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Flores

Travel map and photographs

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Travelled to Flores... arriving in Denpasar, (Bali), (Indonesia) then travelled to/through; Labuan Bajo, Ruteng, Bajawa, Riung, Ende, Maumere (Flores), Kalabahi (Alor), and back home via Denpasar, (Bali), (Indonesia)...


*** This trip has had to be re-scheduled, due to the current CO-VID19 crisis ***


Flores Travel Route
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Other travels to Indonesia include;

Maluku 2018 - Exploring the stunning but remote tropical Islands.
Sumbawa 2018 - Travelling on motorcycle through Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa.
Sumatra 2016 - Exploring Western Sumatra on motorcycle.
Nusa Tenggara 2015 - Travelling through West Timor, Lembata, Flores and Sumba.
Madura 2012 - Exploring the rarely visited island on motorcycle.
Bali 2010 - Getting a fill of Balinese food and beaches.
Pulau Weh 2010 - Exploring the tropical under-water paradise.
Sulawesi 1996 - Travelling North to South on this amazingly diverse island.
Indonesian Adventures 1993 - Wandering through Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok and Kalimantan.
Asian Adventures 1988 - Getting a taste of Bali and Java on my SEA sojourn.



Other Indonesian photos from my travels;

Indonesian photos





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India

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Northern India, arriving in Amritsar, (Punjab), (India) via Singapore... then travelled to/through Amritsar, (Punjab), Chandigarh, (Plains), Shimla, Sainj, Sarahan, Rakchham, Pooh, Nako, Dhankar, Kaza, Tabo, Pooh, Kalpa, Theog, Shimla, Manali, Darcha, (Himachal Pradesh), Leh, (Ladakh), Chandigarh, (Plains), Amritsar, (Punjab), (India) and back home via Singapore...



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North Clock Tower Facade
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The colourful Clock Tower under refurbishment on the north entrance to the Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab, India.





Sikh Devotees
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Walking around the famous Golden Temple lake, Amritsar, Punjab, India.






Golden Temple
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Finding your inner calm inside the impressive Sikh Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab, India.





Alley Maze
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Exploring the lively maze of alleys that run through the old town, Amritsar, Punjab, India.





Aqua Alcove
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A rare quiet corner in the busy alleys of the old town, Amritsar, Punjab, India.




Himachal Pradesh Route
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Shimla Stairs
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The old English hill-town has multi-levels built into the side of the hill, these levels are connected by a warren of narrow stair-ways, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Shimla Mall
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Victorian architecture surrounding the famous pedestrian-only Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.





The Hills are Alive
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Rampant and rapacious development in the surrounding hills, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Bhimakali Temple
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Carved portal in the significant, maternal, 800 year old, Bhimakali Temple, Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Mystic Mountains
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The mystical mountain gate-way to the Kinnaur region, Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, India.





Harbinger of a Landslide
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Landslide is an ever-present risk while traveling through the Himalaya, this one on the NH5 taking many hours to clear, Bhabhangar, Himachal Pradesh, India.





Rakchham Village
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The small picturesque town of nomadic villagers in the Sangla Valley, Rakchham, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Cliff Road
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The notorious, but exciting to ride 'Cliff Road', one of the most dangerous in the region, Sangla, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Village of Pooh
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This small Tibetan mountain village sits above the Sutlej river in the Sutlej valley, Pooh, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Shaman Door
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Ornately carved door of the local Shaman, in the last Tibetean town of the Kinnaur Valley, Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Dhankar View
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The convergence of the Pin and Spiti Rivers at the base of the small 3894m Tibetan town, with a 1000 year old Gompa perched above, Dhankar, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Golden Prayer Wheels
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Prayer wheels at the the Tabo Buddhist Monastery, considered the second most important... in the World, Tabo, Himachal Pradesh, India.




High Mountain Riding
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Riding through the dramatic high mountain roads in the Spiti Valley, Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Spiti River Road
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The treacherous NH505 carved out of rock along the Spiti River, between Nako and Pooh, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Monastery Doors
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Ornate temple doors at the entrance of the small monastery in the centre of the village, Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, India.




Kinnaur Kailash View
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Stunning views of the Kinnaur Kailash mountains during the warmer months, Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Anshu Dhaba
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Punjabi Dhaba at the local bus station, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Vashisht Temple
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Local temple in the clan and alternative lifestyle town, Vashisht, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Ski Village
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Local and popular ski village during the warmer months, Solang, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Rotang Pass
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View from the road after the monsoon season, Rotang Pass, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Breakfast at Sarchu
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Trucks stop for breakfast at first light, in the small frozen, 4290m tent village, on the 'Manali to Leh' road, Sarchu, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Taglang La Pass
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At 5860m, India's second highest Indian road pass, on the 'Manali to Leh' road, Taglang La Pass, Ladakh, India.






