Hamner Springs

With a free week between our Christchurch and Dunedin house sits we decided to spend a few days up at Hamner Springs.

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Riding the buses

As we pulled into the bus station we were greeted with many Sri Lankan men running around shouting out to encourage us to purchase their wares. We declined and climbed aboard our bus which was taking us to Polonnaruwa. It was to be a four hour journey - one that we...

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Hitting the ground running

Well we have now been in Sri Lanka for 5 days and are enjoying the friendly people and relaxed lifestyle, although it is very hot and humid. We arrived very early Friday (2nd Jan) morning after spending 9 hours in Singapore. We managed to fill in time by catching the...

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Off to Sri Lanka

Our next adventure is Sri Lanka.  We depart tomorrow, January 1 bound for Colombo via Singapore.  We arrive in Colombo and have a transfer to Negombo where we have a few days by ourselves before our tour starts on January 4th.  Our 15 day tour circles Sri Lanka (see...

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Morocco Part 3

The next day we travelled over the High Atlas Mountains on some very windy roads with spectacular views. We crossed over Tizin'Tichka Pass which was 2260m above sea level. Along the roadside there were many little souvenir stalls and lunch today was in a roadside...

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Morocco Part 2

Fes is divided into three parts - the old medina, New Fes and Ville Nouvelle which is the more modern part with wide boulevards and modern hotels. It appears that every city in Morocco has a Mohamed V Boulevard as well as one named Hassan II (both after previous...

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Morocco Part 1

We are now in Todra Gorge which is in the South of Morocco. It is quite picturesque and reminds us a little of the entry to Jenolan Caves. We have been in Morocco now for over a week and have struggled to find reliable internet. Even purchasing a SIM card hasn't...

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Off to Morocco & Spain

We are off to Morocco and Spain!  Leaving Sydney, our journey takes us to Singapore (1 day stop) then onto Morocco with flights via Barcelona, Madrid and finally Casablanca where our tour begins on Dec 29.  After 15 days we will have seen a great deal of the country...

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Glamping, Castles & Udaipur

We left Bundi very early in the morning (6am) and caught a local train which can only be described as dirty!! There were peanut shells and paper all over the floor and some brown sludgy liquid sloshed about the floor at the end of the carriage near the toilets! We sat...

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Jaipur, Tigers and Bundi

After our wonderful stay in the heritage fort we headed to Jaipur which is known as the Pink City. Apparently when Prince Charles was to visit, the King ordered the town to be painted pink and it has been kept that way ever since. Whilst being more terracotta than...

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Agra, Taj Mahal and a Fort

Our day in Delhi started with a trip on the metro which is modern and efficient. The front two carriages are reserved for women as a safe place to travel, this knowledge certainly made the recent media reporting of the rape of a young woman on a Delhi bus very real....

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