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Travelled to Maluku... arriving Jakarta (Java), (Indonesia), then travelled to/through; Jakarta, (Java), Ternate, Kupa Kupa, Jailolo, Ternate, Ambon, Banda Neira, Ambon, Netsepa, Ambon (Maluku), Ujung Pandang, (Sulawesi), and back home via Jakarta, (Java), (Indonesia).

Ternate Port
View across to Halmahera, and one of the most active volcanoes... in the World, Ternate City, Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia.

Independence Day
Fishing boats decked out with flags celebrating Independence Day, Ternate City, Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia.

Leaving Ternate
Leaving the comforts of Ternate behind on the Halmahera ferry, Sofifi, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.

Legacy of the 1999 communal violence where christian churches and villages were razed around the lake, Galela, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.

Queen of Spices
Local nutmeg drying on the village road-side, Gamtala, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.

Puncak Jailolo
Riding the verdant mountain roads around Gunung Jailolo, near, Idamdehe, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.

Desa Saria
Floating debris inundating the traditional coastal fishing village, Saria, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.

Fishing Blues
Early morning fishing on blue waters of Jailolo Bay, Jailolo, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.

Kalamata Fort
Kalamata Fort was built in 1540 by the Portuguese as defence against the Spanish on Tidore, later taken over by the Dutch in 1610, Ternate City, Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia.

Kapal Kayu
Local wooden ferries used to transport people and spedamotors to Tidore, Ternate City, Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia.

Tidore Pier
Colourful pier at the Air Panas (hot spring) park on Ake Sahu black-sand beach, Tosa, Tidore, Maluku, Indonesia.

Australian War Cemetery
At the Australian War Cemetery, on the site of the original internment camp, Ambon City, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.

Ikan Pasar
Fresh fish at the bustling Ikan Pasar, Ambon City, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.

Grand Mosque
The great Dome of the Al-Fatah Grand Mosque, Ambon City, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.

Banda Harbour
Beautiful Banda bay from my hotel balcony, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.

Banda Pasar
Fresh fish at the Banda Ikan markets, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.

Warung Saung Kuring
Small local warung in the markets, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.

Kapal Pelni
The KM Leuser, one of the more reliable Pelni ferries, docked at port, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.

Hatta Beach
Hatta Island beach, famous for it's underwater marine drop off, Hatta, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.

Kampung Lautaka
The small seaside Desa, only accessible by water, Lautaka, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.

Benteng Holandia
View of Desa Lonthoir and Gunung Api from Benteng Holandia, Lonthoir, Banda Besar, Maluku, Indonesia.

Kapal Bensin
Local wooden vessel that transports up to 100 barrels of petrol from Ambon, twice a week, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.

Benteng Belgica
A cannon rampart on the iconic UNESCO listed 17th century Dutch fort, involved in the exchange of the Banda Islands for Manhattan, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.

SusiAir Cessna
Disembarking the 12 seater SusiAir Cessna Grand Caravan from Banda Neira, Ambon City, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.

Benteng Amsterdam
The unique Benteng Amsterdam, or 'Blockhouse', built by the Dutch in 1637, Hila, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.

Rumah Asli
Traditionally constructed village house, Seit-Kaitetu, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.

Morela Bay
A hidden gem on the north of the island, and a great place to snorkel, or just hang out, Morela Bay, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.

Ikan Merokok
Delicious smoked fish-on-a-stick at the bustling Pelabuhan Pasar, Ambon City, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.

Masjid 99 Kubah
Construction of the unique Mosque for the new Citraland City CBD, being built on 157 hectares of land, reclaimed from the sea, Ujung Pandang, Sulawesi, Indonesia.


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Travelled to Indonesia... arriving Denpasar (Bali), (Indonesia), then travelled to/through; Seminyak, (Bali), Tetebatu, Selong, (Lombok), Sumbawa Besar, Dompu, Taliwang, Jelanga, (Sumbawa), Senaru, (Lombok), Padang Bai, Ubud, Seminyak, (Bali), and back home via Denpasar (Bali), (Indonesia).

Ferry View
First sight of the Lombok headland from the Bali to Lombok ferry, Lombok Straits, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Tetebatu Views
View over lush local rice paddies to Mt Rinjani, Tetebatu, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

The Ancient Trees
The rare and endangered 350 year old Lian Trees, that are only found in one place, Sambelia, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Selong Sunrise
Sunrise on the beach looking across the Alas Straits to the island of Sumbawa, Selong, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Bungin Museum
The Bungin Island Museum on what is known as the most densely populated island/coral reef... in the World, Bungin, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Pantai Workout
Local martial arts club using unique Dogi-clad seaside training techniques, Kencana, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Dalam Loka
This impressive all wooden constructed palace was built for Sultan Jalaludin III in 1885, Sumbawa Besar, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Lintas Sumbawa
Passing sea-side villages on the Trans-Sumbawa highway, Labuan Jambu, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Rice terraces in the hillside village outside of Dompu, Karamabura, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Lepadi Races
Local horse races are held each Sunday, the courageous, black balaclava-clad, bare-back jockeys can be as young as 5-6 years of age and the fastest horse gets $250, Lepadi, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Day at the Races
Spectators enjoying the local weekly horse races, Lepadi, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Air Terjun Rora
This alluring water-fall and swimming hole is extremely popular with locals, Rora, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

