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    in progress. pls ignore the contents first and hold off from posting in this thread, thank you.

    This thread is meant to consolidate my threads and to provide available data i have for my itineraries which may or may not be useful. Document while i can still remember. Those interested in the itineraries or other available infomation can read what is remarked here. For better pictures from others, check out here.

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    01 02 03 04 05

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    Horizontal Series.
    01. 2008/06 Ladakh, 02. 2007/10 Perth, 03. 2007/08 Keelong, 04. 2007/06 Bali, 05. 2007/01 Uttar Pradesh

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    06 07 08 09 10

    Please click on the image to access the respective galleries/threads

    Horizontal Series.
    06. 2006/10 North Laos, 07. 2006/10 Chiang Rai, 08. 2006/10 Bangkok, 09. 2006/07 HK, 10. 2006/01 Seoul

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    01 02 03 04 05

    Please click on the image to access the respective galleries/threads

    Vertical Series.
    01. 2008/06 Ladakh, 02. 2007/10 Perth, 03. 2007/08 Keelong, 04. 2007/06 Bali, 05. 2007/01 Uttar Pradesh

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    06 07 08 09 10

    Please click on the image to access the respective galleries/threads

    Vertical Series.
    06. 2006/10 North Laos, 07. 2006/10 Chiang Rai, 08. 2006/10 Bangkok, 09. 2006/01 Seoul, 10. 2005/12 Alisan

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    Miscellaneous

    Malaysia: Kota & Mt Kinabalu M
    Japan C: Tokyo, Nikko M-- ; Taiwan C: H, V, M- ; Australia C/D: Queensland H, V, M--
    Vesak 2007 H, V, Thaipusam 2008 H: horizontal, V: vertical, S: square; M: mixed; C: compact; D: DSLR; -: pics partly lost; --: mostly or all lost

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    2009/06 Sarajevo, Herzegovina, South Dalmatia



    Travel Summary: photographic trip

    Maps:
    Dubrovnik region

    Accomodation:
    Dubrovnik

    Power:
    Euro 2 small round pin (same as what you usually see in smaller electrical appliances), 220-240 Volts.
    http://www.adaptelec.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=142

    Language:
    Croatian to English Translation

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    2008/06 Ladakh - New Delhi, Manali, Keylong, Sarchu, Leh, Hunder, Spangmik


    Another map to show its location
    Initial itinerary with some information (red, orange, black: country, region, venue of accomodation)

    Travel Summary: photographic trip
    Short notes on India written 2007 Jun
    Cost spent: <S$450 in 11 days (6man group), <$100 in delhi in 2 days, $90 visa, flight to delhi $750-1100 depends on season/airline
    Accomodation: Manali Apple View, Keylong, Sarchu Camp, Leh Lumbini, Hunder Snowleopard, Spangmik camp
    Transport: Antrek Travels
    Acute mountain sickness (AMS): Manali - Leh highway, how to avoid AMS?
    Clubsnap threads in himachal pradesh and ladakh: thl, aichap, redoxsim, AReality, oeyvind Hemis, Manali-Leh highway, Leh; Youtube video by redoxsim


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    2007/10 Perth - Perth, Fremantle, Busselton, Margaret River Region, Pinnacles Desert


    Australia: Nambung to Margaret River H, V

    Travel Summary: non-photographic trip
    "My october visit isn't a self planned. i went for a wedding. Perth is typical city scenes, probably king's park and swan tower. Nearest outlet is fremantle port. In nearby excursion, york town, wave rock and pinnacles desert are nice as well. A relatively famous but further away excursion is busselton jetty.

    If you have another 3-5 more days to spare on top of above, you can make a huge difference by venturing into Margaret river and Albany. There are wines, sheeps and lighthouse. Albany has those windmills. At least 3 days to cover magaret river, at least 5 days to cover till albany. Vehicle is required, no public transport there.

    You will not get the same kind of photofriendliness from Australians as compare to the Japanese and Indians, and be careful when shooting when there are postcards in sale. Last of all, beware of swarms of flies in summer, prepare or buy a mosquito-net head-gear on the way."


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    2007/08 Keelong - Bisha, Cimetiere Francais, Miaokou, Baimiweng, Kanziding, Waimushan, Ghost Festival Carnival


    Taiwan: Keelung H, V, Taichung M, Alisan V

    Travel Summary: semi-photographic trip

    "Initially wanted to cover Keelung as well as Ilan province, but ended up only in Keelung. Also have other non photographic trips to Taiwan previously."

