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タイを旅行中の次男からの写真です。ご一緒に楽しんでいただければと思います。

Khao Ngo Nak National Park
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Difficult to see but there is a small lizard on the ground next to the leaves.
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After a long hike, the reward of a nice view.
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Tiger Hill
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I think he should be the new mascot for Gatorade!
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View from the temple at the top of the hill after 1237 steps.
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Night life
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The reggae bar of Krabi. The owners are part of the band members!

Night out with the hostel crew.
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Streets
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by gyuopera | 2019-02-19 07:14 | 旅行 viaje | Comments(0)
6か月のサバティカル休暇を取って、インド・タイを旅行している次男からの写真です。ご一緒に楽しんでいただければと思います。

Time to hit South of Thailand and the islands! Thailand has so many islands to choose from and each has its own vibe. Having chatted to fellow travellers I sort of had an idea of which ones to go to. But my first stop was Krabi, not an island but a coastal town situated on the the west coast. I went there based on a friend´s recommendation where the town promised a chilled out atmosphere, good vibes and nice sites. What more can you want?

When I think of Krabi now it evokes memories of stunning caves and the good nights out with a British and German crew 🙂 Happy times!

Caves

First day out, I rented a scooter and head north to check out a cluster of caves which I randomly found on a website. When I reached my first stop I realised that to see the caves I needed to traverse a river either via boat or kayak. I had not foreseen to do so but after getting a decent price (with some haggling) for the kayak and the weather being so fine, I had no reason not to do so. So off I went to row, row, row the boat! I just needed to be careful to not row myself out into the ocean。

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Getting lost in the mangroves.
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Phi Hua To Caves
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Cave paintings
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Hard to see but there are cave paintings of 2 hand prints on the ceiling.
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As luck has it I got caught by torrential rain. Here is me trying to find cover in vain.

Sa Yuan Thon cave

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Tham Klang Cave, the most amazing cave I have ever seen! When I arrived there the ticket seller asked me if I wanted to hire a guide. I didn’t see the need given that it was only a cave so I kindly refused. She then said something that stayed in my mind, “no problem but if you don’t come out in one hour we will come and find you”. That got me a little nervous so as a precaution I took a picture of the map and borrowed one of their head torches despite me having my own. Better have 2 than 1. So with that off I went…


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The entrance

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The caves were pitch black. There was literally nobody, just me and my torch. That made the place more eerie but magical at the same time. When I turned on my head torches I was rewarded with the most impressive stalactites and stalagmites!
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The caves are 5 km deep and was composed of 5 separate chambers. With no lighting infrastructure, signs or other people, it was incredibly easy to get lost. The paths were windy and often very similar so I went on to leave stones to guide me back in case I got lost just like Hansel and Gretel!


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by gyuopera | 2019-02-18 06:54 | 旅行 viaje | Comments(0)
アジアを旅行中の次男から、タイの写真が送られてきました。ご一緒に楽しんでいただければと思います。

Wat Phra Chetuphone, aka Lying Buddha.
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Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The emerald buddha itself is a little disappointing given that it’s well, very very small! A bit like when you see the Manneken Pis the first time。
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Jim Thompson Museum

All my respect to Jim Thompson. He has done extraordinary work to preserve and share Thai culture to the people. Very disconcerting how he disappeared from the face of the earth…

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Food

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I thought I would not have japanese food during my travels but couldn’t resist having a good bowl of Ramen!

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Meal from a canteen in a department store. Really good value and tasty!

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by gyuopera | 2019-02-15 03:41 | 旅行 viaje | Comments(0)
6か月のサバティカル休暇を取って旅行している次男、3か月のインド旅行を終えてタイに移動。

Bangkok, Thailand. The moment I set foot on the airport I instantly felt that Thailand is going to have a different vibe than India. Looking out from the window of the metro as I was heading to my hostel, the scenery looked very familiar. I remember now, it’s similar to the other newly industrialised asian cities such as Shanghai and Hong Kong, that I had previously visited. Skyscrapers, department stores, modern public transport, digital bill boards, hoards of people running left and right, convenience stores…

After 3 months in India I was excited to arrive to a new country and go exploring. The ultra convenient services of Thailand, like 24 hour shops and coin laundries, were also very welcome. as it made my life as a backpacker a hell of a lot easier!

Street

Metro from the airport to the centre of Bangkok. I started chatting to a guy from Pondicherry who was an english teacher. He is the guy on the far right in the photo.

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Local bus
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Outside the Grand Palace.
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Pak Khlong Flower Market

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Chinatown market.
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night life
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Soi Cowboy street, the red light district of Bangkok. Some obscure shows can be seen there…
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by gyuopera | 2019-02-14 03:23 | 旅行 viaje | Comments(0)
インドを旅行している次男からの写真です。ご一緒に楽しんでいただければと思います。
I left Alleppey to Kochin to catch my flight to Delhi, last stop before I left to Thailand. My time in India was coming to an end so I felt that the most appropriate way to end it was to visit Gandhi’s memorial. Utter respect for this man!

