Border Crossing Experiences – the Good

One part of travelling still gets me a little excited is crossing borders. Although you know that an imaginary line on the ground that divides two countries really can’t bring that much difference, somehow it’s all pretty exciting stuff – especially when you are going into new territory -  country you have never been to …

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It’s Arrived – Pakistan Traveller!

Hi all. Yes, I finally have my copy of friend of the blog Tim Blight’s Pakistan Traveller. ‘Dare to take the road less travelled’ is the catch phrase, and quite an apt one at that! Tim’s book is really the only travel guide out there that’s current for Pakistan. When I travelled to Pakistan back …

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First Taste – Kandy, Sri Lanka

I’m headed back to Sri Lanka in March, so time for a little, gentle reminiscing about my first town in the country. I didn’t fly in I should point out, I flew into the Negombo Airport which services Colombo, however the guesthouse I was staying organised a taxi for my wife and I all the …

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Visas and Train Tickets for India – an E-Surprise!

Hey everyone, hope you’re having a good weekend! I thought I’d let you know how things are going in preparation for my heading to India and Sri Lanka in four weeks’ time (YAY! Getting close!) I’ve had a bit to sort out with accommodation (the usual routine online) – India still appears to provide excellent …

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First Taste – Istanbul (Turkey)

Istanbul is a seriously impressive city. I don’t know if, considering the troubles the country is having right now, it’s getting its usual flow of tourists – I suspect it is not. But for me it was my first taste of Turkey before heading south. Which is a little odd in a way considering I …

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SCOOT Scourge – Once Bitten, How Many Times Shy OR Will I Never learn the Lesson of Budget Airlines?

Howdy all. Yeah, a bit of a rant today. My travel plans temporarily thrown up in the air with the news that SCOOT cancelled their flights from Singapore to Jaipur. My flight was booked for the 12th of March, which by a less than happy coincidence is the date from which going forward they will …

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