Traveling to Sana’a, Yemen Most travelers to Yemen will fly into Sana’a even if their final destination is Aden or Socotra. Sana’a is Yemen’s largest city, with a population of approximately 2 million inhabitants (Hodeidah, Taiz, and Aden only have around 500-600k inhabitants each). Views Over the Old City of Sana’a

Ella Click HERE to Read About Sri Lanka from the Beginning To get from Nuwara Eliya to Ella we caught the 9:30 am train from Nanu Oya. We also decided that since we had now mastered Sri Lankan bus riding, we’d take the local bus down to the train station to save a few rupees. All, Read More

Nuwara Eliya Continued… Click HERE to Read About Sri Lanka from the Beginning Both Liz and I were enjoying Nuwara Eliya so much we decided to stay one more night. In Negombo and Kandy, Liz had been unable to ship off her bag of clothes purchased in Nepal and I was anxious for her to, Read More

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya  Click HERE to Read About Sri Lanka from the Beginning To get from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, we had to board the train in Kandy, transfer in Peradeniya, and then head for Nanu Oya. The trains are amazing and appear to be remnants from when the British controlled Sri Lanka. The trains cars were, Read More

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

Singapore is my favourite city in the world for layovers and stopovers. The first reason for this is that I love both Singapore Airlines and Singapore Changi Airport and it should be no surprise that they both constantly appear on lists of top rated airlines and airports worldwide. In fact, SkyTrax has ranked Singapore, Read More

I built my weekend visit to Hong Kong into my first ever Star Alliance RTW journey. Hong Kong has some excellent international connections and is a wonderful place to stop for a few days of fun, provided you can find an inexpensive place to stay.

For the first time backpacker looking for a destination that is cheap, warm, and easy to travel, there are few better options than Thailand. Thailand offers beautiful beaches, delicious food, cheap transport, cheap accommodation, and a fun backpacker atmosphere filled with both first time and experienced travelers.

#8. B is for Buckets and Beer Towers Buckets are a Thai classic that can provide excellent value for your money while saving you the hassles of waiting in line and constantly digging money out of your wet board shorts for drinks. Plus, with enough straws for everyone, they are a great way to share your drink and, Read More