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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 a place with a bit

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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 to create bits of their

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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. These churches are actually carved

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Accommodation Review – Golden House, Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is the city in the desert, where there is a huge fort (okay, that’s kinda standard for a town in Rajasthan), some interesting historic buildings (Havelis) and where people spring board into the Rajasthani Desert to take a camel safari. Also, there are a surprising number of shops dubbed ‘English Beer and Wine Shop, which I must admit I

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The Best Place I’ve Stayed in India?

[Accommodation Review] Sometimes things look a lot better online. You turn up and it just doesn’t match the photo. Other times you’re told you’re getting an amazing deal but you’re not really. I ummmed and ahhhed about where I would stay in Jaipur. I was almost booked into a couple of places before, at the last minute, I chose Shapura

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Accommodation Rumble – Air BnB versus Hotels

Yes, I’m branching out in my rumbles from cities to, you know, other things. And today I’m looking at accommodation, and yes – I know there are more options out there for places to stay. There’s bnbs, hostels, camping to name a few, but today I am just specifically talking abou Air Bnb and the ol’ staple of the traveler,

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