season, Goris, Armenia.

On The Road
On the snow-lined road between Goris and Yeghegnadzor, Goris, Armenia.

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

Lake Sevan
Lake Sevan was to be a relaxing couple of days beside the lake, ended up -2C and snowing, Sevan, Armenia.

Carved tombstones of monks embedded 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.

Neues Rathaus
The gothic Neues Rathaus, or city town hall built 1867, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.


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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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