When I touched down in Budapest International Airport I was feeling rather depressed as the weather outside was drizzling and it’s getting dark. It was a good decision that I booked my airport transfer to hotel online before arriving here as I was travelling alone and didn’t know much about the city and it will be too troublesome to find my way to the city carrying my heavy camera bag and luggage. It was a heavy camera bag with D800E and 3 units of f/2.8 prime lenses and Nikon V1 with 2 lenses.
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I have been here a few times over the years with different luck over the weather. The afternoon we arrived in Kathmandu from Zhangmu it started to rain. Due to the rainy weather i didn’t even go up to Swayambhunath. I was also tired from the high altitude of Everest after travelling there for 2 weeks. The following morning was still raining when we reached Boudhanath. Since the rain isn’t too heavy i went for a walk round the giant stupa, taking some random pictures with my Fuji X- Pro 1 as I walk slowly among the crowd of devotees. Despite the slight rain, there were still many people circling the stupa, stopping to pray and turning the prayer wheels along the way. om mani padme hum..
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The River of Life and DeathIn the late afternoon against the backdrop of the setting sun both locals and tourists were drawn toward the Ghats of Varanasi as if summoned by certain unseen force. Walking in brisk movements they filled the few roads leading into the main area where the ghats faced the Ganges River. All heavy transports were not allow into the streets nearby, while trishaws carrying tourists manage to squeeze into the back lanes and small alleys bringing tourists closer to the ghats. But we will still have to walk the last stretch of the road that’s packed with people and hawkers peddlering at the roadside.
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The Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur is a landmark six-tiered Chinese temple located near the heart of the city. This is a popular landmark and is most visited during the Chinese New Year when its brightly lighted up with thousand of red lanterns. It is especially packed during evening time when the weather is cooler and once the red lanterns are lighted up it look magical and attracted thousand of tourists and also a good amount of photo enthusiasts. But be prepare for traffic jam at the foothill as cars make their way up the narrow and steep slope.
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