Sri Lanka

Avoiding tourists in Kandy and Ella

It was calming and relaxing on the beach at Nilaveli, but after just an hour of snoozing in the sun, Pete piped up that he 'was bored' haha. I think this was a slight exaggeration, but it motivated me to look at the next leg of the trip and make a final decision about which… Continue reading Avoiding tourists in Kandy and Ella

Sri Lanka

Steps in Sigiriya

The train to Sigiriya was long and bumpy, but interesting and fun. We rushed to get there and to get a ticket in time, so didn't have a chance for breakfast, that meant our only option was to sample the on-board snacks. Sellers would get on at one stop and off at the next, walking… Continue reading Steps in Sigiriya

Thailand, Travel

New in Nakhon Si Thammarat

After a boat and taxi to Krabi bus depot, we boarded a local bus to Nakhon Si Thammarat City which took about 2 hours. I booked somewhere again on the way, but as soon as we arrived a huge thunderstorm began and we waited at the bus terminal for a while for things to calm… Continue reading New in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Thailand, Travel

Motorbiking on Koh Phangan

After a noisy and bumpy overnight train to Surat Thani, we woke with the sun about 30 minutes from our destination. Tired Pete after only a few hours sleep Surat Thani is the city closest to Don Sak pier where you can get the regular boats and catamarans to and from the island Koh Samui… Continue reading Motorbiking on Koh Phangan

Bali, Indonesia, Travel

Learning to Lova Bali in Padang Bai

After not really feeling like we saw the 'real' Bali so far, we headed out on a bus East to Padang Bai. We checked in to a room with the most beautiful carved door in a homestay, but with very little atmosphere, and no interaction with the homeowner (who left the key under the mat… Continue reading Learning to Lova Bali in Padang Bai

Bali, Indonesia, Travel

“Culture” in Ubud

We took a minibus from Kuta to Ubud and arrived quite late. We checked into a place that had been recommended to me by several people, Happy Mango, but we found it to have little of the atmosphere and friendliness that I'd been promised, so the following day we moved across the village to Sania's… Continue reading “Culture” in Ubud

Malaysia

On the nature trail in Kuching (Borneo)

From the Cameron Highlands I headed down to Kuala Lumpur to catch a flight the next day to the Malaysian city of Kuching in Sarawak on the island of Borneo. I bough my ticket here on a bit of a whim after checking the AirAsia website - the flight was about Β£20 return! In KL… Continue reading On the nature trail in Kuching (Borneo)