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Forum: Photos 09-08-2021, 06:53 AM
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To ifege: Samos & Covid

Hi Ian

Stay safe as I'm not sure that your local town would have vaccines if you're not already both double vaccinated. As you know all vaccines to regional NSW have been redirected to Sydney and...
Forum: Photos 09-07-2021, 03:20 AM
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Views: 41
Posted By ChrisJ
To PaulVDV: Zakynthos Town

Hi Paul

Zakynthos Town was okay, but I was forewarned to avoid Laganas, several km away. Not my type of town either. Sadly I missed the Turtle Sanctuary, the bridge from Agios Sostis to the...
Forum: Photos 09-01-2021, 01:54 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To Royaldevon: Fog

Hello Bev

Mostly fog with a little bit of smog. Thankfully Yangshuo is not a major industrial centre. All the Special Economic Zones with tax breaks are 200 km east on the coast or west like...
Forum: Photos 08-27-2021, 05:49 AM
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Views: 23
Posted By ChrisJ
To mcmtanyel: Minaret

Hi Murat

The only remaining minaret is this one, close by to the cathedral. If there was a minaret on the Fethiye Mosque/ Ani Cathedral, it collapsed in the 1319 AD earthquake.
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Forum: Photos 08-23-2021, 06:18 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To mcmtanyel: Mattress in Ice Hotel

Hi Murat

A mattress with sheets plonked atop a solid block of ice. Here's a promo video for the one in Lappland, Sweden:

https://www.icehotel.com/how-does-it-work-practical-info
Forum: Photos 08-22-2021, 08:08 AM
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Views: 71
Posted By ChrisJ
Bark

Hi Ian. Your wife chose well!

I would have picked the 2nd workshop too.
Forum: Photos 08-08-2021, 06:56 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To adramad: Guide books

Hola Luis

I was not referring to your note but to guidebooks like Frommer's, Rough Guide, Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor etc

Sometimes they don't give an accurate picture. Most of them gloss over...
Forum: Photos 08-07-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By ChrisJ
White Cedar

Ola Jorge

Thanks for the link. Yes! It is in Qld and NSW where it is known as white cedar. We even had one in our back yard. Every year the cape lilac tree caterpillars would eat every last...
Forum: Photos 08-04-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 38
Posted By ChrisJ
To ikeharel: Kozluca

Hi Ike

No, there are 4 Kozluca towns in Turkey. This one is between Kars and Ani in the far east of Turkey, close to the Armenian border.
Forum: Photos 08-03-2021, 05:38 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To Tue: Ice Hotel

Hi Lars

There's an ice hotel near Kiruna. I looked into local buses going there, but they were very few and far between, so I didn't go. There was enough to keep me occupied in Kiruna for a day...
Forum: Photos 07-29-2021, 05:36 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To ifege: Pandas

Hi Ian

Nope, no pandas around Yangshuo for centuries. You have to go to Chengdu Research Station or Wolong Reserve in Sichuan Province.
...
Forum: Photos 07-16-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 30
Posted By ChrisJ
To mcmtanyel: Phrygian Valley

Hi Murat

There are a surprising amount of historic places around Eskisehir that many people have never heard of. They resemble Cappadocia. I have loaded a few of them from 3 provinces. A...
Forum: General 07-14-2021, 04:17 AM
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Views: 896
Posted By ChrisJ
R.i.p.

Hi Lisa

Very sad news indeed.
Forum: Photos 07-14-2021, 04:04 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To delpeoples: Serghei

Hi Lisa

I just spotted the news of Serghei's passing from Covid19 in Jason's fb newsfeed. If I see one more person claiming it's a scamdemic and nobody has died from Covid, (as usual, without one...
Forum: Photos 07-11-2021, 04:24 AM
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Views: 22
Posted By ChrisJ
To holmertz: Vultures

Hi Gert

I went back through the memory card and there were only pictures of Byzantine, ancient Greek and Assyrian relics in other images. Peacocks and storks but no vultures, and in hindsight, it...
Forum: Photos 07-08-2021, 08:19 AM
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Views: 23
Posted By ChrisJ
To ifege: Itinerary

Hi Ian

My 2013 Itinerary was:

Istanbul to Gallipoli, Cesme/Chios, back to Izmir, Pergamon, Ephesus, Samos, Mykonos (Paros and Naxos looked nice and less touristy), Milos, Athens, Delphi,...
Forum: Photos 07-07-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By ChrisJ
Indonesia

Hi Malgo

I am pleased to see the Australian Government is trying to help Indonesia.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-07/indonesia-australia-aid-astrazeneca-vaccines-covid/100275938
Forum: Photos 07-06-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By ChrisJ
Penang

Hi Paul

This was the scene I was thinking of at Batu Ferringhi

https://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=7&p=220243
Forum: Photos 07-04-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By ChrisJ
Slugs

Hi Malgo

I saw a sign in the street today that might amuse you. "Slugs are really divorced snails which didn't get the house".

The nudibranchs are the nicest slugs. They live in the sea and...
Forum: Photos 07-03-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 37
Posted By ChrisJ
To mkamionka: Black Sand Beach

Witaj M

https://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=8&p=1550194
Forum: Photos 06-28-2021, 03:50 PM
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Views: 30
Posted By ChrisJ
To Royaldevon: Bridge

Hello Bev

Yes, taken from a bridge.
Forum: Photos 06-26-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By ChrisJ
Hej Gert Agreed. There is an image of the...

Hej Gert

Agreed. There is an image of the Battle of Colberger Heide in the link below and it also mentions Christian IV lost an eye. The painting shows his eye bandaged. Christian IV is the...
Forum: Photos 06-26-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By ChrisJ
To holmertz: History

Hi Gert

I found this

"Under the command of the brilliant Swedish Field Marshal Torstensson, the Swedes invaded most of Denmark. All, it seemed, was lost. Christian IV was not about to roll over...
Forum: Photos 06-22-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 24
Posted By ChrisJ
To macjake: Athens Academy

Hi Craig

The Academy is right next to a bus station. Taken from street level looking up the stairs. As Jorge said, this area has drug dealers & I did see a couple of them to my left. I don't...
Forum: Photos 06-21-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By ChrisJ
To PaulVDV: Koman Reservoir

Hi Paul

One day is always better than no days at all like Gert, and enough to see the reservoir. If you are really keen there is a lot of hiking in the area. A trip advisor review I'd agree with...
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