Our Nepal video: the view of Gangapurna Mountain

Our Nepal video

This is our Nepal video highlights of our month in this incredible country including learning to cook in Kathmandu and trekking the incredible Annapurna trek:

The views from our Sri Lankan train adventures

Our free train journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka

Train journeys in Sri Lanka were some of our favourite from our travels in Asia. We stayed in Kandy (500m) for a few days then took the train up through the Sri Lankan hill country to Nuwara Eliya (1,868m): Kandy Kandy is the geographical, cultural and religious heart of Sri Lanka and the last stronghold of…

Trekking to Ella Rock in Sri Lanka

Trekking to Ella Rock in Sri Lanka: doing it yourself

Our favourite trekking experience during our travels in Asia was the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. However, the trek to Ella Rock from Ella town in Sri Lanka certainly rivals this for scenery. Trekking to Ella Rock took us around 4 hours from start to finish. We passed through the surrounding countryside, tea plantations, railway lines and then up…

Train journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella

Train journey through the clouds in Sri Lanka

The train journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella was one of our favourite ever train rides on our travels, rivalling our experience with the Trans Siberian railway. This train powers up through Sri Lanka’s southern hill country, through the tea plantations, into the clouds and then weaves in and out of the many mountain tunnels…

6 things to do in Chiang Mai

6 things to do in Chiang Mai

This guest post is contributed by Marie, founder of the travel and lifestyle blog Miles of Happiness: Thailand is blessed with exotic beaches with crystalline waters, lush mountains and flamboyant temples. This country overflows with pieces of paradise and one of them is called Chiang Mai. This well-preserved city is full of treasures and here are…

The gay Maldives!

Is the Maldives a safe gay destination?

The Maldives is a Muslim country and unfortunately carries all the usual Sharia Law ‘decoration’ with it like: it is illegal for Maldivian citizens to be non-Muslim women must be covered up at all times – even when going for a jog or swimming in the sea alcohol is illegal gayness of any sort here runs…