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The now empty deck. Well, almost. The central pillar probably housed the funnels in the steam days. The boats nowadays are diesel powered. HK, Jan/ Feb. 2012.

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And this set of photographs is housed in a display cabinet shaped like the front end of one of the later KCR train sets. HK, Jan/ Feb. 2012

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Being a small city, there are no intra-city buses in Davao city. Instead, short hop on and hop off services are provided by these pint sized mylti cabs with rear entry and exit. The destination is painted on the front windshield. You simply hop on...

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Macau Tourism office is located in the building to the left. The entire area opposite the office, i.e. Senado Square proper, is set in white and black tiles, patterned to resemble a flowing river. Tourists from all nationalities were here, China, ...

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A gentle reminder- sign just above the exit from the large stone gate into the temple grounds. (Cebu, Philippines, May 2013)

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Not my the best of my photographs, I decided to keep this anyway as the squirrel here is seen sitting on a maple leaf, the national symbol of Canada. So it was a happy co-incidence. The critters are quite unmindful of humans and allow you to appro...

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An interesting side street, comprising of boats and a row of houses. The water was black and murky throughout. The locals use this same water for bathing, cooking, washing, and even for toilet purposes. Frightening. (Siem Reap, Cambodia, Oct. 2008)

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A dummy or mannequin portrays what it might have been like to be caged like that in an old train car. Imagine, there was a real human being caged in there once. And I'm not sure he was the only occupant of the train car. Hot, uncomfortable, a...

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Back in the good old days this is a simple blackboard departures board at the erstwhile train station where timings of arriving/ departing trains were filled in by chalk by station staff. A far cry indeed from today's multi platform all steel...

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Settling down inside the warm and cosy restaurant waiting for our hot soup to arrive. as it turned out, we were the only cheapstakes ordering soup. (and later tea). People were arriving in family groups looking for brunch. Despite darkening due to...

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Despite my general dislike for bus tours, our tour guide Tootsie was a wonderful individual, always ready with a smile. She even made a joke at my expense much to the amusement of the rest of the passengers! This is me posing with Tootsie. (Puerto...

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Traditional Sri Lankan handicrafts on sale in shop in Colombo International Airport. The masks are a big Sri Lanka speciality, unfortunately, we did not visit the area in which they are made. Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2011                          ...

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Remember what I'd mentioned in previous pictures about the sheltered bamboo forest walk? We are in the front of th is shrine now, and find that it is dedicated to Guanyin, the Taoist goddess of mercy. Note the round window behind the statues....

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The teeming masses inside the Man Mo temple in Tai Po. Note incense coils hanging overhead. (Jan/ Feb. 2012)

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In Toronto airport now, awaiting my flight to Dubai via Amsterdam. In comparison to Ottawa's almost rural airport, Toronto airport is HUGE and very busy. Toronto Pearson International Airport (also known as Lester B. Pearson International Air...

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The main street in Tai Po, gaily decorated with Chinese lanterns for the Chinese New Year (CNY). Keung hei fat choi everyone! This is the year of the Dragon. HK, Jan/ Feb. 2012

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Modern porta cabin houses too rest on stilts. I really can't figure out what's going on. HK, Jan/ Feb. 2012

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Another ferry boat alongside ours, but a couple of wharfs down the line. That ship was decidedly larger than ours. Apart from Tagbilaran, Bohol, there are scores of other destinations where one can travel by ferry from Cebu. I was told that some t...

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Serious research aside, the centre also finds time for tourist kitsch. The girl at the booking window also serves as the sales lady for these butterfly themed trinkets which are displayed on a wide shelf below the ticket window. These gifts are ap...

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No. 1, Peking St., a famous eatery in Kowloon. This string of lights right along the escalator was tempting, but it was too early for dinner, and it seemed too crowded out there, so I decided to pass. Slight camera shake as I probably underestimat...

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