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Bali


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My first stop in Asia - ever - was the lovely island of Bali. Rice, temples, fun, adventure, and a whole lot of photos await.

Blog - Chapter Two: SE Asia

114 files, last one added on Mar 19, 2008
Album viewed 69 times

Mt Bromo


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The trip from Bali to Java brought me to the slopes of Mt. Bromo, an active volcano. Arriving as I did at 2 AM, it only made sense to set out immediately to witness sunrise at the top.

Blog - Two Days in One

50 files, last one added on Mar 19, 2008
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Yogya, Batu Karas, Bandung


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My first 'real' stop in Java was the city of Yogyakarta, surrounded by ancient and massive temples, a traditional sultan's palace community, and all those things that make Asia Asia.

Blog - Yogyakarta to Jakarta

58 files, last one added on Mar 19, 2008
Album viewed 113 times

Taman Safari


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A zoo where you drive right through the enclosures, Jurassic Park-post-power-outage style. Keep the windows closed if a tiger comes near!

Blog - Yogyakarta to Jakarta

72 files, last one added on Mar 19, 2008
Album viewed 50 times

Singapore


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A stop in this city-state was a great chance to be among fellow travellers again, not to mention a very western-feeling eastern city.

Blog - Slingapore

44 files, last one added on Mar 23, 2008
Album viewed 46 times

Malacca and Kuala Lumpur


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At last, mainland Asia! Traveling from Singapore to Thailand, I made my way north stopping in some of the best places I could find along the way.

Blog - A Tale of Two Towers

60 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2008
Album viewed 2463 times

Cameron Highlands


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The Cameron Highlands are the heart of the massive Malaysian tea industry. The hills are covered in undulating tea plantations and it was here that I tasted what is definitely the best tea I've ever had.

Blog - Tea With Malaysia's Dark Heart

26 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2008
Album viewed 53 times

Taman Negara


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A journey to the dark beating heart of Malaysia, Taman Negara, one of the oldest rainforests in the world. We took a two day trek, slept in a cave, and tracked tigers. All in a day's work.

Blog - Tea With Malaysia's Dark Heart

36 files, last one added on Apr 05, 2008
Album viewed 42 times

East Malaysia


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Starting in Kuantan and working my way north to the Thai border, with notable stops in Cherating, Pulau Kapas, and the Perhentian Islands, the East coast had so much to offer.

Blog - East Coast Malays

54 files, last one added on May 14, 2008
Album viewed 43 times

Thaislands


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Islands and beaches in southern Thailand were terrific in all terms; unfortunately I had to cut my time short so this only includes Ko Lipe, Ko Phi Phi, Hat Yai, and Ton Sai.

Blog - Thaislands

109 files, last one added on May 14, 2008
Album viewed 48 times

Bangkok


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Two days in Bangkok is not enough, especially when you're still recovering from Dengue Fever, but I think I made a valiant effort to get a taste for it.

Blog - The Life of Pai

16 files, last one added on May 14, 2008
Album viewed 36 times

Northern Thailand


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Around Chiang Mai and Pai, two great places to drop your backpack in northern Thailand. Cooking schools, treks with elephants, hill tribes, and exoticness.

Blog - The Life of Pai

71 files, last one added on May 23, 2008
Album viewed 52 times

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Random files - Asia
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Huge Falls9 viewsThe same as big falls, but they look even more giant.
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Dean and the Himalayas29 viewsTogether at last, as seen from Fei Lei Si. Unfortunately, Kawa Karpo is just out of frame to the right, under the sun.
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Tall Singles16 viewsThese narrow multi-storey buildings are common sights in the city.
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Street Markets20 viewsA good place to buy a snack, dauble, or belt.
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Don Det Countryside22 viewsLots of mud, water, grass, and cloud.
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One Last Glance15 viewsThe glacier (of course) with viewing platform looking over it.
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Water Cube11 viewsThis building is especially impressive at night as it is translucent and there is some incredible lighting.
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Pai Valley14 viewsThe country around Pai.

Last additions - Asia
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Not Going To Miss32 viewsThere are a few things I won't miss about China. Rolled up shirts are one of them.Aug 16, 2008
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The Flying Fox36 viewsNot to brag or anything, but this was one heck of a flying fox.Aug 08, 2008
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Fast Way Down35 views20 minutes walking or a Flying Fox trip to the bottom? Decision made.Aug 08, 2008
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Back at the Bridge30 viewsThe Simatai crossing.Aug 08, 2008
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Suspense Bridge31 viewsWooden planks are not the only thing near the end of their ropes.Aug 08, 2008
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View of Simatai25 viewsIn the upper left you can see the bridge and lake that mark Simatai, the end of my journey.Aug 08, 2008
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Final Towers27 viewsIf you look in the distance you can see the wall goes on but my destination is at the bottom of that valley.Aug 08, 2008
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Reclaiming the Wall27 viewsIt came from the Earth and the planet wants it back. Weeds have taken over a thousand years but they're breaching China's defences.Aug 08, 2008