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Caucasus

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Travelled to Georgia/Armenia... arriving via (Singapore) and (Munich), then travelled to/through; Tbilisi, Kazbegi, Mestia, Borjomi, Gori, Tbilisi, (Georgia), Yerevan, Yeghegnadzor, Goris, Sevan, Yerevan, Alaverdi, (Armenia), Tbilisi, (Georgia) and back home via (Munich) and (Singapore)...



Masjid Sultan
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Sunrise over the Masjid Sultan, considered one of the most important mosques in the country, Singapore.






St George Cross
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St George cross carved in stone outside the St Nicholas Church in the Narikala fortress, Tbilisi, Georgia.




Sameba
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The impressive Georgian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral, or Sameba as it is locally known, Tbilisi, Georgia.







Ananauri Church
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On the banks of the Zhinvali Dam sits the famous Ananauri Church built in 1689, Ananauri, Georgia.







Kazbegi Trio
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The village of Kazbegi (aka Stepantsminda), the Kazbegi Church (aka Gergeti Trinity Church or Tsminda Sameba) and snowy Mt Kazbeg, Kazbegi, Georgia.






Classic Kazbegi
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Interpretation of the classic Gergeti Trinity Church against the mountain shot, Kazbegi, Georgia.





Svaneti Towers
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Medieval Svaneti Towers or Koshkebi built between the 8th and 13th centuries, Mestia, Georgia.






Alpine Autumn
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Autumn colours in the mountains around a ghost village abandoned after a 1987 earthquake, Zhamushi, Georgia.






Ushguli
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Stunning autumn colours surrounding the highest habitable village in Europe, Ushguli, Georgia.






Beautiful Borjomi
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Nestled on the banks of the Borjomula river is the famed mineral hot-waters town, Borjomi, Georgia.






Private Carriage
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The insignia on Stalin's private train carriage that was reputedly used to broker a deal at the 1945 Yalta Conference between Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin, Gori, Georgia.






City of Caves
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The mythical ancient silk road 'City of Caves', which dated back to 5BC with a population of 20 000 inhabitants, Uplistsikhe, Georgia.






Armenian Genocide
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The Armenian Genocide memorial and museum built to commemorate the systematic and brutal murder of 1.5 million Armenian's by the Turkish, Yerevan, Armenia.






Opera House
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Yerevan's much loved and used Opera House lit up during the evening, Yerevan, Armenia.






Garni Temple
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Ubiquitous Armenian accordion player at the entrance of the pagan Garni Temple, Garni, Armenia.






Geghard Monastery
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Expression of piety in the lighting of a candle before a Saint within the 4th century Geghard Monastery, Geghard, Armenia.





Road to Nowhere
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A melon seller's seasonal road-side dwelling, on the road into the hills outside Tigranashen, Armenia.






Armenian Fruits
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Armenian strung dried fruits and grape sujuk, sold by vendors on the streets, Yeghednadzor, Armenia.






Noravank Monastery
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Nestled in a stunning red-stone gorge is the Noravank Monastery just outside Yeghednadzor, Armenia.






Snow Cover
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The trusty Lada covered with an over-night dusting of snow, the first for the season, Goris, Armenia.






On The Road
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On the snow-lined road between Goris and Yeghegnadzor, Goris, Armenia.






Sulema Pass
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Looking South while crossing the spectacular 2410m Sulema Pass on the way to Lake Sevan, Orbelian Caravanserai, Armenia.





Lake Sevan
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Lake Sevan was to be a relaxing couple of days beside the lake, ended up -2C and snowing, Sevan, Armenia.





Tombstones
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Carved tombstones of monks embedded in the floor of the Sanahin Monastery, Sanahin, Armenia.






Waiting for the Bus
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Waiting for the local bus to fill and leave, Alaverdi, Armenia.






Haghpat Monastery
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Haghpat Monastery built around 976AD, used as a production house of religious literature and home for the bard Sayot Nova, Haghpat, Armenia.






Neues Rathaus
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The gothic Neues Rathaus, or city town hall built 1867, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.




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Cambodia

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Travelled to Cambodia... arriving in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) then travelled to/through; Phnom Penh, Battembang, Phnom Penh, Kep, Kampot, Koh Kong, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh (Cambodia), and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)...




S21 Room
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One of the many depressing and brutal rooms in the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, aka S21, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.



Colonial Battambang
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Colonial Chinese houses on Street 1 along the banks of the Stung Sangke River, Battambang, Cambodia.





