Train Journeys – Galle to Colombo

The final rail journey of my March-April trip was from the glorious southern town of Galle back to the capital of Colombo. A distance of around 114 kilometres, there are several trains you can take a day from express trains to local commuter trains. So obviously the trains can vary muchly in time taken, from …

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Accommodation Review – Villa AmiLisa, Galle, Sri Lanka

And I am now up to the last in my accommodation reviews of places I stayed in India and Sri Lanka back in March/April. Galle is a great little town with some of the best eating options you’ll find in Sri Lanka, and we were lucky enough to stay in the historical fort area. The …

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Riding the Train in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country

Sri Lanka’s Hill Country, as I may have mentioned in previous posts, is a cool, green wonderful region in Sri Lanka (naturally enough!). The roads are winding and often quite busy, but there’s no doubt about the best way to see and get around the Hill Country – and that’s by the train. There is …

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A Tour of the Sydney Opera House

If there are three main images of landmarks that foreigners associate with Australia, I’m guessing they are Uluru, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the incredible building that sits opposite it over the harbour just a tad, the Sydney Opera House. I visited at some point as a kid, I don’t really remember when exactly, but …

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