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Eastern Europe

Travel Map and Photographs

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View Eastern Europe 2011 on joffre's travel map.


Travelled to Eastern Europe... arriving from Seoul (South Korea), then travelled to/through; Istanbul (Turkey), Veliko Taravo (Bulgaria), Bucharest, Brasvo, Sighisoara, Sibiu (Romania), Budapest, Esztergom, Eger (Hungary), Prague (Czech Republic), Tirana (Albania), Skopje (Macedonia), Sofia, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Istanbul (Turkey) and back home via Seoul (South Korea).



Galata Bridge
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Strolling across the famous Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey.





Patriarchal Cathedral
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The medieval Patriarchal Cathedral in the fortress of Tsarevets in the "Village of Kings", Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.




Bucharest Evening
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Late evening in downtown Bucharest, Romania.




Brasov Square
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The lively square in tourist friendly Brasov, Transylvania, Romania.





Dracula's Castle
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The alleged castle of infamous 'Vlad the Impaler' aka 'Count Dracula', Bran, Transylvania, Romania.




Citadel Clock Tower
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In the medieval Transylvanian town, Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania.





Saxon Cemetery
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Medieval 13th century Saxon cemetery attached to the oldest UNESCO listed fortified church in the region, Viscri, Transylvania, Romania.





Saxon Streets
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Traditional Transylvanian Saxon houses in the streets of UNESCO listed Biertan, Transylvania, Romania.



Sibiu Solstice
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Locals share their atmospheric old town with a winter make-over ready for the production of a movie, Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania.



The Danube
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Cruising down the Danube past the impressive Hungarian Parliament building in beautiful Budapest, Hungary.



Esztergom Streets
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This small historical border town is particularly significant for Catholics with it's huge Bazilika, Esztergom, Hungary.





"Valley of Maidens"
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In the famed wine growing region and spa town, you'll find the "Valley of Maidens" where you can sample and buy a variety of local wines, Eger, Hungary.




Spooky Clock Tower
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A spooky gothic clock tower from my hotel balcony, Prague, Czech Republic.





Pražský Hrad
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The massive bohemian Pražský Hrad Castle on a gloomy night, Prague, Czech Republic.






Taking the Piss
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Controversial sculptor David Černý's Proudy', two men pissing into a pool the shape of the Czech Republic, outside the Kafka Museum, Prague, Czech Republic.



Kruja Views
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Nestled into the hills an hour north of Tirana is the spectacular village of Kruja where you'll find a historical castle, interesting bazaar and awesome views, Kruja, Albania.



St Nedelya Church
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St Nedelya Church is a medieval Orthodox church dating back to the 10th century and a landmark in the city centre Sofia, Bulgaria.






Blue Mosque
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The famous 15th century Sultan Ahmed Mosque (aka Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey.






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Posted by joffre 03:43 Archived in Turkey Tagged turkey romania south_korea hungary photography albania bulgaria czech_republic macedonia joffre Comments (0)

Mediterranean Adventures

Travel Map and Photographs

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View Mediterranean Adventures 1992/1993 on joffre's travel map.


Flew to the Mediterranean via Singapore and Dubai... the aim to travel from Egypt around the Mediterranean to Morocco... travelled 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), 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 (The 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).

In the Desert
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Taking a break in the desert 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.


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


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

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


The Winner!
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A champion camel wearing the winner's carpet after a successful 'camel wrestling' tournament, Selcuk, 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, 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 Damme
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The magnificent Gothic architecture of Notre Damme, Paris, France.


Glorious Granada
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The multi-cultural streets, Granada, Spain.




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




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Posted by joffre 15:55 Archived in Egypt Tagged greece france germany italy egypt turkey spain netherlands israel jordan photography portugal gibraltar syria joffre Comments (0)

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