The scenic short walk between Baes de Granada and Granada, Spain
25 Mar 2015

Beas de Granada to Granada: A Scenic Half Day Walk in Spain

“Where are the signs!?” we asked each other as we wandered around the ghost town of Beas de Granada. We had just arrived on the bus from Granada and hoped to walk the 16 km back into town, but we had no idea where to go – the GPS on our

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The monkey temple in Kathmandu, Nepal
03 Oct 2014

The Planet of the Apes: The Monkey Temple in Kathmandu

It took me 28 years to learn the difference between apes and monkeys. I always thought it was based on size: King Kong > gorillas > apes > monkeys. Apparently I was wrong, and it took a text book for five year old Singaporean children to teach me that. Apes don’t

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The old city of Polonnaruwa, a great stop on the backpacking in Sri Lanka trail
14 Aug 2014

Backpacking in Sri Lanka: Costs, Tips and Places to See

Sri Lanka occupies a strange space in the backpacking world. People say backpacking in Sri Lanka isn’t as exotic, chaotic, cheap or challenging as in India, and it’s a long way from the Southeast Asia backpacking trail that it’s probably better suited to. While travelling through Sri Lanka I saw similarities with

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A view of rolling tea fields and mountains at the hill country in Sri Lanka
06 Nov 2013

A Journey Through the Hill Country in Sri Lanka

I had been wanting to play some cricket ever since I’d touched down in Sri Lanka; it was great to finally be in a country that had something in common with my own. It had taken about a week but there I was bat in hand, high up in the

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