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Forum: Photos 08-11-2022, 12:10 PM
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To PaulVDV: Back to Cairo

Hi Paul

I walked back to the main road and called a taxi to Giza Metro station then caught a train back to Dokki station. From there a 5 minute walk back to my hotel.
Forum: Photos 08-02-2022, 07:52 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To lousat: 3.5 Pyramids

Hi Luciano

Three and a half then. The silhouette of the smaller Queen's tomb is visible below the big one at right.
Forum: Photos 07-20-2022, 12:34 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To holmertz: Ani

Hej Gert

Part of the roof collapsed during the 1319 AD earthquake. The Turkish Government has been stabilizing many structures in Ani ghost town, including this one. I am glad I saw the town...
Forum: Photos 07-09-2022, 03:34 PM
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Views: 39
Posted By ChrisJ
To holmertz: Restaurant.

Hej Gert

The majority of trip advisors rated the food and service as 4 stars and atmosphere as 4.5 stars. Here's a typical review.

"A great place, especially if you come from overseas. It...
Forum: Photos 06-25-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By ChrisJ
Hi Luciano This is the one that I sometimes...

Hi Luciano

This is the one that I sometimes see around Brisbane.

https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2017/02/hypolimnas_bolina_big.jpg
Forum: Photos 06-09-2022, 07:42 AM
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Views: 32
Posted By ChrisJ
To emka: Too far, too expensive

Hello Malgo

Most of the flights from here are triple the price they use to be or higher, plus I have already been to Bali and Singapore several times. Additionally Covid transmission here is...
Forum: Photos 04-30-2022, 11:24 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To ifege: Coochie Mudlo Island

Hi Ian

You should visit Coochie Mudlo Island which is accessible by boat from the Victoria Point carpark. Much closer to Wynnum than Redcliffe.
...
Forum: Photos 04-30-2022, 11:22 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To ifege: Coochie Mudlo Island

Hi Ian

You should visit Coochie Mudlo Island which is accessible by boat from the Victoria Point carpark. Much closer to Wynnum than Redcliffe.
...
Forum: Photos 04-30-2022, 10:57 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To macjake: Ramses V/ VI interior

There wasn't all that much inside. The one place I really would have liked to have taken photos was in the tomb of Ramses V / VI in the Valley of the Kings. Very colourful and in very good...
Forum: Photos 04-27-2022, 01:19 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
Hi Gert Certainly not a shopping 'bad'. The...

Hi Gert

Certainly not a shopping 'bad'. The shopping would only be bad if you were overcharged! Or the bag broke!
Forum: Photos 04-24-2022, 04:12 AM
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Views: 33
Posted By ChrisJ
To Royaldevon: Doorway person

Hello Bev

I didn't have to wait long as all 6 of the tour buses from Aswan went in a caravan convoy with armed Egyptian guards in the front and rear in case any Sudanese got any ideas about rich,...
Forum: Photos 04-15-2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By ChrisJ
Climate

Hallo Paul

Here's a map showing the various climates in Australia. Most people live in the blue temperate zone. For sure the central deserts and grasslands are hot, but it can snow in elevated...
Forum: Photos 04-15-2022, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By ChrisJ
Climate

Hallo Paul

Here's a map showing the various climates in Australia. Most people live in the blue temperate zone. For sure the central deserts and grasslands are hot, but it can snow in elevated...
Forum: Photos 04-14-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By ChrisJ
Internal migration

Hi Paul

A lot of people over 45 move from Melbourne, a fast paced energetic city of 5 million, to rural Tasmania with a slower pace and more relaxing scenery. But people under 25 find Tasmania...
Forum: Photos 03-12-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 36
Posted By ChrisJ
To holmertz: Swastika

Hi Gert

Now I am wondering if the current Russian fad of depicting a Z everywhere is in fact 1/2 of the swastika emblem? Two Z's overlapping gives a swastika. The other theories are 1. the...
Forum: Photos 03-12-2022, 10:11 AM
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Views: 28
Posted By ChrisJ
To emka: No crocs or jellyfish.

Hi Malgo

Too far south for Crocodiles and Box Jellyfish (Maryborough north), and many Qld Beaches are netted and patrolled, unlike NSW. But after the recent floods there are a lot of bacteria in...
Forum: Photos 03-03-2022, 09:03 AM
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Views: 28
Posted By ChrisJ
To ifege: Floods

Thanks Ian.

Stay safe. 500k NSW people under evacuation orders or watches. I'm high and dry although getting around in Brisbane is difficult at the moment with public transport crippled. Here's...
Forum: Photos 02-22-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 39
Posted By ChrisJ
To holmertz: Riverside Youth Centre

Hej Gert

And there it is! Opposite Fatherland Park in the distance. With Riverside at left.

https://prnt.sc/-IZOFAFujw7r

https://prnt.sc/mEDpT_t33ZGq
Forum: Photos 02-10-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 37
Posted By ChrisJ
To ifege: Cousin Itt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpVo4bYCnLs
Forum: Photos 01-28-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 64
Posted By ChrisJ
Saddam

Hej Gert

Thanks for posting. Considering Saddam wasn't executed until December 2006, long after the war had finished, I was mistaken that he was summarily executed. So yes, he had a trial,...
Forum: Photos 01-24-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By ChrisJ
Getting around

Hi Malgo

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/mongolia/narratives/practical-information/transport/getting-around

I came in by train from Beijing to Ulan Bator. I applied for a Mongolian visa in...
Forum: Photos 01-24-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By ChrisJ
To emka: Meriton Suites

Hi Malgo

Yes that's the Meriton Suites Apartment building in Herschel Street owned by Harry Triguboff, a Russian Jew who escaped Russia penniless to China during the takeover by Lenin, and they...
Forum: Photos 01-24-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By ChrisJ
Hi Malgo I'd look at Mongolia. Like Italy...

Hi Malgo

I'd look at Mongolia. Like Italy and Greece, it is a country most people would like to go back to a 2nd or 3rd time. Turtle Rock, Lake Hovsgol and the South Gobi Desert are fascinating...
Forum: Photos 01-09-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 40
Posted By ChrisJ
To emka: On a hillside

Hi Malgo

It's on a steep hill. Look at the 2 arched doors at right. There is a triangle that is smallest at left with 2 sides at right.
Forum: Photos 12-31-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 49
Posted By ChrisJ
To mkamionka: Ibis Hotel

Hi Mariusz

I stayed in the Ibis Hotel in Warsaw. We have the same hotels here too. A safe, happy, and travel filled 2022 to you and your family / friends.
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