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  • Kbal Spean-“River of a thousand lingas”Kbal Spean is an ancient Khmer site in Phnom Kulen National Park, a remote place located at considerable distance from Siem Reap and the main Angkor monuments. The site stretches out over a length of about 150 meters through the Posted by TheJohnsons in Cambodia | Sep 23, 2020
  • Ellora CavesSo I have had some time to look back at some of my previous journeys, and I realised that I haven't done many slideshows of India, even though I have visited it often, and for long periods of time. So for Posted by TheJohnsons in India Beautiful India | Sep 17, 2020
  • Tiger Cave Temple or Wat Tham SuaOne of the interesting places I visit during my summer break, down in Krabi. The walk up the stairs (1,237 steps) to the big Buddha footprint, was beyond me at the time of day we arrived, as it was beyond Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Aug 30, 2020
  • A sacred pool[center] The sream running from Lady's Well down to Holystone[/center] ===The Lady’s Well=== Just outside the small village of Holystone is a surprising sight, an atmospheric Posted by ToonSarah in Northumberland | Aug 29, 2020
  • ‘King John was not a good man …’[center] The Magna Carta Memorial ‘King John was not a good man He had his little ways.’[/center] Or so A. A. Milne put it in his poem King John's Christmas. Th Posted by ToonSarah in Near and (not very) far | Jun 3, 2020
  • Good-bye Vietnam![center] Street corner near the HCMC Museum[/center] Our departure flight to Bangkok, and thence to London, wasn't until 20.10 so we had most of the d Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | May 14, 2020
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Travel with me ... | Dec 2, 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
  • BIG BUDDHA PHUKETOne of the best attractions on Phuket Island is our Giant Buddha on Nakkerd Hill in the town of Chalong(where I live). Looking down on the town, i get a feeling of safety and calm when driving my partner to work, Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Nov 10, 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 Travel with me ... | Nov 1, 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
  • Exploring Plovdiv[float=left] Statue of Alyosha[/float]We had a more leisurely start today as we weren’t scheduled to meet up until 10.00. There was time for me to properly adm Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | Jun 24, 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 Travel with me ... | 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 Travel with me ... | 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
  • History and art in Taos[float=right] Chris in the breakfast room[/float]Our B&B Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Oct 2, 2011
  • ‘Fanta Se’[center] Adobe house, Santa Fe[/center] We slept well in our cosy casita in Santa Fe and woke eager to explore a town we had read so much about. For Chris today w Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Sep 28, 2011
  • Exploring Lucca, mostly in the rain[center] A wet day on Via Guinigi[/center] The forecast for today had not been good, and unfortunately it was right. We woke to dull skies that were s Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | Nov 13, 2018
  • Some of Leipzig’s famous sons===Augustusplatz=== [center] In the Augustusplatz, Leipzig[/center] Leaving the Nicholaikirche we walked along what seems to be the old town’s main shopping street, Grimmaisch Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | Sep 13, 2018
  • Faces in stone[center] Opposite the Thomaskirche[/center] Around six in the morning the one downside of our otherwise lovely hotel became apparent. This is an old b Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | Sep 12, 2018
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