Here are an additional 40 small pictures (total size about 1 meg) from a 5 week Asia vacation trip in November and December 2004. Travels included Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand.
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Here's the 4 word summary of each destination:
Japan / Classic Mt. Fuji shot from the Tokaido Shinkansen
Japan / The A-Bomb Dome in the Hiroshima Peace Park. This is a reconstruction of one of the buildings near the atomic bomb blast.
Japan / The moat around Tokyo's Imperial Gardens
Japan / Kyoto hillsides in late November, near the Kyomizu-dera temple
Japan / An enormous temple at Chion-in in Kyoto
Japan / Capsule hotel in Fukuoka. Yes, it's small, but I fit fully stretched out just fine. Complete with TV, radio, alarm, and air vents; toilets down the hall. About $50USD.
Japan / The Fukuoka capsule hotel from the outside. This featured fancy communal baths on the top 2 floors and the rooftop.
Japan / Cool looking bridge in Fukuoka. Reminiscent of the Zakim bridge in Boston.
Japan / Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series train
Japan / In the Hakone area on lake Ashinoko, the Pirate Ship--a tourist ship shuttling the lake between gondolas and buses
Japan / In Kyoto, a lowered Toyota minivan; you don't see these in the US...
Japan / Japan would not be complete without Hello Kitty, and Kitty apparently drives a stylish Toyota (that's Lexus to some) convertible
Singapore / Outdoor food stall in Chinatown, filled with an endless variety of inexpensive dishes
Singapore / I can be bought!
Singapore / A monkey hanging out in a Singapore park. Note the turtle swimming behind the monkey.
Singapore / Government built housing: orderly, efficient, and/or monotonous, depending on your point of view
Malaysia / One of the Petronas towers
Malaysia / Jungle shot from the slow but relaxed Singapore to Kuala Lumpur train
Malaysia / Downtown Kuala Lumpur, featuring terrible traffic but efficient and inexpensive new urban rail lines
Malaysia / Malaysia's largest hotel, located up in the mountainous Genting Highlands
New Zealand / Spectactular shoreline on the west coast of the south island
New Zealand / Poporari River in the Paparoa National Park on the west side of the south island
New Zealand / Franz Josef glacier on the west side of the south island
New Zealand / Shoreline view seen from a quality walking track in Abel Tasman National Park on the north end of the south island
New Zealand / Coastside mountains on the eastern shore of the south island
New Zealand / Sheep with a view from the eastern shore of the south island
New Zealand / Seals hanging out on the eastern shore of the south island
New Zealand / The Toyota Echo rental car along the eastern shore of the south island
Australia / Lady Musgrave Island, part of the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef
Australia / Long fish swimming near the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef
Australia / Sunset from the east facing beach north of Noosa
Australia / Spectacular weather with waterspout (maybe) from Mt Coolum, near Noosa
Australia / The Christmas lights say "Merry Christmas Bargara", Bargara, Queensland. Took this picture wearing shorts and flip-flops.
Australia / Waterfall near the Great Ocean Road, near Lorne, west of Melbourne
Australia / One of the 12 Apostles, along the Great Ocean Road, west of Melbourne
Australia / An offer from the agricultural belt west of Melbourne
Australia / "Which way does the toilet water swirl?" everyone asked me. The answer is: Straight down with great force. No swirling involved.
Australia / Inner suburban Melbourne, with commuter train (above) and tram (down the road).
Australia / The Holden Astra rental car. Yes, GM does make a fun to drive small car, and it's just half a world away.
Australia / Virgin Blue (Australia's largest discount airline), Boeing 737s
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