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Over 120 countries & 220 #UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 35 years of #travel and living abroad. #travelnotes #TravelNotesPhotos #travelpics - Michel 🌎

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Around The World in 80 Clicks - Travel Photography by @TravelNotesPhotos

Some of you may have noticed we've been updating the Travel Photography section on Travel Notes to add a little back story to the pictures and map the locations.

Which one is your favourite and why?

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Machu Picchu, Peru - Travel Photography by @TravelNotesPhotos

Machu Picchu is a South American Icon.

Looking at the ruins of the historic Inca site at #MachuPicchu (old peak), #Peru framed through a large stone window.

Huge steps lead the eye down to a green carpet of grass within the abandoned city, with #HuaynaPicchu Mountain - the small #sugarloaf shape - in the background.

Located above the Urubamba River valley, at 2,430 metres above sea level, this 15th century estate was built for the #Inca emperor Pachacuti, in the classical Inca style of polished dry-stone walls.

Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed to help tourists get a better picture of how they originally appeared.

Declared a #Peruvian Historic Sanctuary in 1981 and a #UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New #SevenWonders of the World in a 2007 Internet poll.

One of the most classic views across the whole of #LatinAmerica, my photo of this UNESCO World Heritage Site was first published in the Peru #travel guide by #InsightGuides.

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Vietnamese Street Food. Travel Photography by @TravelNotesPhotos

One of the most authentic ways to explore a place on our travels is to taste the regional cuisine and enjoy a meal with the locals.

Communal eating and sharing #streetfood in #Hanoi, Vietnam is one of the real pleasures of Asian #budgettravel.

The plastic stools are small and close to the ground. The pot of #Pho, or noodle soup, is steaming hot and right up close to the customer's face.

If you don't like tourist traps, you will ignore where the tourist guide recommends and just sit down to enjoy an authentic cultural experience with the locals slurping at their bowls with chopsticks in hand.

This meal is cheap, tasty and on the menu all day.

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Seoul Olympics 1988. Travel Photography by @TravelNotesPhotos

With the South Korean Winter Olympics coming to a close, here's a look back at one I made earlier.

#Korean #cameraman with traditional hat to protect himself from the sun while filming the tennis at the 1988 #Olympics in #Seoul, #SouthKorea.

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Cuba in the Time of Castro. Travel Photography by @TravelNotesPhotos

When I visited Havana, the Soviet Union was still intact and Fidel Castro was a very popular revolutionary figure around the #Caribbean's largest island.

Sure some people wouldn't talk about politics, even if they wouldn't be heard, but to outlast nine American presidents is no mean feat.

Fidel finally passed away at the age of ninety and many would remember him as a global icon.

On the northern coast of the island, the port of #Havana is situated on one of the safest harbours in the world; less than 100 miles from Key West.

Havana's 16th-century Fort Morro is in good condition and affords a wonderful view of the city.

Although there were many shortages in Havana, due to the US trade embargo back then, it was still one of the most interesting places to visit in #LatinAmerica.

Another old #fortress, that was built to protect the Havana approach, is Castillo de la Punta; on the western side of the strait.

The #oldcity, with its narrow, crooked streets, and historic landmarks is near the inner entrance to the harbour. You can even have a drink in Ernest Hemmingway's favourite bar; if you don't mind sitting shoulder to shoulder with tour groups in straw hats.

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception dates from 1656. You should also visit the former palace of the colonial governors; now the City Hall. It was completed in 1792 and is an excellent example of Spanish colonial architecture.

The city post office dates from 1575 and was once the Church of San Francisco.

The main boulevard is the Paseo de Marti, or Prado, while the Avenida del Puerto extends along the edge of the bay, for cooling breezes on a humid evening.

If you can't make it to #Cuba, just enjoy this wonderful scene.

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Air Berlin Over Switzerland. Travel Photography by @TravelNotesPhotos

View from the aeroplane window during an Air Berlin flight over #Switzerland, on the approach to #Zurich Kloten airport, with another aircraft flying beneath the German passenger plane.

