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Photos Of My Travels

Updated on March 10, 2015

Buda Gold Statue

Buda Gold Statue in Bangkok
Buda Gold Statue in Bangkok

Photos I Snapped Home And Abroad

In 1985 I went on at tour with university students, I was a little older but the tour to Europe was phenomenal . We landed in Amsterdam Airport early in the morning , it was still dark out side and cold actually freezing - 8 degrees, my niece who went with me was wearing shorts and she was freezing, she went to the change room to change to warmer clothes. She took her time and when we got back to the airport hall we saw the last of our tour group going out of the door on the far side .

I ran and when I went outside it was dark and I saw a lot of buses and none of our tour members. I consoled my niece and we proceeded to the reception and told them our tour party left us and if they realize they have left us and call, to let us know.

The tour went on a barge trip and then when the baggage was off loaded at the hotel, two suite cases were not claimed .

The tour leaders realised they had lost two passengers, they called the airport reception and the reception called us and I spoke to one of the tour leaders and he told us to take a bus and meet him at the International bus stop in Amsterdam.

Due to this incident everybody had to check who is sitting in front and behind you in the bus.

Photos taken at various places I have traveled to, Britain, Nederland, France, Austria, Italy , Greece, Hong Kong, Thailand, Mauritius .

Photo credit to R Eagar

Madam Tousods

The Royal family at Madam Tousods
The Royal family at Madam Tousods

London

We arrived in London just before Christmas and we did have a few cold showers and a bit of fine snow. What I enjoyed was the pub crawl and the hot toddies, when you crawled back into the hotel lounge and a hot fire in the fireplace greeted you.

Amsterdam

Fine Dutch cheeses
Fine Dutch cheeses

Live Shows And Prostitutes In Walletjie street

We landed at Amsterdam Airport at 7 am, it was still dark and a light snow was falling.The cheeses are good. There is much to see and do. Barges, windmills clog making and cheese making, and a must is to take a walk through Walletjie street, the girls sit in windows at their work place wearing lingerie.

Greece

Boats and yaughts anchored in Greece harbour
Boats and yaughts anchored in Greece harbour

Epidauros and Corinth in the Peloponnese, Greece

Greece And The Epidauros

There is to much to tell, about Greece but the goats milk ice cream is delicious and I liked the white painted houses, and and the olives .

We also visited an old Amphitheatre in Greece. it was built like a radio speaker cut in half .The small part in the middle was the stage and the upper and outer the audience seats. The tour leader demonstrated the fantastic acoustics of the ampitheatre by standing on the stage and dropping a piece of paper. We sat on the seats at the top and could hear the sound the piece of paper made when it touched the floor.

The video below is about the Amphitheatre.

Venice

Gondolas in Venice
Gondolas in Venice

Glass Blowing In Italy Venice

Gondolas In Venice And Glass Making

This photo was taken behind our hotel, the gondolas parked like cars. All the muck goes into the canals, and as the tide rises and goes down again it takes all the rubbish out to sea.

On our first afternoon after arrival we went to a small glass making shop, and they showed us how to make a horse, the next day we were taken to a bigger glass making shop. The glass maker was going to show us how beginners start to make glass ornaments and asked us what he was going to make, everyone shouted, A HORSE ! .

Gorgonzola Cheese Nutrition Value

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 28 grams
Calories 100
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Carbohydrates 1 g
Protein 6 g12%
Sodium 375 mg16%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Gorgonzola Cheese

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Gorgonzola Cheese

Italy is famous for it's Gorgonzola cheese which has a distinct flavour of its own sharp and salty, with a very strong smell.

It was first produced in an italian town Gorgonzola, in 879 AD. It is made from unskimed cow’s or goat’s milk and Penicillium glaucum mold.

It is made by adding the Penicillium glaucum mold, metal rods are inserted and removed periodically to allow for mold spores to grow into veins.It is aged in a cave for 3-4 months.

Austria

Castle Hohenschwangau in Austria
Castle Hohenschwangau in Austria

Palace Hohenschwangau In Austria

This unfinished Palace, Hohenschwangau stands above a small lake. It was built and designed by a prince. Somebody who did not like him managed to get the prince declared insane. before the Palace was completed the prince was found dead in a ditch .It has beautiful mosaic floors and an interior heating system where the heat comes into the rooms through grates in the floors.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong was also a great visit. Early in the morning at break fast the cook demonstrated how to make pasta by folding the dough double and then slinging it round and round between two hands . This was repeated numerous times until thin strands of dough was made.

The streets are still busy early in the morning, people still selling food and their products on the sidewalk.

Hong Kong Airport

Flying In To Land At Hong kong Airport

Landing at Hong Kong airport. Landing and taking off the airplane flys over the sea and in between sky scrapers to the runway.

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Thailand

Thailand was a great place to visit, The people very friendly , in fact the girls are to friendly, and the only English words they know are (do you want to bump bump) and the English words they understand are no ! no !.

