Category Archives: Asia

Itineraries – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka. It’s a destination becoming more and more popular with tourists as the years go by. Many are considering it one of the hottest destinations on the planet, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s India but on Valium. It’s not as big, there aren’t as many people, and therefore it is definitely more chilled than its neighbour

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Sunday Spotlight – Galle, Sri Lanka

Hi all. Today I’m turning the spotlight on Galle. It’s a wonderful spot in southern Sri Lanka, not too far from the capital Colombo, only a few hours by train, I think the fastest trains only take a little over two hours. Whilst there are many places with colonial ties all over the sub-continent, nowhere is quite like Galle, with

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Little Places – Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Ahhh yes I know, if you’ve been following this blog this year you’ll already know I loved Nuwara Eliya. The idyllic little Hill Country town in the mountains with rolling hills of green, a lake, and curious old world charm. You might even find yourself near a crackling fire in the evening, something that’s rare for this part of the

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Samarkand’s Incredible Registan

Howdy all. One of the most ‘fabled’ cities on the old Silk Road is without a doubt Uzbekistan’s Samarkand. It has a number of sites worth seeing, and a great place to experience Islamic Architecture. It’s a beautiful city, with wide roads and then miles of little backstreets in the old parts. When I visited I stayed in a little

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3 Spots on Sunday – Stopover Cities between Australia and Europe

Flying from Australia to Europe is a long, LONG journey, and bar an experimental flight from Perth to Europe (London I think) you need to change planes at some point in the Middle East or Asia. There are many options – off the top of my head Doha, Abu Dhabi, Delhi, Colombo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore and

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