Posted in Sri Lanka Travelogue

7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 5 – Yala National Park

Glamping was a first for both of us.  Coming back from an incredible safari, which included a lucky sighting of…

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7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 4 – Mirissa

The southern coastal road from Unawatuna to Mirissa throws up spectacular scenes of village life, gorgeous beaches untouched by tourism,…

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Posted in Portugal Travelogue

Portugal – Alto Douro (Pinhao and Provesende)

It’s one of the most beautiful train journeys in Europe.  Two and half hours from Porto on the train from…

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Porto – first impressions

My wife and I arrived in Porto on the 20th September 2016.  Our birthday.  Blue skies and warm weather greeted…

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7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 3 – Unawatuna and Galle

Today we walked the sands of Unawatuna, released a baby turtle at the Turtle Sanctuary and Hatchery, and wandered the…

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7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 2 – Unawatuna

May Day.  We awoke to a gloriously sunny day, and went down for a decadent breakfast with a wonderful sea…

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7 days in Sri Lanka Day 1 – Colombo

It takes three hours and 15 minutes to get to Colombo from Singapore with Emirates, and the flight arrives at…

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Posted in Cambodia Travelogue

6 Days in Cambodia Day 4 – Siem Reap

The road to Angkor.  We walked out of the hotel and down the hot, dusty, noisy street, past Hard Rock…

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6 Days in Cambodia Day 3 – Boat trip from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

An early start = 6:15.  We were downstairs at 6:30, expecting breakfast before we got picked up at 7 to…

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6 Days in Cambodia Day 2 – Phnom Penh

A bog-standard breakfast in lovely surrounds is just about bearable.  I couldn’t complain too much – breakfasts are not the…

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