Old Town
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Shops in the Old Town, at the base of the Palace, Leh, Ladakh, India.






Kings View
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View of the town of Leh from the impressive and omnipresent Palace, Leh, Ladakh, India.






Shey Buddha
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Palace Shrine Buddha founded by the King Deldan Namgyal in the 15th century, Shey, Ladakh, India.






Thiksey Monastery
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The spectacular 15th century Buddhist Gompa, Thiksey, Ladakh, India.






Phyang Village
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The picturesque rural Tibetan village of Phyang also houses a reknowned Gompa, Phyang, Ladakh, India.






Prayer Wheel
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Prayer wheel at the gates to the famous Likir Monastery, Likir, Ladakh, India.







Indian Coffee House
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Branch of the famous 'Coffee Worker's Co-op', Indian Coffee House, established in the 1930's, Chandigargh, Plains, India.





Corbusier's Chandigarh
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A friendly local riding his shiny black 'Royal Enfield' on the uncongested 'Le Corbusier' streets, Chandigargh, Plains, India.






Border Celebrations
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Indian fans cheering at the evening India/Pakistan border ceremonies, Wagah, Punjab, India.






Golden Temple
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The spectacular Golden Temple complex, Amritsar, Punjab, India.





Other travels to India include;

North India 2004 - Traveling through mountainous Himachal Pradesh.
Sikkim 2001 - Traveling into the mountains of West Bengal and Sikkim.
West India 1999 - Traveling up the west coast of India and Rajasthan.
Subcontinent Adventures 1990 - Traveling through Nepal and India.



Other Indian photos from my travels;

Indian photos





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New Zealand

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to South Island, New Zealand... arriving Christchurch (South Island), (New Zealand), then travelled to/through; Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, (Canterbury) Queenstown, (Otago) Haast, Franz Josef Glacier, Maruia Springs, (West Coast) Nelson, (Nelson Bays) Kaikoura, Christchurch (Canterbury), (South Island), (New Zealand).



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Regent St Tram
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Tourist tram in the 'Spanish-styled' New Regent street, post earthquake renovations, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Lake Tekapo
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Late afternoon autumn view of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Mt Cook Village
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Established in 1884 within the National Park, and services a quarter million visitors each year, Mount Cook Village, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Mt Cook - Tasman Glacier
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Mount Cook or Aoraki, the country's highest (3724m) mountain and the Tasman Glacier and lake, Mount Cook, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Remarkable Arrival
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Flying pass the Remarkables before descending and landing at the airport, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand.






Bob's Peak
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View of the Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu from Bob's Peak (accessed via the Skyline gondola), Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand.






Kawarau Bridge
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Home of the World's first bungy-jump, opening in 1988, on a bridge first built in 1880, Kawarau Gorge, Otago, New Zealand.






Dudleys Cottage
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Old gold mining company cottage built in 1880, and home to an interesting historic Chinese settlement, Arrowtown, Otago, New Zealand.






Lake Hayes
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A picturesque lake between Arrowtown and Queenstown, Lake Hayes, Otago, New Zealand.






Lake Hawea
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The stunningly scenic, 141 km² hydro lake, that parallels Lake Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Otago, New Zealand.






Blue Pools
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Spectacular blue pools, accessed via a beech forest and boardwalk track in the Mount Aspiring National Park, Makarora, West Coast, New Zealand.






Cray Pot
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Famous local seafood train-carriage cafe, in one of the remotest parts of Westland, Jackson Bay, West Coast, New Zealand.





Haast Beach
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The rugged and isolated Westlands coast-line, Haast, West Coast, New Zealand.




Up Ship Creek
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Walking the Kahikatea (NZ tallest trees) Swamp Forest Walk, along Ship Creek, Haast, West Coast, New Zealand.






Maruia Hot Springs
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Japanese created outdoor hot springs and spa, Maruia Springs, West Coast, New Zealand.




Nelson Markets
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Catching a meal at the lively local weekend markets, Nelson, Nelson Bays, New Zealand.






Wrecked
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The old 'Janie Seddon' ship wreck, just off the foreshore, Motueka, Nelson Bays, New Zealand.






Marlborough Vines
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Rows of autumn coloured vines in the famous white wine growing region, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand.






Kaikoura Views
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Majestic mountain views from the shoreline, on a blustery morning, Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Catching the Sun
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A local seal catching the warmth of the early morning sun, Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand.



Other New Zealand photos from my travels;

New Zealand (Travellerspoint) photos
New Zealand (Google) photos




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