Category Archives: backpacking

Why Tallinn is Tops!

Take a trip to the Baltic countries – you won’t regret it! Friendly, less expensive than most of Western Europe, also a great break from the hottest of the Summer weather, all three countries have something special to offer the visitor. All three capitals, Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn are also pretty special, and the most specialist of the three is….

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Why You Must Visit India Before You Die!

This is what I have maintained since a little while after my first visit to India – it’s the one country that despite fears or worries you might have, you really need to go there before you die. Why? Because, amongst the amazing sights, experiences and people there, you will find some perspective on this whole wide world by spending

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City Rumble – Cairo Versus Amman

Let’s head to the Middle East for today’s ‘City Rumble’, I am surprised I haven’t included Cairo in a City Rumble before, and I don’t think I’ve really posted about Amman before at all. So anyways, here we are with the capitals of Egypt and Amman facing off against each other. They are, on the face of it, very different

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Why Jodphur is My Favourite City in Rajasthan

Rajasthan offers a lot, many cities and adventures for the traveller. But to me, the best city of is Jodphur. Although Jaisalmer is special for location and architecture, and Udaipur is really quite the location with its incredible palace on the lake, I found Jodphur to be the best balance of activity, vibrance, things to see and do with manageability.

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Sri Lanka and Tourism

Howdy folks. I thought I’d spare a few thoughts on Sri Lanka today. After this year’s visit in late March-early April, I’ve visited Sri Lanka twice, and I have to say it’s a wonderful destination in Asia. But – and here’s the warning – the secret is well and truly out! Visiting Sri Lanka in 2018 you certainly won’t be

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