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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
  • Ohm Nandhi Kesaraya NamahaThe giant image of Nandi (Bull) is located at the top of Chamundi hills in Mysore. More than 350 years old, this is one of the oldest icons in Mysore. The Nandi is portrayed in sitting position with its left Posted by TheJohnsons in India Beautiful India | Feb 2, 2020
  • (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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Grand monuments and a walk in the cityTyphoon Ling-Ling / Storm Number Thirteen had blown itself out and we awoke to hazy blue skies. We had the luxury of a later start today so could take our time getting ready and over breakfast. Then we were off Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Nov 15, 2019
  • Let us pay our respects …[center] Mansudae Hill - figurative group[/center] After piling everything soft that I could find in our room at the Koryo Hotel (blankets and spare p Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Nov 1, 2019
  • Getting to know Pyongyang, continued[center] On the streets of Pyongyang, somewhere near the Potang River[/center] ===A Metro ride=== The first activity after our lunch at the Ansan Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Oct 25, 2019
  • Utah National ParksAfter three wonderful nights in our cabin on the Colorado River in Moab, we packed up and headed south to continue our adventure. On the way to our overnight in Keyenta, Arizona, we entered the Navajo Reservation to travel Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, VTA, LCS, MBA | Oct 18, 2019
  • Taman Sari Water PalaceA recent trip to Indonesia, took me to a few places of interest, one of the coolest was here... Tamansari Water Castle: A Place for Princesses to Bathe and be ‘Hunted’ by the Sultan The Sultan loves to go hunting during Posted by TheJohnsons in Indonesia | Sep 4, 2019
  • Prambanan Ballet IndonesiaA recent trip for my first ever visit to Indonesia, took me to Prambanan near Yogyakarta, Java. One of the best things I saw there was the Prambanan Ballet, not a conventional ballet, but Indonesian style. For the first time in my Posted by TheJohnsons in Indonesia | Aug 28, 2019
  • ‘Stone Fortress’: Uzbekistan’s modern capital===Tashkent=== [center] Khast Imam Square, Tashkent[/center] There has been a city here for over 2,000 years, its position on a junction of the Sil Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Jul 7, 2007
  • Return to Sofia===Last few hours in Plovdiv=== [center] Monument of Unification[/ce Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jul 3, 2019
  • Monuments to former glories and to battles past[center] One of far too many photos I took at the Buzludzha Monument – you have been warned![/center] Although the VT Euromeet was officially over for Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jun 30, 2019
  • Discovering SofiaMy bed at the Hotel COOP was very comfortable and a good night’s sleep proved just what I needed. The hotel’s breakfast was also good, although the room used so small that I had to wait a while for a Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jun 16, 2019
  • Euromeet 2019 begins! ===Virtual Tourist Euromeet traditions=== The Virtual Tourist community was born from the website of that name, and when the website was closed down in 2017, the community survived, still communicat Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jun 13, 2019
  • Arjuna's Penance -MahabalipuramDuring my four month trip in late 2015 to Southern India, I visited the state of Tamil Nadu, here in Mahabalipuram I saw many of the wonderful Monuments there. This one is affectionately known as Arjuna's Penance, and competes with Posted by TheJohnsons in India Beautiful India | May 23, 2019
  • Tam Thanh Mural Village April 2019 I stayed in Danang and had heard about this wonderful Art decorated Village with it's famous murals. One of several Art villages to be seen in Vietnam. I nearly didn't get here because it is about an hours Posted by TheJohnsons in Vietnam | May 13, 2019
  • Vietnamese Heroic Mother Nguyen Thi ThuThe Largest statue I have seen to any mother anywhere in my travels. I arrived here at about 12 noon so the sun was right on top of me, it was unbearably hot, but I wanted to do this woman justice Posted by TheJohnsons in Vietnam | Apr 30, 2019
  • Mamallapuram Lighthouse and MuseumIn 2015 I was on a four month trip round Southern India. In the state of Tamil Nadu is the town of mamallapuram, famous for many things but this slide show focuses on its wonderful lighthouse and it's recent new Posted by TheJohnsons in India Beautiful India | Feb 19, 2019
  • Potato JuiceThe road to Riga, Latvia is long but, fear not!... Michael tells us he will play a movie on the bus and we will have a wonderful time! He suggests that we will have to try the potato Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Jun 24, 2018
  • Of Route 66 , the Wild Wild West, and the ‘Long Walk’ Our stay at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas included a hot breakfast, chosen from a menu of about half a dozen options, all cooked to order rather than from a buffet – the best hotel breakfast Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Oct 4, 2011
  • Whats in a Wat So I am sure many people have heard of Wats, be it Thailand (the land of many Wats), or Cambodia, Burma, Laos or any other Buddhist worshipping countries. Actually “Wat” is the word for a Buddhist temple (= a Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Jan 27, 2019
  • Going around in Enchanted Circles After breakfast this morning we checked out of La Doña Luz Inn and hit the road again, travelling north. Our destination for the night was Cimarron and once again we had decided to follow a roundabou Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Oct 3, 2011
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