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Silk Road Adventures

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Travelling to Pakistan/China/Tibet/Vietnam... arriving in Karachi (Pakistan) via Bangkok (Thailand)... then travelling to/through Karachi, Multan, Lahore, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Taxila, Peshawar, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Skardu, Gilgit, Karimabad, Passu, Sust (Pakistan), passing over the Khunjerab Pass, Tashkurgan, Kashgar, Urumqi, Tian Chi, Urumqi, Turpan, Hami, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Chengdu (China), Lhasa, Gonggar (Tibet) Chengdu, Kunming, Nanning (China), Sapa, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh, Mytho, Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), and back home via Bangkok, Koh Phangan (Thailand)...

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Spice Markets
Local stall at the markets, in historic Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.

Rawalpindi Streets
Breakfast stalls, on the back streets, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Up the Khyber
Late afternoon on a walkway across Trunk Road, in the bustling border city, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Passu Views
One of the scary bridge crossings, on the spectacular 'Zarabad/Hussaini trek', that follows the 'Hunza River', south of Passu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

Everyone is welcome, in the small mountain village, Passu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

Sunday Markets
Garlic seller at the famous 'Sunday Markets', where hundreds of local Uigur, Tajik, Kyrgy and Uzbek people arrive by donkey and cart, each Sunday to trade their wares... a "very lively" scene, not to be missed! Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Fit Up
Couple of kids outside a clothing store, in the 'Erdaoqiao Markets', Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

Dunhuang Dunes
Trekking the impressive 'Mingsha Shan' sand dunes, near Dunhuang, Gansu, China.

Lunch on the 'River Jin' with Richard, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Potala Palace
The imposing 'Potala Palace', taken late afternoon, Lhasa, Tibet.

Gandan Views
Majestic mountain views, during the reconstruction of the 'Gandan Monastery', Dagze, Tibet.

Hengduanshan Ranges
Flying from the 'Tibetan Plateau', and heading over the 'Hengduanshan Ranges', that separates Tibet from China.

Sapa Markets
Hmong villagers selling their colourful embroidered garments, to western tourists on Market day, Sapa, Vietnam.

Mountain Village
Small rural village, while trekking the mountains surrounding Sapa, Vietnam.

Saigon Rooster
Cock fighting in the back streets, Saigon (aka HCMC), Vietnam.

Other travels to China include;

South West China 2010 - Exploring South West China.
Mongolia/China 2008 - Exploring east coast China and Mongolia.

Other photos from my travels;

Pakistan photos
Chinese photos
Vietnamese photos

◄ Indonesian Adventures 1993 -------- Table of Contents -------- Sulawesi 1996 ►

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Indonesian Adventures

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Travelling to Indonesia/Malaysia... arriving in Medan (Sumatra), (Indonesia) via Penang and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), then travelling to/through Medan, Bukit Lawang, Medan, Berstagi, Danau Toba, Sibolga, Pulau Nias, Bukittinggi, Danau Maninjau, Padang (Sumatra), Jakarta, Bogor, Pangandaran, Yogyakarta, Gunung Bromo (Java), Kuta (Bali), Gilli Air (Lombok), Kuta (Bali), Surabaya, Semarang, Dieng Plateau, Semarang (Java), Pontianak, Balai Karangan (Kalimantan), (Indonesia), Kuching, (Sarawak), (Malaysia), Singkawang, Pontianak, Sintang, Sanggau, Pontianak, Ketapang, Pangkalanbun, Sampit, Palangkaraya, Banjarmasin, Loksado, Banjarmasin (Kalimantan), Surabaya (Java), and back home via Jakarta (Java), (Indonesia)...

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Jungle Inn Bungalow
Bungalow perched over a jungle stream, in tropical Bukit Lawang, Sumatra, Indonesia.

'Orang-utan' or 'man of the the forest', at the 'Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre', Bukit Lawang, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Jam Karet
Passing time on the boat journey, between Parapat and Tuk Tuk, Danau Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Danau Toba
View of Tuk Tuk, from the Samosir highlands, Danau Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Ono Niha Housing
Traditional teak 'Ono Houses', in the small village, Bawomataluo, Nias, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Bukittinggi Markets
Entrance to the local markets, in the hill-side town, Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.

At the Markets
At the interesting local markets, Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Botanical Gardens
Vine-clad tree, in the famed 'Bogor Botanical Gardens', Bogor, Java, Indonesia.

Bringing in the Catch
Local women, help to bring in the catch of the day, Pangandaran, Java, Indonesia.

The spectacular 'Mahayana Buddhist Temple of Borobudur', just outside, Yogjakarta, Java, Indonesia.

Endless Summer
Surfers catch their last waves of the day, as the sun sets over Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia.

Dieng Plateau
Rows and rows of terraced crops, in the fertile volcanic soils, Dieng Plateau, Java, Indonesia.

The famous parasitic 'Rafflesia' or 'corpse flower', taken outside Singkawang, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Pontianak Canals
River canals off 'Sungai Kapas', Pontianak, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Sungai Bundung
'Bundung' on 'Sungai Kapas', on the way to Sintang, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Floating the Bus
Rafting our bus over a flooded section of road, between Pangkalan Bun and Sampit, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Hard Slog
Plowing through the extremely muddy red roads, between Sampit and Palangka Raya, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

On the Sungai
Daily life on the river, in the 'Venice of Indonesia', Banjarmasin, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Loksado Village
In the Borneo rain-forest, you'll find the small 'Dayak Village', Loksado, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

River Markets
On the way to the bustling 'floating markets', Banjarmasin, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Living with Leprosy
Living on the streets, in the booming city, Surabaya, Java, 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.
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.
Asian Adventures 1988 - Getting a taste of Bali and Java on my SEA sojourn.

Other Indonesian photos from my travels;

Indonesian photos

◄ Mediterranean Adventure 1993 ------ Table of Contents ------ Silk Road Adventure 1995 ►

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Subcontinent Adventures

Travel map and Photograph Blog

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Travelling to Nepal/India/Thailand... arriving in Kathmandu (Nepal) via Bangkok (Thailand) and travelling to/through Kathmandu, Pokhara, Raxaul (Nepal), Varanassi, Agra, New Delhi (India), Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Koh Phangan and back home via Bangkok (Thailand)...

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Porter Power
Nepalese porter (typically a porter can carry a load as heavy as himself), just outside, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Taj Mahal
The impressive Taj Mahal, Agra, India.

Other travels to India include;

India 2019 - Traveling by motorcycle through Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh.
North India 2004 - Traveling through mountainous Himachal Pradesh.
Sikkim 2001 - Traveling into the mountains of West Bengal and Sikkim.
West India 1999 - Traveling up the west coast of India and Rajasthan.

Other Indian photos from my travels;

Indian photos

◄ Asian Adventure 1988 -------- Table of Contents -------- Mediterranean Adventure 1993 ►

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