Tag Archive: beach

Sri Lanka – Aragum Bay and Uda Walawe

We stayed in Aragum Bay for three nights, in a little ‘treehouse cabana’ in a hostel right on the beach. Our little wooden cabin, on stilts twice as tall as I am, and… Continue reading

Sri Lanka – Ella 

The train journey from Kandy to the hill town of Ella, passing through Nuwara Eliya and other popular little towns, is said to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The… Continue reading

Cuba – Baracoa

Keen to leave Santiago de Cuba, and keen to try out the Taxi Collectivos (group taxis) that we had heard other travellers rave about, we decided to skip the bus and make the… Continue reading

Vietnam – Nha Trang

I had a few problems getting my photos from my phone onto my computer so this last post has been waaaayy delayed. I’ve been home for just over a week and Asia already… Continue reading

Vietnam – Hoi An

From Sapa, we caught a night bus down to Ha Noi, spent a couple more hours exploring the Old Quarter and then caught another night bus to Hue.  The Imperial citadel of Hue… Continue reading

Vietnam – Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island

Instead of travelling to Halong City from Ha Noi, we decided to make our way to Cat Ba Island, which is in Lan Ha bay, a little further on but part of the… Continue reading

Cambodia – Kampot (II) and Kep

Kampot has so much to offer – we stayed there for just four days and felt like we easily could have spent double that time exploring the city and the surrounding area. Our… Continue reading

Cambodia – Koh Rong Samloem

     Imagine any kind of tropical paradise, and you’d probably be picturing something a little bit like Koh Rong Samloem. Little brother to party island Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem has blue sea,… Continue reading

Cambodia – Sihanoukville, Otres Beach

It took us thirteen hours to reach Sihanoukville from Battambang, first on a ‘hotel bus’ to Phnom Penh and then in a minibus to the sprawling city. The hotel bus picked us up… Continue reading

Cambodia – Battambang 

We arrived in Battambang in the torrential rain and by the time we had finally made it to our hostel we were completely soaked through, it was dark, and we were starving. We… Continue reading

Ireland, Rathdowney

After meeting Rob’s family at Dublin airport, we travelled to Rathdowney, a small village where Rob’s Dad spent part of his childhood. We arrived after midnight and sleepily settled in to the holiday… Continue reading

Medical Marvel.

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of my exams swiftly approaching. (and also the sound of my sanity, productivity and social life swiftly galloping away in the opposite direction.) Yup. Exams. I… Continue reading

Easter Favourites

It’s Easter. Easter is here. Throw away your clothes. From here on in, it’s sun, sea and sand until you’re so sick of ice cream you’ll have to limit yourself to three cones… Continue reading

5.5 Koh Samui

My first impression of Koh Samui, besides the gorgeous beach right next to the pier where we arrived, was that it was big, hot, dusty, and apparently perpetually under construction. I love the… Continue reading

5.4 Koh Phangan

My phone informs me that it has been five days since I wrote about Koh Tao! I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone. We left Koh Tao and took the ferry… Continue reading

5.3 Koh Tao

It took us about seven hours to reach the island of Koh Tao, first by a frantic minibus journey to catch the coach, then a long drive, a ferry, a short walk, and… Continue reading

3.5 (Syracuse) and Taormina

Exercise balls instead of chairs. I would post today but this hostel’s fantastic attitude towards furniture is much too distracting for me. Syracuse was pretty cool. Wang and I went to a street… Continue reading