Ottawa Travel Photographer :: Photo journal – 5 weeks in Asia

Ryan and I have been planning to take an extended vacation for some time now. After saving up enough days to take 5 weeks off, we decide to take an adventure across the world to Asia. We did a whole ton of research and after a trip to our local Chinese travel agent, we had booked flight tickets to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Bali. Besides the vast difference in geographical location, the culture and language barriers we ran into in China were  the hardest to get used to. …Lack of queuing, pushing and spitting were the most shocking behaviours we encountered. That being said, the breath-taking views and diversity between the cities and villages made for a  new and very enjoyable experience that I wouldn’t give up.  It was an amazing opportunity. Below is an excerpt of photos from our trip. We both hope to continue our epic travels around the world. …one destination at a time.

RMB, HKD and INDR

RMB, HKD and INDR

Temple of the Heavens, Beijing

Temple of the Heavens, Beijing

Temple of of the Heaven, Beijing

Temple of of the Heaven, Beijing

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Tiananmen Square, Beijing

Tiananmen Square, Beijing

Great Wall of China, Beijing

Great Wall of China, Beijing

Great Wall of China, Beijing

Great Wall of China, Beijing

Birds Nest Stadium, Beijing

Birds Nest Stadium, Beijing

Ling Shan Wuxi

Ling Shan Wuxi

Ling Shan, Wuxi

Ling Shan, Wuxi

Ling Shan, Wuxi

Ling Shan, Wuxi

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Bridge over Yangtze River

Bridge over Yangtze River

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West Lake, Hangzhou

West Lake, Hangzhou

Tea fields by Huangshan City

Tea fields by Huangshan City

Tea fields by Huangshan City

Tea fields by Huangshan City

Old Town, Tunxi

Old Town, Tunxi

Hongcun

Hongcun

Drying Rack in Hongcun

Drying Rack in Hongcun

Mount Huangshan

Mount Huangshan

Mount Huangshan

Mount Huangshan

Love locks at Mount Huangshan

Love locks at Mount Huangshan

Mount Huangshan

Mount Huangshan

Huangpu River, Shanghai

Huangpu River, Shanghai

People's Square, Shanghai

People’s Square, Shanghai

People's Square, Shanghai

People’s Square, Shanghai

People's Square, Shanghai

People’s Square, Shanghai

Traffic as we head to the ferry terminal on Hong Kong Island

Traffic as we head to the ferry terminal on Hong Kong Island

Watching the sunrise at Ayodya Hotel, Bali

Watching the sunrise at Ayodya Hotel, Bali

Hermit crab on the beach, Ayodya Hotel, Bali

Hermit crab on the beach, Ayodya Hotel, Bali

Watching the sunrise at Ayodya Hotel, Bali

Watching the sunrise at Ayodya Hotel, Bali

Watching the sunrise at Ayodya Hotel, Bali

Watching the sunrise at Ayodya Hotel, Bali

The grounds at Ayodya Hotel, Bali

The grounds at Ayodya Hotel, Bali

Wedding! at Nikko Hotel, Bali

Wedding! at Nikko Hotel, Bali

The grounds at the Nikko Hotel, Bali

The grounds at the Nikko Hotel, Bali

Reception area at Nikko Hotel, Bali

Reception area at Nikko Hotel, Bali

Views from the Observation tower in Nikko Hotel in Bali

Views from the Observation tower in Nikko Hotel in Bali

Beach view from Nikko Hotel in Bali

Beach view from Nikko Hotel in Bali

Cover Band at the Hard Rock Cafe in Bali

Cover Band at the Hard Rock Cafe in Bali

Beach views from Nikko Hotel, Bali

Beach views from Nikko Hotel, Bali

A great variety of pools at Nikko Hotel, Bali

A great variety of pools at Nikko Hotel, Bali

Bumper cars at People's Square, Shanghai

Bumper cars at People’s Square, Shanghai

Old school house in Hongcun

Old school house in Hongcun

Walking through the nightly market at Old town, Tunxi

Walking through the nightly market at Old town, Tunxi

Cherry Blossoms at West Lake

Cherry Blossoms at West Lake

Boat Ride Across West Lake

Boat Ride Across West Lake

Giant Buddha at Ling Shan

Giant Buddha at Ling Shan

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