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Ubud Activities

Ubud Bali Royal Palace – Music & Dance

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Our first destination in Bali was the spiritual city of Ubud. We divided our time (4 nights) between 2 guesthouses on either side of the city center. One of the places we would stay had a large swimming pool – an important feature since Ubud is a good distance inland – 13 kms from the

Valencia Long Weekend

Valencia Long Weekend – Airport Transfers & Accommodation

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With the budget airlines offering ridiculously cheap flights from all over Europe to a variety of destinations in Spain, a long weekend in Valencia  is hard to resist. Add to this a relatively low cost of living and accommodation options, and you’re onto a winner. We budgeted €350 per person for a full 4-day and four-night

Cebu to Moalboal

Cebu City to Moalboal by Bus

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Our 20-day trip around the Philippines started in Cebu City, but we didn’t plan to stay there long. We were keen to get away from the metropolis in order to spend our time in a more relaxed environment. Just a 3-hour bus ride away is Moalboal – a beautiful beach location with plenty of snorkeling and diving possibilities.

Top 14 Panama City Activities

Top 14 Panama City Activities

Our 26-day Panama roundtrip followed the classic route west from Panama City as far as Bocas Del Toro, taking in a few extra destinations along the way. We would spend 4 days in Panama City on arrival, and another 2 days there at the end of the trip. You can see a lot of what Panama

In the Footsteps of Jason Bourne India West Kerala to Goa

In the Footsteps of Jason Bourne

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Our 31-day trip to India covered 1,700 kms of the West Coast, but also included 3 short city stays in Rome, Istanbul and Edinburgh. We arrived in South Goa at the start of our third week, where we stayed at Palolem beach, Canacona. We chose South Goa because of its reputation as a peaceful laid-back area,

Venice Osteria and Trattoria

Venice Osteria and Trattoria

Considering that Italy is pretty much one big restaurant, there’s never any difficulty finding somewhere to eat. Whether it’s an osteria, trattoria or pizzeria, there are plenty of places to choose from. In our experience, the overall quality of food in Italy is generally good to very good. Venice Osteria and Trattoria – Meal planning…

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

No trip to Sri Lanka is complete without a visit to Kandy, and there is plenty there to see and do including Kandy Lake, the famous Temple of the Tooth, and the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The Elephant Orphanage is located halfway between Colombo and Kandy.  We decided to take a train from the modern-looking central station in Kandy westwards

Hotel Elim - Central Java & Karimunjawa

Hotel Elim & Minibus to Jepara

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Our 3-week Indonesia travel plan included an 11-night stay in the secluded tropical island of Karimunjawa. We planned to stay in Semarang long enough to take a shuttle bus onward to Jepara. It is from here that we were hoping to take a boat to our final destination – Karimunjawa, a paradise island 88 kms

Loro Parque Tenerife

Loro Parque Tenerife 🦜

Our 14-day Canary islands itinerary included stays in both North and South Tenerife. So after 3 days in Golf del Sur in the South, we traveled by bus to Puerto de la Cruz on the northern coast of Tenerife for a 3-night visit. The town and waterfront areas in Puerto de la Cruz are pleasant enough to

Phuket Thailand - Welcome to Russia

Phuket Thailand – Welcome to Russia

Our Malay West Coast journey started in Phuket Thailand – just north of the Thai-Malaysian border. We wanted to use the flexibility of an open-jaw flight ticket to pack as many destinations as possible into our round-trip. Since we would be ending the journey in Kuala Lumpur, Phuket seemed to be a good starting point. With