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Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Germany/Slovakia/Hungary/Poland... arriving via (Singapore) and (Abu Dhabi), then travelled to/through; Frankfurt, Mannheim, Elzach, Friedrichshafen, (Baden-Württemberg), Berchtesgaden, Munich, (Bavaria), (Germany), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Krakow (Lesser Poland), Warslaw (Masovia), Wroclaw ( Lower Silesia), (Poland), Dresden (Sachsen), Berlin, Frankfurt (Baden-Württemberg), (Germany) and back home via (Abu Dhabi) and (Singapore)...

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TV Building
The unique and transparent local Set Design company building, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Black Forest
The beautiful Black Forest country-side, Elzach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Old Town
The charming Old Town village, Meersburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Rooftop Views
View of the village from the Munster Spire, Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

View to a View
Viewing platform on the edge of peaceful Lake Konstanz, Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Neuschwanstein Schloss
The ubiquitous Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen, Bavaria, Germany.

Eagle's Nest
Mountain-top tea house or Kehlsteinhaus built for Adolf Hitler, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany.

The busy railway station or Hauptbahnhof, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

On Track
View to the Bratislava Castle along busy Obchodna street, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Hungarian Parliament
The impressive Hungarian Parliament building during the evening, Budapest, Hungary.

Krakow Dorożka
Dorożka horse carriage in the atmospheric Rynek Główny or old town square, Krakow, Lessor Poland, Poland.

Oświęcim Fencing
Fortified fencing at the infamous Oświęcim (aka Auschwitz) Nazi death camp, Oświęcim, Lesser Poland, Poland.

Palac Mlodziezy
The stunning 'Palace of Culture and Science' building lit up during a cold evening, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.

Rynek we Wrocławiu
The colourful and historic Rynek or market square in the city, Wroclaw, Lower Silesia, Poland.

Hipster Heaven
The Hebeda's hotel is a local institution, in the vibrant home of the hipster, Neustadt, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany.

Schlossbrücke Statue
A shining Schlossbrücke statue, with view over the Lustgarten to the impressive Berliner Dom, Mitte, Berlin, Germany.

Römerberg Ostzeile
Rainy evening at the Römerberg Ostzeile or old town centre, Alstadt, Frankfurt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Other German photos from my travels;

German photos


Posted by joffre 23:13 Archived in Germany Tagged germany poland hungary photography slovakia joffre Comments (0)


Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Taiwan... arriving via Kuala Lumpur, (Malaysia) then travelled to/through; Taipei, Keelung, Taroko National Park, Yuli, Checheng, Guanziling, Alishan, Shuishe, Nanzhuang, Taipei (Taiwan), and back home via Kuala Lumpur, (Malaysia)...

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On the Nose
At the Lungshan Temple night markets, Taipei, Taiwan.

Miaokou Night Markets
At the famous Miaokou Night Markets, reputedly one of the best.. in the World, Keelung, Taiwan.

Taroko National Park
In Taroko National Park, Taiwan's version of Tiger Leaping Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan.

Yuli Rice Paddies
Rows of young rice planted in the fertile Rift Valley, Yuli, Taiwan.

Shiti Port
Typical east-coast sea-side fishing village, just north of the Shimen scenic area and on the Tropic of Cancer, Shimen, Taiwan.

Rows of High Mountain Oolong tea planted in the cool mountains, Alishan, Taiwan.

Sun Moon Lake
Shuishe (ie. Sun Moon Lake) harbour on yet another rainy afternoon, Shuishe, Taiwan.

Qingming Festival
Celebrating the Qingming Festival (ancestors day) in the Maioli town, Nanzhuang, Taiwan.

"Shibuya of Taipei"
The popular shopping district of Ximending, the lively heart of youth counter-culture, Taipei, Taiwan.

Other Taiwanese photos from my travels;

Taiwanese photos


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Central Asia

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan... arriving from Incheon (South Korea) then travelled 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), Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, (Malaysia)...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Changing of the Guard
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
The ancient 'Silk Road' town of Khiva is completely enclosed within these spectacular Mughul walls, Khiva, Uzbekistan.

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

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

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

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


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