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Philippines Travel Plan – Central Visayas

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The initial inspiration for our Philippines Travel Plan came from the discovery of very reasonably priced flights with Emirates running from Rome to Manila (€528 return). Since Rome is a small hop from our home base in Europe, this seemed a perfect opportunity to extend our trip with a couple of nights in Rome both before and

Tenerife South - Golf del Sur

Golf del Sur – Tenerife South

After spending a really enjoyable 2-night stopover in Girona, Spain we continued our journey to our principal destination – the Canary Islands. Our first introduction to these islands was the Golf del Sur – Tenerife South. We planned to spend 3 nights in Golf del Sur in a self-catering apartment on the southern coast. Although

Jet Airways

Mumbai International Transfer to Domestic Terminal

Arrival at Mumbai International Airport (Chhatrapati Shivaji) and transfer to the Domestic terminal was in our case blissfully straightforward and efficient. At passport control we produced our e-Tourist Visas, and were processed quickly enough. After clearing passport control, we strolled into a large and surprisingly empty Arrivals Hall. This was a welcome outcome. We had

Our Venice Budget 🎭 2 Nights Inclusive – What’s the Cost?

A short trip to Venice is potentially one of the most costly city breaks you can take. Even with a strict Venice budget, why is this city so expensive? Well, we noticed a few things that might explain this. Apart from the local handiwork of artists and artisans, not much is created or grown in

Polwaththa - Cabin in the Woods

Polwaththa Eco Lodge

Our trip through Sri Lanka wouldn’t have been complete without a short stay at one of this island’s Eco settlements. So, from Kandy we had arranged a pickup by tuk-tuk to take us into the surrounding mountain jungles to the Polwaththa Eco Lodges. We were looking forward to a peaceful break, close to nature and

Borneo rainforest discovery centre

Borneo Rainforest Discovery Centre

No trip to Malaysia is complete without an extended visit to Borneo. Apart from the wealth of activities this island has to offer, it is fascinating and heart-warming to discover the biodiversity conservation efforts they are making here. Located within the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, the Borneo Rainforest Discovery Centre is one of Sabah’s most popular

Honey, the ATM ate my card - Central Java & Karimunjawa

Honey, the ATM ate my card

What was I to do when an Indonesian ATM ate my card? We had just arrived at Semarang airport on a Lion Air flight from Jakarta. This was the 2nd day of (hopefully) a 15-day trip to Karimunjawa: An island 88 kms north of Central Java. Loosing our card at this stage of the journey, with

Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong Stopover

Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong Stopover

If you take a flight with Cathay Pacific from London to Bali you’ll be making a pit-stop in Hong Kong. Why not then take advantage of this break in your journey to add a Hong Kong stopover to your trip? As well as breaking up an extended long-haul flight to Bali, this also gives you

Bali and Nusa Lembongan

Bali and Nusa Lembongan – A 2-island itinerary

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Bali is a universal favourite with travellers and tourists alike, but it is not so well known for its beaches. If it’s clear blue sea and uncrowded white sand beaches you’re after, then you need to venture a little further. So why not try a combination of Bali and Nusa Lembongan – one of Bali’s

Edinburgh City Break

Edinburgh City Break

If you ever need an excuse to enjoy an Edinburgh city break, the availability of some great international flight deals flying from Edinburgh to the Far East has to be high on the list. Combine this with a low-cost Ryanair budget flight to Edinburgh from many British and European cities, and you can be onto a winner.