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Maluku

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Travelling to Maluku... arriving in Jakarta (Java), (Indonesia), then travelling to/through; Jakarta, (Java), Kota Ternate, Kupa Kupa, Jailolo, Kota Ternate, Kota Ambon, Banda Neira, Kota Ambon, Netsepa, Kota Ambon (Maluku), Ujung Pandang, (Sulawesi), and back home via Jakarta, (Java), (Indonesia).



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Ternate and Halmahera Route
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Ternate Port
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View across to Halmahera, and one of the most active volcanoes... in the World, Kota Ternate, Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia.






Independence Day
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Fishing boats decked out with flags, celebrating 'Independence Day', Kota Ternate, Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia.






Leaving Ternate
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Leaving the comforts of Ternate behind, on the Halmahera ferry, Sofifi, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.






Egolgota
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Legacy of the 1999 communal violence, where Christian churches and villages were razed, around the lake, Galela, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.






Queen of Spices
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Local nutmeg drying, on the village road-side, Gamtala, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.






Puncak Jailolo
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Riding the verdant mountain roads, around 'Gunung Jailolo', near, Idamdehe, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.






Desa Saria
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Floating debris, inundating the traditional coastal fishing village, Saria, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.






Fishing Blues
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Early morning fishing, on blue waters of Jailolo Bay, Jailolo, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.






Kalamata Fort
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'Kalamata Fort' was built in 1540 by the Portuguese, as defence against the Spanish on Tidore, later taken over by the Dutch in 1610, Kota Ternate, Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia.






Kapal Kayu
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Small local wooden ferries, used to transport people and spedamotors to Tidore, Kota Ternate, Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia.






Tidore Pier
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Colourful pier at the 'Air Panas' (hot spring) park, on 'Ake Sahu' black-sand beach, Tosa, Tidore, Maluku, Indonesia.



Ambon Travel Route
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Australian War Cemetery
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The meticulously maintained, 'Australian War Cemetery', on the site of the original internment camp, Kota Ambon, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.






Ikan Pasar
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Fresh fish, at the bustling 'Ikan Pasar', Kota Ambon, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.






Grand Mosque
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The great Dome of the 'Al-Fatah Grand Mosque', Kota Ambon, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.



Banda Islands Route
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Banda Harbour
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Beautiful Banda bay, from my hotel balcony, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






Banda Pasar
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Fresh fish, at the Banda Ikan markets, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






Warung Saung Kuring
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Small local warung, in the markets, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






Kapal Pelni
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The KM Leuser, one of the more reliable Pelni ferries, docked at port, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






Hatta Beach
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Hatta Island beach, famous for it's underwater marine drop off, Hatta, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






Kampung Lautaka
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The small seaside Desa, only accessible by water, Lautaka, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






Benteng Holandia
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View of 'Desa Lonthoir' and 'Gunung Api', from 'Benteng Holandia', Lonthoir, Banda Besar, Maluku, Indonesia.






Kapal Bensin
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Local wooden vessel, that transports up to 100 barrels of petrol from Ambon, twice a week, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






Benteng Belgica
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A cannon rampart, on the iconic UNESCO listed 17th century Dutch fort, involved in the exchange of the Banda Islands for Manhattan, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






SusiAir Cessna
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Disembarking the 12 seater SusiAir Cessna Grand Caravan from Banda Neira, Kota Ambon, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.






Benteng Amsterdam
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The unique 'Benteng Amsterdam', or 'Blockhouse', built by the Dutch in 1637, Hila, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.






Rumah Asli
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Traditionally constructed village house, Seit-Kaitetu, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.






Morela Bay
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A hidden gem, on the north of the island, and a great place to snorkel, or just hang out, Morela Bay, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.






Ikan Merokok
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Delicious smoked fish-on-a-stick, at the bustling 'Pelabuhan Pasar', Kota Ambon, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.






Masjid 99 Kubah
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Construction of the unique Mosque, for the new 'Citraland City CBD', being built on 157 hectares of land, reclaimed from the sea, Ujung Pandang, Sulawesi, Indonesia.





