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  • Sarangapani temple, KumbakonamDuring my 4 month trip round Southern India in 2015, I stayed in many Temple towns. Here is the Sarangapani temple, in Kumbakonam At a distance of 2 km from Kumbakonam Railway Station and 500 m from Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Sarangapani Posted by TheJohnsons in India Beautiful India | Feb 6, 2020
  • The Art Tour of Medellin Medellín is the second most populated city in the country, with a rich culture and an abundance of architectural and gastronomic variety; This city offers its visitors a complete experience f Posted by PeterTravels in Reasons 2 Travel | Feb 4, 2020
  • Phuket Philatelic MuseumFrom my recent visit of the smaller and sometimes overlooked places of Interest in Old Town Phuket As an ex Royal Mail postwoman from around 2011, I a always interested now in not only the architecture, but the history of any Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Feb 2, 2020
  • Abandoned Villa Old Town PhuketSo another in my Urban exploration series, this time the abandoned Villa, in Old Town Phuket. Built around 100 years ago this sadly empty and decaying building is left. Surrounded by some out buildings and what would have been servants quarters. Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Jan 23, 2020
  • Nimes to homeWhen we left Nimes, Gladys was in an ornery mood and was setting us off for goodness knows where, so I put Gignac in as a destination to ensure we were going in the right direction. It is a Posted by SteveJD in With Jet Set in Europe | Jan 20, 2020
  • By Metro to the coast: Cullercoats[center] Cullercoats Bay[/center] The small coastal town of Cullercoats is perhaps easily overlooked in favour of its bigger siblings to the north (Whitley Bay) and south (Tynemo Posted by ToonSarah in Newcastle upon Tyne | Jan 17, 2020
  • Music and marketsUnusually for me I slept in this morning so was a little late meeting up for breakfast with Sonja. But we had plenty of time as we weren’t due to meet the rest of the group at the station until Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 8, 2020
  • Meeting Virtual Tourist friends in Germany For some years now Virtual Tourist members living in Karlsruhe have organised an annual meeting, the Glühwein Meet, to enjoy the Christmas markets together. I have often thought of attending, once plann Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 6, 2020
  • Sichuan 2019-20 Days 4-5===Day 4=== The day dawned slightly brighter and fairer than the day before. Sun was forecast for the day, with temperature up to 7 degrees, although in the morning it was still a cloudy 2 degrees. Woke up, had more noodles Posted by seaskimmer in Taking the Long Way Home | Jan 4, 2020
  • Farewell to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Our tour was over; time to leave Pyongyang and fly back to Beijing on the first leg of our journey home. After a quick breakfast at the Koryo Hotel we said goodbye to our young student guide Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Dec 23, 2019
  • International friendships ===International Friendship Exhibition=== [center] On the way to the International Friendship Exhibition[/center] After breakfast in the Wedgewood Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Dec 20, 2019
  • Guide to Los Castellanos in Cáceres[center][/center] Los Castellanos is one of the new residential neighbourhoods in Cáceres, in the western district, just 3 km away from the historical quarter of the city. It is one of Posted by PeterTravels in Reasons 2 Travel | Dec 19, 2019
  • (Mostly) on the roadWe were slightly sorry to leave our luxurious accommodation at Masikryong Ski Resort, but we did so with the promise of a similar standard of hotel this evening. Today we faced the longest drive of the tour, with much of Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Dec 15, 2019
  • A day out in Wonsan[center] Masikryong Ski Resort[/center] After a good night’s sleep in our comfortable room at the Masikryong Ski Resort, and a reasonable breakfast, we set Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Dec 12, 2019
  • Up into the mountains===Majon Beach=== [center] Beach at the Majon Tourist Hotel[/center] The bed that had seemed passably soft the night before proved to be less comfo Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Dec 10, 2019
  • A stay on the east coast===Final flight on 'our' Ilyushin Il-18D=== This morning we had our last flight on Kim Il Sung’s former private aircraft, so after checking out of the hotel straight after breakfast we drove to the Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Dec 7, 2019
  • The revolutionary mountain [center] A tourist bus arriving at the Pegaebong Hotel[/center] I slept better than I had expected to in my rather hard bed - maybe I was adjusting t Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Dec 4, 2019
  • In our country …[center] View from our bedroom, with 'arty' edit[/center] A favourite phrase of our North Korean guides was ‘In our country …’, and perhaps nowhere mo Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Dec 2, 2019
  • Carcassonne to PerpignanOur pre-booked tour of La Cité was very good, although we didn't seem to gain much from pre-booking. Before wandering around the ramparts, we watched a very interesting film in which we learned that much of La Cité, as Posted by SteveJD in With Jet Set in Europe | Nov 30, 2019
  • Flying north We had spent the morning visiting two final (for now) sights in Pyongyang – Mirae Scientists’ Street and the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum. After a hurried lunch of pizza (yes really – a Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Nov 27, 2019
  • So who did start the war?Last night we had rearranged our belongings, putting all the essentials for the next three days into the smaller of our two bags. We decided to skip breakfast as lunch would be early, although I did make a coffee in Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Nov 25, 2019
  • Only in North Korea …Only in North Korea, we thought, could you have a day of sightseeing like this! It was the country’s national day, celebrating the 71st anniversary of the founding of the DPRK, and our itinerary for the day was carefully planned Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Nov 20, 2019
  • Wulong Yangjiao: An Ancient Town Drawn Up by Boat Trackers YangjiaoZi got it’s name in Qing dynasty (1785). In the fourth year of Guangxu(1908), Yaode township was set up here and it was changed it’s name to Yangjiao town in the 19th years of the Republic of China(1930). Yangjiao ancient town Posted by Cicy Yang in Traditional Culture Brilliant in Wulong | Nov 20, 2019
  • Karratha to CarnarvonWhile based in Karratha, we drove along the coast to Cossack. Here there are a few surviving buildings of a once-thriving settlement. Originally it was called Tien Tsin after the barque which landed there in 1863. However, Posted by SteveJD in Travels with "Jet Set" | Nov 19, 2019
  • Wat Chalong or Wat Chaiyathararam - PhuketMy first visit to Wat Chalong as a visitor, also known as Wat Chaiyathararam. Of the many temples found on Phuket island, the Wat Chalong temple is the largest and most revered. The temple complex was built in its current Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Nov 18, 2019
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