Sunday, May 4, 2008

Village views



This village on the Kokoda Track is set in stunning surroundings; no need to worry about traffic noise here!!!

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PS My Vietnam blog is back after the week's break.

24 comments:

Marcel said...

Superb and interesting photos as always. Can you let us know what is happening with the Kokoda Track as of this date?

Thanks for your visits to my blog. It’s always a pleasure to see you have stopped by.

Marie said...

It's so beautiful there! I wouldn't mind living in a village far from the noise and the odors of cars and far from other nuisances :-))

Thank you for visiting my blog, dear Jules. Have a great Sunday. I'm going to see my granddaughter.

Jules said...

Hi Marcel - Kokoda is open with promises on both sides not to mine it and to keep it open. They have also promised that the village people along the track will be helped financially . Let's hope promises are kept by all parties.

Marie - Have a wonderful time with your beautiful granddaughter!!!!

Pecry said...

Jules
Drop me your email address to percy@huttruverprovince.net and I will pass on a few photo's

Abraham Lincoln said...

Interesting photography of a famous battle ground during the war years. I am amazed that it is so nice. And I wonder if there are still any old men or women who remember the occupation by the Japanese or people who survived the war years. They would be quite old now but we still have a lot of WWII vets here though they are getting up there.

dive said...

It looks like paradise, Jules.
Let's hope the people get the help they need.

Old Wom Tigley said...

If you live a village life such as this, then you might as well go one that is set in such beauty.. what views they must have.

Cavite Daily Photos said...

wow! One of the most Beautiful countries just near mine! Papua New Guinea! Your photos are really stunning!

By the way I'm steven from the Philippines (Cavite Daily Photo)

Visit my site sometime^^ I hope I can be part of City Daily Photo^^

Donna said...

What a Wonder-land!!! Happy and Safe day sweetie!!hughugs

Squirrel said...

What a peaceful place. I wouldn't mind moving in for say... six weeks.

Marcel said...

Good news on the Kokoda!

Nathalie in Avignon said...

What a peaceful scene. Beautiful!

Your eerie orange sky yesterday was just stunning and your "number" for theme day was one of the most creative (and funny) I've seen! Kudos!

lavenderlady said...

What a beautiful place..I'm envious.

alicesg said...

A very peaceful village and I enjoyed your vietnam blog very much.

Bergson said...

A village which gives envy to go on holiday in the peace

Jules said...

Hi All

Thanks Percy - have sent you off a email. Looking forward to the photos.

Abraham - yes there are and one particular old man has become quite a celebrity with the trekkers.

imac said...

Beautiful photos Jules.

Thanks for all your visits and comments on my blog

quintarantino said...

Superb photos.
Great colours also.

M.Benaut said...

As well as peaceful and serene, I imagine that the climate in these hilly areas is cooler than where you live. It looks simply serene and lush. Great photos, Jules.

Squirrel said...

looking at that top pic-- are there treks for tourists?
Are tourists fearful (asking about large bugs and things?) I'd like to trek maybe 5 hours through the top pic.

• Eliane • said...

Fabulous! The first picture makes me think a little bit about this. It has that same exotic, magnificient, adventurous dimension.

photowannabe said...

What a fascinating place. It seems so tranquil and lush.
Has the volcano finally quieted down?

Jules said...

Hi Everyone

Yes Squirrel if you Google Kokoda Track you will find lots of treks that go for 3 to 10 days. it is very tough and has become a rite of passage for many Australians.

Hi photowannabe - no the volcano is puffing away and we got ash again today!!!

M B - during the day it is hot and humid but much cooler at night!!!

lynn said...

It looks like a complete escape from hustle and bustle. Can we see a bit of your home at some point? That would be interesting.