Category Archives: Asia

Delhi was more than I expected to be honest. The vibrancy and “controlled” chaos is unlike anything I’ve seen elsewhere.

(updated 20 January 2019) Delhi was more than I expected to be honest.   I knew that I would find poverty, immense poverty, and I suspected that I would harassed by men seeing the foreigner and by young children desperate to … Continue reading

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Chennai, where the people are so incredibly kind, the city takes pride in itself, and the way that southern Indians meld and blend spices calms me, and takes my breath away.

I love southern India: the people are kind, the city is fairly clean, and the way that southern Indians meld and blend spices calms me, and takes my breath away. Nites Oh my goodness, I am in love!  The Leela … Continue reading

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Kolkata is probably the most “melting pot” culture of all the cities that I’ve visited in India.

Kolkata is probably the most “melting pot” culture of all the cities that I’ve visited in India.  And, like New Delhi, you will encounter poverty right next to luxury and with very few exceptions, will one encroach on the other.  … Continue reading

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Mumbai is an incredible mix of old and new, upscale and slums, modernity and the way things have always been done… all of which should not be missed.

An incredible mix of old and new, upscale and slums, modernity and the way things have always been done… all of which should not be missed. Nites As this was my first time in Mumbai and I was here for … Continue reading

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This town, Thalpe, along with Galle Fort to the east, have made me fall in love with Sri Lanka.

Thalpe, along with Galle Fort to the East, have made me fall in love with Sri Lanka.  The people are so kind and the laid back beach culture that has taken over is a welcomed respite especially if you are … Continue reading

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Close enough to Yala National Park for the perfect safari

I would recommend 2 days max in Tissamaharama.  I’ve read that there is wonderful history to this little town but much of that has gone, or I couldn’t find it, such that it is a hustle and bustle little town.  … Continue reading

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Colombo works in all of its magic and intertwined wonder.

Colombo is an interesting mix of cultures that it really makes this lovely country difficult to point to just one influence: there is the Indian influence, just to the north of this lovely little island; the British influence in its … Continue reading

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Shanghai – the new, modern China that is probably more “western” than any other place I visited.

Shanghai is an amazing place, and is arguably the most modern of China’s cities, if not the most western, but when taken in to consideration with the rest of China and what it has to offer, it really shouldn’t be missed! Continue reading

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Hangzhou/West Lake – a wonderful, relaxing, lake-side retreat to recharge and recenter before your next stop in the mad-packed land that is China.

West Lake – a wonderful, relaxing, lake-side retreat to recharge and recenter before your next stop in the mad-packed land that is China. Continue reading

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Chengdu – pandas, not to mention a laid back city (for China) but also one of the fastest growing and inviting cities.

Pandas. What more is there to say?! Don’t hire a guide, just follow my easy instructions and you’ll have an amazing time! Continue reading

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The perfect place to see the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China really must be on everyone’s bucket list. It’s a work out, and an architectural feat of magnitude impossible to match! Continue reading

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The rapidly disappearing old parts of the city – the hutong – are a sight to behold

The rapidly disappearing old parts of the city – the hutong – are a sight to behold and should be seen before it is too late. Continue reading

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Yalikavak Turkey – It’s not Bodrum, but a better neighbor

So Yalikavak isn’t in Bodrum. And so it may be a “suburb” albeit a hike away. Don’t hold it against them and go here for further recharging. And if you need a bit of culture, do the trip to Pamukkale: it’s worth your time and a numb butt! Continue reading

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Fethiye Turkey – The perfect place to relax and unwind

I can’t really explain what it was about Fethiye that I loved but I did and I cant wait to return! I hope you enjoy it too! Continue reading

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Canakkale, Turkey

Canakkale is really an interesting little village right on the Dardanelles whose major claim to fame is Troy.  As such, Canakkale is pretty much the only place to stay if you want to take a dolmus (really, a public mini … Continue reading

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Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk is an interesting place and one that is hard to recommend to be honest.  If it weren’t for its proximity to Efes (Ephesus), I wouldn’t even recommend it.  But because it is the closest place to stay for Efes, … Continue reading

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Alacati, Turkey

Alacati is a small village a couple of kilometres from the beaches and don’t worry, you can do the walk with ease. Not only is the walk pleasant and you will see numerous summer houses, but it also gives you a bit of a push for the long day ahead of relaxing on the beach. Continue reading

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istanbul Turkey

If you ever have the chance to go to istanbul, you really must go. What an amazing, splendid, and gorgeous place Continue reading

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