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Löyly: The best public sauna in Helsinki, Finland

The Baltic Sea in January. Normally in Helsinki it is frozen over but tonight I am “lucky” as it is not quite so cold. As I gingerly walk towards the steps leading down to the inky blackness, steam is coming off me. Dave my companion in this mad ...

How To Travel From Colombo To Galle Cheaply and Comfortably

In this post, we share with you essential tips to help you travel from Colombo to Galle, cheaply and comfortably. You might be questioning if you should take the Colombo to Galle train or if a taxi from Negombo airport to Galle might be easier. Read ...

10 places to make you fall in love with the earth

As Lennon and McCartney said all you need is love and as this is the month of love we thought we would share 10 places to make you fall in love with the earth. Now, this is no scientific experiment and we can’t say we have seen all of the planet ...

Visiting a tea plantation in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tea Plantation: General Information Sri Lanka is famous the world over for its fine white sand beaches, delicious food, love for cricket and of course tea. Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s former colonial name is still synonymous with tea ...

The Quiet Side of Ibiza

Ibiza is synonymous with turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, beach clubs and …dare I say it, parties…loads of them. The annual summer invasion of around 6-7 million tourists is slowly but surely leaving its mark on the island and its environment, ...

Top things to do on Iriomote Island, Japan

The current of the river was slowly pushing my kayak along. I was ahead of my fellow travellers so I had this stretch of river to myself. The peace and tranquility enveloped me and I let my mind wander for a while. I needed the break as I had ...

Say hello in different languages

Hello! Our favourite thing whilst travelling is talking to local people about their country and life in general. I must admit I am not that great at languages, Karen is a lot better than me but learning to simply say hello in different languages can ...

The best Eco Hotels in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is becoming one of the world’s leading eco destinations with eco friendly hotels , eco lodges and tour companies practicing sustainable/eco tourism more and more. This benefits the local economy, the environment and the wildlife. It ...

Why you should visit Åland islands: Finland’s fairytale islands

I must admit, before landing in Finland I had never heard of the Åland Islands. That is the wonderful thing about travel, no matter how much you do it, there is always a destination you have never heard of. When I found out that we had to take an ...

The Top 10 Galle Hotels, Sri Lanka

Galle is one of our most favourite places in Sri Lanka, it has interesting history, great restaurants and the old town is so pretty it looks like a postcard. If you are heading to Sri Lanka then we highly recommend staying for at least a few nights ...

Bribri Costa Rica: Meeting a tribe in the Costa Rican jungle

Do you drink and eat chocolate every day I asked the village elder as we slowly stirred the large pot of 100% cocoa? He said of course with a twinkle in his eye. He said a few sentences in Spanish which I couldn’t quite understand (my Spanish isn’t ...

Amazing Places To Volunteer With Animals Abroad

Planet Earth is home to more than 8 million species. Now I know us humans like to think we are the only ones on this ball of rock but like it or not we have to share our world with others. Sadly on our travels we have seen animals suffering in so ...

Gobi Manchurian Recipe – Gobi Manchurian Dry and Gobi Manchurian Gravy

Welcome to another recipe from our global recipe swap series, a Gobi Manchurian Recipe. Who knew cauliflower could be so yummy! This Gobi Manchurian recipe is one of my favourite indo chinese recipes. It’s a dish that combines two of the ...

The Golden Circle, Iceland: An amazing day trip around Reykjavik

As I walked down the pathway it started to snow, I noticed to the right of me a huge gap and another pathway all mangled up. I overheard a tour guide explaining to some fellow tourists that a minor earthquake had occurred a few weeks before and it ...

A 48 hour guide to St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales

The sun was beating down on me as I came out of the cave in my kayak. I was buzzing as I had never kayaked through a cave before. The ocean was so blue I was tempted to jump in and cool off but I was worried I wouldn’t be able to climb back into ...

7 of the Best Hikes in Scotland

One of the best ways to experience Scotland is by hiking. This nation may be small, but it boasts of beautiful and incomparable landscapes and sceneries. From hills to high mountains, to the forest path, Riverside, and coastal trails, you’re ...

Nuuksio National Park – The perfect day trip from Helsinki, Finland

I gingerly stepped on to the frozen river feeling like an astronaut exploring a new world. I had some trepidation as I took those first few steps, knowing that any minute my weight will crack the ice and I will fall in. Seconds later the ...

Where to stay: Hotel Casa Chameleon, Las Catalinas, Costa Rica

A stunning 5* hotel with out of this world views. Our journey to Hotel Casa Chameleon was bumpy metaphorically and physically. After staying two nights at the awful coastal town of Playas del Coco and then taking 3 bumpy bus rides to our pick up ...

Taste: Fish Amok Recipe: Cambodia’s National Dish

When we were heading to Cambodia I couldn’t wait to see its world famous temples and meet the friendly locals. One thing I knew nothing about was Cambodian Cuisine. Being between two culinary heavyweights like Thailand and Vietnam kind of ...

Tallinn Sightseeing – Discover why Estonia’s capital is our new favourite place

There are some destinations that just don’t register on your radar. It could be that the destination aimed its tourism at a different market or there wasn’t enough exposure on the place. This is exactly how I felt about Tallinn in Estonia. When ...

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica: An incredible National Park full of wildlife

Hang on a minute. This wasn’t supposed to happen. People told us that we would have Manuel Antonio Beach (Playa Manuel Antonio) to ourselves at this time (it was 07:30), but here we are surrounded by locals. One has plonked himself on my towel and ...

The 11 best gardens and parks in East London

I have lived in London for almost 20 years and the city never ceases to amaze me. Did you know that 47% of London is green space? Neither did I. Or that there are 8 million trees in the city? That’s one for every person who lives here. Eco watch ...

How to travel from Colombo to Kandy by train, taxi or bus

In this post, we share with you essential tips to help you travel from Colombo to Kandy, cheaply and comfortably. You might be questioning if you should take the Colombo to Kandy train or if a taxi from Colombo to Kandy might be easier. Read on to ...

Things to do in Granada, Nicaragua

The beauty of having no plans when you travel is that on a whim you can decide to visit another town or in this case another country! We were happy travelling around Costa Rica when we noticed that Nicaragua was only a few hours away by bus from ...

The 13 scariest destinations to celebrate halloween

Culture Halloween is celebrated all around the world. Contrary to popular belief, Halloween actually began in Ireland not the USA. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival called Samhain where people would light bonfires and ...



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