There are no two ways about it, you’ll love Singapore for its cleanliness, the greenery, the futuristic touch yet historical charm, the diverse culture and the brilliant cuisine, but just prepare yourselves for the intense humidity and the heavy price tag that comes with a modern city, which has become a stepping stone to the rest of the world.
The beautiful tiny island of Koh Tao, AKA “Turtle Island”, is nestled in the Gulf of Thailand. It is part of the Chumphon Archipelago. It is easy to reach by ferry, either from Chumphon or from Surat Thani where you will stop first at Koh Samui and Koh Phangan before finally reaching the diving destination … Continue reading Diving in Koh Tao – Thailand
Whatever you seek on your travels in Thailand I’m sure this Asian gem will fulfil your wanderlust.
Here are a few of my top tips for a smooth, enjoyable and hassle free travel in Sri Lanka...
From Sigiriya I headed north east by tuk-tuk to the town of Polonnaruwa located in the North Central Province. Polonnaruwa is part of the cultural triangle but is often overlooked by tourists short on time as it is over 6 hours away from Colombo by car; although it is also reachable by a lengthy train … Continue reading The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa – Sri Lanka
Sigiriya's second large rock to break through the lush jungle landscape is Pidurangula Rock. The lesser known rock is favoured by backpackers for its low 500-RS entrance fee, which is a mere bargain compared to the hefty fee that Lion Rock demands. Some may argue that the view from the top of Pidurangula is superior … Continue reading Pidurangula Rock – Sri Lanka
From Kandy I headed north in search of a new wonder to explore. Kandy had left me a little down trodden and I required something to reignite my wanderlust. My new wonder would come in the form of the small town of Sigiriya located in the Northern Matale District in the central province, some three … Continue reading Sigiriya – Sri Lanka
Kandy is a major city located in the Central Province and is the capital of this region. In 1988 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is home to The Temple of Tooth Relic.
Before arriving in Sri Lanka I had read a lot about Ella; backpackers paradise, the hikers dream, beautiful green rolling hills covered in jungle and tea plantations. I knew there was plenty to see and do. My guest house, La Ciel Ella was perfect, simple, out the way and had fantastic views of the Ella … Continue reading Ella in the Hill Country – Sri Lanka
We headed back around the twisty orange dirt tracks, still at a fairly break neck speed as the 6pm deadline loomed, when suddenly my guide hit the brakes slamming the jeep into reverse, and then I saw what he saw….