Other travels to Indonesia include;

Flores 2020 - Traveling on motorcycle through Flores.
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.
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





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Sumbawa

Travel map and Photograph Blog

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Travelling to Indonesia... arriving in Denpasar (Bali), (Indonesia), then travelling to/through; Seminyak, (Bali), Tetebatu, Selong, (Lombok), Sumbawa Besar, Dompu, Taliwang, Jelanga, (Sumbawa), Senaru, (Lombok), Padang Bai, Ubud, Seminyak, (Bali), and back home via Denpasar (Bali), (Indonesia).



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Ferry View
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First sight of the Lombok headland, from the 'Bali to Lombok' ferry, Lombok Straits, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.







Tetebatu Views
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View over lush rural fields, to 'Mount Rinjani', Tetebatu, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





The Ancient Trees
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The rare and endangered 350 year old 'Lian Trees', that are only found in one place, Sambelia, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.







Selong Sunrise
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Sunrise on the beach, looking across the 'Alas Straits', to the island of Sumbawa, Selong, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Bungin Museum
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The 'Bungin Island Museum', on what is known as the most densely populated island/coral reef... in the World, Bungin, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Pantai Workout
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Local martial arts club, using unique Dogi-clad seaside training techniques, Kencana, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Dalam Loka
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The impressive all wooden constructed palace, built for 'Sultan Jalaludin III', in 1885, Sumbawa Besar, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Lintas Sumbawa
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Passing traditional sea-side villages, on the 'Trans-Sumbawa' highway, Labuan Jambu, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Karamabura
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Verdant rice terraces, in the hillside village outside Dompu, Karamabura, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Lepadi Races
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Local horse races are held each Sunday, the courageous, black balaclava-clad, bare-back jockeys can be as young as 5-6 years of age, and the fastest horse wins $250, Lepadi, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Day at the Races
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Spectators enjoying the local weekly horse races, Lepadi, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Air Terjun Rora
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The alluring water-fall and swimming hole, which is extremely popular with locals, Rora, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Musholla
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The faithful are catered for, while travelling the 'Trans-Sumbawa' highway, at the 'Lesehan Teluk Santong Ikan Bakar' restaurant, Teluk Santong, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Walk on the Beach
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Morning walk, on the untouched surfing beach, Jelanga, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Scar Reef Sunset
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Sunset over what surfers call 'Scar Reef', at low tide, Jelanga, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Floating Village
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Local stilt village, built on tidal marsh-lands, Lalar, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Kentasari Beach
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Typical west coast beach, on the road to Poto Tano, Kentasari, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Between Ports
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Passengers catching some shut-eye, on the ferry between the ports of 'Poto Tano and Labuan Lombok', Alas Straits, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Rice Paddies
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Lush mountain rice paddies, cascading down the foot-hills of 'Mount Rinjani', Bayan, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Ganesh Kalasa
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Balinese rice paddy temple, crowned with an ornately carved 'Ganesh Kalasa', Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.







Speda-Motor Streets
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Speda-motors parked, as far as the eye can see, on the very busy main street, 'Jalan Raya Ubud', Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.





Other travels to Indonesia include;

Flores 2020 - Traveling on motorcycle through Flores.
Maluku 2018 - Exploring the stunning but remote tropical Islands.
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.
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





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Italy

Travel map and Photograph Blog

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Travelling to Italy... arriving in Rome, (Italy) via (Abu Dhabi) and (Singapore), then travelling to/through; Rome, Siracuse, Palermo, Trapani, Castellammare del Golfo, (Sicily), Bologna, Cesenatico, Rimini, (Emilia-Romagna), San Marino, Perugia, Tuoro, (Umbria) Rome (Italy) and back home via (Abu Dhabi) and (Singapore)...



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The Colosseum
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The Colosseum, aka 'Flavian Amphitheatre', on a typical spring afternoon, Rome, Italy.







