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15-02-2016 – Shanghai Skyline

What a cold evening. but i went to the “Bund” where you have the beautiful view of the famous Shanghai Skyline. I did a well done Panorama image of this nice place. But because its a huge image i share it using a download link from Dropbox: Download Link

Original File information:
Size: 645 MB
Pixels: 20074 x 5940 (119,2 MP)

15-02-2016 – Hong Kong view in 360°

Here some nice 360° images of Hong Kong:

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14-02-2016 – Horrible start Shanghai

So, first morning in Shanghai. It was a very unpleasant start. I arrived at my hotel in Huangpu District. Went to my room and with every step i feel more and more sad. Smell was like shit, the smell of wet dogs, 100 of them in 1 room. I opened my room and was almost crying. This was not the view how Hotels.com show the room. Was sitting on my bed and look around. Took some images because i want this for my memory (i’ll create a book of everything).

After 30minutes i decide to check-out and booked in meanwhile a other hotel. The reservation was ok. But because of my lost of my Macbook and the Payment of my Hong Kong Hotel and some other payments i knew my CreditCard limit was almost there. But ill took a taxi and went to “Novotel Shanghai”. Arrived there and explain everything (Thanks god they talk little bit english). It was no problem at all and they make a deposit of the amount i had on my CreditCard. At my room i called Rabobank and they give me the instructions to transfer money from my normal account to my Credit Card so i can use it when needed.

For now im at my hotel room, not coming out this day. Have to settle, have to be relax about this. I know problems are everywhere and you can solve it out. Im gonna edit my images, my panorama’s and my 360 degrees images. Next post will be a post of my Hotel in Hong Kong of “99 Bonham Hotel” that was a nice one! Loved it. Cheers

First 4 images was my previous hotel in Shanghai.

 

Below you see a 360 degrees of my current hotelroom.

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12-02-2016 – Po Lin-Monastery and Buddha

I went to the Ngong 360 cablecar terminal to see the Po Lin-Monastery and the Buddha. TIP: Go early, in morning. I waited almost 1,5 hours before i was in the cablecar. But it was worth it! The view was beautiful and you have a nice for view over the human made island for Hong Kong Airport. After a ride of 15-20minutes i reaced Po Lin-Monastery. The feeling was excellent. People pray everywhere or give a sign to the Buddha. I had my photography equipment with me and the stair was long, hard and suffering to get on top to see the Buddha. It was a huge statue and i felt so minuscule. After visiting this place i went back. Was so tired of all impressions i went directly to my Hotel. I took a shower and get some dinner.

12-02-2016 – Back on the track

Its a short message, but im back on the track. Tomorrow i gonna try to upload the new images, and some 360 impressions of the subway in Hong Kong and visited the “Lantau Peak” and the Buddha and Po Lin-Monastery. But for now i gonna sleep, it was a long day!

10-02-2016 – Leaving Singapore

Again i have a sad feeling by leaving Singapore. In April and Juli 2014 went to Singapore as well, and 2 times had the feeling i never want leave this nation. Tried to find my way to stay and live here. Its hard to find a job that fits so you can get a work permit. So if someone read this and have the opportunity to let me work in Singapore… let me know.

Im now at Changi Airport waiting for my flight to HongKong. Also a place i want see for so long period. Im gonna meet a friend over there so that will be great to meet him in his own country. We did meet already in Amsterdam. Later you will read and see the beautiful and maybe the other side of Hong Kong. I always curious who a country looks like when you leave the touristic path and see how the people living.

08-02-2016 – Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Today i went to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. This temple has a part of tooth of the Sakyamuni Boeddha.
you can visit this temple for free and when you done on ground floor go up and see this tooth yourself. You have to take of shoes and its not allow to take photo’s. The ground floor is allow. Below you see collection photo’s of this wonderfull temple

 

Here you can see the temple 360 degrees:

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07-02 / 08-02-2016 – Chinese New Year Eve

It was a experience !!! I was at the “New Bridge Rd” near my hotel. Crowd of people waiting for the countdown, Dragon dancers entertain the people. Most of the people are tourists. Some locals told me that the Chinese community are at home and watch the countdown on television.

