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Border Crossings – the Bad

Last week I wrote about some of the better border crossings I’ve experienced. Today I’m going to talk about the less good experiences. So, I need to start with a caveat – I’ve never really been stuck with a really bad border crossing. What would that be? Well, probably one where I didn’t even get across the border. People can

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Border Crossing Experiences – the Good

One part of travelling still gets me a little excited is crossing borders. Although you know that an imaginary line on the ground that divides two countries really can’t bring that much difference, somehow it’s all pretty exciting stuff – especially when you are going into new territory –  country you have never been to before. I can’t say (touchwood)

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Visas and Train Tickets for India – an E-Surprise!

Hey everyone, hope you’re having a good weekend! I thought I’d let you know how things are going in preparation for my heading to India and Sri Lanka in four weeks’ time (YAY! Getting close!) I’ve had a bit to sort out with accommodation (the usual routine online) – India still appears to provide excellent value for money for places

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SCOOT Scourge – Once Bitten, How Many Times Shy OR Will I Never learn the Lesson of Budget Airlines?

Howdy all. Yeah, a bit of a rant today. My travel plans temporarily thrown up in the air with the news that SCOOT cancelled their flights from Singapore to Jaipur. My flight was booked for the 12th of March, which by a less than happy coincidence is the date from which going forward they will no longer be flying to

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Iguazu Falls – Above and Below

The world has some pretty amazing natural wonders to see, and giant falls rate up there with the best features of our planet. You have Niagara Falls which borders Canada and the USA, Angel Falls in Venezuela, Victoria Falls which sits on the Zambian and Zimbabwean border, but not to be outdone, Iguazu (which means ‘big’) is at the border

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In Search of Stalin’s Seven Sisters

Ever since I visited Russia earlier this year, and to be more precise Moscow, I wanted to do a post on ‘Stalin’s Seven Sisters’. It’s the sort of thing that appeals to me I guess – something to see, to hunt out in a city and say you saw them all. What are Stalin’s Seven Sisters? Well, they are seven

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