Why Kathmandu Needs Tourists to Return in 2016

“Visit Durbar Square in Kathmandu, but as there’s nothing left you shouldn’t pay the entrance fee.”  This was the advice...

Aurora Borealis: 7 Things To Know Before You Go

Experiencing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is on many people’s bucket list and, when seen, they offer a tantalising display...

Yala National Park: On Safari in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has an impressive array of wildlife for a country of its size,  and whilst most people tend to associate the...

Sri Lanka’s Best Beaches

I’ve been lucky enough to spend the last two Christmas holidays in Sri Lanka, the teardrop shaped island located off the...

My Best Travel Moments of 2015 in Photographs

It’s that time of year again; the time to reflect on the year gone by, and to look forward to...

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“Visit Durbar Square in Kathmandu, but as there’s nothing left you shouldn’t pay the entrance fee.” 

Durbar Square, Kathmandu

This was the advice given to me by a fellow traveller during my visit to Kathmandu, Nepal. I was told to look straight ahead; …

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Experiencing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is on many people’s bucket list and, when seen, they offer a tantalising display of nature at her most beautiful. But, seeking the notoriously elusive aurora can be a frustrating experience, which for many …

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Sri Lanka has an impressive array of wildlife for a country of its size,  and whilst most people tend to associate the tiny Indian Ocean island with honeymoon beach holidays,  safari tours are equally  big business. Of all the National …

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I’ve been lucky enough to spend the last two Christmas holidays in Sri Lanka, the teardrop shaped island located off the coast of India. Living in Mumbai, I barely see the beach, or even spend very much time in the …

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It’s that time of year again; the time to reflect on the year gone by, and to look forward to the year ahead. It’s a cliché to do so, but I think it is important to be thankful for all …

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Having been living and travelling overseas for, gulp, about 13 years now, I have met many people from many different places, all with great tales to tell. I have often thought of inviting them to share their perspective on RunawayBrit,

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Life in Mumbai can get pretty chaotic: it’s a big city, filled with—literally—millions of people. Like Raj says in ‘Big Bang Theory’: ‘it’s hot, and it’s loud, and there are so many people! You have no idea—they’re everywhere’.

Living …

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If there is one thing you must do when you visit Mumbai it is to put all fears aside and try the street food; because, honestly? It’s simply the best street food that you will ever try. I promise you.

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Few could disagree that Copenhagen is one of Europe’s coolest cities, if not the coolest. Somehow it manages to balance an old-world charm stemming back to childhood readings of Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales, with Scandinavian designer chic.

Copenhagen—perched on …

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Facebook, I have a confession to make. I’ve been cheating on you.

Since you changed your algorithms and reduced the traffic on my page to a slim trickle, I have been looking elsewhere.

Happier times...

Happier times…

Yes, I tried Google+ but …

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Hands up if you think that Segway tours are a bit lame.

I’ll admit that I have always been judgemental of people who take Segway tours, so when my friend suggested that we take one around Prague I was apprehensive …

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I have been in Mumbai just shy of a year, which is—admittedly—a little too soon to write a post like this, but Mumbai is a city like no other. Often referred to as the ‘Maximum City’, Mumbai pulses with a …

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In June, heavy monsoon rains will saturate the streets of Mumbai, so I am doing what most other foreign teachers here do—leaving India for the summer. And what better place to go than Europe? In contrast to India, Europe is …

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When you’ve lived in chaotic Mumbai for almost 8 months, trust me, you start to long for open spaces, clear air and beautiful views, so when my parents came to visit at the end of February I planned a road …

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I’ve been travelling the world, on-and-off, for almost 16 years—ever since an adventurous 4 week train journey took me through Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic into Romania back in the days when they each had separate currencies. …

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Generally, I prefer to travel to a new place rather than simply go back to the same destinations over and again. The only exception to this so far has been Sihanoukville, which was just too much fun and so …

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There are few things more exciting than seeing an iconic view of a place that you have travelled thousands of miles to visit, whether it’s the Eiffel Tower glittering in the night sky, a decorated elephant walking down a busy …

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Having seen numerous documentaries and vivid photographs of people covered head-to-toe in brightly coloured powder I have wanted to experience Holi for many years. Out of all India’s many,many, festivals Holi is the most colourful and the most joyful. In …

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There’s only one way to ride the train in Sri Lanka: standing in an open doorway with your hair in the wind while you desperately cling onto an ancient-looking rusty metal bar that looks as if it will peel away

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Sigiriya —the Lion’s fortress—is undoubtedly the highlight of a trip to Sri Lanka, so as soon as we reached Kandy we booked a car and driver to take us to the rock.

It would be an early start: the road …