    Picture galleries for inspiration and planning
    1. nice pictures from Taiwan
    2. Alidarbac and other links in my thread

    General information
    1. Travel subforum for Expatriats in Taiwan
    2. North Taiwan travel web (in Chinese)
    3. Taiwan.net: Northeast coast (in Chinese)
    4. Yilan travel web (in Chinese)
    5. Toucheng goat farm in Ilan (in Chinese)

    Accomodation
    1. Northeast coast of Keelung, Weilan Sea View Hotel 蔚藍海景旅店 (in Mandarin), close to open fish harbour at Bisha, need to walk at least 30mins to rocks for coastal shots (from google map, I was too late in getting up and did not manage to reach that location, but by estimation about that duration)
    2. List of hotels and addresses (in Chinese); no further information in this link
    3. Ilantravel accomodation (in Chinese); can linked to individual sites by districts

    Maps
    1. find it in google map
    2. okgo (in Chinese)


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    2007/06 Bali - Sanur, Ubud, Klungklung, Pura Tanah Lot, Ulu Watu, Kuta


    Indonesia: Bali H, V

    Travel Summary: semi-photographic trip

    "My trip didn't turn out as good as i hope, but with some good input and homework, Bali often turn out a very happy location for most. Night86mare is very happy with his output and if i got to see what he had, i would also be. I have never seen him with that many portraits attempt, but Bali is the place for that and probably the reason for the number of portraits."

    timing and lighting estimate
    pre-sunrise 530-600am (beautiful sky)
    sunrise 6-7am (beautiful foreground)
    late afternoon glow 4-5pm (good light on buildings)
    pre-sunset 530-6pm (get prepared for the best)
    sunset 6pm
    post sunset glow 6-620pm


    transport
    hassle free but limited timing tourist bus from perama: http://www.peramatour.com/products/shuttle_bus.php
    metered taxi are expensive for long distances, and seems counted by time/not distance, hence when they travel at 20-50kmph.... duh....
    300-400K rupiah per full day 8hrs per van/taxi
    driver will estimate charge by distance covered.
    those services you can get from pamplets at the airport: US$35 per 5hrs, US$40 per 8hrs, US$45 per 10hrs, US$50 per 12hrs, US$5 every extra hours


    accomodation
    point of view: if your family going budget... no need hot water as it is hot there, fan is good enough most of the time. if not, doesn't matter what i say.

    i stayed at watering house in sanur and sania's house in ubud.
    strongly recommend sania's house for close distance to central, to market and to soccer field, also honest service with good facilities. sania_house@yahoo.com

    at kuta, i stayed at berlian inn (80k) at jalan sorga (branching from poppies gang 1), but power is down at night forcing me to change hotel the next day. rita's house is too old though cheap, minpi i ignore when they jack the price up from 80 to 150k, 150 to 400k. in the end chose sari yasa samudra next to the beach, felt cheated as they jacked the price when paying from US$23 to US$28 with some tax never mentioned upfront. funny thing is that you lose out by paying in rupiah, and if you pay in US$, they dun give you change in US$.


    padi field
    http://www.hillmanwonders.com/bali/r...bali.htm#_vtop

    vertical enough to shoot: Tegallalang
    sunset-facing, go in late afternoon or evening

    wide horizon, good to admire but hard to shoot: Jatiluwih
    2.5hrs of driving from kuta, due to mountainenous route

    Sayan terrace (just west of central ubud)
    do a search, saw a postcard after leaving ubud

    best time for padi lush: jan & aug (according to driver)


    beaches
    east coast is good for staying, wake up for sunrise, then book tranport for further places in the west coast for sunset.


    temple or places went
    ulu watu (south): watch out the monkeys
    purah tanah lot (southwest): go at 4-5pm and enjoy the change over the next 2 hours.
    ubud (central south): catch some performances there
    kunung kawi (central): so-so
    kertha gosa (central east): not bad
    teganan (central east): not bad
    tirta ganga (east): not recommended, boring


    other places other people goes but i didn't
    lovina (north): dolphin and whales trip
    tumbalen (northeast): USS loyalty shipwreck & diving
    the central mountains: be careful of the unhealthy touts/mountain agency there, but if you pay and wanted to get up, should be ok.
    bersaik (east): another money grubbing place
    jimbaran (south, face west): seafood, can ask for free transport to/fro kuta via your hotel
    seminyak (south, face west): pubs


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    2007/01 Uttar Pradesh - New Delhi, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra
    India: Delhi, Agra, Allahabad, Varanasi H, V Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh H, V
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    2006/10 North Laos - Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang, Luang Namtha, Muang Sing, Adima, also in Thailand: Chiang Hong, Chiang Rai, Bangkok
    Laos: Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang, Muangsing H-, V
    Thailand: Bangkok H, V, Chiang Rai Province H, V
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    2006/07 HK - Kowloon, Cheung Chau
    China: HK H, M-, Guangzhou, Zhaoqing H, V
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    2006/01 Seoul - Seoul, Suwon, DMZ
    Korea: Seoul, Suwon, DMZ H, V, M-

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