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  • Exploring Hampi

    Exploring Hampi

    As you may have guessed, we really enjoyed Hampi! The day after cycling was a designated ‘rest day’ like in the Tour de France, we rested our legs, and Lucy got a pedicure. Then we watched Wolf of Wall Street…

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    The Lonely Planet’s No 1 Spot in India – Dreamy, Dreamy Hampi

    The Lonely Planet’s No 1 Spot in India – Dreamy, Dreamy Hampi

    We’d heard great things about Hampi, and not just from the Lonely Planet. So fresh off a 13 hour sleeper train from Mysore (which was ace by the way), we rocked up to Rocky’s guesthouse in the main bazaar area…

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    Visiting Mysore & Hot Footing it to Hampi, India

    Visiting Mysore & Hot Footing it to Hampi, India

    Backwaters done, our next stop was Mysore. According to the Lonely Planet ‘you haven’t seen South India until you’ve seen Mysore’…. I don’t really get it, but we’re going anyway as its a good way to break up the trip…

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    Cruising the Keralan Backwaters

    Cruising the Keralan Backwaters

    Lying back on a converted rice barge, drinking a cold beer while you’re served fresh prawns and a multitude of curries. If this sounds like your cup of Masala Chai, then you need to hit up Kerala and her famous…

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    On Dry Hair, Co Cleansing and Coconut Oil

    On Dry Hair, Co Cleansing and Coconut Oil

    Travel Beauty Update! 34 days in: my skin is a lot better, and seems to have calmed right down. It’s not quite glowing, but it’s not disgusting. My hair on the other hand, is revolting. Weeks of scraping it up…

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    Cruising the Keralan Backwaters in Alleppey.

    Cruising the Keralan Backwaters in Alleppey.

    We’ve haven’t even been in India a week yet, but so far it’s been very good to us. The food is amazing, the people are friendly & the weather, if a little hot, is amazing. The north will be really…

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    South Indian Dancing – Kathakali…it’s weird

    South Indian Dancing – Kathakali…it’s weird

    I am no dancer, but I understand the whole “move in time with the music” malarkey that people talk about. The best I can do is a mediocre impression of Stevie Wonder or an overly-exuberant Carlton from The Fresh Prince.…

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    A Guide to Sri Lanka

    A Guide to Sri Lanka

    We thought we would do a little summary at the end of each country, highlighting our highlights as it were! We hope it will serve as a quick travel guide to each destination, a bit more manageable than reading the…

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    An Epic Train Journey in Sri Lanka

    An Epic Train Journey in Sri Lanka

    Yesterday, Lucy and I undertook a journey that made Bilbo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee look like they popped to the shops for some milk. One that makes the annual migration of the Sperm and Grey Whales seem positively minute. We…

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    Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka

    Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka

    We’ve written a few times about our disappointment with the Lonely Planet Sri Lanka guidebook, and today highlighted why you should always follow your instinct as opposed to just blindly following a guidebook. Particularly when it comes to travelling. I…

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    Beauty Skincare – My Not So Glowing Holiday Complexion

    Beauty Skincare – My Not So Glowing Holiday Complexion

    3 weeks in and I thought I would have tanned, glowing holiday skin by now. How wrong could I be! I’ve actually got the worst skin I’ve had in a long time….probably since my first weeks in beauty – the…

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    Visiting a Tea Plantation in the Hill Country, Sri Lanka

    Visiting a Tea Plantation in the Hill Country, Sri Lanka

    After the shortcomings of Ella, our opinion of the Hill Country was low. Up steps Haputale, a small town (potentially village depending on your definition of the word), on the railway between Haputale and Nuwara Eliya. We had read of…

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    Ella, Sri Lanka and Why I Didn’t Really Like it.

    Ella, Sri Lanka and Why I Didn’t Really Like it.

    We had a fab time staying at Superson in Uda Walawa, but we were keen to move onto the next stage of our trip (and of our guide book) so set off for Ella, ‘everyone’s favourite hill country village!’. We…

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    Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka

    Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka

    Uda Walawe is credited with having a considerable number of elephants. At the last count there were 560 within the confines of the park (roughly 300 square miles). This large elephant population means that a safari here is arguably one…

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    Bundala National Park, Sri Lanka

    Bundala National Park, Sri Lanka

        Leaving beautiful Mirissa was sad, as we loved the chilled out beach and lovely Homestay. Nevertheless we were getting more and more keen to see some elephants so off we went. We had read about both Yala and…

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