Photography

Daily Photo • EAST MONGOLIA – PART I

Daily Photo • EAST MONGOLIA – PART I

With nomadic herders who stay living pretty much same style as hundred years ago, massive valleys of yellow grass, mountains, desserts and blue sky makes Mongolian a very unique country, quite different than anywhere else in the world. I get chance to visit Eastern part of this amazing place.
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Daily Photo • EAST MONGOLIA – PART II

Daily Photo • EAST MONGOLIA – PART II

Here is second set of pictures from this amazing country. We manage to drive over 3000km and just barely catch what Mongolia has to offer.
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Daily Photo • INDIA – TAMIL NADU – KANYAKUMARI

Daily Photo • INDIA – TAMIL NADU – KANYAKUMARI

South of India, Tamil Nadu history dates back to several thousand years. This state is rich in monuments and temples that are ancient and each has its own story of religious, artistic and cultural accomplishment. It is a land where traditions and culture blend and continue to live. Month of April is full of ceremonies and that’s when I went to witness them. Three cities got on my list, Trichy, Madurai, and most south-est point – Kanyakumari. It is known for amazing sunsets and sunrises which draws western and local travelers. For local people it looks like has more meaning than just beauty of nature, every morning crowds come to worship sunrise while bathing in waters where Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet.
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Daily Photo • INDIA – TAMIL NADU – TRICHY

Daily Photo • INDIA – TAMIL NADU – TRICHY

Trichy itself has a long history dating back to the centuries before the Christian era when it was a Chola citadel the city and its fort, as they stand today, were built by the Nayaks of Madurai. Most famous landmark of Tiruchirappalli (Trichy)  is the Rock Fort Temple, a spectacular monument perched on a massive rock which rises abruptly from the plain to tower over the old city. Visited this city during Hindu new year and it was full of local tourists, pilgrims and ceremonies.
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Daily Photo • SRI LANKA – PEOPLE

Daily Photo • SRI LANKA – PEOPLE

Sri Lanka is a tiny tear drop shaped island in the Indian Ocean. It is the essence of South Asia, with a tropical climate, lush green forests and rich history. You can find the attractions of neighboring India and Maldives in this land which is a hundred times smaller than India. People are friendly here, distances between tourist destinations are short, just one thing is the ticket price for what you get in tourist spots really cost more than other Asian countries. After 3 weeks of traveling in Sri Lanka I collected some portraits of local people.
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Daily Photo • SRI LANKA – NUWARA ELIYA

Daily Photo • SRI LANKA – NUWARA ELIYA

Nuwara Eliya (City of Lights), also known as ‘Little’ England’ blessed with a cool climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery. That’s where famous Ceilon Tee is born.
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Daily Photo • SRI LANKA – POLONNARUWA

Daily Photo • SRI LANKA – POLONNARUWA

For three centuries Polonnaruwa was a royal capital of both the Chola and Sinhalese kingdoms. It is nearly 1000 years old. The monuments are arranged in a reasonably compact garden setting and their development is easy to follow. It is best to explore by bicycle, which you can rent from several places in town.
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Daily Photo • SRI LANKA – KANDY

Daily Photo • SRI LANKA – KANDY

The last royal capital of Sri Lanka and a major tourist destination. City is located in the hills where temperatures are cooler, it is famous for the Temple of the Tooth and has many other temples around town. With pleasant Guest house I end up choose this city as a base to explore around Sri Lanka.
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Daily Photo • INDONESIA – JAVA – SURABAYA

Daily Photo • INDONESIA – JAVA – SURABAYA

Surabaya is Indonesia’s second-largest city with a population of over 2.7 million. On the way to Bromo I stopped there for a dayt and found busy night market with huge mosque in the middle. Since not many tourists go there I was really popular subject for local kids and grownups alike. Some parts of this city reminded me of run down Amsterdam.
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Daily Photo • INDONESIA – BALI – AROUND BALI WEEK I

Daily Photo • INDONESIA – BALI – AROUND BALI WEEK I

Bali is a place with a lot of rice fields, temples, ceremonies and tourists. After some years I came back just to realize that It is truly one of most beautiful islands I ever visited. Tourism is in full swing here and locals quickly cashing in. Prices are up and most temples now requires entrance fee. Still, scenery around you makes up for it  and friendly Bali people contributes for a pleasant stay on this island. It is easy to get around on motorbike so after few weeks of driving I got some pictures to share.
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