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The Terravision Rome Airport Bus

Terravision Rome Airport Bus

Getting from either of the airports outside Rome to the city center can be an expensive business. Fortunately, there are some inexpensive and efficient alternatives to taking a taxi. On different occasions, we’ve used the Terravision Rome airport bus service to travel between both Fiumicino and Ciampino airports and the center of Rome. These services

Sri Lanka Travel Plan: 21-day rollercoaster to World’s End and beyond

A Sri Lanka Travel Plan – Central & South

Our Sri Lanka travel plan comprised a 21-day rollicking rollercoaster of a ride to the World’s End and beyond, taking in the Central Highlands and the South Coast. It promised to be an eventful trip, with all content published from a tiny Samsung smartphone.   Researching the Trip – Sri Lanka Travel Plan Our idea was to choose

Turkish Airlines Inflight Experience Featured

Our Turkish Airlines Inflight Experiences 💺

How the mighty have fallen… Considering they were once the No.7 airline in the world, Turkish Airlines dropped to No.12 in 2017, No.18 in 2018, and then to No.27 in 2019 (see SkyTrax World’s Top 100 Airlines). The jury is still out for 2020, but you can see where this is heading. We were quite

Canaries Islands Itinerary

Visit the Canary Islands ✈️ Via Spain!

A trip to the Canary Islands had long been on our agenda. The availability of cheap budget-airline flights with stopovers in Spain finally made this trip too good to resist. So we carefully put together a 14-day Canary islands itinerary. Instead of getting return flights direct to the Canary islands, we decided to spice up

Madrid Attractions and Eating Out

Madrid Budget Break 💃 Where to Eat & What to Do

Our 9-day tour around the Canary Isles started and finished in Spain. We spent a few days at the beginning of the trip in Girona, and finished off with a few days in the capital – Madrid.  So – as the finale to our trip – we were keen to find out what there is

Venice Off-Season

Venice Off Season 🎭 Save Time & Money

How much should a short 2-night break in Venice off season really cost? With low-cost airlines flying from numerous destinations, the return flight is possibly one of the cheapest items of a trip to Venice. However, even this can be deceptive: The budget airlines fly to Venice Treviso, not to Venice Marco Polo. Treviso is

Sleeping in a Shipping Container – Dash Box Hotel Cyberjaya

As an addition to the wide and wonderful variations of ‘Glamping’ accommodation, sleeping in a shipping container shouldn’t raise any eyebrows. At 20 feet (6.1 m) long by 8 feet (2.44 m) wide this certainly isn’t the tightest hotel room we’ve ever squeezed ourselves into: The Pearl Premium Guest House hotel in Hong Kong gets awarded

The Soná of 'Prison Break' Fame

The Soná of ‘Prison Break’ Fame

Any fans of the mini-series will be familiar with the infamous Soná of ‘Prison Break’ fame. This fictional prison featured in much of Season 3 of the series. The good news is that if you’re planning to travel by bus from Panama City (or from Boquete) to Santa Catalina, you will get to visit Soná in

Maldives Under the Reef

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Your first underwater experience of the Maldives is likely to be your local house reef. All the islands have their own unique house reefs, and Makunudu is no exception. For many people, this is all you actually need. Just put on a mask and step into the shallows. You don’t have to go further than

Cherating Malaysia

Cherating Accommodation: Will you choose Top-end or Budget?

After our first night in Kuala Lumpur, we made an early start: We needed to get to the bus station to take an early coach to Cherating, on the east side of the peninsula. Cherating accommodation options are a little limited, but for this occasion we’d decided to choose one of the larger beach resorts. Of