Category: Place Review

Places we’ve stayed, eaten at or visited

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Postcard Perfect Hikkaduwa – South West Sri Lanka

After enjoying the charms of the colonial capital Colombo for almost six days, it was time to head for the South West Coast of Sri Lanka. First stop, Hikkaduwa. Unused to the trains, we managed to book 3rd Class tickets to Hikkaduwa (85 LKR each (USD 1.10) and squeezed on to an already over-crowded carriage with all our luggage. Fortunately,...

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How to travel to the Maldives on a budget and still have an awesome time!

Overwater bungalows surrounded by incredibly clear blue water. Tropical islands fringed by pure white beaches. Magnificent sunsets and incredible underwater encounters. All wrapped up in an ASTRONOMICAL price tag that would make even those with money to burn think twice. That’s always been our perception of the Maldives islands and resorts, and so we never really thought about what it...

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Exploring Sri Lanka’s Colonial Capital, Colombo

As the plane descends into Negombo, the location of the international airport servicing the country, 35kms north of Colombo, you get an excellent view of Sri Lanka’s green, carpeted hill country. Our transition to arrivals was swift as there weren’t a lot of planes at the time. We bought a sim card for $10 US dollars and got the change from...

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Smoky Bars in Balmy Belgrade

The overnight train from Sofia to Serbia’s capital Belgrade was old, crappy and smelly. No one seemed to have consulted the EU on this one! A Chinese guy approached us on the dimly lit platform with a worried look on his face. He couldn’t believe this graffiti-covered Soviet relic was really our train. He took one look at his cabin...

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Craft Beer and Fab Food at the Siem Reap Brewpub

Anyone who follows us on this blog or my Ho Chi Minh City site knows that both Tim and I love a good beer and it doesn’t even need to be on a hot day. Our excitement at the emergence of craft beer in our favourite part of the world, South East Asia, is all too obvious on our Instagram...

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Serenity in Siem Reap, Cambodia – Tresor D’Angkor Suite

Spacious, stylish and comfortable, Tresor D’Angkor Suite in Siem Reap, Cambodia was the perfect antidote to what had been a hectic few months. Between weddings in Australia, hubby needing to go back ten weeks early because of a family illness, and a frantic month in Thailand, trying to finish up all my projects before the next big adventure, I was...

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Roaming Latvia’s Capital – Riga

Unlike Tallinn, Riga’s Old Town is not confined within a wall. It spreads out to cover a much larger area. especially when you include the well-preserved Art Nouveau District. Something to consider when you’re planning your strategy to see the sites. It is, however, every bit as beautiful as the Estonian capital and has also been designated a UNESCO World...

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