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We’d read that the train from Kandy to Ella is one of the world’s most beautiful. The Kandy to Ella train slowly rattles through lush green jungle, soaring ...
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31
Aug
2016

Riding the Scenic Kandy to Ella Train - Unreserved

We’d read that the train from Kandy to Ella is one of the world’s most beautiful. The Kandy to Ella train slowly rattles through lush green jungle, soaring mountains, terraced tea plantations, rural villages and working farms. We planned our very rough idea of a route around the island with this Sri Lanka railway journey in…

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After a couple of nights acclimatising in Negombo, we were ready to catch the Negombo to Kandy bus and explore the real Sri Lanka. Negombo was fine but there wa...
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26
Aug
2016

Top 5 Things to do in Kandy City in One Day

After a couple of nights acclimatising in Negombo, we were ready to catch the Negombo to Kandy bus and explore the real Sri Lanka. Negombo was fine but there wasn’t much in the way of Sri Lankan culture, sights, landscape and proper Sri Lankan food. We had just one day planned in Kandy city due…

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It was a strange feeling getting off that Sri Lankan Airlines plane and spending the first few hours of our much-anticipated trip in Negombo. We’d been waitin...
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24
Aug
2016

Back on the Road and Feeling Overwhelmed

It was a strange feeling getting off that Sri Lankan Airlines plane and spending the first few hours of our much-anticipated trip in Negombo. We’d been waiting to get back on the road since we came home from our previous year around the world back in 2012. We couldn’t wait for all the amazing rewards of long-term…

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You probably came across this post because you’re looking for things to do in Negombo beach. Or maybe you’re deciding weather to visit the resort si...
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21
Aug
2016

Things to do in Negombo Beach? Don't Expect Much

You probably came across this post because you’re looking for things to do in Negombo beach. Or maybe you’re deciding weather to visit the resort since it’s so close to the international airport. We spent a couple of nights there after landing in Sri Lanka so keep reading for our honest account. Our Negombo Beach…

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I discovered a Swedish word this week that perfectly describes how both Shelley and I are feeling with only a week to go until we jet off for our next adventure...
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9
Aug
2016

A Week To Go Until Take Off. How Are We Feeling?

I discovered a Swedish word this week that perfectly describes how both Shelley and I are feeling with only a week to go until we jet off for our next adventure. Resfeber: the restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins when anxiety and anticipation are entangled together. The Anticipation is Strong We,…

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I must have somehow been bitten by the travel bug at a very young age. Growing up I always enjoyed family holidays to Europe and parts of my home country. I got...
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5
Aug
2016

Getting Bitten by the Travel Bug and Why That's OK

I must have somehow been bitten by the travel bug at a very young age. Growing up I always enjoyed family holidays to Europe and parts of my home country. I got just as excited as a child as I do now. I especially loved the holidays to warmer climates. In fact my first was when…

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One of the massive advantages of travelling around India is, of course, the low cost of transport, food and accommodation. Your local western currency can go a ...
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27
Jul
2016

Must See Places in Kerala - Kerala Backwaters

One of the massive advantages of travelling around India is, of course, the low cost of transport, food and accommodation. Your local western currency can go a long way in this part of the world. We found this to be truer while visiting one of the many must see places in Kerala. We had the…

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We don’t have a grey hair on our bodies, we don’t use walking sticks to get about and we have just a few laughter lines on our faces. However, we’re still...
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21
Jul
2016

Early Mini Retirement - Why Everyone Should Do It

We don’t have a grey hair on our bodies, we don’t use walking sticks to get about and we have just a few laughter lines on our faces. However, we’re still able to regularly take a temporary early retirement. To give up work and do all the things we want to do. Not have to…

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Before visiting Portugal, we’d only ever drank Port while spending Christmases at Shelley’s family home. It’s one of her family’s Chris...
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17
Jul
2016

Quick Guide to the Douro Valley & Pinhao

Before visiting Portugal, we’d only ever drank Port while spending Christmases at Shelley’s family home. It’s one of her family’s Christmas traditions but brands are very limited in UK supermarkets. We love its deep sweetness and rich aroma so were keen to taste more of the wine-like alcoholic drink. There’s no better place in the world…

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