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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Kerala Backwaters & Finishing in the South

The trip from Periyar to our next destination saw us take private vehicles down the mountain, stopping a few times to look at rubber plantations, have a cuppa and take in the vistas! We then caught a boat to the Kerala backwaters and our homestay for the night. It was...

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Madurai & Periyar Tiger Reserve

Leaving Pondicherry we took a private bus to the train station and then caught a train to Madurai. It was a six hour train trip and on a sleeper style train. It wasn't the most comfortable journey but we managed by trying to have a snooze and learning a card game...

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East Coast of Southern India

Chennai is a major city and we arrived at peak hour as people seemed to be heading to work. We had breakfast in a nearby hotel and then continued on to our next stop which was Mamallapuram. It is a beach/fishing town on the east coast of India. We visited the...

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Mysore and overnight train

The dormitory accommodation in our Jungle retreat was very pleasant and remarkably no-one in our group snored. We were up early to partake in a cultural walk through the local village and to the top of the hill where there was a Hindu temple. It was very pleasant and...

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Ooty, New Year & Jungle

The train journey was very pleasant as we were booked in a 2nd class air conditioned car. There was no shortage of food supplies and tea as vendors, complete with official badges made their way up and down the train. We ordered lunch - choice of egg, chicken or...

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Welcome to India

We left Sydney at 12.15 bound for Singapore, travelling on the A380. We were very fortunate with a very obliging hostess who insisted we have a Singapore Sling and then later on, appeared with champagne and chocolates which she said she had "brought from other places"...

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HOUSE SITTING SCHEDULE
Bayview, Sydney: Apr 1-Oct 31
Mosman, Sydney, Australia: Jun 12-Jul 15
Waiheke Island, NZ: Jul 17-Aug 26
Noosa, Australia: Sep 28-Oct 16

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Lifetime adventure travellers, Christopher & Andrew love wandering the globe, meeting others and 'living like a local'.
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