A Travellerspoint blog

October 2013

Central Asia

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelling to Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan... arriving in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), via Incheon (South Korea) then travelling to/through; Tashkent, Fergana (Uzbekistan), Osh, Jalalabad, Arslanbob, Bishkek, Cholpon Ata, Karakol, Tamga, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and back home via Seoul (South Korea)...



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Incheon Evening
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Outdoor dining on the streets, Incheon, South Korea.





Fresh Bread
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Fresh Uzbeki 'Odi Non' bread at the local markets, Fergana, Uzbekistan.





Margilan Minaret
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Ancient mosque in the 'Silk Road' town, Margilon, Uzbekistan.





Apartment Art
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Classic Soviet-era apartment block, Osh, Kyrgyzstan.





Arslanbob Views
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View of the stunning Khrebet Babash-Ata Mountains from the small village, Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan.





Cholpon Ata
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A brief respite for the weary traveller on the tranquil shores of Lake Issyk Kul, where Kazakh and Russian holiday makers flock to frolic in the waters of the lake, Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan.





Russian Orthodox
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The unique and intricate detail of the all wooden 'Russian Holy Trinity Orthodox Church', Karakol, Kyrgyzstan.





Village Rose
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On the streets of the small, dusty, rural village, Tamga, Kyrgyzstan.





Last of the Eagle Hunters
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A young male eagle belonging to one of the handful of Kyrgyz who practice 'Burkutchu' or Eagle Hunting, Bokonbaevo, Kyrgyzstan.





Changing of the Guard
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At the central Ala-Too Square you can see the ritual of the 'changing of the guard' in the capital, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.





City of Walls
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The ancient 'Silk Road' town of Khiva is completely enclosed within these spectacular Mughul walls, Khiva, Uzbekistan.





Sunset Departure
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Late afternoon on the platform at the Urgench Railway Station, Urgench, Uzbekistan.





Kolan 'Great' Mosque Dome
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The Kolan 'Great' Mosque holds 12 000 worshiper's and is so grand, that in 1219 Genghis Khan thought it was the 'Palace of the Emir', Bukhara, Uzbekistan.





Uzbek Pottery
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Traditional pottery for sale on the streets outside the Kolan 'Great' Mosque, Bukhara, Uzbekistan.





Bibi-Khanum Mosque
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The sublime colours of the famous Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Samarkand, Uzbekistan.





Jongno
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On the busy streets, Jongno, Seoul, South Korea.



Other photos from my travels;

Uzbekistan photos
Kyrgyzstan photos
Korean photos





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Melaka

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelling to Melaka... arriving in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) via Incheon (South Korea) then travelling to/through; Kuala Lumpur, Melaka (Malaysia), and back home via Kuala Lumpur, (Malaysia)...



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Masjid Kampung Kling
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The impressive Masjid Kampung Kling during the evening, Malacca, Malaysia.





Jonker Express
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Train of ornate trishaw's taking tourists down Jonker Street, Malacca, Malaysia.





Sungai Melaka
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Traditional houses on the Melaka River, Malacca, Malaysia.





Kafe Eleven
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One of the many traditionally themed cafes, Malacca, Malaysia.





How Her Siang Dim Sum
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Enjoying delicious Dim Sum and cold Carlsberg on a balmy evening, Malacca, Malaysia.





Melacca Trishaw
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Garishly decorated and brightly lit trishaws awaiting customers, Malacca, Malaysia.





Taming Sari
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Towering 110m, the Taming Sari revolving tower lights up the night sky, Malacca, Malaysia.





Peranakan Portal
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A portal to the Peranakan past, Malacca, Malaysia.





Other travels to Malaysia include;

Malaysia 2009 - Traveling through KL, Cameron Highlands and the Perhentian Islands.
Penang 2007 - Enjoying the food and culture of Georgetown.
Sabah/Brunei 2001 - Relaxing on tropical Pulau Gaya.
Sabah/Sarawak 1998 - Climbing Mt Kinabalu and exploring wild Borneo jungle.
Asian Adventures 1988 - Getting a taste of Peninsular Malaysia on my SEA sojourn.



Other Malaysian photos from my travels;

Malaysian photos





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