Delhi – Ghandi Museum

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インドの滞在許可は3か月しかできないそうで、この後、次男はタイに移動。タイからの写真が届きました。


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by gyuopera | 2019-02-10 08:40 | 旅行 viaje | Comments(0)
インドを旅行中の次男からの写真。

Alleppey – Backwaters
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Alleppey beach at night time.
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by gyuopera | 2019-02-09 08:28 | 旅行 viaje | Comments(0)
サバティカル休暇を取ってインドを旅行している次男からの写真です。
ご一緒に楽しんでいただければと思います。

India was long in my list of countries to visit and I wanted to do it justice by having the time. It has been a spectacular adventure to visit this enormous and rich country full of life, colour, scenery, sound and smells. I know that I have only scrapped the tip of the iceberg so I know that I will be coming back for more!

Kochi – Streets
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Fish and seafood auction.
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by gyuopera | 2019-02-07 08:13 | 旅行 viaje | Comments(0)
インドを旅行中の次男からの写真です。

Top Station

A view point where you at the top of the valley and thus are able to see the clouds rising. Very impressive cloud formations!

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Wildlife Sanctuary

One of the key sites of the area is the animal sanctuary where you can go for different hikes with a ranger as your guide. The animals roam wildly so that is the reason why to go with a ranger. The sanctuary is located in a national forest with luscious green vegetation and waterfalls. Despite attempting to reach the park early, my journey to get there took 2 hrs as the main bridge to get there had crumbled during the flooding. That unfortunately meant that I missed the early morning window where all animals, such as elephants, go to the river to drink. Oh well, at least I got to see a real cobra!

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    レンタルバイク

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乗り合いタクシー
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by gyuopera | 2019-02-06 07:42 | 旅行 viaje | Comments(0)
サバティカル休暇を取ってインドを旅行中の次男からの写真です。ご一緒に楽しんでいただければと思います。
しばらく連絡がなかったので心配しましたが、元気に旅行を続けているようです。

After a week of chilling out in Goa, I eagerly took my next flight to go to Cochin. It was time to visit the region of Kerala, known for its beautiful scenery.

The road to Munnar was bumpy, unstable and muddy. You could clearly see in places the reminiscence of the floods that took place a month ago. Entire trees yanked out of their roots and mountains of mud on the side road. This however did not distract me from the amazing scenery. I had not seen anything like it in India so far. Hopefully the photos will do justice to it!

Munnar town itself is not much to report back on but the surroundings are absolutely stunning. The tropical vegetation and the stunning tea plantations that are omnipresent are simply incredible. I knew instantly that the only way to enjoy this area was to rent a motorcycle and go out exploring. I had been waiting for an opportunity to rent the legendary Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle and this was it. The bike did not disappoint!


スパイスプランテーション

パイナップル

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風景

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ダム
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A hole in the rocky mountain. Apparently long time ago it was used by a thief to hide.
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by gyuopera | 2019-02-05 07:26 | 旅行 viaje | Comments(0)
インドを旅行中の次男からの写真です。ご一緒に楽しんでいただけたらと思います。

The most expensive private residence in the world worth 1 billion dollars inhabited by a family of 7 persons with around 350 workers. Mumbai is a city of contrasts…
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Security outside the residence. Soldiers and armored vehicles…
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Mumbai – Dharavi Slums

Having done the tour, my definition of a slum completely changed, at least for the Dharavi one. Dharavi can be split into 2 areas, business and residential.

Business thrives in Dharavi and according to the guide the business generated out of it is worth millions of dollars! Examples of business are plastic and metal recycling, textile production linked to leather and other materials. Despite the high business activity the working conditions are not exactly great. People work long shifts, 12 to 14 hrs under dangerous conditions.

The residential area. The first thing you need to know is that 1 million persons live in 2 square kilometers! Having seen where they live I now understand how this is possible. The streets between the houses are extremely narrow and the access to the multi story residences are via a ladder and not stairs. Hygene is not always the best. However this is not the full story as this applies only to part of Dharavi. There are areas, where the first residences were first built, that are spacious, clean and charming with doctors and lawyers living there. Apparently some of the houses are valued at 1 million dollars! This is due to its strategic location, the airport being near and being in the center of Mumbai.

Another particularity of the slum is the way it is grouped. It is not by class/cast, religion or race but by language. The linguistic clusters are hindi, marathi and tamil. Integration takes place between the different communities so long as you speak the language. There are around 6 public schools where the residents can access freely. Part of the tour was to visit one of them.


Entrance to the slum area. No photos are allowed inside out of respect.
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Our guide Javi giving us a “class” in one of the public schools.
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Goa – Bird Sanctuary

Pretty mangroves but as I arrived late in the afternoon I saw very little wildlife. Normally at the right time and month you can see migrating birds.

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Mumbai – Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2018 Event
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↓クリックしていただけると励みになります。どうぞよろしくお願いいたします。
ヨーロッパランキング ジモモ バルセロナ
by gyuopera | 2019-01-09 08:43 | 旅行 viaje | Comments(0)

私と一緒にバルセロナを散歩しましょう Vamos a pasear conmigo en Barcelona!


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