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Silk Road Adventures

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Travelling to Pakistan/China/Tibet/Vietnam... arriving in Karachi (Pakistan) via Bangkok (Thailand)... then travelling to/through Karachi, Multan, Lahore, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Taxila, Peshawar, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Skardu, Gilgit, Karimabad, Passu, Sust (Pakistan), passing over the Khunjerab Pass, Tashkurgan, Kashgar, Urumqi, Tian Chi, Urumqi, Turpan, Hami, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Chengdu (China), Lhasa, Gonggar (Tibet) Chengdu, Kunming, Nanning (China), Sapa, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh, Mytho, Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), and back home via Bangkok, Koh Phangan (Thailand)...



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Spice Markets
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Local stall at the markets, in historic Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.




Rawalpindi Streets
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Breakfast stalls, on the back streets, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.




Up the Khyber
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Late afternoon on a walkway across Trunk Road, in the bustling border city, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.




Passu Views
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One of the scary bridge crossings, on the spectacular 'Zarabad/Hussaini trek', that follows the 'Hunza River', south of Passu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.




Welcome
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Everyone is welcome, in the small mountain village, Passu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.




Sunday Markets
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Garlic seller at the famous 'Sunday Markets', where hundreds of local Uigur, Tajik, Kyrgy and Uzbek people arrive by donkey and cart, each Sunday to trade their wares... a "very lively" scene, not to be missed! Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.




Fit Up
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Couple of kids outside a clothing store, in the 'Erdaoqiao Markets', Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.




Dunhuang Dunes
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Trekking the impressive 'Mingsha Shan' sand dunes, near Dunhuang, Gansu, China.




Sated
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Lunch on the 'River Jin' with Richard, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.






Potala Palace
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The imposing 'Potala Palace', taken late afternoon, Lhasa, Tibet.






Gandan Views
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Majestic mountain views, during the reconstruction of the 'Gandan Monastery', Dagze, Tibet.




Hengduanshan Ranges
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Flying from the 'Tibetan Plateau', and heading over the 'Hengduanshan Ranges', that separates Tibet from China.




Sapa Markets
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Hmong villagers selling their colourful embroidered garments, to western tourists on Market day, Sapa, Vietnam.




Mountain Village
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Small rural village, while trekking the mountains surrounding Sapa, Vietnam.




Saigon Rooster
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Cock fighting in the back streets, Saigon (aka HCMC), Vietnam.





Other travels to China include;

South West China 2010 - Exploring South West China.
Mongolia/China 2008 - Exploring east coast China and Mongolia.


Other photos from my travels;

Pakistan photos
Chinese photos
Vietnamese photos





◄ Indonesian Adventures 1993 -------- Table of Contents -------- Sulawesi 1996 ►

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Indonesian Adventures

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Travelling to Indonesia/Malaysia... arriving in Medan (Sumatra), (Indonesia) via Penang and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), then travelling to/through Medan, Bukit Lawang, Medan, Berstagi, Danau Toba, Sibolga, Pulau Nias, Bukittinggi, Danau Maninjau, Padang (Sumatra), Jakarta, Bogor, Pangandaran, Yogyakarta, Gunung Bromo (Java), Kuta (Bali), Gilli Air (Lombok), Kuta (Bali), Surabaya, Semarang, Dieng Plateau, Semarang (Java), Pontianak, Balai Karangan (Kalimantan), (Indonesia), Kuching, (Sarawak), (Malaysia), Singkawang, Pontianak, Sintang, Sanggau, Pontianak, Ketapang, Pangkalanbun, Sampit, Palangkaraya, Banjarmasin, Loksado, Banjarmasin (Kalimantan), Surabaya (Java), and back home via Jakarta (Java), (Indonesia)...



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Jungle Inn Bungalow
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Bungalow perched over a jungle stream, in tropical Bukit Lawang, Sumatra, Indonesia.





Orang-utan
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'Orang-utan' or 'man of the the forest', at the 'Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre', Bukit Lawang, Sumatra, Indonesia.





Jam Karet
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Passing time on the boat journey, between Parapat and Tuk Tuk, Danau Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia.





Danau Toba
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View of Tuk Tuk, from the Samosir highlands, Danau Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia.





Ono Niha Housing
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Traditional teak 'Ono Houses', in the small village, Bawomataluo, Nias, Sumatra, Indonesia.





Bukittinggi Markets
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Entrance to the local markets, in the hill-side town, Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.





At the Markets
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At the interesting local markets, Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.





Botanical Gardens
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Vine-clad tree, in the famed 'Bogor Botanical Gardens', Bogor, Java, Indonesia.





Bringing in the Catch
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Local women, help to bring in the catch of the day, Pangandaran, Java, Indonesia.





Borobudur
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The spectacular 'Mahayana Buddhist Temple of Borobudur', just outside, Yogjakarta, Java, Indonesia.





Endless Summer
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Surfers catch their last waves of the day, as the sun sets over Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia.





Dieng Plateau
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Rows and rows of terraced crops, in the fertile volcanic soils, Dieng Plateau, Java, Indonesia.





Rafflesia
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The famous parasitic 'Rafflesia' or 'corpse flower', taken outside Singkawang, Kalimantan, Indonesia.





Pontianak Canals
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River canals off 'Sungai Kapas', Pontianak, Kalimantan, Indonesia.





Sungai Bundung
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'Bundung' on 'Sungai Kapas', on the way to Sintang, Kalimantan, Indonesia.





Floating the Bus
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Rafting our bus over a flooded section of road, between Pangkalan Bun and Sampit, Kalimantan, Indonesia.





