Friday, 26 December 2008

Jain Temple

Ranakpur (Rajasthan), India

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Lodging (VIII)

Chan Chich Lodge is located on a 130,000 acre private nature reserve in northwestern Belize at the heart of "La Selva Maya".
Situated in the plaza of an ancient Maya city and surrounded by a fantastic pristine forest, the site is a unique destination for eco-tourism.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Kom Ombo

The Temple of Kom Ombo is on the right bank of the Nile in the town of the same name, 30kms north of Assuam, Egypt. The building is unique because of its 'double' design as it was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and to the falcon god Horus. Its construction was started by Ptolomy VI (180-145 BC) at the beginning of his reign and added to by other Ptolemys.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Chichicastenango Market

Surrounded by valleys with nearby mountais looming overhead, Chichicastenango (2.030m) seems isolated from the rest of Guatemala.

On sundays villagers from through out the region walk for many hours carrying their wares to participate in the commerce here and religious brotherhoods often hold processions.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Staré Mesto

Staroméstské námestí, the Old City square, and surrounding streets, Prague, Czech Republic

Friday, 28 November 2008

U Bein Bridge

Longest teak bridge in the world (1,2kms) built in 1849 over the Taung-tha-man Lake.
Amarapura, Burma/Myanmar

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Saturday, 22 November 2008

The lost city of the Incas

Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian site located 2.400 meters above sea level on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru. It was built around the year 1460, but was abandoned as an official site for the Inca rulers a hundred years later, at the time of the spanish conquest of the Inca empire. Although known locally, it was said to have been forgotten for centuries when the site was brought to worldwide attention in 1911 by american historian Hiram Bingham. It is also one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Looking down you can see the train that connects Machu Picchu to Cuzco, a wonderful 6 hours journey through the most amazing sceneries.
Aguas Calientes is the last train stop. Once here you have to take a van to go to the site on top of the mountain.