Wat Ek Phnom
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Ruins of the 10th century Wat Ek Phnom, just outside, Battambang, Cambodia.



Phnom Sampeau
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Wat and Stupa of the karst hill-top temple complex where the Khmer Rouge bludgeoned thousands and threw their bodies down nearby caves, Phnom Sampeau, Cambodia.






Kampot Pepper
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Famous red and white Kampot pepper drying in the sun, Kep, Cambodia.






Kampot Streets
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Traditional Chinese merchant houses on the somnolent streets, Kampot, Cambodia.






Green Envy
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Relaxed river-side accommodation at sunrise on the Praek Tuek Chhu River, Kampot, Cambodia.




Casino Royale
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Ruins of the Bokor Palace Casino Hotel built in the 1920's later taken over by Khmer Rouge, Bokor National Park, Cambodia.






Koh Kong Port
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Sorting crab pots for the evening in the busy fishing port, Koh Kong, Cambodia.






Mangrove Forest
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The enchanting Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary eco-walk in the second largest Mangrove Forest... in the World, Koh Kong, Cambodia.






Cham Village
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Just outside of town you'll find the small, marginalised, fishing village of Cham Muslims, Koh Kong, Cambodia.






Sunset Crowd
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Tropical Otres Beach lined with people watching another spectacular sunset, Sihanoukville, Cambodia.






Independence Monument
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The lotus-inspired Independence Monument during the evening on Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.




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Nusa Tenggara

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Travelled to Nusa Tenggara... arriving in Denpasar, (Bali), (Indonesia) then travelled to/through; Kupang (West Timor), Lewoleba (Pulau Lembata), Larantuka, Maumere, Moni, Ende, Bajawa, Ruteng, Labuan Bajo (Flores), Waikabuka, Wanokaka, Waikabubak, Waingapu, Mondu (Sumba) and back home via Denpasar, (Bali), (Indonesia)...




Makan Pagi
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Locals queuing for a popular and tasty Rumah Makan, Tuban, Bali, Indonesia.



Kupang Evening
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Enjoying a cold beer on a beautiful balmy evening on the promenade, Kupang, Timor, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.



Flotsam and Jetsam
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Late afternoon view across the bay to Ile Api, an active, sulphur spewing volcano, Lewoleba, Lembata, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.



Celebration
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Villagers walk the dusty roads to a Christian feast and celebration at the base of the Ile Api volcano, Waowala, Lembata, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.




Gunung Boleng
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View across tropical turquoise waters to volcanic Gunung Boleng, Adonara, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.




Larantuka Port
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The chaotic mayhem of the Lewoleba to Larantuka ferry disembarking, Larantuka, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Sikka Church
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The 100 year old Portuguese Church in the seaside village, Sikka, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Rumah Adat
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Ornately carved entrance to the Rumah Adat or traditional law house in the hill-side village, Moni, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.



Kelimutu Crater
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The amazing multi-coloured crater lakes, Gunung Kelimutu, Moni, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Blue Pebble Beach
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The stunning blue-pebble stone beach, Penggajawa, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.




Ende Mosque
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Dramatic mosque minaret, late afternoon during the burning hour, Ende, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.



Wolotopo Wall
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Walled adat housing of the Lio people who live on the coast, east of Ende, Wolotopo, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Kampung Bena
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Traditional Indonesian Kampung Asli or village in the hills above Bajawa, Bena, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.



Sawah Rings
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The centre of one of the famous Sawah rings also known as the 'spider-web' rice paddies, Lodok, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.



Ruteng Paddies
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Newly planted rice paddies in the fertile hills around town, Ruteng, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.


Golden Moment
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The old wooden pier at sunset in the port and tourist town, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Wanokaka Beach
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The delightful but isolated surfing beach, Wanokaka, Sumba, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.




Rua Man
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Fisherman brandishing a traditional Kabeala in the small seaside village, Rua, Sumba, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Kampung Tambelar
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Traditional Rumah Asli in Kampung Tambelar, Waikabubak, Sumba, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Catch of the Day
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Fresh barracuda for sale down at the wharf, Waingapu, Sumba, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Ikat Weaving
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Local Asli villagers weaving traditional Ikat, Kawangu, Sumba, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Carved Tablets
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Carved stone tablets on top of 2m megalithic stone-slab tombs, Praiyawang, Sumba, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Rice Fields
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Rice ready to be harvested in the fields, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.





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