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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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Little Places – Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Ahhh yes I know, if you’ve been following this blog this year you’ll already know I loved Nuwara Eliya. The idyllic little Hill Country town in the mountains with rolling hills of green, a lake, and curious old world charm. You might even find yourself near a crackling fire in the evening, something that’s rare for this part of the

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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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Itineraries – My first solo trip to Europe via Eurail

Howdy all. I thought with today’s post I would get all sentimental-like and reminisce about my first time as a backpacker in Europe, as part of my first time around the world back in 1999. Yep – LAST CENTURY! I’m old. So anyways, on this occasion I concentrated on Western Europe. For the sake of keeping it all together, and

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Little Places – San Cristobel Island, Galapagos

I should start today’s post off by saying that pretty much anywhere in the Galapagos can be classified as a ‘Little Place’ – it’s not as if it’s teeming with thousands upon thousands of people. The towns and islands are thankfully sparsely populated, and the number of tourists allowed to visit I think is also limited. But I think the

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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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3 Spots on Sunday – Cities to Visit in South America

Hi folks, it’s another Sunday, and another ‘three’. This time I’m talking about cities I liked visiting in South America. I wanted to try and steer clear of capital cities, and I did it! So don’t be confused by my third option, it is not the capital! South America is an incredible continent, I can’t stress that strongly enough. From

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