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Post  Max on Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:09 pm

Hi everybody,

After quite a while I decided to "tidy up" my photo stock.
I just was wondering if you maybe interested in some impressions of my journey through Asia which took half a year. I went to Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. I think I realy saw a lot of different and very special sights. Places where all tourists get and mainly those where nearly noone gets to. The big wall, 1000000 museums, world heritage sites, nature reserves, the terracotta army, the yangtze river, its tributaries, buildings, castles, gardens, temples .... And of course a saw many many many Bonsai of different quality and style! It makes absolutely no sense to list it at all! I just tried and it took me quite a lot sheets of paper.. All together I took about 15000 pictures. So that's why I will not show you all of them... But if you are interested I will continue to post some of them.

Enjoy!

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:19 pm

Looks like quite a trip (he said, enviously).

Thanks.

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Post  Guest on Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:37 pm

Very nice trip Max.

Try heading further south next time. South East Asia got something much different to offer. More culturally diverse and got different spice compared to our northern Neighbors.

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Post  rock on Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:24 pm

Max Engels wrote: And of course a saw many many many Bonsai of different quality and style! It makes absolutely no sense to list it at all!

yeah lets see more of those
Suspect

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Post  Max on Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:32 pm

jun wrote:Very nice trip Max.

Try heading further south next time. South East Asia got something much different to offer. More culturally diverse and got different spice compared to our northern Neighbors.

regards,
jun Smile

I will try to do so! Wink

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Post  Guest on Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:44 pm

Hi Max

Thanks for sharing all theese lovely photos.

kind regards yvonne

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Post  John Quinn on Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:02 pm

What a great experience for you...thanks for sharing.

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Post  Damienindesert on Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:06 pm

Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures.

I loved the Scolopendra (nasty big centipede), but wasn't too keen on the culinary view of frogs. Oh.. and that MacDonalds fitted in about as well as a dog turd on a bowling green. Great contrasts though all round. Do you have any more to share?

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Post  Max on Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:32 pm

Damienindesert wrote:Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures.

I loved the Scolopendra (nasty big centipede), but wasn't too keen on the culinary view of frogs. Oh.. and that MacDonalds fitted in about as well as a dog turd on a bowling green. Great contrasts though all round. Do you have any more to share?

Regards

Damien

the McDonald's was so small and tiny that I had to take a photo.
I did never before see such a small one. This was in Shanghai...

Max

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Post  kauaibonsai on Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:21 pm

I enjoyed your thoughtful photos. please post more

best wishes, sam

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:29 am

Great photos Max. Please keep them coming!
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Post  Storm on Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:04 pm

Must have been a fantastic trip.
Keep posting. Wink

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Post  Kev Bailey on Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:00 pm

Excellent photo's Max. Would love to see more.

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Post  Guest on Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:05 am

Great. Thanks and what a great trip it must have been.

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Post  Max on Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:27 pm

Thank you very much for your nice comments!

So here you have some more photos.
Among others you can see:
me doing a baking class for cakes that are usually made by chinese men for their women.
goldfishmarket
beetles as pets
smelling durias
Hung dao bing! very tasty drink made of beans
Asia Fruit Logistica
Shibuya Hachiko statue
German Marco Polo Beer Fest! (Hong Kong)
Halloween
skyline(s)
traditional japanese wedding on famous Nikko bridge
Tokyo Tower, Omiya, me on kowloon peak...


































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Post  Hawaiian77 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:46 pm

Howzit Max,

Question, On one of you shots it looked like your standing in what looked like a tea farm. Is it Pu-erh tea by any chance?

A Hui Hou,
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Post  Max on Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:20 pm

Hawaiian77 wrote:Howzit Max,

Question, On one of you shots it looked like your standing in what looked like a tea farm. Is it Pu-erh tea by any chance?

A Hui Hou,
-Tim Cool

Hi Tim,
yes it is a tea farm! But please excuse I don't know what kind of tea they mainly produced. I got some longjing tea which was very tasty.

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Post  Hawaiian77 on Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:39 pm

Max Engels wrote:
Hawaiian77 wrote:Howzit Max,

Question, On one of you shots it looked like your standing in what looked like a tea farm. Is it Pu-erh tea by any chance?

A Hui Hou,
-Tim Cool

Hi Tim,
yes it is a tea farm! But please excuse I don't know what kind of tea they mainly produced. I got some longjing tea which was very tasty.

Best wishes.
Max

I thought so Max. Longjing is a nice tea but I'm into Pu-erh. If you have a chance give it a try. Also, if you can find some Yixing pots they are the best to brew your tea in. Here are some sites that may help you along.

A Hui Hou,
-Tim Cool

http://www.necessiteas.com/storename/necessiteas/home.aspx

http://www.specialteapots.com/

http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/2008/08/vincer.html

http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/

http://rjtea.net/

http://stores.ebay.com/Awazon-Tea

http://www.tuochatea.com/

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Post  Max on Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:40 pm

Hey Tim,

Laughing I already have a big dried block with Pu-erh tea which I got in China. And I also like it very much!
I tried many different teas. My favourite one was called Lao Ying. You have to drink it as an ice tea. Its so tasty... But its also sooo difficult to get it anywhere.. Did you ever try it? Wink

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Post  Hawaiian77 on Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:48 am

Howzit Max,

Just wanted to show you some of my Pu-erh and Yixing tea pots that I have.

A Hui Hou,
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Post  Max on Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:27 am

Wow! Smile

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Post  Scooter D on Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:36 am

Wow, What an adventure. The scenery is beautiful there.

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Post  Max on Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:47 pm

Here you have some more photos.
Hope you still enjoy!

In Germany there is an idiom that says "something is as interesting as a bag with rice falling in China" so I tried how it is.. (was very exiting..)




Tai Chi with a teacher on the Yangtse!











These tortoises are sold to be eaten and killed in a very brutal way!



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a few more photos

Post  Max on Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:26 pm

You can see:
German Unity Day (me with Michael Glos who was Minister for Economics and Technology at this time and Friedrich Merz who also is a famous politician in Germany, they were visiting Hong Kong), my flight to Japan (I was very lucky cause they upgraded me! Very Happy )
Akihabara capsule inn Hotel in Japan, my favourite restaurant in Akihabara, my favourite food in Japan! (japanese Schnitzel with special carrots, fried egg, and japanese sauce...jammi!), Omiya, Tokio Tower mascot, Kairakuen, Imperial front garden, Shinkansen, MOUNT FUJI (this was by far the most impressing adventure of all!) Bonsai pot from Omiya on top of Fuji, the clouds are not photographed from an airplane. They were photographed on Mount Fuji!, calabash contest, gigantochloa, Kinkakuji, Himeji-jo...





























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Post  CraftyTanuki on Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:45 pm

Love that last pic mate, can i request more bonsai/penjing pics plus maybe a few more from that crazy pet shop please Smile

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