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Journey to India….

On arrival in New Delhi…. out of my hotel window…

Huge concrete flyover.. this one with trains.

Local transport….Heading north to Haridwar….

Passing through huge tracks of sugarcane…. an abandoned factory

I found these tree trunks fascinating…

Cows are everywhere….

Crossing the Ganga into Haridwar

Shopping…

Throughout the year millions of Indian families make the pilgrimage to Haridwar to farewell their loved ones and to bathe in the holy waters of Ma Ganga.

The souk in Rissani

Rissani is located on the edge of the Sahara close to the border with Algeria. Once a thriving centre during the 14th to 18th centuries, it is now quiet and somewhat smaller in size. There were many treasures to be found….. a local guide took us through the following area …..The door into the souk was said to be hundreds of years old
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Im unclear what kinds of wood were used in the building of these places. There are no trees growing in the vicinity.

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The roof of this building was incredibly high and after centuries still solid as.

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With our guide we wandered through the labyrinth of dim walkways passing by many doors all unique and different.

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Once a water fountain.

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The weekend in Singaraja Bali

Sunday is the weekend in Indonesia for most people…a day to sleep in, catch up with family, go on a picnic, clean up the house and maybe visit friends…..and sometimes catch up with work or school chores….Today we went sightseeing.

The beachfront at Lovina Bali….

My friends heading out to sea possibly to play. 🙂

Going fishing….

Ive got better things to do….we ate a delicious meal of barbecued fish at this restaurant by the sea.

Then home for a well deserved rest. 

A late walk in the afternoon with the kids

This sawah (rice paddy) will be harvested tomorrow.

This farmer will harvest it!

And finally a very pretty balinese cow (in indonesian sapi) 

A very full fun  day !!