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Flores

Travel map and photographs

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Travelling to Flores... arriving in Denpasar, (Bali), (Indonesia) then travelling to/through; Labuan Bajo, Ruteng, Bajawa, Riung, Ende, Maumere (Flores), Kalabahi (Alor), and back home via Denpasar, (Bali), (Indonesia)...


*** This trip has had to be re-scheduled, due to the current CO-VID19 crisis ***


Flores Travel Route
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Other travels to Indonesia include;

Maluku 2018 - Exploring the stunning but remote tropical Islands.
Sumbawa 2018 - Travelling on motorcycle through Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa.
Sumatra 2016 - Exploring Western Sumatra on motorcycle.
Nusa Tenggara 2015 - Travelling 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 - Travelling 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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India

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelling to Northern India, arriving in Amritsar, (Punjab), (India) via Singapore... then travelling 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...



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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.




Himachal Pradesh Route
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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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Cafe 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 Tibetan 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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Cheering Indian fans, at the evening India/Pakistan border ceremonies, Wagah, Punjab, India.






Golden Temple
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The spectacular Golden Temple complex, Amritsar, Punjab, India.





Other travels to India include;

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.
Subcontinent Adventures 1990 - Traveling through Nepal and India.



Other Indian photos from my travels;

Indian photos





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Maluku

Travel Map and Photographs

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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





◄ Sumbawa 2018 ---------------- Table of Contents ---------------- New Zealand 2019 ►

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