Break up your trip – at the Transit Aerotel, Changi, Singapore!

Travelling home from your destination can take quite a while, especially when you live in Australia and Europe is so far away. Luckily Changi Airport in Singapore has the perfect tonic - a transit hotel where you can get some much-needed Zzzzs!

Accommodation Review – The Point, Brisbane

A couple of weeks back, my wife I were holidaying in Queensland. I might have previously mentioned. It included 3 nights in Noosa Heads and one night in Brisbane. It was an interesting city to return as I’ve only been once I think, and that was in 1988 to ‘Expo ‘88’. That time I was …

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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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Accommodation Review – Grand Peak Hotel, Ella

A bit of a way from Nuwara Eliya, along a beautiful train ride through the mountains of Sri Lanka’s ‘Hill Country’, is the town of Ella. Once a bit of a secret to the crowds, Ella today is a bustling tourist hub of the foreigner, and the occasional Sri Lankan tourist too. It seemed like …

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Accommodation Review – Trevene Hotel, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

The hillside town of Nuwara Eliya is something a little special in Sri Lanka. Lakes and cool weather, a gateway to the area, a wonderful train ride there and further afield. And the Hotel Travene, where I stayed there back in late March, is also something special. The English have a long tradition of trying …

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The Incredible Churches of Lalibela

Somewhere in the mountains, north of the capital Addis Ababa, is a very special town called Lalibela. As a traveller to Ethiopia, you’re probably going to put this town on your itinerary. Why? Because it has 11 of the most amazing churches you are likely to see, built/created/carved in the late 12th and 13th centuries. …

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