Category Archives: travel tips

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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Revenge of the Tuk-Tuk!

Ahhh hello. Yes, the ‘humble’ tuk-tuk. I’ve spent a fair bit of time in them in my travels. A lot of fun, or a lot of hassle? Or perhaps a bit of both. I’ve gone with ‘tuk-tuk’, although in India I used to know then as an ‘auto’ or indeed ‘auto-rickshaw’. I’ve also heard the term ‘Trishaw’ as well. In

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Little Places – Copacabana, Bolivia

Ahhh I need to post something about somewhere that wasn’t on my recent trip to India and Sri Lanka! But what to post? Ahhhh yes, I’ve written about it before, but why not Copacabana. Bolivia that is. Because I don’t think I could possibly classify the glitzy beachside suburb of Rio as a ‘Little Place’. But Copacabana certainly is. It

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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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Surviving Delhi

‘Oh no…. it’s another post where Andrew bags out the Indian capital!’ – I know that’s what you’re thinking. And… you’re absolutely right! Sorry, I wasn’t going to go against every opinion about the place I’ve ever expressed and surprise you with an ironic post about how much I secretly love Delhi. That would be, amongst many things, dishonest! Returning

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Train Journeys – Jaisalmer to Jodphur

From the town in the desert to Rajasthan’s Blue City, this trip on Indian Railways was perhaps not as memorable as others I’ve taken. Why? Well, I was asleep about five minutes after we left, the scenery was mostly arid, and I’d already done this 301km segment of rail before. Mind you – I hadn’t done it in daylight hours.

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Push Coming to Shove… is Pushkar Worth Visiting?

One of the towns famous in Rajasthan, and let’s face it, there are many, is Pushkar. It’s a curious place, I visited it back in 1999 and again last month when I was back in India for the first time in fourteen years. And I’m not going to a whole article on the pros and cons, but sure, I would

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