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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 a line basically from Colombo

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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 I don’t think I really

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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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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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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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