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Dubai on the Cheap

April 10, 201312 Comments

We had never considered Dubai to be a flashpacking destination and it wasn’t very high on our must do list for this round the world trip.  However with some very reasonable airfares from Sri Lanka to Dubai, and a fly Dubai bargain back into Europe, we decided to give it a try.  By breaking up […]

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Negombo Beach and Sightseeing

April 5, 20135 Comments

The change in weather had spoiled our plans to go diving and sunbathing on the south coast of Sri Lanka so we decided to head back to Negombo to give this place a second look (it was our first stop in Sri Lanka) and to see if the clouds would clear for us. We decided […]

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Why I Hate Taxi Drivers Around the World

April 3, 201318 Comments

Now hate may be a strong word, but in this case I think the choice of verb is perfectly acceptable and its how I feel, I have had enough of them.  After travelling for well over a year across Australasia, Asia and now into Eastern Europe I cannot think of a single group of traders […]

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Getting to Mirissa from Ella

March 31, 20133 Comments

We had enjoyed the cool air and mountain views of Ella, but it was now time to get back to sea level and hopefully a bit of sun. Ella is in the centre of Sri Lanka high in the mountains and the journey down to the coast was going to take around five to six hours […]

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Visiting Galle in a Day

March 28, 20133 Comments

Visiting Galle in a day by bus from Mirissa (or Columbo) If you get fed up Mirissa beach (who would) or want a change of scenery there is plenty to occupy you within an hours bus ride of Mirissa.   We had mistakenly sunbathed sans protection the day before as the sky was filled with […]

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