Ella is a small and rather famous town in the Uva province of Sri Lanka, surrounded by jungle-clad hills dotted with some pretty impressive waterfalls. It's usually the final destination for anyone riding the famous train from Kandy, and it's a great place to hike, explore, eat too much good food, or just relax in... Continue Reading →
Climbing Adam's Peak for sunrise is as popular an activity as riding the famous train from Kandy to Ella or going on an elephant safari. One of those "must-do" activities that everybody raves about, you can't miss it, the best thing they did in Sri Lanka, blah blah blah. I'm a sucker for these kinds... Continue Reading →
Riding the train in Sri Lanka is definitely the best way to get around most of the country. It's super cheap, very scenic and a great way to get a glimpse of local life. The most famous train line of them all is the incredibly beautiful seven-hour journey from Kandy to Ella, and it was... Continue Reading →
After spending 3 months in Nepal and hiking a grand total of 400km I've finally sussed out what I need and what I can live without when it comes to packing. My first trip in December 2018 was a nine-day hike to Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill. My second visit during April and May... Continue Reading →
The full Annapurna Circuit is considered one of the world's great treks, and the real appeal lies in its variety. The trail winds through the subtropical jungle, up into the valleys, across the high mountain pass of Thorung La and down towards the desolate Mustang region, before descending down back into the valleys, all the... Continue Reading →
The Great Wall of China has to be one of the most famous landmarks in the world. I've never met someone who hasn't heard of it, and most people dream of seeing it in person one day. Nothing can prepare you for such an incredible sight, no matter which section you visit. But wouldn't it... Continue Reading →
I was pretty nervous about arriving in China... there are few places so utterly different from England, and from most countries I've visited! The language, the culture, the food, everything about it would be a brand new challenge to me. But I love a good challenge.
Gorkhi Terelj National Park is considered one of the most beautiful parts of Mongolia and it's only a short 55km drive from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.
While Mongolia is famous for the vast Gobi Desert, it's not all there is to see by a long shot. Picture endless steppe, rolling hills, lakes and rivers, dotted with herds of wild horses and ger camps. It's beautiful, dramatic and deserted. I joined a 15-day tour from Ulaanbaatar through Golden Gobi for $535 and... Continue Reading →