Piazza San Pietro
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The famous St Peter's Square, where people ridiculously wait, in a queue over 1km long, to gain entry, Vatican City.






Spanish Steps
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The surprisingly popular Spanish Steps, which connects 'Piazza di Spagna' with 'Piazza Trinità di Monti', Rome, Italy.






Fontana Di Trevi
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The extremely popular, and renovated, Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy.






Roman Nights
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Walking the back-streets, of 'Via del Boschetto', Monti, Rome, Italy.







Golden Arches
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The 'Colosseum', hauntingly lit up, during the evening, Monti, Rome, Italy.





Sicily Route Map
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Mount Etna
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Spectacular view of 'Mount Etna', Catania, Sicily, Italy.






On the Streets
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On the picturesque and interesting, baroque island streets, Ortigia, Sicily, Italy.






This Old House
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Traditional coloured house, on the Mediterranean foreshore, Ortigia, Sicily, Italy.






Romantic Ragusa
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The irrepressibly romantic, baroque town, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy.






Magical Modica
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View of the baroque hillside town, from the main street, Modica, Sicily, Italy.






Siracuse Blues
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The alluring blue waters, of the Mediterranean coast-line, Siracuse, Sicily, Italy.






Cattedrale di San Nicolò
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Restored to it's former baroque glory, the imposing 'Cattedrale di San Nicolò', Noto, Sicily, Italy.






Cappuccini Catacombs
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The macabre Cappuccini Catacombs, where people pay to be embalmed, and hung in the monastery crypt, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.






Piazza Pretoria
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View to 'Quattro Canti', along 'Via Maqueda', from the 'Piazza Pretoria', Palermo, Sicily, Italy.






Sicilian Artichokes
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Fresh Sicilian artichokes, at the 'Mercato Vucciria', Palermo, Sicily, Italy.






Corner of Paradise
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Originally a local fishing village, now a stunning and popular tourist beach, Mondello, Sicily, Italy.







Street Art
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Ceramic lemons, on the walls of the 'Kasbah' (ie. old Arab quarter), Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy.






Golden Beach
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Reputedly, one of the most beautiful beaches, on the Mediterranean coastline, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy.






Smugglers Cove
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The stunningly beautiful, old tuna fishing and smugglers bay (and 'Ocean's 12' backdrop), which now has much sought-after, but basic sea-side accommodation, Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily, Italy.




La Stanze
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The ornate and atmospheric 16th century lounge, formerly 'Palazzo Bentivoglio', of the 'Le Stanze Bar', Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.






The Morning After
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After a big night out, in the historic, and now famous hipster 'eat and drink' street of 'Via Del Pratello', Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.





Fresh Sardines
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Fresh sardines for sale, at the 'Via Pescherie Vecchie' markets, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.






Two Towers
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The famous Two Towers, (ie. 'Asinelli' and 'Garisenda' family towers), Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.






Italian Portico
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Typical Italian portico or porch, built on the front of buildings, Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.







Da Vinci Canal
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Old-style boats, on a canal surveyed by 'Leonardo Da Vinci', Cesenatico, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.







Baptistery Ceiling
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The intricate mosaic roof, of the 'Battistero Neoniano' or 'Baptistery of Neon', Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.





Cesta Tower
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'Cesta Tower' (aka 'De La Fratta'), on the country's highest peak, 'Monte Titano', San Marino.





San Lorenzo's Steps
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Italians love to sit on steps and drink, in this instance the steps of the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, in the 'Piazza IV Novembre', Perugia, Umbria, Italy.





Spello Streets
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Life on the cobbled streets, Spello, Umbria, Italy.





Vino Rosso
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Late afternoon in the vineyards, in the Umbrian country-side, Bagni, Umbria, Italy.






Orvieto Views
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View of the red-rock Etruscan city, Orvieto, Umbria, Italy.





Palazzo dei Consolis
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Entrance to the 'Museo Civico', in the old 'Palazzo dei Consoli', on a wet and rainy day, Gubbio, Umbria, Italy.



Other Italian photos from my travels;

Italian photos





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