Hard Slog
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Plowing through the extremely muddy red roads, between Sampit and Palangka Raya, Kalimantan, Indonesia.





On the Sungai
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Daily life on the river, in the 'Venice of Indonesia', Banjarmasin, Kalimantan, Indonesia.





Loksado Village
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In the Borneo rain-forest, you'll find the small 'Dayak Village', Loksado, Kalimantan, Indonesia.





River Markets
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On the way to the bustling 'floating markets', Banjarmasin, Kalimantan, Indonesia.





Living with Leprosy
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Living on the streets, in the booming city, Surabaya, Java, Indonesia.





Other travels to Indonesia include;

Flores 2020 - Traveling on motorcycle through Flores.
Maluku 2018 - Exploring the stunning but remote tropical Islands.
Sumbawa 2018 - Traveling on motorcycle through Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa.
Sumatra 2016 - Exploring Western Sumatra on motorcycle.
Nusa Tenggara 2015 - Traveling 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 - Traveling North to South on this amazingly diverse island.
Asian Adventures 1988 - Getting a taste of Bali and Java on my SEA sojourn.



Other Indonesian photos from my travels;

Indonesian photos





◄ Mediterranean Adventure 1993 ------ Table of Contents ------ Silk Road Adventure 1995 ►

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Mediterranean Adventures

Travel map and Photograph Blog

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Flew to the Mediterranean to travel from Egypt around to Morocco... arriving in Cairo (Egypt), via Singapore and Dubai... travelling to/through; Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Luxor, Hurghada, Suez, Sharm al-Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweibaa (Egypt), Aqaba, Petra, Amman, Jerash (Jordan), Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa (Israel), Amman,(Jordan), Damascus, Palmyra, Tartus, Homs‎, Hamah, Aleppo (Syria), Antioch, Adana, Kas, Nevsehir, Göreme, Pamukkale, Selçuk, Kuşadası, Çanakkale, Istanbul (Turkey), Thessaloníki, Athens (Greece), Brindisi, Naples, Rome, Florence, Milan (Italy), (Germany), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Paris (France), Barcelona, Alicante, Granada, Córdoba, Algeciras, Sevilla (Spain), (Gibraltar) Faro, Lagos, Monchique, Evora, Lisbon, Sintra, Lisbon (Portugal) Madrid (Spain) and back home via Bangkok, Ko Phangan (Thailand)... (I was unable to visit Lebanon, Crete and Morocco).



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In the Desert
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Taking a break in the desert, while hitching between Aswan and Abu Simbel, Egypt.





On Da Nile
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Felucca's take a lazy 3 days, to sail from Aswan to Luxor, Egypt.





On the Beach
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The laid-back 'Bedouin' fishing village, Dahab, Egypt.





Hunter or Hunted?
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Hunting Falcons, on the ferry journey, between Nuweibaa, Egypt and Aqaba, Jordan.





The Monastery
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'El Deir' or 'The Monastery', in the ancient hidden trading town, Petra, Jordan.





On the Streets
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Walking the ancient streets, in the historical roman ruins, Jerash, Jordan.





Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
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The bus that took me, music blaring, through the desert, and multiple check-points to Palmyra, Damascus, Hauran, Syria.





Palmyra
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The ancient 3000 year old Assyrian site, Palmyra, Syrian Desert, Syria.







Norias of Hamah
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One of the 17 remaining Norias or waterwheels, that traditionally channeled water for agricultural proposes, Hamah, Orontes Valley, Syria.





Winter Fairy Land
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Fairy Mountains, 'Goreme National Park', Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Turkey.





The Winner!
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A champion camel, wearing the winner's carpet, after a successful 'camel wrestling' tournament, Selcuk, Aegean Turkey, Turkey.





Gallipoli
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ANZAC Cove is the infamous site, of the battle between the Turkish and Allied troops in 1915, and one which is commemorated yearly, near Canakkale, Marmara, Turkey.





Lykavittos Hill
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Rising from the upmarket suburb of Kolonaki, is the spectacular Lykavittos Hill, Athens, Greece.





Flavian Amphitheatre
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Ruins of the 'Flavian Amphitheatre', aka 'The Colosseum', Rome, Italy.





On the Canal
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One of the many canals, in the unique canal-belt, Amsterdam, Netherlands.





Notre Dame
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The magnificent Gothic architecture, of Notre Dame, Paris, France.




Glorious Granada
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The multi-cultural streets, from the amazing Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.





Skyfall
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On top of 'The Rock', in the British territory, ceded in the 16th century, Gibraltar.





Cliff Fishing
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Fishing the 100m cliffs, at Portugal's western-most point, near Lagos, Portugal.




Gruesome Grotto
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The gruesome Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones), in the 'Igreja de Sao Francisco', Evora, Portugal.





Avenida da Liberdade
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Beautiful mosaic stone pathways, or 'Calçada Portuguesa', of one the city's main historical boulevard's, Lisbon, Portugal.





Fairy-tale Village
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Just out of Lisbon, you find the fairy-tale village, forests and castles, Sintra, Portugal.





On the Beach
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On the relaxing, tropical 'Ban Tai' coastline, Ko Phangan, Thailand.



Other photos from my travels;

Egyptian photos
Jordanese photos
Syrian photos
Turkish photos
Greek photos
Italian photos
Dutch photos
French photos
Spanish photos
Portugese photos
Thai photos





◄ Subcontinent Adventure 1990 ------ Table of Contents ------ Indonesian Adventure 1993 ►

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