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Kandy Lake Comfort

No trip to Sri Lanka is complete without a visit to Kandy, so we decided to spend 2 nights here on our way down to the southern coast. From Sigiriya, we travelled the short distance to Dambulla by tuk-tuk. We were in two minds whether or not to visit the Dambulla Cave Temple. The deciding factors

Backtracking to Semarang - Central Java & Karimunjawa

Backtracking to Semarang City by Minibus

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Our 3-week Indonesia travel plan had started to unravel on just the 2nd day after our arrival in Java. Following our misfortunes in Jepara, we were heading back to Semarang city to try to rescue our vacation from disaster. With no credit cards and insufficient cash, we wouldn’t be able to continue our journey to the

Hong Kong Activities

Hong Kong Activities for a 2-day Stopover

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With just a short one or two-day break in the city, its a good idea to have a plan if you want to experience some of the best Hong Kong activities that are on offer. Our 2-day stopover was just enough time to pack in half-a-dozen quality excursions, as well as hitting the shops on

Tioman: Juara Beach

Juara Beach – Tioman Island, Malaysia

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When we first planned our 21-day round trip around Malaysia, the place we kept reading about was Tioman island, located 30 kms off the east coast of the Malay peninsula. It’s quite a journey to get there, but if we could stay there a few nights, it might be worth it. We were looking for

Tenerife North - Puerto de la Cruz

Tenerife North – Puerto de la Cruz

Tenerife comprised the second leg of our 14-day Spain and Canary islands itinerary. After spending 3 days at Golf del Sur in the south of the island, we headed up by coach to Tenerife North – Puerto de la Cruz. We planned to stay 1 night at a small hotel close to the bus station in

Ubud Bali Hotels

Ubud Bali Hotels & Airport Transfers

Following an overnight stay in London and a short break in Hong Kong we were keen to reach the relative peace and tranquility of a 4-night stay in Bali. We had chosen two very different styles of accommodation for our Ubud Bali hotels: A family-run guesthouse and an upmarket Spa and Gallery resort. But first of

Manila Airport – Terminals 2 & 3

Transit between Manila Airport Terminals 2 & 3

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Following an overnight stay in Rome, the first stop on our 20-day trip to the Philippines was Manila. However, in order to keep our city-stays to a minimum we had decided to skip Manila completely on our way in. Our plan instead was to arrive at Manila airport, clear customs, then take the first flight out to Cebu.

Girona City Stopover

Girona City Stopover – Where to Stay & Eat

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Our Girona city stopover allowed us just one night in the city, before heading south to Barcelona-El Prat airport later the following day. We therefore needed a hotel that was close to the bus and train stations, and still within easy reach of the attractions and restaurants that the city has to offer. We were also

Best-Value Pubs & Restaurants in Edinburgh

10 Best-Value Pubs & Restaurants in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a great place for pub food, but there are some pretty good restaurants too. Following several stays in the capital, here is our list of the 10 best-value pubs & restaurants in Edinburgh – in no particular order. Usquabae Whisky Bar and Larder Usquabae is a place we find ourselves returning to on each

Varkala in Kerala

The Windswept Cliffs of Varkala, Kerala

Our 1,000 kms west-coast India travel plan continued from Kovalam in the South, slowly working our way back up north – using buses and trains – as far as Goa. Our next destination travelling north up the coast from Kovalam was Varkala. The cliffs of Varkala are famed for their dramatic, windswept appearance and precarious