Tag Archives: religion

Georgetown, Penang (Malaysia)

We actually went there for the World Music festival, which was… interesting. The rest of the town was worth it though.

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Tokyo, Japan!

Ahhh Tokyo!

Ahhh Tokyo! Seen from our hotel window…

Vegetarian ramen. It is possible!

Vegetarian ramen. It is possible!

Meiji Shrine, Harajuku

Meiji Shrine, Harajuku

Sake!

Sake!

Chrysanthemum, the royal emblem

Chrysanthemum, the royal emblem

Washing your hands and mouth before entering the shrine

Washing your hands and mouth before entering the shrine

prayers

prayers

throw a yen, clap once, bow once, clap twice, bow twice

throw a yen, clap once, bow once, clap twice, bow twice

kimonooos

kimonooos

Takeshi street

Takeshi street

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leave your bad omens here

leave your bad omens here

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walk under to find a partner

walk under to find a partner

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Shibuya

Shibuya

Where's Wally?

Where’s Wally?

cemetery

cemetery

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seen in Yanaka

seen in Yanaka

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Tokyo Bay

Tokyo Bay

Fuji TV hq

Fuji TV hq

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professional kimono arrangers

professional kimono arrangers

the big divine flipflop

the big divine flipflop

Asakusa

Asakusa

Kabuki theatre!

Kabuki theatre!

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a fake christian wedding

a fake christian wedding

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Kamakura

Kamakura

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Traditional wedding

Traditional wedding

Kamakura Buddha, from 13th century

Kamakura Buddha, from 13th century

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Akihabara Electric city

Akihabara Electric city

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Manila, Bohol and Cebu: Philippines

Che culo! as the italians say: I don’t know how we managed this, but we went to the Philippines and escaped all the catastrophes that happened there last week: the typhoon, the ferry sinking in Cebu and then the huge flood in Manila. We didn’t escape the usual 2 hours delays of every boat and ferry of the country though. My European self is starting to get used to it slowly, thank god I have a comics reader on my phone.

First night in Manila, on top of the Bayleaf hotel for the view (Intramuros):

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Bohol: Chocolate hills, tarsiers conservation center, river cruise and Baclayon (the oldest) church of course, following the tracks of all the other tourists of the island:

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And Cebu…

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Malacca, Malaka, Melaka…

There's a night market every friday in Malacca... never ending

There’s a night market every friday in Malacca… never ending

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Funky neon Church

Funky neon Church

Malaysian cats with short tails

Malaysian cats with short tails

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Monitor lizard (pregnant, we think) wandering in town

Monitor lizard (pregnant, we think) wandering in town

Malacca Church in the haze

Malacca Church in the haze

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Haze!

Haze!

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Wanna buy a mask too

Wanna buy a mask too

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Cooking show!

Cooking show!

Restaurant/Art gallery/Guest House: The Baboon House

Restaurant/Art gallery/Guest House: The Baboon House

Singapore, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands, this "boat" is longer than the Eiffel Tower...

Marina Bay Sands, this “boat” is longer than the Eiffel Tower…

The Parliament...boring

The Parliament…boring

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Pensioners playing Chinese chess

Pensioners playing Chinese chess

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Shark's fins trade everywhere.

Shark’s fins trade everywhere.

I needed a reference point to show how inhumane this ice cream is

I needed a reference point to show how inhumane this ice cream is

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a sea of crates

a sea of crates

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Singaporean kilt-wearing men..huh?

Singaporean kilt-wearing men..huh?

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Vientiane, Laos

Thoughts about Vientiane: Fun people, lots of temples and monks, lots of silk, and of course spicy food (I’m hopeless, will never get used to it). We also did a herb sauna in the forest, in a hut made of bamboo; drank a very good local coffee; talked French with many Lao people and had the biggest cheese soufflé ever. And I will remember forever the smell of the shrimp paste, wish I’d never opened that box…