The faithful are catered for while travelling the Trans-Sumbawa highway at the Lesehan Teluk Santong ikan bakar restaurant, Teluk Santong, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Walk on the Beach
Morning walk on the untouched surfing beach, Jelanga, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Scar Reef Sunset
Sunset over what surfers call Scar Reef at low tide, Jelanga, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Floating Village
Local stilt village built on tidal marsh-lands, Lalar, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Kentasari Beach
Typical west coast beach on the road to Poto Tano, Kentasari, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Between Ports
Passengers catching some shut-eye on the ferry between the ports of Poto Tano and Labuan Lombok, Alas Straits, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Rice Paddies
Lush mountain rice paddies on the foot-hills of Mount Rinjani, Bayan, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Ganesh Kalasa
Balinese rice paddy temple crowned with an ornately carved Ganesh Kalasa, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

Ubud Streets
Speda-motors parked on the very busy main street of Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.


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Travelled to Italy... arriving in Rome, (Italy) via (Abu Dhabi) and (Singapore), then travelled to/through; Rome, Siracuse, Palermo, Trapani, Castellammare del Golfo, (Sicily), Bologna, Cesenatico, Rimini, (Emilia-Romagna), San Marino, Perugia, Tuoro, (Umbria) Rome (Italy) and back home via (Abu Dhabi) and (Singapore)...

The Colosseum
The Colosseum aka Flavian Amphitheatre on a typical spring afternoon, Rome, Italy.

Piazza San Pietro
Panorama of famous St Peter's Square, where people ridiculously wait in a queue over 1km long to gain entry, Vatican City.

Spanish Steps
The surprisingly popular Spanish Steps, which connects Piazza di Spagna with Piazza Trinità di Monti, Rome, Italy.

Fontana Di Trevi
The extremely popular and renovated Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy.

Roman Nights
Walking the back-streets of Via del Boschetto, Monti, Rome, Italy.

Golden Arches
The Colosseum hauntingly lit up during the evening, Monti, Rome, Italy.

Mount Etna
Spectacular view of Mount Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy.

On the Streets
On the picturesque baroque island streets, Ortigia, Sicily, Italy.

This Old House
Traditional coloured house on the Mediterranean foreshore, Ortigia, Sicily, Italy.

Romantic Ragusa
The irrepressibly romantic baroque town, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy.

Magical Modica
View of the baroque hillside town from the main street, Modica, Sicily, Italy.

Siracuse Blues
The alluring blue waters of the Mediterranean coast-line, Siracuse, Sicily, Italy.

Cattedrale di San Nicolò
Restored to it's former baroque glory, the imposing Cattedrale di San Nicolò, Noto, Sicily, Italy.

Cappuccini Catacombs
The macabre Cappuccini Catacombs, where people pay to be embalmed and hung in the monastery crypt, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Piazza Pretoria
View to Quattro Canti along Via Maqueda from the Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Sicilian Artichokes
Fresh Sicilian artichokes at the Mercato Vucciria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Corner of Paradise
Originally a local fishing village, now a stunning and popular tourist beach, Mondello, Sicily, Italy.

Street Art
Ceramic lemons on the walls of the Kasbah (ie. old Arab quarter), Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy.

Golden Beach
Reputedly, one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean coastline, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy.

Smugglers Cove
The stunningly beautiful old tuna fishing and smugglers bay (and Ocean's 12 backdrop), which now has much sought-after, but basic sea-side accommodation, Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily, Italy.

La Stanze
The ornate and atmospheric 16th century lounge, formerly Palazzo Bentivoglio, of the Le Stanze bar, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

The Morning After
After a big night out, in the historic and now famous hipster 'eat and drink' street of Via Del Pratello, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Fresh Sardines
Fresh sardines for sale at the Via Pescherie Vecchie markets, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Two Towers
The famous Two Towers, (ie. Asinelli and Garisenda family towers), Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Italian Portico
Typical Italian portico or porch built on the front of buildings, Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Da Vinci Canal
Old-style boats on the canal surveyed by Leonardo Da Vinci, Cesenatico, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Baptistery Ceiling
The intricate mosaic roof of the Battistero Neoniano or Baptistery of Neon, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Cesta Tower
Cesta Tower (aka De La Fratta) on the highest peak Monte Titano, San Marino.

San Lorenzo's Steps
Italians love to sit on steps and drink, in this instance the steps of the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo in the Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Umbria, Italy.

Spello Streets
Life on the cobbled streets, Spello, Umbria, Italy.

Vino Rosso
Late afternoon in the vineyards in the Umbrian country-side, Bagni, Umbria, Italy.

Orvieto Views
View of the red-rock Etruscan city, Orvieto, Umbria, Italy.

Palazzo dei Consoli
Entrance to the Museo Civico in the old Palazzo dei Consoli on a wet and rainy day, Gubbio, Umbria, Italy.


Posted by joffre 17:33 Archived in Italy Tagged singapore italy sicily photography abu_dhabi vatican_city san_marino joffre Comments (0)

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