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Travelling to Spain/Portugal... arriving in Barcelona (Catalonia), (Spain) via Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Tokyo (Japan) then travelling to/through Barcelona (Catalonia), Santiago de Compostella (Galicia), (Spain), Porto, Douro Valley, Porto, Lisbon, Sintra, Portalegre, Guardia (Portugal), Salamanca, Segovia, (Castile and León), Madrid (Spain) and back home via Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Tokyo (Japan)...



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Siesta
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An elderly Spanish couple catching an afternoon siesta in the Placa de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.





Spiral Stairs
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In the baroque styled Convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval, built in the 13th century, you'll find this unique triple spiral staircase designed by Domingo de Andrade, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.





Porto Views
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Multi coloured apartments in the old riverside district of Ribera along the Rio Douro, Porto, Portugal.





What a View
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It always pays to be 'looking-up' as this 'mannequin on the balcony' has become quite an institution, Porto, Portugal.





Tipple Ripples
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A Rio Douro river boat meanders it's way along the peaceful Douro Valley, Portugal.






Timeless
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Walking along the timeless streets, Porto, Portugal.





Sintra Palace
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Over looking the historic village you'll find the gothic-designed 'Palacio Nacional da Pena', Sintra, Portugal.





Iconic Lisbon
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Lisbon's archtypal yellow trams, Lisbon, Portugal.





Roof View
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Roof-top view of houses from the 14th century castle in the fortified village, Castelo De Vide, Portugal.





Light and Shadows
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View through one of the many alleys in the historic city, Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain.





Roman Aqueduct
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Famous Roman aqueduct in the World Heritage town, Segovia, Castile and León, Spain.




Other photos from my travels;

Spanish photos
Portuguese photos





◄ Sri Lanka 2004 ---------------- Table of Contents ---------------- Tokyo 2005 ►

Posted by joffre 13:27 Archived in Spain Tagged spain photography portugal joffre Comments (0)

Mediterranean Adventures

Travel Map and Photographs

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Flew to the Mediterranean to travel from Egypt around to Morocco... arriving in Cairo (Egypt), via Singapore and Dubai... travelling to/through; Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Luxor, Hurghada, Suez, Sharm al-Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweibaa (Egypt), Aqaba, Petra, Amman, Jerash (Jordan), Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa (Israel), Amman,(Jordan), Damascus, Palmyra, Tartus, Homs‎, Hamah, Aleppo (Syria), Antioch, Adana, Kas, Nevsehir, Göreme, Pamukkale, Selçuk, Kuşadası, Çanakkale, Istanbul (Turkey), Thessaloníki, Athens (Greece), Brindisi, Naples, Rome, Florence, Milan (Italy), (Germany), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Paris (France), Barcelona, Alicante, Granada, Córdoba, Algeciras, Sevilla (Spain), (Gibraltar) Faro, Lagos, Monchique, Evora, Lisbon, Sintra (Portugal) Madrid (Spain) and back home via Bangkok, Ko Phangan (Thailand)... (I was unable to visit Lebanon, Crete and Morocco).



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In the Desert
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Taking a break in the desert, while hitching between Aswan and Abu Simbel, Egypt.





On Da Nile
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Felucca's take a lazy 3 days to sail from Aswan to Luxor, Egypt.





On the Beach
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The laid-back Bedouin fishing village, Dahab, Egypt.





Hunter or Hunted?
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Hunting Falcons on the ferry journey between Nuweibaa, Egypt and Aqaba, Jordan.





The Monastery
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El Deir or 'The Monastery' in the ancient hidden trading town, Petra, Jordan.





On the Streets
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Walking the ancient streets in the historical roman ruins, Jerash, Jordan.





Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
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The bus that took me, music blaring, through the desert and multiple check-points to Palmyra, Damascus, Hauran, Syria.





Palmyra
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The ancient 3000 year old Assyrian site, Palmyra, Syrian Desert, Syria.







Norias of Hamah
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One of the 17 remaining Norias or waterwheels that traditionally channeled water for agricultural proposes, Hamah, Orontes Valley, Syria.





Winter Fairy Land
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Fairy Mountains, Goreme National Park, Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Turkey.





The Winner!
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A champion camel wearing the winner's carpet after a successful 'camel wrestling' tournament, Selcuk, Aegean Turkey, Turkey.





Gallipoli
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ANZAC Cove is the infamous site of the battle between the Turkish and Allied troops in 1915 and one which is commemorated yearly, near Canakkale, Marmara, Turkey.





Lykavittos Hill
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Rising from the upmarket suburb of Kolonaki is the spectacular Lykavittos Hill, Athens, Greece.





Flavian Amphitheatre
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Ruins of the Flavian Amphitheatre aka The Colosseum, Rome, Italy.





On the Canal
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One of the many canals in the unique canal-belt, Amsterdam, Netherlands.





Notre Dame
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The magnificent Gothic architecture of Notre Dame, Paris, France.




Glorious Granada
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The multi-cultural streets, from the amazing Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.





Skyfall
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On top of 'The Rock', in the British territory, ceded in the 16th century, Gibraltar.





Cliff Fishing
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Fishing the 100m cliffs at Portugal's western-most point, near Lagos, Portugal.




Gruesome Grotto
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The gruesome Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) in the Igreja de Sao Francisco, Evora, Portugal.





Avenida da Liberdade
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View of one of the main historical boulevard's, Lisbon, Portugal.





Fairy-tale Village
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Just out of Lisbon you find the fairy-tale village, forests and castles, Sintra, Portugal.





On the Beach
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On the tropical 'Ban Tai' coastline, Ko Phangan, Thailand.



Other photos from my travels;

Egyptian photos
Jordanese photos
Syrian photos
Turkish photos
Greek photos
Italian photos
Dutch photos
French photos
Spanish photos
Portugese photos
Thai photos





◄ Subcontinent Adventure 1990 ------ Table of Contents ------ Indonesian Adventure 1993 ►

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