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South Korea

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Travelled to South Korea/Malaysia... arrived Seoul (South Korea) via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), then travelled to/through Sokcho, Seoraksan, Samcheok, (Gangwon-do), Gyeongju, (Gyeongsangbuk-do), Haeinsa, Busan, Jinju, (Gyeongsangnam-do), Yulpo, Gwangju, (Jeollanam-do), Seoul (South Korea) and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)...

Catching the Moment
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Korean nun reviewing a captured moment on her camera, Insadong, Seoul, South Korea.




Sokcho Fishing Port
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A plethora of Korean fishing boats taken late afternoon, Dongmyeong Port, Sokcho, Gangwon-do, South Korea.



Shilla Tumuli
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An ancient Shilla burial mound (ie.Tumuli), Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.



Tripitaka Koreana
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Housed in the UNESCO listed, Haeinsa Janggyeong Pamnjeon temple, you will find the oldest complete set of Buddhist Scriptures carved onto 81,258 wooden printing blocks, that date back to the 13th century, Haeinsa, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.




Fishing Flotilla
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Flotilla of fishing boats moored in Nampodong harbour, Busan, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.


Mountain Dew Tea Festival
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Korean musicians at the Hadong-gun Mountain Dew Tea Cultural Festival, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.


On the Ropes
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Sorting fishing ropes in the small seaside fishing village, Yulpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea.


Green Tea
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Neatly planted rows of green tea grown at the famous tea plantation, Boseong, Jeollanam-do, South Korea.



Chungjangno Shopping District
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Chungjangno is a buzzy semi-pedestrianised shopping district, bursting at the seams with all manner of clothing shops, bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Very popular with young Korean's and tourists, Gwangju, Jeollanam-do, South Korea.


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Posted by joffre 13:03 Archived in South Korea Tagged malaysia south_korea photography joffre Comments (0)

Peru/Bolivia

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Travelled to Peru/Bolivia... arrived Lima (Peru), via Santiago (Chile) and Auckland (New Zealand), then travelled to/through Lima, Huaraz, Trujillo, Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Lima, Ayacucho, Andahualas, Cuzco, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Machu Piccu, Cuzco (Peru), Copacabana, La Paz (Bolivia), and back home via Santiago (Chile) and Auckland (New Zealand)...


Laguna Querococha
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In the mountains above Huaraz you'll find Laguna Querococha, Peru.


Naked Peruvian
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The legendary Peruvian Hairless dog, allegedly favourite pet of Incan royalty, Trujillo, Peru.


Cumbe Mayo
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The mystical petroglyphic rock formations of Cumbe Mayo, near Cajamarca, Peru.


Corny Shot
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Peruvians love their corn, hope you do too!




Lord of Sipan
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Ancient Moche burial site, near Chiclayo, Peru.


Plaza de Armas
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The Plaza de Armas in the delightful township of Ayacucho, Peru.


@Cuzco
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Cuesta de San Blas, Cuzco, Peru.



Ollantaytambo Inca Fortress
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The massive Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo, Peru. (3 stitch shot)


Pisac Man
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Fabric seller at the famous weekend markets, Pisac, Sacred Valley, Peru.


Fields of Gold
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Golden fields of wheat on the way to the terraced amphitheatre near Moray, Sacred Valley, Peru.


Stepping back in Time
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The unique amphitheatre-like terrace built by the Inca's. They used this terraced site as a nursery to find the optimum conditions in which to grow the plants they cultivated, Moray, Sacred Valley, Peru.



Salinas
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In the hills above Urubamba, warm salt laden waters are diverted, channeled, dried and collected at the Incan Pans of Salinas, Sacred Valley, Peru.




Machu Misty Picchu
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A rainy and misty day at mysterious Machu Picchu, Peru.


Copacabana Beach
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Bolivia's famous Copacabana beach taken from the summit of Cerro Calvario, Copacabana, Bolivia.


Celebration
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Revellers on Copacabana beach celebrating their National Day, Copacabana, Bolivia.


Llimani View
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At 6438m, Mount Llimani, the highest mountain in the Cordillera Real, towering over the highest capital... in the World, La Paz, Bolivia.


Witches' Markets
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Offerings to the Pachamama in the Mercado de las Brujas or Witches' Market, La Paz, Bolivia.

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Posted by joffre 13:19 Archived in Peru Tagged peru photography bolivia joffre Comments (0)

Tokyo

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Travelled to Tokyo... arrived Tokyo (Japan) via Amsterdam (The Netherlands), then travelled to/through Narita, Tokyo, Narita (Japan) and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)...



Cleansing the Flesh
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Stone water basin or Temizusha used to rinse the hands and mouth (the water dipper must not touch your lips) before entering the Meiji Jingu shrine, built for Emperor Meiji (the father of modern Japan) and his Empress Shoken. Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.



Tickets to Heaven
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Ema or wooden wishing plaques are 'vehicles to the gods' for wishes or prayers at the Meiji-Jingu Shrine, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.




Sake Barrels
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Early morning shot of a wall of sake barrels near the Meiji-Jingu Shrine, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.




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