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India

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Northern India, arriving in Amritsar, (Punjab), (India) via Singapore... then travelled to/through Amritsar, (Punjab), Chandigarh, (Plains), Shimla, Sainj, Sarahan, Rakchham, Pooh, Nako, Dhankar, Kaza, Tabo, Pooh, Kalpa, Theog, Shimla, Manali, Darcha, (Himachal Pradesh), Leh, (Ladakh), Chandigarh, (Plains), Amritsar, (Punjab), (India) and back home via Singapore...






North Clock Tower Facade
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The colourful Clock Tower under refurbishment on the north entrance to the Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab, India.






Sikh Devotees
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Walking around the famous Golden Temple lake, Amritsar, Punjab, India.






Golden Temple
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Finding your inner calm inside the impressive Sikh Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab, India.





Alley Maze
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Exploring the lively maze of alleys that run through the old town, Amritsar, Punjab, India.





Aqua Alcove
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A rare quiet corner in the busy alleys of the old town, Amritsar, Punjab, India.






Shimla Stairs
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The old English hill-town has multi-levels built into the side of the hill, these levels are connected by a warren of narrow stair-ways, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Shimla Mall
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Victorian architecture surrounding the famous pedestrian-only Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.





The Hills are Alive
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Rampant and rapacious development in the surrounding hills, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Bhimakali Temple
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Carved portal in the significant, maternal, 800 year old, Bhimakali Temple, Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Mystic Mountains
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The mystical mountain gate-way to the Kinnaur region, Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, India.





Harbinger of a Landslide
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Landslide is an ever-present risk while traveling through the Himalaya, this one on the NH5 taking many hours to clear, Bhabhangar, Himachal Pradesh, India.





Rakchham Village
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The small picturesque town of nomadic villagers in the Sangla Valley, Rakchham, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Cliff Road
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The notorious, but exciting to ride 'Cliff Road', one of the most dangerous in the region, Sangla, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Village of Pooh
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This small Tibetan mountain village sits above the Sutlej river in the Sutlej valley, Pooh, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Shaman Door
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Ornately carved door of the local Shaman, in the last Tibetean town of the Kinnaur Valley, Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Dhankar View
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The convergence of the Pin and Spiti Rivers at the base of the small 3894m Tibetan town, with a 1000 year old Gompa perched above, Dhankar, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Golden Prayer Wheels
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Prayer wheels at the the Tabo Buddhist Monastery, considered the second most important... in the World, Tabo, Himachal Pradesh, India.




High Mountain Riding
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Riding through the dramatic high mountain roads in the Spiti Valley, Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Spiti River Road
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The treacherous NH505 carved out of rock along the Spiti River, between Nako and Pooh, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Monastery Doors
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Ornate temple doors at the entrance of the small monastery in the centre of the village, Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, India.




Kinnaur Kailash View
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Stunning views of the Kinnaur Kailash mountains during the warmer months, Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Anshu Dhaba
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Punjabi Dhaba at the local bus station, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Vashisht Temple
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Local temple in the clan and alternative lifestyle town, Vashisht, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Ski Village
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Local and popular ski village during the warmer months, Solang, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Rotang Pass
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View from the road after the monsoon season, Rotang Pass, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Breakfast at Sarchu
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Trucks stop for breakfast at first light, in the small frozen, 4290m tent village, on the 'Manali to Leh' road, Sarchu, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Taglang La Pass
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At 5860m, India's second highest Indian road pass, on the 'Manali to Leh' road, Taglang La Pass, Ladakh, India.






Old Town
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Shops in the Old Town, at the base of the Palace, Leh, Ladakh, India.






Kings View
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View of the town of Leh from the impressive and omnipresent Palace, Leh, Ladakh, India.






Shey Buddha
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Palace Shrine Buddha founded by the King Deldan Namgyal in the 15th century, Shey, Ladakh, India.






Thiksey Monastery
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The spectacular 15th century Buddhist Gompa, Thiksey, Ladakh, India.






