Cape Town and surrounds had been brilliant, however it was now time that we moved on and saw some more of what South Africa had to offer. We decided that we wanted to see both Stellenbosch and Franschoek, a bit of a whistle stop tour since Addo was calling, and there was a fair bit […]Read more "From Cape to Grape… Moving on in South Africa"
It was probably fortuitous that we’d saved the Proper Sightseeing for a few days in, since Mark’s epic lurgy was showing no signs of abating. Our first destination? Robben Island. Robben Island Much like Auschwitz, I wouldn’t regard a trip to Robben Island as a particularly bouncy, fun day. However, like Auschwitz there are some […]Read more "The many faces of Cape Town: A whistle stop tour"
Now, excuse my bluntness, but a lot of travel advice is bollocks. As an example, if you took the combined advice of the American and UK foreign offices as to which countries are safe and which are not, you’d never leave home. FOREIGN DANGER everywhere. It would be irresponsible of me to advise the adoption […]Read more "Travel kitlist: Getting them all lined up"
In changing my blog editor I’ve come across a few nuggets from past travels. Since I hate deleting things, please enjoy this unfinished symphony from 2018… My journey down from Tissa was relatively painless, as first experiences of bussing it in Sri Lanka go. Being on the bus at its origin is a good tactic, […]Read more "Blasts from the past: Rekawa Beach, Sri Lanka 2018"
Planning to fail, failing to plan… We’d had a long think about places and in the end, planning for a January holiday means that you need to think far flung, for the chance of anywhere with sun, if of course sun is a desirable thing. By the time January actually arrived, after several of the […]Read more "Destination: Cape Town"
An enjoyable meander down the nice end of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. Dogs, sloths, sketchy Italian restauranteurs and a whole lot of craft beer.Read more "Travels with the Pip part 4: Moving down the coast"
Zooming around Costa Rica’s Northwestern coast in a variety of sketchy small boats and a bit of civilised Costa Rican domestic aviation…just don’t mention the boots.Read more "Travels with the Pip part 3: Tortuguero"
A whistle stop highlands tour in a tiny 4×4. What could possibly go wrong?!Read more "Travels with the Pip part 2: Costa Rica’s lumpy bits"
A brief sojourn around Florida’s playground en route to rainforest fun in Costa RicaRead more "Travels with the Pip part 1: Welcome to Mee-ami"
A great value stop off between the hill towns and the southern coast of Sri Lanka- Lake time and safari adventures out of TissarahamaRead more "Tissa/Yala"