Asia Tour 2005

a trip by Stephan and Klaudia Mandl
From: February 12th 2005
Until: December 18th 2005


Trip Length: 10 months
Blog Entries: 77
Photos: 1930
Words: 146923

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
February 13th 2005 1) Arrival in India Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Chennai
February 13th 2005 2) Mamallapuram our first contact with India Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Mahabalipuram
February 16th 2005 3) The Chola Temple of Chidambaram Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Chidambaram
February 17th 2005 4) Thanjavur and its World Heritage Site Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Thanjavur
February 19th 2005 5) Tiruchirappalli also known as Trichy Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Tiruchirappalli
February 20th 2005 6) Madurai the overcrowed city Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Madurai
February 22nd 2005 7) The Sea, the Arabian Sea at Varkala Asia » India » Kerala » Varkala
February 26th 2005 8) Kerala Backwater Trip Asia » India » Kerala » Kollam
February 26th 2005 9) Kochi, the European city Asia » India » Kerala » Kochi
March 1st 2005 10) Animal spotting at Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary Asia » India » Kerala » Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary
March 3rd 2005 11) Mysore the city of palaces Asia » India » Karnataka » Mysore
March 4th 2005 12) Mysore’s surroundings Asia » India » Karnataka » Mysore
March 6th 2005 13) Hassan and the Hoysala temples of Belur and Halebid Asia » India » Karnataka » Hassan
March 7th 2005 14) Bangalore - the IT capital of India Asia » India » Karnataka » Bangalore
March 9th 2005 15) Hampi - the capital of a forgotten empire Asia » India » Karnataka » Hampi
March 13th 2005 16) Badami and the cradle of Hindu Temple architecture in Aihole and Pattadakal Asia » India » Karnataka » Badami
March 14th 2005 17) Bijapur, Gulbarga and Bidar - Muslim architectural treasures Asia » India » Karnataka » Bijapur
March 19th 2005 18) Aurangabad and the famous caves of Ellora and Ajanta Asia » India » Maharashtra » Aurangabad
March 22nd 2005 19) Udaipur - welcome to Rajasthan Asia » India » Rajasthan » Udaipur
March 27th 2005 20) Ranakpur and its wonderful Jain temple complex Asia » India » Rajasthan » Ranakpur
March 29th 2005 21) Jodhpur and its mighty Mehrangarh Fort Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur
April 1st 2005 22) Jaisalmer - the golden city in the Thar desert Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaisalmer
April 4th 2005 23) Camel safari in the Thar desert around Jaisalmer Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaisalmer
April 6th 2005 24) Bikaner - the unexpected gem in the desert Asia » India » Rajasthan » Bikaner
April 8th 2005 25) Shekhawati, the region of the painted havelis Asia » India » Rajasthan » Shekhawati
April 9th 2005 26) Jaipur - Rajasthan’s colourful capital Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaipur
April 11th 2005 27) Jaipur’s Gangaur Festival Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaipur
April 14th 2005 28) Delhi - the metropolis of contrasts Asia » India » National Capital Territory » New Delhi
April 21st 2005 29) Barathpur and the Keoladeo National Park Asia » India » Rajasthan » Keoladeo National Park
April 26th 2005 30) The extraordinary Moghul city of Fatehpur Sikri Asia » India » Rajasthan » Fatehpur Sikri
April 27th 2005 31) Agra and the world’s most famous tomb Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Agra
April 29th 2005 32) Gwalior - again a terrible city with stunning monuments Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Gwalior
May 1st 2005 33) Orchha - an oasis of peace Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Orchha
May 3rd 2005 34) Datia and a hill full of white Jain temples Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Datia
May 4th 2005 35) Sanchi - a peaceful hill crowned by a group of stupas Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Sanchi
May 6th 2005 36) Khajuraho - it's not all about sex Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Khajuraho
May 10th 2005 37) The Bandhavgarh National Park famous for tigers Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Bandhavgarh NP