Phyang Village
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The picturesque rural village of Phyang also houses a reknowned Gompa, Phyang, Ladakh, India.






Prayer Wheel
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Prayer wheel at the gates to the famous Likir Monastery, Likir, Ladakh, India.







Indian Coffee House
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Branch of the famous 'Coffee Worker's Co-op', Indian Coffee House, established in the 1930's, Chandigargh, Plains, India.





Corbusier's Chandigarh
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A friendly local riding his shiny black 'Royal Enfield' on the uncongested 'Le Corbusier' streets, Chandigargh, Plains, India.






Border Celebrations
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Indian fans cheering at the evening India/Pakistan border ceremonies, Wagah, Punjab, India.






Golden Temple
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Panorama of the spectacular Golden Temple complex, Amritsar, Punjab, India.







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New Zealand

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to South Island, New Zealand... arriving Christchurch (South Island), (New Zealand), then travelled to/through; Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, (Canterbury) Queenstown, (Otago) Haast, Franz Josef Glacier, Maruia Springs, (West Coast) Nelson, (Nelson Bays) Kaikoura, Christchurch (Canterbury), (South Island), (New Zealand).






Regent St Tram
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Tourist tram in the 'Spanish-styled' New Regent street, post earthquake renovations, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Lake Tekapo
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Late afternoon autumn view of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Mt Cook Village
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Established in 1884 within the National Park, and services a quarter million visitors each year, Mount Cook Village, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Mt Cook - Tasman Glacier
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Mount Cook or Aoraki, the country's highest (3724m) mountain and the Tasman Glacier and lake, Mount Cook, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Remarkable Arrival
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Flying pass the Remarkables before descending and landing at the airport, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand.






Bob's Peak
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View of the Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu from Bob's Peak (accessed via the Skyline gondola), Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand.






Kawarau Bridge
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Home of the World's first bungy-jump, opening in 1988, on a bridge first built in 1880, Kawarau Gorge, Otago, New Zealand.






Dudleys Cottage
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Old gold mining company cottage built in 1880, and home to an interesting historic Chinese settlement, Arrowtown, Otago, New Zealand.






Lake Hayes
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A picturesque lake between Arrowtown and Queenstown, Lake Hayes, Otago, New Zealand.






Lake Hawea
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The stunningly scenic, 141 kmĀ² hydro lake, that parallels Lake Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Otago, New Zealand.






Blue Pools
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Spectacular blue pools, accessed via a beech forest and boardwalk track in the Mount Aspiring National Park, Makarora, West Coast, New Zealand.






Cray Pot
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Famous local seafood train-carriage cafe, in one of the remotest parts of Westland, Jackson Bay, West Coast, New Zealand.





Haast Beach
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The rugged and isolated Westlands coast-line, Haast, West Coast, New Zealand.




Up Ship Creek
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Walking the Kahikatea (NZ tallest trees) Swamp Forest Walk, along Ship Creek, Haast, West Coast, New Zealand.






Maruia Hot Springs
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Japanese created outdoor hot springs and spa, Maruia Springs, West Coast, New Zealand.




Nelson Markets
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Catching a meal at the lively local weekend markets, Nelson, Nelson Bays, New Zealand.






Wrecked
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The old 'Janie Seddon' ship wreck, just off the foreshore, Motueka, Nelson Bays, New Zealand.






Marlborough Vines
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Rows of autumn coloured vines in the famous white wine growing region, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand.






Kaikoura Views
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Majestic mountain views from the shoreline, on a blustery morning, Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Catching the Sun
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A local seal catching the warmth of the early morning sun, Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand.







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Posted by joffre 21:53 Archived in New Zealand Tagged new_zealand photography joffre Comments (0)

Maluku

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Maluku... arriving Jakarta (Java), (Indonesia), then travelled 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).



Ternate and Halmahera Map
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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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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 Map
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Australian War Cemetery
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At the 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 Map
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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.





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Posted by joffre 12:53 Archived in Indonesia Tagged indonesia java photography motorcycle sulawesi banda joffre maluku ambon ternate halmahera Comments (0)

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