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Most Exotic Place You've Visited.....Photos Please!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stanford Guitar, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Stanford Guitar

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    Thanks! Actually, the place is so incredible it's easy to take great photos.
     
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    im not well traveled..but ive been to jersey!
     
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    No, I gotcha. It was just my clumsy attempt to defend Jersey. "Yo, we're exotic!"
     
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    Bamiyan, summer of '78... 6mths or so before the russians moved in proper...

    I had to hide on the floor of the bus to avoid a checkpoint search for foreigners going out of kabul, friendly locals covered me... changed bus at a turnoff up the road to Bamiyan, an old ford transit van bus full of locals... there were very few people up there for the 3 days I was there.. I didn't see any other travelers..

    6,000 yr old Buddhas, I think?...

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    local guy offered to show me through the tunnels inside the cliffs to get onto the statues head to look over a nice green valley.. head view big.jpg


    sneaky pic out the bus window as we left the checkpoint....
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  6. Stanford Guitar

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    Pretty awesome! Every exotic place I go, I always meet at least one Aussie and German!
     
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    I took this on my Nikon DSLR. I think it was in Texas or something if I remember correctly.
     
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    Boropudur Java . An ancient Hindu temple discovered in the jungle by Raffles of the East India Co. Sorry- that was years before cameras in phones so only have paper photographs.
     
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    These cities/locations in Peru:
    Lima (a weird combination of LA and New York City).
    Cusco (kinda like a midsize Midwest city, like Kansas City, Chicago or OKC, but with mountain ranges and a vague San Diego vibe).
    Machu Picchu felt like we were in the middle of the jungle...because we were.
    Ayacucho...indescribable...a small village with 100k people living there.
     
  10. Stanford Guitar

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    I guess Burundi or wherever isn't so exotic if you live there.

    Meanwhile, the click and collect here is the most exotic, in fact the only, place I've been recently. But I'm getting lots of woodshedding time so it's fine by me!

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    DSC00688.JPG DSC00692.JPG DSC00699.JPG DSC00748.JPG DSC00757.JPG Bhutan tour on a Royal Enfield with a couple pals from Oz. the air smells like incense. they have banned smoking, plastic bags, and lawyers. they strive for the "Gross National Happiness". there is no hunger, and no poor people. no beggars at all... anywhere in Bhutan. none. really. most rural communities have indoor plumbing and electricity, they have a lot of micro hydro and sell the excess to China for the benefit of the people. all the roads are paved... but only about 1.5 lane's worth in western thinking. rural roads are made by India nationals that live under cardboard by the side of the road they build. they smash rock by hand with hammers, mix that with tar melted in a wood fired pit on the side of the road. they hand carry the mix to the area under construction and apply it by hand. a small engine driven roller makes it flat.

    the white spots you see in the one pic are rocks that stick out. they are painted white so you will notice, and NOT hit your head on them

    and that last pic... no guard rails anywhere. it's the Himalayan foothills... minimum 500 foot drop to the first bounce

    and the Tata trucks... everywhere. in that part of the world (especially India (also part of this ride) there is no "my lane, your lane". bigger wins. it is understood that they need more room, and the driver will take it. they generally agree to drive on the left but otherwise... all bets are off. couple that with sacred cows and other animals wandering the streets, and the fact that they believe in reincarnation.... quite exciting. do NOT hit a cow!
     
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    Sept. 1972. "The Cactus Dialogues"
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    D6C13E52-9976-489D-A9B0-DFA035031DBB.jpeg West end of Great Wall, Gansu Province, China.
     
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    Ah, Paris... in the days you could pull up in your kombi, park near the foot of the tower and camp for 4 days .....:D

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    Sadly, the Buddha’s at Bamiyan were destroyed a few years back.
    Thx for the great pix.
     
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    Spent a couple of weeks driving around the Greek countryside back in the 70s. Also spent some time in Murmansk Russia back in 80. Not "exotic" so much as interesting. There was a university there that only taught the English language and US history, Hmm.
     
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    best I can do is Bermuda

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    the swimming was good
     
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    Lost most of the pics I took when I was younger and traveled more. Still single with no kids. I need to make up for it. I think I’ve been to 25 states, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas. I’d like to see more of the U.S. before going anywhere else. I was born in the mountains of North Carolina. I still have never seen the Rockies. I think that’s next.
     
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