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Sumatra

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






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






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






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






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






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





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






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






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







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






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Caucasus

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






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




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







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







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






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





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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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





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






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






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






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






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






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





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





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






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






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






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




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Cambodia

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



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





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



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






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






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




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






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






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






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






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




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