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Off We Go – The Show’s on the Road

D Day: Port Severn to Orillia (45kms) Winter had returned! It was cold and overcast, but at least it wasn’t raining for our first day of our new adventure on the bikes. Fully loaded and dressed in about every winter item we had, including our thermals, we took the obligatory photo with Ian and Maddie and headed down the drive...

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A Wild and Wintery Welcome

Foreward: This year we have decided to cycle on the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) Northern Tier Route. An epic route beginning in Bar Harbour, Maine and rolling across the US to its eventual end in Anacortes, Washington. However, as we have brought our bikes from England, it has been much easier and much less expensive to fly them to Toronto,...

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Oman – A Road Trip

The brand-spanking new airport in Muscat was a fine sight indeed for the two weary travellers. We’d been on the go for the last day, having departed Maafushi in the Maldives in a speedboat and then onto 3 different planes from Mali, Colombo and then Dubai. We ambled like zombies through immigration where the local staff were obviously very proud...

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Niggle Time in Negombo

After our little “Roadside” bus excursion the other day, we decided to fork out for a van to return from Trincomalee to Negombo to pick up our friend Teresa and so that Sharyn could take her plane back to Australia for her conference presentations. It’s a 6hr trip in the van with a short lunch break, so the bus would’ve...

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Anuradhapura – Hot and Holy

At breakfast Poala and Bruno gave us their address and contact details back home in Italy (we’d given our card earlier). It’d certainly be worthwhile catching up with them as they aren’t that far from our rellies in the north either. Travel is great! Janaka dropped us at Dambulla’s street-side bus stop and we didn’t have to wait long to...

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Kandy – Sweet’n’Sour

Arriving 20mins early, we secured seats on the bus and we were soon heading out of Nuwara Eliya and just beginning to realise the extent of the golf course. The ride is a spectacular 2hr descent, winding down an endless series of switchbacks and hairpin bends that the bus was only just able to negotiate. Tea plantations and tiny roadside...

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World’s End

Ever so sweetly, the family got out of bed to farewell us at 5 am as we piled into the tuk-tuk with all our bags. It was actually a bit sad as we’d nurtured a brief but warm relationship with these people in our time there. We gave Sonia a little Koala bear, and as shy as she is, she...

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