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One Night in Colombo

Dusk had already fallen as the train traversed through the outskirts of Colombo. It was Sri Lankan peak hour and we had front row seats to the entire spectacle. The serenity of the Sri Lankan countryside was shattered by the cacophony of horns and traffic. Overcapacity trains zoomed by on both sides, heading in various directions. Passengers dangled precariously from exit doors, jumped on and off moving trains without hesitation. It was chaos but somehow everything worked. All these sights and sounds reaffirmed that we were indeed back in the capital. Continue reading One Night in Colombo


Scenic Sri Lanka – Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya – A city nestled in the middle of Sri Lanka’s hill country and prime tea-growing region. At over 6000 feet, it’s also one of the island’s highest cities. Picturesque views all round and a cool temperate climate throughout most of the year; the city is a perennial holiday favorite amongst both locals and tourists alike. Continue reading Scenic Sri Lanka – Nuwara Eliya

Scenic Sri Lanka – Hill Country (Kandy)

Hill Country – one of the main reasons tourists visit Sri Lanka. Cool weather, misty dusks and dawns and not forgetting the lush valleys of endless tea plantations. We begin this leg of our Sri Lankan adventure on the fringes of hill country – Kandy. Continue reading Scenic Sri Lanka – Hill Country (Kandy)

Top 7 Places To Stay In Penang For Under $100

The Pearl of the Orient has so much to offer – History, nature, retail therapy, sandy beaches, watersports and of course some of the best food on the planet!

With the recent annexation of Georgetown as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Penang has become a hot destination with tourists from all over the globe. It ranked 8th in The Guardian’s list of 40 holiday hotspots: Where to go in 2014. Continue reading Top 7 Places To Stay In Penang For Under $100

One Night In A Peranakan Mansion

Ke-lan-tan House, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Ke-Lan-Tan House
Ke-Lan-Tan House

I had the pleasure of staying here recently when I was in Penang. A charming Peranakan mansion hidden away in the shadow of the island’s tallest landmark – KOMTAR. Continue reading One Night In A Peranakan Mansion