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Japan/Korea

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Japan/South Korea... arriving from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), then travelled to/through; Osaka, Kyoto, (Kansai), Hiroshima (Chugoku), Fukuoka, Karatsu, Nagasaki, Shimabarra, Beppu, Fukuoka, (Kyushu), (Japan), Busan, Daegu, Seoul (South Korea), and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

Dotombori Streets
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The alleys and laneways of Dotombori are some of the liveliest in Osaka very reminiscent of those in the movie 'Bladerunner', and which come alive after night-fall, a must for any visitor to experience! Osaka, Kansai, Japan.


Fushimi-Inari Taisha
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The famous 'red torii' path-way of the Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine, Kyoto, Kansai, Japan.




Golden Temple
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The famous Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Kansai, Japan.



Pull Rickshaws
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Beautiful 'Old style', large-wheeled, Japanese pull-rickshaws that take tourists around the town, Arashiyama, Kansai, Japan.


A-Bomb Dome
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The chilling memorial of the destructive power of war on the people, Hiroshima, Chugoku, Japan.



Yatai Stall
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One of the hundreds of popular Yatai stalls that come out each evening to sell a variety of foods on the streets, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.



Porcelain Bridge
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An exquisite porcelain tile clad bridge in the artisan village, Okaewichi-yama, Kyushu, Japan.



Limited Express
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The ubiquitous Japanese train shot, in fact it's the 'Limited Express', my 'weapon of choice' when it comes to transport, Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan.



Kannawa Hells
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Hells or Jigoku, ie. steaming hot volcanic waters, used for the city's Onsen, surging through the streets, Beppu, Kyushu, Japan.





It's Show-time!
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Mask at the annual International Mask Festival, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.



Postman Delivers
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Postbox at the annual International Mask Festival, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.


Jangseung
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Traditional Korean Jangseung, carved wooden totems, at the annual International Mask Festival, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.


Woori Nara Gogigui
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While this may not be Gangnam-style, Korean Gogigui (BBQ meats cooked at your table) is one of my all time favourites, usually served with lettuce, kimchi and an assortment of sauces, washed down with cold Soju, good enough to put a smile on anyone's face! Seoul, South Korea.




Jongno Tower
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One of the iconic buildings on the city skyline, Seoul, South Korea.




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Posted by joffre 01:53 Archived in Japan Tagged japan malaysia south_korea photography joffre Comments (0)

Madura

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Madura... arriving from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), then travelled to/through; Surabaya (Java), Sumenep (Madura), Surabaya (Java), (Indonesia) and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).



Padang Street Stall
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One of the numerous 'Nasi Padang' food stalls (ie. warungs) that pop up during the evening on the busy streets, Surabaya, Java, Indonesia.


Fishing Port
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Small fishing port near the town, Sampang, Madura, Indonesia.


Fishing Platforms
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Local Maduranese floating fishing platforms that are towed out onto the clear blue coastal waters, near Sejati, Madura, Indonesia.


Festival Streets
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During the annual 'Bull Racing' festival, local kids are entertained with fun motorised floats through the streets, Sumenep, Madura, Indonesia.




Fishing Boats
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Local fishing boats moored on the beach in readiness for an evening of fishing, Bungbungan, Madura, Indonesia.




Beachside Shack
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Locals resting before their fishing boats head out onto the seas, Bungbungan, Madura, Indonesia.



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Eastern Europe

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Eastern Europe... arriving from Seoul (South Korea), then travelled to/through; Istanbul (Turkey), Veliko Taravo (Bulgaria), Bucharest, Brasvo, Sighisoara, Sibiu (Romania), Budapest, Esztergom, Eger (Hungary), Prague (Czech Republic), Tirana (Albania), Skopje (Macedonia), Sofia, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Istanbul (Turkey) and back home via Seoul (South Korea).



Galata Bridge
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Strolling across the famous Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey.





Patriarchal Cathedral
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The medieval Patriarchal Cathedral in the fortress of Tsarevets in the "Village of Kings", Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.




Bucharest Evening
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Late evening in downtown Bucharest, Romania.




Brasov Square
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The lively square in tourist friendly Brasov, Transylvania, Romania.





Dracula's Castle
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The alleged castle of infamous 'Vlad the Impaler' aka 'Count Dracula', Bran, Transylvania, Romania.




Citadel Clock Tower
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In the medieval Transylvanian town, Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania.





Saxon Cemetery
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Medieval 13th century Saxon cemetery attached to the oldest UNESCO listed fortified church in the region, Viscri, Transylvania, Romania.





Saxon Streets
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Traditional Transylvanian Saxon houses in the streets of UNESCO listed Biertan, Transylvania, Romania.



Sibiu Solstice
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Locals share their atmospheric old town with a winter make-over ready for the production of a movie, Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania.



The Danube
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Cruising down the Danube past the impressive Hungarian Parliament building in beautiful Budapest, Hungary.



Esztergom Streets
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This small historical border town is particularly significant for Catholics with it's huge Bazilika, Esztergom, Hungary.





"Valley of Maidens"
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In the famed wine growing region and spa town, you'll find the "Valley of Maidens" where you can sample and buy a variety of local wines, Eger, Hungary.




Spooky Clock Tower
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A spooky gothic clock tower from my hotel balcony, Prague, Czech Republic.





Pražský Hrad
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The massive bohemian Pražský Hrad Castle on a gloomy night, Prague, Czech Republic.






Taking the Piss
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Controversial sculptor David Černý's Proudy', two men pissing into a pool the shape of the Czech Republic, outside the Kafka Museum, Prague, Czech Republic.



Kruja Views
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Nestled into the hills an hour north of Tirana is the spectacular village of Kruja where you'll find a historical castle, interesting bazaar and awesome views, Kruja, Albania.



St Nedelya Church
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St Nedelya Church is a medieval Orthodox church dating back to the 10th century and a landmark in the city centre Sofia, Bulgaria.






Blue Mosque
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The famous 15th century Sultan Ahmed Mosque (aka Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey.






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