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Italy

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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 - (PhotoStream)




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Sumatra

Travel map and Photo Blog

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Travelling to Sumatra... arriving in Pekanbaru (Sumatra), (Indonesia) via (Singapore), then travelling to/through; Pekanbaru, Bukittinggi, Lake Maninjau, Bukittinggi, Pekanbaru (Sumatra), (Indonesia) and back home via (Singapore)...



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Gardens by the Bay
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The spectacular Gardens by the Bay, lit up during the evening light and sound show, Singapore.






Bored in Bukittinggi
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At the end of a long day, at the clothing stores, off 'Jam Gadang', Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.




Bukittingi/Maninjau Route
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Serenity
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Early morning on peaceful Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.







Volcanic Crater
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Cloudy day on the volcanic crater, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.





Old Wood House
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Charming old wooden house, on the road around Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.





Minangkabau House
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Traditional 'Minangkabau' roof, on a foreshore house, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.




Clouds on the Horizon
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The recent influx of fish farms on the lake, has raised environmental concerns over water quality, into the future, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.




Life on the Lake
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Digging for clams, on a misty morning, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.





Puncak Lawang
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A view of the northern end of the lake, from 'Puncak Lawang', the para-gliding launch-pad, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.





Minangkabau Paddies
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Newly planted rice paddies, at 'Kelok 28', on the way out of Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.





Bendi Drivers
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Bendi drivers or local 'horse and cart' taxi's, parked on 'Jam Gadang', waiting for customers, Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.





Other travels to Indonesia include;

Flores 2020 - Traveling on motorcycle through Flores.
Maluku 2018 - Exploring the stunning but remote tropical Islands.
Sumbawa 2018 - Traveling on motorcycle through Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa.
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 - (PhotoStream)



Indonesian Travels Map
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Caucasus

Travel map and Photo Blog

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Travelling to Georgia/Armenia... arriving in Tbilisi, (Georgia) via (Singapore) and (Munich), then travelling 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)...



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Masjid Sultan
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Sunrise over the 'Masjid Sultan', located in the 'Muslim Quarter', and considered one of the most important mosques in the country, Kampong Glam, 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.





Piety
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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.



Other Caucasus photos from my travels;

Georgian photos - (PhotoStream)
Armenian photos - (PhotoStream)





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