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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 15

Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 15

The monumental building in the photo below is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, one of the modern icons of Singapore’s Chinatown. Though at first glance it may seem like an old structure, it’s actually very new. After a 2 year-long and S$62 million-worth construction, it was opened as recently as 2007. The temple is considered […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 13

Monday, February 27, 2012

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 13

The Merlion in Singapore is as iconic to it as the Eiffel Tower in Paris.  The half mermaid half lion creature is a well recognised symbol of the tiny island country. The lion head apparently referring to the lion spotted by Prince Sang Nila Utama when he re-discovered Singapura in 11 AD and the fish […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 12

Friday, February 3, 2012

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 12

The Borobudur monument located on the island of Java is the single most visited tourist attraction in Indonesia and not without reason. Built in the 9th century it remains an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists to this date, especially during the occasion of Vesaka commemorating the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautam Buddha. The […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 11

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 11

The island of Bali in Indonesia has its own unique culture, different from the rest of the country. One aspect of this being that its dominant religion is Hinduism. This mix of Hindu and Indonesian culture is a topic wide enough for a book or even a PhD. So I won’t be covering that in […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 09

Friday, December 2, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 09

Nasr ol Molk mosque in Shiraz is one of the most photogenic sights in Iran. This fairly new mosque was completed in 1888 and gained popularity mostly thanks to its beautiful stained glass windows. If you want to admire the place in all of its splendor, you need to pay a visit as early as […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 08

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 08

This picture was taken at the tomb of perhaps Iran’s most loved and celebrated poet – Hafez, in the city of Shiraz. A country once known across the world for its prose and poetry, is today hardly remembered for the same. It was incredible to watch the reactions of the people who came here, almost […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 07

Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 07

Iran is a surprising country when it comes to its landscapes. It isn’t quite just dry and sandy as most of the countries in the Middle East. During our first few days here, we had to regretfully leave the company of the new friends we’d made in Tabriz and head on to the other places […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 06

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 06

Cappadocia is world-renowned mostly thanks to its Fairy Chimneys, the unique rock formations that make this place truly unearthly. The best way to observe them is from one of the many hiking trails spread across the countryside. This photo was taken during our hike on one of the trails leading from Göreme (a quaint little […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 05

Friday, October 14, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 05

Though it doesn’t usually get quite the acclaim as its neighbor Sultan Ahmed Mosque (also known as Blue Mosque), and is neither the biggest nor the oldest, but the Suleymaniye Mosque pictured here is definitely the grandest of them all. Commissioned by the greatest and most powerful of the Ottoman sultans – ‘Suleymaniye the Great’ […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 04

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 04

Istanbul is a city spread across two continents – Europe and Asia, divided from each other by the navy blue waters of the Bosphorus (or Istanbul Strait). For the convenience of the citizens, different parts of the city are connected with each other by multiple bridges as well as with a network of ferries cruising […]

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