Negombo After arriving at Colombo-Katunayake (CMB) Airport, which is closer to Negombo than Colombo, I had to figure out how to get from the airport to Negombo. The cheapest and easiest way is to take the free shuttle bus from the airport terminal to the Katunayake bus stop. The airport’s shuttle bus stop can be found by exiting, Read More

After spending two weeks road tripping through Scotland with my parents, I was eager to get back into the backpacking scene and independently explore Belfast. Upon arrival, I found my way to the Global Village Hostel, a wonderful hostel that I would highly recommend to anyone. It is owned and operated by a very, Read More

Sara and I planned to drive from the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide so we decided to spend a couple of nights in Grampians National Park on the way. It was a rainy day for our drive to Halls Gap so on the way we stopped at the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory for, Read More

I awoke in Vilnius, Lithuania, just in time to run for my pre-booked bus to Riga which departed from Stotis Central Station.  The buses in the Baltic countries are excellent and my bus featured free WiFi which greatly reduced the hardship of the four and a half hour journey after a late night and short, Read More

I always knew the Baltics were well liked by Brits for stag and hen parties as well as wild weekend breaks but my intention in visiting the Baltics was for wholesome tourism. Hostels are often the most important factor in how my travel experiences play out as a good hostel usually means meeting new, Read More

After enjoying a delicious breakfast in Te Anau, which we enjoyed at a picnic table with a beautiful lakeview, we set out for Queenstown. The drive from Te Anau to Queenstown is only 2 hours, but it features great mountain and lake views much of the way making it a spectacular drive.

I started my second New Zealand trip in Christchurch after long flights from Sana’a via Dubai, Bangkok, and Sydney. I was absolutely exhausted when I collected my luggage but immediately felt refreshed when I began hearing that friendly and familiar Kiwi accent again. I withdrew money from an ATM in the arrivals terminal and, Read More

Read about when we first arrived in Addis Ababa HERE. We arrived back in Addis on a flight from Lalibela and managed to negotiate a yellow taxi to the Piazza area for 150 birr (US$ 7.50). The taxi drivers were once again asking for 400 birr (US$ 20), but after we walked away one, Read More

We flew to Addis Ababa on a morning Emirates flight from Dubai. Upon arrival at the Bole International Airport, we found our way to the visa on arrival desk, paid our US$ 25 visa fee, and cleared immigration quickly. There is a bank on the arrivals side of the immigration, but when we were, Read More