Category Archives: travel

Sunday Spotlight – Galle, Sri Lanka

Hi all. Today I’m turning the spotlight on Galle. It’s a wonderful spot in southern Sri Lanka, not too far from the capital Colombo, only a few hours by train, I think the fastest trains only take a little over two hours. Whilst there are many places with colonial ties all over the sub-continent, nowhere is quite like Galle, with

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Samarkand’s Incredible Registan

Howdy all. One of the most ‘fabled’ cities on the old Silk Road is without a doubt Uzbekistan’s Samarkand. It has a number of sites worth seeing, and a great place to experience Islamic Architecture. It’s a beautiful city, with wide roads and then miles of little backstreets in the old parts. When I visited I stayed in a little

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Velocity and Qantas Frequent Flyers Compared

Howdy all. Something different for a Sunday for you. I wanted to look today at the two main frequent flyer programs that exist in Australia. If you’re a frequent flyer in Australia, if you love hunting down points, well there here are your two main options. Of course, there are many other choices you could try – Emirates’ Skywards for

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3 Spots on Sunday – Unique Hostel Stays

It’s another Sunday, and this time it’s a bit different. Here are three interesting hostels you might stay at if you were to visit the cities they live in. It’s always nice to stay somewhere which is a bit ‘different’, escape the normal hostel for somewhere more unique. I’ve stayed in two of these three – the other I would

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