A few days exploring the Polish city of Krakow as well as the Auschwitz / Birkenau Concentration Camps…
From Gili Air we jumped on a ferry to the island of Nusa Penida which sits a couple of miles south-east of Bali. It is a beautiful place, less visited than its neighbour Nusa Lembongan (where the majority of hotels … Continue reading
After the gruelling trek up Mount Batur we headed to the tranquil village of Sidemen. This was an ideal place for relaxing, exploring the local landscape, yoga, reading, sunbathing and eating. I hired a moped on the first day, which … Continue reading
I’ve been fascinated for years by these fishermen who balance on posts anchored in the sea to get their catch. I saw my uncle’s photographs of them 20 years ago, a long exposure twilight shot, and its been on my … Continue reading
After a wonderful time watching wildlife in Uda Walawe National Park we hired a driver to take us south to the beach. We chose Talalla for its quiet, idyllic reputation, and because we didn’t have much choice since Sri Lanka … Continue reading
Next stop in Sri Lanka was Uda Walawe National Park, many tourists have a choice of here or Yala National Park – we opted for the former because it was supposed to be the quieter park.
From the ancient cities we gained altitude, heading into the Central Highlands. This topography is an ideal place for growing Tea, something the British discovered in the 19th Century. We stayed in Nuwara Eliya and then Ella – both beautiful … Continue reading
After the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa we moved south onto the ancient rock city of Sigiriya, and then the stunning buddhist cave temples of Dambulla.
The ancient cities in the north of Sri Lanka were my first destinations of this trip. Giant stupas, ancient stone carvings, statues of Buddha, prayer flags and historic temples awaited…