The red and white #airberlin logo graces the tip of the wing.

Visibility is good, with very light cloud in the sky; allowing us to see the shapes and contours of the brown and green ground below; in relatively sharp focus.

If you're really interested, you could even find this exact location on Google Earth by tracing the roads and settlements.

Some people find this more exciting than train spotting. Others may be surprised that there are no snow-covered mountains in the scene.

On August 15th, 2017, AirBerlin PLC, AirBerlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG and airberlin technik GmbH filed for insolvency in self-administration.

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Hanoi Street Barber. Travel Photography by @TravelNotesPhotos

Although many Western-style hair salons have opened their doors in #Vietnam, it is still possible to cut corners on the streets of #Hanoi; for a quick short back and sides, an ear-clean, and even a little eyebrow pluck.

Just sit in an empty chair on the pavement (sidewalk), motion to what you need done with the excess growth on your head, then look in the mirror to watch the world pass by behind you.

When I had my hair cut in Vietnam, I found the passers-by were actually looking at me.

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Plitvice Lakes, Croatia Travel Photography by @TravelNotesPhotos

The beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park in #Croatia is how different the natural surroundings of this #UNESCO World Heritage Site appear depending on the season. 
Here we see how nature really is a work of art, as flowing water swirls around rocks covered in moss; serenaded by a landscape bathed in green.

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Marseille, France. Travel Photography by @TravelNotesPhotos

Marseille, or #Marseilles in English, is a major port city near where the River Rhone enters the #Mediterranean in the #SouthOfFrance.

Said to be France's oldest city, #Marseille was founded by Greek traders some 2,600 years ago.

You can visit Marseille at any time of the year, but be sure to visit the #oldport area when you do.

#LaSamaritaine is a popular Marseille #brasserie located at 2, Quai du Port; a great spot to sit, relax, enjoy a drink and people watch from an outside table.

To the east, on the outskirts of Marseille are the Calanques. Stretching from the small fishing village of Callelongue as far as Cassis, the rugged coastal area is interspersed with small fjord-like inlets.

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Us Navy off Pattaya Beach. Travel Photography by @TravelNotesPhotos

#USnavy anchors off #PattayaBeach for some well deserved rest and recuperation in the #tourism capital of #Thailand.

During the day #Pattaya looks like just any other beach, but at night a whole new picture presents itself along Pattaya's Beach Road.

Over a million #tourists visit Pattaya every year; many of them white, western men looking for some action and boozy fun in the many bars and clubs that spill out into the streets.

Pattaya is located on the east coast of the #GulfOfThailand, about 100 kilometres south-east of #Bangkok.

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Rickshaw Rider Relaxing While Waiting For Business. Travel Photography by @TravelNotesPhotos

Cycle rickshaw driver relaxes at the side of the road and puts his feet up with a book, while waiting for customers.

It's tiring work cycling overweight passengers around in the #Indian heat, so it's not uncommon to see a young man kick off his shoes and put his feet up.

The #cyclerickshaw was built in the 1880s and first became popular in Singapore.

By the 1930s, #cycle #rickshaws outnumbered pulled rickshaws and would eventually spread to every south and east #Asian country by 1950.

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Songkran in Vientiane, Laos. Travel Photography by @TravelNotesPhotos

Posting the original frame of this street scene in #Vientiane, #Laos for @anthonyevans6956.

The earlier one was cropped to focus on the girl throwing water during #Songkran.

Originally, I wanted to capture the tropical feel, with the trees, but felt the sky seemed washed out; because I was exposing for what was happening at street level.

Those were the days of 35mm film and manual exposure.

The official festival lasts for three days, from April 14 to April 16.

Initially young children poured scented, flower water over statues of Buddha while elders cleaned the houses ready for the #LaoNewYear.

The anointing of statues later becomes a boisterous throwing of water at passers-by.

It's even worse in #Thailand, where high-pwered water guns are used and trucks roam around town with people throwing white powder and water sealed in small plastic bags at onlookers.

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