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September 2019 Expense Summary

When Jenny and I started travelling I had great visions of publishing a post every month to track our progress in terms of our spending targets. Unfortunately time has caught up on me and we are now 7 months into the trip. This however seemed like the most opportune moment to reflect on the past 6 months and to assess…

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Apply for Chinese Visa in Hong Kong: Full Guide 2019

People wishing to visit China as a tourist will generally need a tourist visa. For many people, the nearest embassy or visa centre will be in another city, or in another country altogether. There is a solution to this, which is to arrive in China through Hong Kong (visa free entry to Hong Kong is available to 150+ countries) and…

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Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List and Shopping Guide | EBC Independent Trek 2019

Working out what to pack can be tough. Before we went on the EBC trek we looked at a lot of resources, I will link some below. In general we think we took the right amount of stuff with us and this is what has formed our Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List. We also bought and rented a few…

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Complete Guide to Sri Lanka 2019| Where to Stay and where to go.

We couldn’t recommend the sights, sounds and flavours of Sri Lanka more. It is such a diverse country with cool, rainy hills in the centre, hot sunny beaches around the edges, a varied and vibrant capital city and even a scorching desert in the north (though we didn’t get there). Below is a complete guide to Sri Lanka 2019 with…

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Little Adam’s Peak | Sri Lanka Travel

Adam’s Peak (rather than Little Adam’s Peak) is a well known mountain in Sri Lanka, as it’s used as a pilgrimage site for Buddhists, Christians and Muslims alike (maybe others too). Due to a few reasons (Jenny’s blistered feet, my laziness, and a general lack of time) we decided to reject the 5,000 step climb. To make up for this…

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Haputale perched up high

The Sri Lankan Hill Country is spectacular, with huge mountains, valleys and ridges running through the centre of the Sri Lankan island. Haputale is a small village/town nestled on the top of one of these ridges. It is generally used as a gateway to Lipton’s seat, but Haputale itself really is worth a visit. Not more trains Now just about…

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To Podgorica and beyond – Montenegro

Podgorica – Area below a little hill Following an amazing few days of skiing in the mountains of North East Montenegro it was time for us to move on to a City. Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro and is situated close to the centre of the country. According to Wikipedia Podgorica means “area below little hill”, which is an…

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First few days: Kolasin: 1450

Location Most people don’t seem to know where Montenegro is, or confuse it with Moldova, Monaco or other countries starting with an “m”. Indeed Montenegro is a relatively new country, gaining independence from Serbia for the first time since World War I. Bordering Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania; it is located in the Balkans and looks across the Mediterranean…

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