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Travel 2007

On these pages I will deal with two of my hobbies and passions.
I like to travel and I like to take pictures and visiting all those places, I see many visiting people doing just the same things, travelling, visiting and taking photographs or movies.

I already have a travel page, listing most of the places my family and I have visited, but on these following pages I will try to list them in a more chronological order.

I have many photographs and I have visited many, many other places that I can't at this stage anyway, categorise.

Come, enjoy our journeys.

2007 was a remarkable year and one that neither Hui Chin or I will forget in a hurry.
Apart from being a very interesting journey, the one we undertook, it was a turning point, a water shed in our life in very many different aspects, but wait for the details a bit later.

This was an enormous trip, we called it the "Mop up Asia" trip.

We have had long and interesting trips before, but nothing like this in magnitude or scope.

We started with after leaving Auckland Hong Kong, H.K. - Airport, H.K. - Buses

- well we been here before, but not since Beijing took over - (Nothing much changed really for us visitors anyway).

This time we taken, what started to be an underground Metro to the other side of the border to Shenzhen and using the S. Buses

Before we taken a Chinese TGV (Super fast train) to Guangzhou, using the G. Buses and the G. trains then we flew to Shanghai where we used the S. Buses, S. - Maglev / Transrapid, and the S. - Metro from Shanghai we flew to Taipei where we visited the Taipei 101, T. - National Palace Museum T. - Airport using the T. - Buses, and the T. - Metro and also visited the Alishan Forest Railway in Taiwan

Finishing our 'tour of duty' of Taiwan, we flew to Seoul A, - B and also explored Busan, B. - Buses, B. - Metro, Demilitarised Zone A, - B, Seoul Airport, S. - Buses, S. - Catholic Cathedral, S. - Metro, South Korea - AREX Trains, S.K. - Trains in South Korea

From Seoul we took a few days diversion to Vladivostok, V. - Airport, V. - Buses, V. - Trains, V. - Trams this was a place, where until recently even native Russians needed special permits to enter.
It was a top security naval and military base in Russia

After the few days of looking around we flew back to to Seoul to catch our next flight to Ulan Bator A and B was our next stop, where we also experienced the Mongol Art, M. Life Experience, Terelj National Park - Turtle Rock, Trans Siberian Railway, U.B. - Airport, U.B. - Buses, U.B. - Catholic Cathedral, U.B. - Choijin Lama Monastery, U.B. - Railway Station, U.B. - Native Reservation in Mongolia

From Mongolia we flew to Beijing where we extensively explored and traveled around including the Beijing Buses, B. - Forbidden City, B. - Prince Gong Palace, B. - Summer Palace, Kashgar or Kashi, K. - Buses, K. - Sunday or Horse Market Turpan or Tulufan, T. - Amin Mosque, T. - Astana Graves, T. - Bezeklik Caves, T. - Crescent Moon Lake, T. - Dunhuang Caves, T. - Echoing-Sand Mountain, T. - Ediqut Ruins, T. - Emin Minaret, T. - Flaming Mountains, T. - Gaochang Ruins, T. - Grape Valley, T. - Green Mosque, T. - Jesus Sutras, T. - Jiaohe Ruins, T. - Karez System, T. - Maza Village, T. - Mogao Caves, Urumchi or Urumuchi, Xian, X. - Buses, X. - Hua Qing Pool, X. - Silk Factory, X. - Silk Road Monuments, X. - Terracotta Factory, X. - Terracotta Army Museum, Yanan, Y. - Buses, Y. - Cave Dwellings in China
- well, we have been here before too, but this country apart from being very interesting it is also very big.

We heard about some cave dwellers in northern China, people that still lives in caves.
Well, we had to check them out.

On our last trip we visited the famous Peking Man's Caves in Zhoukoudian, but that was thousands of years ago, not right now.


