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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Located in the EminönĂ¼ quarter of the Fatih district, it is the most famous covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. Wikipedia


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Sunday, February 04, 2018

Koh Lipe, Thailand

Koh Lipe is part of the Tarutao National Marine Park and is situated in the Andaman sea not far from the Thai/ Malaysian border. Originally settled by Chao Ley or sea gypsies of Malay descent, the island is renowned for its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters.



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Turquoise waters

White sand beach - Pattaya Beach

White sand beach - Pattaya Beach


Sunrise


Aboriginal Malay art


Long Tail boats

Long Tail boats

White sand beach - Pattaya Beach

Long Tail boats




White sand beach - Sunrise Beach



Monks - Pattaya Beach


Long Tail boats

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

It never rains, but it pours in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

When it rains in Ho Chi Minh City, it really does rain. Visiting there a while ago, we were treated to a sudden rainstorm which flooded streets and especially Bui Vien Street. We had no option but to sit in a bar until the flooding subsided. How many people are on the motorbike in the last picture? Look closely, there are more than you think!

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Bui Vien Street

Street Vendor


Wet journey





Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Singapore shophouses

Part of Singapore's heritage are the shophouses that are still prevalent in many areas despite the additional of many modern skyscrapers to the city's skyline. As in other parts of Asia, such as Phuket and Penang the traditional shophouse is in a row and has a narrow frontage. the so called "five foot way" is a covered passage running across the front of the building. They usually have skylights and an internal courtyard. Malay, Chinese and European influences can all be seen in this rich, architectural style.


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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Phetchabun farm workers

Phetchabun is a province the the lower part of Northern Thailand. The River Pa Sak flows through the area which has created a fertile valley. Agriculture is therefore an important industry. Farm workers can often be seen preparing, planting and harvesting crops.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Pho,Wat Po, Wat Phra Chetuphon, Temple of the Reclining Buddha are all names for the famous temple in the Phra Nakhon District of Bangkok close to the Grand Palace. Built by King Rama 1, the complex has the largest collection of Buddha images including the 46 metre long reclining buddha.

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