Tag Archives: Backpacking

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

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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)

Pre-Departure Checklist : 10 Things You Need To Do Before Flying Off On That Trip!

You’ve settled your itinerary, accommodation, flights and all the other nitty gritty details – What’s next? You’re ready to fly off? Wait just a minute and hold your horses! To ensure a smooth trip, go through the following checklist:


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How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide – Part 4: The Budget Traveller’s Guide To Sightseeing In Europe

If you’re already on my blog, I can safely assume that you’re not on one of those all-inclusive tour packages peddled by various travel agencies. Well maybe you bought a package but hopefully after reading this particular series you might reconsider purchasing a tour package the next time round! Continue reading How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide – Part 4: The Budget Traveller’s Guide To Sightseeing In Europe

How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide – Part 3: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Getting Around Europe

In Part 3 of How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Getting Around Europe we’ll examine the various transportation options available on the continent for the budget conscious traveller.

Do check out my previous two posts in the series in case you just joined us:

You can get across the European continent on virtually any type of transportation. There’s planes, cars, trains, buses and even ships. With such an array of options available, which one should you choose?

We won’t be covering all bases in this post. Instead, we’ll focus on the most efficient value for money options on the market.

Here’s the lowdown on how to travel across the European continent both cheaply and efficiently:  Continue reading How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide – Part 3: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Getting Around Europe

How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget – Part 2: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Accommodation

Welcome to Part 2 of How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Accommodation! If you haven’t read Part 1 where we touched on flights, do take a look.

Travelling on a budget doesn’t necessarily mean you have to compromise on the quality and range of accommodation options. Sure, you won’t be living in luxury – sipping champagne and eating caviar while a butler is on call  24/7 ready to attend to your every need and fancy. If that’s your idea of  travelling or a holiday then this post is not for you. Continue reading How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget – Part 2: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Accommodation