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Forum: Photos Yesterday, 06:45 PM
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To mkamionka: A steppe area

Thank you Mariusz,

This place is located in the southern part of Armenia, relatively close to Iran.
It is actually a kind of steppe area that turns into a desert area even further south. Hence...
Forum: Photos 11-28-2020, 10:32 AM
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To ikeharel: Not a wall

Thank you Ike,


What you see is white sand.
Between the boulders the shores of the Mekong had stretches of white sand on many places, like a beach on a river.
However, without beachgoers :)
...
Forum: Photos 11-27-2020, 03:57 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To jhm: Niet druk bewoond

Dank je John,

Neen, zeker niet druk bewoond.
Het was maar af en toe dat we een aantal huizen zagen.
Meestal groene heuvels, rotsen en zandstranden.

Vele groeten,
Paul
Forum: Photos 11-27-2020, 01:47 PM
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To macjake: Only one thing to do

Thank you Craig,


The people who made the 2-day boat tour also enjoyed it.
So did Malgo.

I know for me 1 day is sufficient.
The only thing you can do is looking at the scenery and that's...
Forum: Photos 11-27-2020, 01:38 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To ChrisJ: Boat travel on other rivers

Hello Chris,

Regarding the dams:
I know that it has affected boat travel on other rivers than the Mekong.

Before the dams were built other boat journeys on other rivers were possible.
Some of...
Forum: Photos 11-24-2020, 08:39 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
Thank you Chris, But it's not too far to...

Thank you Chris,

But it's not too far to walk.
I like discovering a city on foot.

All the best !
Paul
Forum: Photos 11-24-2020, 12:08 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To Royaldevon: The seats

Thank you Beverley,


The seats looked beautiful.
But it wasn't possible to recline them.
The journey was comfortable enough but the picture looks a bit more beautiful than the reality was :)
...
Forum: Photos 11-24-2020, 12:04 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To holmertz: Happy ending

Thank you Gert,


You were indeed in Yemen in the heyday of the kidnappers.
See: https://al-bab.com/kidnapping-foreigners-yemen-1996-2001

In 1988 no one had heard that kidnapping foreigners...
Forum: Photos 11-23-2020, 06:34 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
Hi Malgo, When you have to find an overnight...

Hi Malgo,

When you have to find an overnight stay for 9 people, you should of course hurry.

I took a sleeper bus in Laos, from Vientiane to Phonsavan, and it was very comfortable.
I’ve seen...
Forum: Photos 11-23-2020, 03:56 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To foxy: Travelling by yourself

Thank you Loong,


It's not difficult to travel by yourself through Laos.
On your picture you seem to be still very young. Lots of young people travel through Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
I'm...
Forum: Photos 11-22-2020, 10:04 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To emka: The famous hill in LP

Thank you Malgo,

Yes, I know that hill in Luang Prabang. The name is Mount Phou Si.
So already in 2003 there was a crowd of photographers.
In December 2019 there were so many people that you...
Forum: Photos 11-22-2020, 10:14 AM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To lousat: Staying longer

Thank you Luciano,


Well, I could have stayed longer there.
For my last and longer journey, I made a commitment not to rush and to take enough time when I needed it.

However, it didn't seem...
Forum: Photos 11-22-2020, 10:06 AM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To holmertz: Hygiene in hotels

Thank you Gert,

I found the hotel rooms in Laos to be of a surprisingly good quality.
Even better than in Thailand where my hotels were almost always very old buildings.
(Because of COVID-19 I...
Forum: Photos 11-20-2020, 05:08 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To burmaman: Pak Beng in 2019/2020

Thank you Ronny,


Today Pak Beng is a place with a wide choice of good budget accommodation. Also several good restaurants.
In the evening it seems very touristy. During the day it is dead....
Forum: Photos 11-20-2020, 04:43 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To holmertz: Not by boat?

Thank you Gert,

You entered the country via Ban Houaxay and write that in 1973 travelling by boat wasn't an option.
So how did you go from there to Luang Prabang and Vientiane?

I heard from...
Forum: Photos 11-20-2020, 02:31 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To mkamionka: Your wish list

Thank you Mariusz,


Yes, puts a journey through the Cyclades high on your wish list.

Best regards,
Paul
Forum: Photos 11-20-2020, 12:14 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To papagolf21: Genre d'humour

Merci beaucoup Philippe,

Cela doit être de l'humour canadien :)
Une fois, j'ai rencontré quelqu'un sur la Grand Place de Bruxelles qui ne comprenait pas pourquoi cette place et ces bâtiments...
Forum: Photos 11-19-2020, 04:43 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To BennyV: Vlakte der Kruiken

Bedankt Benny,

Zowel Vientiane als Luang Prabang hebben nu directe verbindingen met Phonsavan.
Vanuit Vientiane kan het met een slaapbus. Vanuit Luang Prabang overdag met een minibus.

In...
Forum: Photos 11-18-2020, 11:21 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To worldcitizen: Thank you

Thank you Brenda for the picture in the WS.

It's indeed more beautiful!

All the best!
Paul
Forum: Photos 11-14-2020, 05:55 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To emka: Enough photos until ...

Thank you Malgo,

Taking into account the number of journeys you've made, I suspect that you have enough photos until the sun in our planetary system goes out :)
And that will take a while.
...
Forum: Photos 11-14-2020, 12:25 PM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To mkamionka: More options

Thank you Mariusz,

So you've reached the point you've seen most pictures of your favourite TE members.
Except the fact you got more time for checking out the different galleries, it can also mean...
Forum: Photos 11-13-2020, 10:09 AM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To lousat: Haven't seen any organised trip there

Thank you Luciano,


I would like to say that I've never seen tourists on an organized trip in the north of Laos. There may be organized tours to the north, but I never saw such a group there.
In...
Forum: Photos 11-12-2020, 08:53 PM
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Views: 27
Posted By PaulVDV
To holmertz: For the rest of ...

Thank you Gert,

I first wanted to write what you suggest here.
But then I thought it would be a bit too arrogant on my part.
So I wrote 'during the rest of my life'.

Actually, I still have a...
Forum: Photos 11-12-2020, 09:54 AM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To emka: I realise it every day

Thank you Malgo,


I know ... I realise it every day.

Moreover, I was able to retire a few years earlier. But I decided not to because I really liked my job and I had a very pleasant work...
Forum: Photos 11-12-2020, 09:38 AM
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Posted By PaulVDV
To worldcitizen: Take care!

Thank you Brenda,

We saw the celebrations in NYC on TV. Everyone we saw wore a face mask.
What a contrast to the meetings organized by the current president. There, interviewees stated that they...
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