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Travel map and Photo Blog - Japan (日本), South Korea (대한민국)

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Traveling to Japan/South Korea... arriving in Osaka (Kansai), (Japan) via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), then traveling 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).

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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
The famous 'Red Torii' path-way, to the Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine, Kyoto, Kansai, Japan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yamato-Zep Drummers
The exciting Yamato-Zep 'Taiko' drumming troupe, during one of their traditional lively performances, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.

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

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

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

Woori Nara Gogigui
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! Jongno, Seoul, South Korea.

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

Other travels to Japan/Korea include;

South Korea 2007 - Kimchi tour around the unique island.
Tokyo 2004 - Exploring the urban megalopolis that is Tokyo.

Other Japanese/South Korean photos from my travels;

Japanese (日本) photos - (PhotoStream)
South Korean (대한민국) photos - (PhotoStream)

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Travel map and Photo Blog - Indonesia

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Traveling to Madura... arriving in Surabaya (Java), (Indonesia) via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), then traveling to/through; Surabaya (Java), Sumenep (Madura), Surabaya (Java), (Indonesia) and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

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

Madura Travel Route

Fishing Port
Small coastal fishing port, Sampang, Madura, Indonesia.

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

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

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

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

Other travels to Indonesia include;

Flores 2022 - 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.
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.
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 - (PhotoStream)

Indonesian Travels Map

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Eastern Europe

Travel map and Photo Blog - Turkey (türkiye), Bulgaria (българия), Romania (România), Hungary (Magyarország), Czech Republic (Česká republika), Macedonia (македонија), Albania (shqiperia)

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Traveling to Eastern Europe... arriving in Istanbul (Turkey) via Seoul (South Korea), then traveling to/through; Istanbul (Turkey), Veliko Tarnovo (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).

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

Patriarchal Cathedral
The medieval 'Patriarchal Cathedral', in the 'Fortress of Tsarevets', in the 'Village of Kings', Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.

Bucharest Evening
Late evening, in downtown Bucharest, Romania.

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

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

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

Upper section of the famous and spectacular winding, Transfăgărășan, Transylvania, Romania.

Bâlea Lake
Two nuns walking around snow-covered 'Bâlea Lake', at the top of the spectacular Transfăgărășan, Bâlea Lake, Transylvania, Romania.

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

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

A Road Less Travelled
Transporting a load of timber, by traditional horse and cart, on the back-roads between Viscri and Dacia, Transylvania, Romania.

Life in the Shadows
A marginalised gypsy family, in the small isolated Saxon village, Malancrav, Transylvania, Romania.

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

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

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

"Valley of Maidens"
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
A spooky, gothic clock tower, from my hotel balcony, Prague, Czech Republic.

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

Taking the Piss
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.

Above the Clouds
Flying over Albania's 'Mountainous Zone', on the approach to Tirana's 'Mother Teresa' International Airport, Albania.

Rruga Murat Toptani
The enchanting 'Rruga Murat Toptani', lit up during the evening, in downtown Tirana, Albania.

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

Nebet Tepe Views
Evening view over the Thracian 'Ruins of Eumolpias', from 'Nebet Tepe' (aka Prayer Hill), Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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

Other Eastern European photos from my travels;

Bulgarian (българия) photos - (PhotoStream)
Romanian (România) photos - (PhotoStream)
Hungarian (Magyarország) photos - (PhotoStream)
Czech Republic (Česká republika) photos - (PhotoStream)
Albanian (shqiperia) photos - (PhotoStream)
Turkish (türkiye) photos - (PhotoStream)

◄ Bali 2010 ---------------- Table of Contents ---------------- Madura 2012 ►

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