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My Top 5 Bars in Europe

Now this is not a list of the trendiest bars, nor a list of bars that “go off” etc. It focuses on bars that have unique ideas or themes. And it focuses on you not having to go broke to enjoy them. I also have not visited every single bar in Europe; this is a selection...

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The Surreal Ancient City of Hampi

Situated inland, in the mid-Northern part of the state of Karnataka, India, the village of Hampi has to be close to the most surreal place I have ever visited. Boasting over 500 ruin sites and an incredibly chilled atmosphere to complement them, Hampi is a location...

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Renting a Tuk Tuk in Sri Lanka

Also known as Auto Rickshaws, Trishaws or Three-Wheelers (depending on where you are), you may think that the notoriously cheeky, nippy little Tuk Tuks are only available to you as a passenger, taxi style, while trying to get around in Sri Lanka, India or other Asian...

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Mysuru (Mysore): Palace and Chamundi Hill

Mysuru is a city in the South of Karnataka, India and is known for its silk, sandalwood and yoga. On my two-night stopover I managed to do a whirlwind tour of Mysuru’s major attractions: Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill. During my brief stay I was based at the...

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Top 3 Traveller Card Games

While travelling it is inevitable that you’ll find yourself in situations where a game of cards is required. Whether it’s passing time while on a train or plane or unwinding at happy hour after a long day of sightseeing, having these popular traveller card games in...

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Travelling by Public Bus in Sri Lanka

Due to the inexpensiveness of it all, travellers in Sri Lanka often stick to the comforts of a hired car or private tour bus, while sometimes venturing onto the infamous trains. However, if you are backpacking, moving around on a whim and want to get into the action...

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Cons and Scams in Sri Lanka

One of the dark points of my time travelling around Sri Lanka was the exposure I had to a number of elaborate scam attempts. While I was in Colombo and Galle I was a target. When you’re alone and clearly a tourist, the con artists come for you with their raft of...

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Sleeping on Overnight Transport in India

I can’t sleep in economy class on planes. Barring the extra leg room seats at the front of the cabin, those cramped, poor excuses for personal space just do not accommodate my tall frame, especially when it comes to putting my head back and trying to get some shut...

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