From Urumuchi we flew to Bishkek and visited the B. - Catholic Cathedral amongst a lot of other interesting attractions we have found in and around Bishkek and in Kyrgyzstan

In Bishkek we boarded a bus to the Kazakhstan border and Almaty, A. - Buses, A. - Trams, etc. in Kazakhstan

Our next stop was Tashkent 1, 2, 3, 4, and Bukhara 1, 2, Samarkand 1, 2, Tashkent Mosques, T. - International Airport, T. - Buses, T. - Catholic Cathedral, T. - Trams, T. - Trolley buses, Uzbekistan Rural Architecture, U. - Rural Bus Stops amongst the abundance of other attractions in Uzbekistan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Moscow was our next stop for a few days and the M. - Buses, M. - Catholic Cathedral, M. - Christ the Saviour Cathedral, M. - Kazan Cathedral, M. - Kremlin, M. - Kremlin Cathedrals, M. - Metros, M. - Novodevichy Convent, M. - Red Square M. - Saint Basil Cathedral, M. - Sheremethevo Airports, M. - Virgin on the Moat Cathedral, and Saint Petersburg, S.P. - Airport, S.P. - Artillery Museum, S.P. - Buses, S.P. - Hermitage Museum, S.P. - Kronstadt, S.P. - Metros, S.P. - Oranienbaum, S.P. - Peter and Paul Fortress, S.P. - Peterhof, S.P. - Trams, S.P. - Vyborg, Volgograd, V. - Buses, V. - Tractor Factory, (Scene of the Battle of Stalingrad), V. - Trolleybuses, in Russia

Budapest was the next place on our list with Ártánd, Aszód, Bánk, Bánki tó (Lake), Bánk Trains, Berkenye, Budakeszi, Budapest 2007, Budapest Aerial 2007, B. - Buses 2007, B. - Cinkota 2007, B. - Family 2007, B. - French TER Trains 2007, B. - HÉV 2007, B. - Metro 2007, B. - Trams 2007, B. - 51st Anniversary, B. - HÉV, B. - Map, B. - Metro, B. - Trains, B. - Trams, B. - Trolleybuses, B. - Kispest, B. - New Trams, B. - Óbuda, B. - Saint Stephen Bazilika, B. - Újpest, Cardinal József Mindszenty, Csongrád, Dunaújváros, D. - Buses, D. - Trains, Eger, Endrefalva, Érd, Esztergom, Felsõpetény, Fûzesabony, Gárdony, Gödöllõ, Hajdúböszörmény, Hatvan, Herend, Hódmezõvásárhely, H. Buses, Hungary - Trains, Jósvafõ, Kakaszék, Kalocsa, Karácsond, Karcag, Kecskemét, Kékestetõ, Keszthely, Keszthely, St Therese, Kisbér, Kiskunfélegyháza, Kiskunhalas, Kiskunmajsa, Máriabesnyõ, Márianosztra, Mátészalka, Mátraverebély-Szentkút, Mezõberény, Mezõkövesd, Miskolc, Miskolc Tapolca, Mohács, Mór, Muhi Puszta, Nagyvázsony, Nográd, Nyiregyháza, Orosháza, Ózd, Pákozd, P. - Don Kanyar. Kápolna, P. - Horthy István Memorial, P. - Horthy Memorial, P. - Memorials, P. - Memorial Museum, Pannonhalma, Pápa, Parád, Patvarc, Pécs, Pusztaszabolcs, Pusztaszer, Püspökladány, Recsk, Répcevis, Rétság, Sárbogárd, Sárospatak, Sárvár, Sátoraljaújhely, Sátorhely, Simontornya, Siófok, Sopron, Sümeg, Szalajka Völgy, Szécsény, Szeged, Székesfehérvár, Szekszárd, Szentendre, Szentes, Szentkút, Szépasszony Völgye, Szerencs, Szerencs Trains, Szigetvár, Szigliget, Szilvásvárad, Szolnok, Szombathely, Szügy, Tab, Tapolca, Tata, Tatabánya, Tihany, Tiszafüred, Tiszalök, Tokaj, Trains, Und, Vác, V. Buses, V. Trains, Vámosgyörk, Várpalota, Vásárosnamény, Vatta, Velencei tó, Veszprém, Visegrád, Záhony, Zalaegerszeg, Zsira and many, many other sights and attraction in Hungary

Before we caught our flight to our next destination of Rome, Rome 2007, R. - International Airport, R. - Buses, and Rome Trams in Italy

After a few days sightseeing in and around Rome and the Vatican, Vatican 2007, and the Vatican Hill

we were on our way to Singapore, S. - 2007, S. - Airport, S. - Buses 2007, S. - LRT, S. - MRT

and Auckland.

Before I send this page off to the presses, I'll transgress on your time for a minute.

While we were travelling around in Mongolia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan we kept running into stories, buildings etc. long being famous for Silkroad reputation.

So here's a small taste of it.

Awe inspiring stories.

Silk Road - Silk Route, Silk Road - Cities

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