May 12th 2005 38) Varanasi - India's holiest city Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Varanasi
May 24th 2005 39) Rhino watching at Chitwan National Park Asia » Nepal » Chitwan
May 27th 2005 40) Pokhara - backpacker's dream on the Phewa Lake Asia » Nepal » Pokhara
June 3rd 2005 41) Kathmandu - testimony of Nepal's cultural wealth Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu
June 6th 2005 42) Patan - the artistic and architectural centre of Kathmandu Valley Asia » Nepal » Patan
June 9th 2005 43) Bhaktapur, a city exuding a sense of the past Asia » Nepal » Bhaktapur
June 11th 2005 44) The Friendship Highway from Kathmandu to Lhasa Asia » China » Tibet » Friendship Highway
June 15th 2005 45) Lhasa - the land of gods Asia » China » Tibet » Lhasa
June 20th 2005 46) The Jokhang Temple - the spiritual centre of Tibet Asia » China » Tibet » Lhasa
June 22nd 2005 47) The Tashilunpo Festival in Zhigatse Asia » China » Tibet » Zhigatse
June 25th 2005 48) The large Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Zhongdian Asia » China » Yunnan » Zhongdian
June 26th 2005 49) Lijiang - the capital of the Naxi culture Asia » China » Yunnan » Lijiang
June 28th 2005 50) Dali and its famous pagodas Asia » China » Yunnan » Dali
June 30th 2005 51) Hong Kong - South East Asia's metropolis Asia » Hong Kong
July 7th 2005 52) Our mid-trip crisis in Bali Asia » Indonesia » Bali
July 23rd 2005 53) Struggling through to the Komodo Dragons Asia » Indonesia » Komodo
July 30th 2005 54) Flores - our island of disasters Asia » Indonesia » Flores
August 7th 2005 55) Singapore - Asia's tiny model state Asia » Singapore
August 12th 2005 56) Melaka - Malaysia's oldest town Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City
August 16th 2005 57) Our close encounter with the ‘hairy man’ Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Bukit Lawang
August 18th 2005 58) The centre of the Batak culture at Lake Toba Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Lake Toba
August 22nd 2005 59) Bogor's beautiful Botanical Garden Asia » Indonesia » Java » Bogor
August 24th 2005 60) Yogyakarta - Indonesia's cultural capital Asia » Indonesia » Java » Yogyakarta
August 30th 2005 61) Prambanan, Indonesia's greatest Hindu monument Asia » Indonesia » Java » Prambanan
September 1st 2005 62) Borobudur - the world's largest Buddhist Stupa Asia » Indonesia » Java » Borobudur
September 3rd 2005 63) The sulphurous world of Mount Bromo Asia » Indonesia » Java » Mount Bromo
September 5th 2005 64) Lovina - a good combination of beach and culture Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Lovina
September 9th 2005 65) Ubud - where Bali’s cultural heart beats Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud
September 13th 2005 66) Kuala Lumpur - a tale of economic success Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur
September 17th 2005 67) The Perhentian Islands - a paradisiac place to relax Asia » Malaysia » Terengganu » Perhentian Besar
September 20th 2005 68) The multi-cultural panache of Georgetown Asia » Malaysia » Penang » George Town
September 29th 2005 69) Koh Phi Phi - the setting of a blockbuster Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don
October 9th 2005 70) Mandalay - Myanmar's golden city Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Mandalay
October 12th 2005 71) The royal cities around Mandalay Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Mandalay
October 14th 2005 72) Monywa - One million Buddhas and we still did not have enough Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Monywa
October 16th 2005 73) Lake Inle - a beautiful place to cool down Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Inle Lake
October 17th 2005 74) The great Phaung Daw U festival Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Inle Lake
October 20th 2005 75) Caves, monasteries and pagodas around Lake Inle Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Inle Lake
October 21st 2005 76) Myanmar’s plain of wonders in Bagan Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Bagan
October 26th 2005 77) Bagan, the Buddhist plain of merit Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Bagan
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