Dubai or not Dubai?

Dubai conjures up images of luxury and elegance and it's a "must visit" destination so as it was ideally placed midway between Asia and Europe, I decided to pop in on my way home, giving myself about 12 hours to explore the popular emirate in between flights. Let's just say that I certainly didn't feel … Continue reading Dubai or not Dubai?

Sri Lanka: One Last Beach

It had been at least 2 or 3 weeks since I had laid on a beach doing absolutely nothing and, given the end of my trip was approaching and wintry England doesn't lend itself to beach bumming, I decided to make the most of Sri Lanka's gorgeous weather and headed to the east coast. From … Continue reading Sri Lanka: One Last Beach

Sri Lanka: Jaffna Cake

After spending a few days in Colombo, I wanted to move onto the North and headed up to Jaffna, a city which just 6 years ago was in a state of civil war, though you'd hardly be able to tell. I was shocked to find that every train out of Colombo was full for the … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Jaffna Cake

Colombo: From Lancashire to Lanka…

Even though I still had three weeks of travelling left, it still felt like the beginning of the end as I touched down in Sri Lanka. It was now September (so I was officially going home this month) and I was heading west again for the first time in a while. That being said, it … Continue reading Colombo: From Lancashire to Lanka…

Java: Hitching a ride to Bandung

Following Borobodur, I went off to get my bus to Bandung in the east of the island. I had intended to get the train due to the fact I had missed out on several train journeys already on this trip. However, many of the seats had already sold out and only the expensive ones remained. … Continue reading Java: Hitching a ride to Bandung