It was also the first use of my lens i bought weeks ago. A Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 and its amazing what i can do now!!
Shoot night shots without a tripod. Ok off course its better to use, but when objects moving you can setup your camera well so its not needed.

It was a great night. I loved it, I enjoyed it, I was there!

07-02-2016 – Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Happy Chinese New Year 2016!! The year of the money!!

At this moment of this post, I’m standing in the crowd celebrate this event. Photo’s are coming….

07-02-2016 – Some Chinese NY Decoration

How they decorate some buildings and statue and some nice art made of fabrics:

06-02-2016 – Chinatown

Chinese New Year is coming!! From 8 to 9 february we gonna celebrate it. My hotel is 1 minute walk from the entertainment. This evening they had a rehearsal for the television. Also the winners of “The Voice of” where here. In Chinatown you can see lot of decoration and at last moment the sellers of food, cookies etc etc try to sell the new year eve stuff. Below you will have the visual view of this all !!

05-02-2016 – Flight and Dinner Clarke Quay

Hi There all,

The flight was good. Fly with KLM and thats always  good company to fly with. Cabin crew was nice, and that had change the whole interiors and stuff to use based on “Delfts blauw”. At some delay at immigration long line of waiting people who want go into Singapore. At the flight i met a couple, they stay 2 weeks because their son had moved to Singapore to take a change to work and live here.

After i checked in at my Hotel, i did a shower and went to Clarke Quay. Met a friend there and have a dinner. Met him 2 years ago in Singapore as well. Was so nice to see him again!. Clarke Quay is a hotspot for tourists. Lots of restaurants, bars, entertainment user 1 big roof. It was normal streets but they build a roof on top so with rain you won’t get wet.

At the end i went back to my hotel, and my first bad experience was started. My neighbours make so may noise i can’t sleep. Went to the service desk and explain my problem. I have to come back tomorrow before 12:00 so they will change my room to a more quiet floor.

Here you have a 360 degrees photo of Clarke Quay:

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StopAidsNow

Yes, something else then travel, but i explain why.

I promised 2 years ago to a boy who died about aids. This teddybear lost a his friend because of aids. There was a demonstration on “Museumplein” Amsterdam to “Stop Aids Now”. You can take a teddybear and make a photo with hashtag #stopaidsnow. of yourself include the teddybear.

At that moment i did a promise to that for me unknown kid: I will take this teddybear everywhere. So spiritual the kid will see the world how it looks like, and will remember forever.

So this journey is also a little journey for this kid and this Teddybear. You will see some pictures of this teddybear to remember everyone:

“Stop Aids Now”

All seats are locked!

Also all seats on all flights are done now. Not most important, but when you select the right one you will have a comfortable flight.

I always select a seat at the end of the plane. And next to path. You can easily go out your seat and have a little stretch in front of the exit.

4 days left… and Social Media prepared

Im getting nervous… Everything is done, packed and double check my stuff… Installed a plugin in WordPress to push everything to all my social media i use.

7 Days left, can’t wait !!

The countdown shows me 7 days and 16 hours. (at moment of writing this post).

Everything is done!!! Hand luggage is 10kg, all my photo equipment. And 17kg for the rest!

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19 Days left…

My last post was little to excited… haha From today writing this message i have a countdown of 19 days.. Then my journey will start!!!

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17 days left…. Excitement !!

Countdown shows 17 days left… Almost there. A dream will become real!! People and friends who live in Netherlands. 24th February 13:00 – 17:00 a farewell / bye bye event in “Cafe 1890” Amstelveenseweg 1124, 1081 JW Amsterdam.

21 Days…

Today countdown stands on 21 days… So within 3 weeks my journey to Asia start.
Please visit my website and see stunning photo’s i’ll create when i’m travel around.

Read all my blogs and what i’m doing… And check lots more, i want record some nice video’s and it will be special! I will record video’s with a Ricoh Theta S, a 360 degrees camera. You can view them on Youtube on your mobile phone !!

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