Burkina Faso and Volunterring with ICS

June 28, 2017

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Lenin, Lenin Everywhere...

December 7, 2014

Calling all Lenin lovers: a collection of Lenins from across Russia and the former Soviet Union. 

A pink granite Lenin stands in typical pose on a huge revolutionary square in the centre of Chita, in sou...

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Northern Ireland And The Giant's Causeway

November 7, 2014

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The sun shines through low clouds, picking out the rolling hills and lush picture postcard landscape for which Ireland is rightly famous.

From Belfast to the Giant's Causeway a narrow, winding country road, follows the rugg...

 

A Glance At Kyrgyzstan

June 16, 2014

In the shadow cast by the Burana Tower, horseriders stand in the shade resting from the 40 degree heat. Originally 45m high, a major earthquake in the 15th century destroyed the top half of the tower, reducing it to its current height of 25m and leaving the tower 

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Murghab Horse Festival

August 12, 2014

A young girl gets dressed up and mounts a horse ready to play Kyz-kumay at Murghab Horse Festival in the far East of Tajikistan. Kyz-kumay  (the kissing game) is a traditional Kyrgyz wedding ritual, where a male rider ...

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Flawless Singapore

April 20, 2014

A polar bear sits in his pool keeping cool in the hot and humid atmosphere at Singapore Zoo. The zoo is one of the best in the world, renowned for spacious natural enclosures and free-roaming animals.

 

Singapore’s National Parks...

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Georgetown's Street Art

April 14, 2014

Georgetown is a colonial city on an island to the west of the Malaysian mainland. Historically known for its colonial city centre, with shops dating from the 19th century to the 1930s,  more recently it...

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Angkor's Faces

March 14, 2014

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, it contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the...

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Islands

January 9, 2014

The Philippines has more than 7,100 islands, often with unbelievably beautiful coastlines. The sea teams with wildlife and the country is part of an area known as the Coral Triangle, recognis...

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Southern China

January 1, 2014

The sun sets behind a small lakeside pagoda, a little distance out of the city Lijiang, Yunnan Province. 

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Sichuan Province, China

November 30, 2013

Hundreds of people walk slowly down the zig-zagging steps to view the 1,200 year-old Grand Buddha of Leshan. 

 

The 71-metre tall stone statue was built by monks during the Tang Dynasty,  in the hope...

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Xi'an And The Terracotta Army Of Shaanix Province, China

November 17, 2013

The ancient capital city of Xi'an is most famous for being the jumping off point for the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army.  Like any city in China, it hums with the sounds of millions of people...

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Shanxi Province, China

November 10, 2013

The Hanging Temple is cast in the cool shade of the cliff it is built into, hanging up to 75 metres above the ground in the Shanxi province of China. 

Built nearly 1,500 years ago it's not only known for its location b...

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Mongolian Life

October 10, 2013

All manner of livestock can be found over Mongolia, all important to the nomads that live there. Animals and humans alike have adpated to the extreme life of harsh deserts, flat exposed plains, few water sou...

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Ulanbataar Inside And Out

November 9, 2013

To the eyes of a European, Mongolia's culture, food, fashion, landscapes and even sports feel so far removed from any found in Europe that they might as well be going back to the times of Genghis Khan. Mogno...

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Mother Russia And The Soviet Pride Of Stalingrad

September 23, 2013

A little out of the city central of Volgograd, historically called Stalingrad after the old Soviet leader, opposite a large sporting complex, a vast monument of Mamayev Kurgan has been built to commemorate t...

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On And Off The Trans-Siberian Railway

September 20, 2013

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The Trans-Siberian railway is a massive network  connecting Moscow with the Far East of Russia. It's 9,289 km long and is easily the longest railway line in the world. There are connecting branch lines into Mongo...

 

Armenia

September 7, 2013

Armenia's stonehenge, Zorats Karer or Karahunj is a group of roughly hewn rocks standing in circles. Some have a holes carved into them contributing to the theory that they may have been used for observing t...

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Georgia

September 16, 2013

A shepherd woman returns from herding her flock of sheep out of the village of Svaneti for a day's grazing. Behind her a defensive tower stands between 20-25 metres tall. Built from the 9th century to t...

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Unseen History In Eastern Turkey

August 27, 2013

Turkey has a long and colourful history. From Lycian to Roman to Byzantine to Ottoman Turk, Turkey has been the land gateway of trade between Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Important historical sites that...

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Pamukkale, Turkey

August 25, 2013

Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site of hot springs and terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing of water.

The terraces are visit by thousands of tourists every day who love h...

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Ballooning Over Cappadocia

August 16, 2013

Balloons fly over Cappadocia's unusual landscape as the sun rises in central Turkey.

Hundreds of hot air balloons take flight every dawn for look at extraordinary views.

Ancient volcanic eruptions blanket...

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Aegean Region, Turkey

August 12, 2013

A goat stands atop of castle ruins above Fethiye. 

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Istanbul, Turkey

August 3, 2013

In the spice bazaar, down town Beyoğlu area, herbs hang up drying, ready to be sold. 

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Chisinau, Moldova

June 10, 2013

During a parade in central Chisinau, a sailor hands round a bottle of strong local spirit to his comrades. Moldova is a landlocked country and the people attending the parade were all senior citizens who wer...

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