Above at the top of this hub is a photo of Buda covered in gold. There is another statue of Buda I took a photo of one that is lying down.

There is a story that after some war they were transporting a statue made of clay . Someone accidentally bumped into it, the clay cracked off revealing the gold glinting behind the clay During the war it was covered with clay to prevent the enemy from discovering it.

The streets are kept very clean and on entering any temple shoes are removed before entering.

Do not spit in the street and stay away from drugs and out of jail

.You can have a photo taken with the girls at the temples but, In order to have your photo taken you must first put some coins in a donation box.

Worker Elephants

Elephants Thailand
Elephants Thailand

Elephants Working In Thailand

The Elephants in Thailand do a lot of work, moving tree trunks. Their masters look well after them giving them food and washing them in the river.

Yours truly is standing beside the elephant.

Bangkok

Bangkok river boat
Bangkok river boat

Speed Boats In Bankok

We took a cruise up the river. On the side of the river were stalls where you can buy clothing and gifts.

The photo above shows the types of boats used. A normal 4 cylinder car engine and gear box is used. A long shaft is connected to the gearbox and at the other end is the propeller. The engine is secured at the back end of the boat and in such a way that it can be tilted to lift the propeller out of the water.

Pattaya In Thailand

On this tour we traveled down Thailand 147 kilo meters from Bangkok to a small town on the coast Pattaya. The sea is beautiful emerald green with a lot of corral. The temperature is about 44 degrees and it was best to wear cotton clothing.

Pattaya is always switched on and fun. From sunrise to sunset, Pattaya’s beaches are constantly brimming with life, as water sports lovers, Jet Skiers and sun bathers take to the beautiful emerald green waters.

Pattya Night Life And Strippers

. After dark, the action shifts to the streets, as visitors explore the electrified nightlife scene, where drinking and partying continue until dawn.The girls are scantily clad and before dawn strip completely. Pattaya offers endless possibilities when it comes to accommodation and entertainment. Most of the hotel rooms have a mini refrigerator bar with drinks and snacks inside.

Cape Town Best City In The World

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The Digital Photography Book

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Table Mountain

Table mountain Cape Town
Table mountain Cape Town

Table Mountain Cape Town

A view of Table Mountain from our flat window.

Dolphins

Dolphins acting
Dolphins acting

Dolphins In Action

Dolphins in action at the Aquarium.

Mauritius

Sunrise at Mauritius beach
Sunrise at Mauritius beach

Mauritius Paridise

Mauritius has lovely sunny weather however you could be sitting on the sunny beach and all of a sudden rain would pour down on you , but before you can run for shelter it stops and the little cloud has passed by.

Mauritius is a volcanic island with emerald green water and lots of smaller islands around it. Fishermen wade into the sea at certain places for a kilometer or more to catch fish .

Mauritius was the home of the extinct Dodo bird , in the early centuries the sailors who stopped there caught the birds for food because the Dodo could not fly.

The whole Island is planted with sugar cane with winding roads between the sugar cane. There are huge tortoises and I was told that they are the oldest living tortoises.

Image credit to Raymond Eagar

Dead As The Dodo Bird

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Extinct Dodo Bird In Mauritius
Extinct Dodo Bird In Mauritius
Extinct Dodo Bird In Mauritius

The Extinct Dodo Bird

Mauritius Is known for the extinct Dodo bird. The bird could not fly and was hunted by the sailors for food, and eventually became extinct.

Wild Flowers - Springbok Hotel

Springbok Hotel Western Cape
Springbok Hotel Western Cape

Springbok Hotel

This is a photo of Springbok Hotel situated in the Western Cape South Africa .One time every year the wild flowers in this area start to bloom, and the different varieties of flowers and colors is spectacular .

People take yearly tours to view this flower show.

I am going to show you a few photos without any comment, enjoy.

flowers

Wild Flowers In Bloom

More and more wild flowers, as far as the eye cam see, and beautiful to behold,

Field Full of Flowers

Wild field flowers at the western cape
Wild field flowers at the western cape

flowers

Field Flowers
Field Flowers

Namaqualand Spring Flowers

The spring flowers of the Namaqualand. Flower season brings a spectacular wealth of beauty . Spring starts with drifts of white rain daisies and tiny yellow button daisies, blue flax and pink nemesias.

How To View The Flowers

The best way to view these beautiful wild flowers is to drive as far north, and then come back south because the flowers all ways face the son.

Wild flowers in the Western Cape .

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    • Erin Mellor profile image

      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      That's quite the trip.

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      jan93 4 years ago

      wow you traveled a lot hope you had enjoyed it and i like all the photos.

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      Namsak 4 years ago

      Wow! What a trip. My eldest son has just returned from a month in Vietnam and Thailand and he has brought many photos of all sorts of interesting sights - just like yours. Excellent lens.

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      Raymond Eagar 4 years ago

      @HappyTom LM: Thanks for the comment

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      Tom Christen 4 years ago from Switzerland/Ecuador

      A great lens! It is a real joy to read it and going trough the pictures, great!