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View of Thaton and Kok river

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Visibility in North Thailand is very limited during scorching April. Nearby hills surrounding Thaton lose their contours and further mountains disappear in summer haze.

 


Sabah is green

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The area near the highest mountain in Borneo  – Mt. Kinabalu.


Riding from Pai to Pang Mapha

The road 1095 in Northern Thailand is spectacular and famous for its many curves.  There is 1,000 meters difference in elevation on 45 km stretch between Pai and Pang Mapha.

We reach a pass , the highest point of 1,431 meters above sea level on middle way. The temperature drops below 20 degrees C. October visibility is moderate.  The surrounding dark blue mountain ranges extending into Burma hiding in the afternoon fog.

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In shadow of Toraja granary. Sulawesi Island

Toraja granary

Toraja granary

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We come to a Toraja village situated on top of a hill. We take a rest in shadow of barn waiting for a meal.


Stone sarcophagus Aik Renung in Sumbawa island

A group of neolithic stone tombs are scattered 30 minutes walk from Batu Tering, a village in the western part of Sumbawa island.

The area has been protected since 1992.
I found a few tourists complaining about the long way to the tombs in a guest book entries.
“Sorry guys, the new asphalt road is not ready yet”.

People are strange, they want to travel and discover new places, but don’t want to get tired.

According to the guest book no more than 30 foreigners visit Aik Renung every year.


Topeng Tua dance in Ubud.

Purification rites at private house in Ubud.  The mask is called Tua and depicts an old man.


A beach in Vietnam

The picturesque  beach in Qui Nhon, a town on the way between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The yellow sandy beaches are almost deserted near the town.

A sailing basket waiting for a new survivor.


Memories of Ko Chang.


The stairs to Poseidon’s realm.

Long awaited evening breeze.

Breakfast.

Beach.


Akha girl in Chiang Mai.

The girl in traditional Akha garb visiting Chiang Mai.


Breakfast at Lahu village.

A Lahu village in Mae Hong Son Province was a stop on the trail in Northern Thailand.

Toast, coffee and eggs were provided by our chauffeur. The cousins of our host were watching us during the meal.


Sunset over Mekong river in Luang Prabang.

I visit Luang Prabang many times. I come to this lovely town by plane, bus and boat. The river journey by boat is by far the greatest. Take your time and travel 2 days from Thai border to Luang Prabang by a local barge called in Laos the slow boat.


Pha That Luang – Vientiane.

Pha That Luang is a stupa. It is the most important monument in Laos. The stupa was built in the mid-16th century when Lan Xang capital was moved from Luang Prabang to Vientiane.


Borobudur – the largest Buddhist monument in the world.

Borobudur is located 40 km from Yogyakarta city, in Central Java.  The temple was built during the reign of Sailendra dynasty in 8th century AD.


Woman from Nyang Shwe on Inle Lake.

She works at a local restaurant. The Nyang Shwe is full of good eateries with good service.


Monk at Thien Mu Pagoda. Vietnam

Thien Mu Pagoda located on the bank of Perfume river is the official symbol of old Vietnamese capital city – Hue. The pagoda is very peaceful place.


Guard at Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.

A police officer guarding the national heritage place. The Royal Palace in Khmer capital was built during the French Protectorate time in the 1860’s.


Lepcha man. West Sikkim

Old Lepcha man met on the road to Pelling.


Fulani girls from Mali.

They live by Senegal river.


Batak women waiting for a ferry in Tomok. Sumatra

Small town Tomok in Samosir Island on Toba Lake is connected with Parapat on mainland. The ferries run here every hour.


Pantai Putri Nyale beach in Lombok Island.

This beach is 4 km away from Kuta on the south shore of Lombok. December can be wet here, but there are good waves in the neighborhood.


Le transport urbain à Siliguri. West Bengal

Siliguri est une ville sur la route de Calcutta à Darjeeling.
 La ville indienne typique avec ses rues poussiéreuses et les habitants pittoresques.


Mekong river in Champasak. South Laos

I enjoy splendid view of Mekong sitting in a rustic bar by the river. Famous ruined Khmer temple complex Vat Phou is only 6 miles away from my vantage point.


Bicycle on U Bein bridge.

The bicycle left on the bridge in Amarapura. U Bein footbridge is the longest teak bridge in the world, located 12 km from Mandalay.


Phnom Penh’s urban look near Phsar Thom Thmei.

The photo taken in 2006.