Part Two of my Sri Lanka trip and we drove from Ella to Arugam Bay. It took roughly 3 hours to drive there from Ella. We arrived in Arugam a day earlier than planned which meant choosing some last minute accommodation. Surfers Bay Resort – is right on the main strip. The rooms are perfectly fine, have aircon, beds with Mosquito nets and decent showers. Breakfast is included which is always a bonus. Upali Surf Resort – We had already…

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Post Cambodia we flew to Sri Lanka to meet two of our friends. Once we arrived in Colombo we did the standard check of “do they have uber?” Yes. We arrived at 1am so it was straight to bed once we got to the hotel. We had a rough itinerary for the trip so we could be fairly flexible. We decided to spend the following day in Colombo rather than at the end of our trip. If I am honest…

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So we were taking a 14hour bus from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap as its was $13.50 each with Virak Buntham Express. However the journey ended up taking 17hrs and was 3 hours late getting into Siem Reap which meant moving our quad bike tour that evening. The bus was not modern and the man who was in charge was very rude and wouldn’t allow us to have separate beds to each other even though more than half the…

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So I have taken a 6 month sabbatical from work and my first stop was Vietnam. I arrived in Vietnam and met my friend at our hostel Cocoon Inn. Great location, lovely staff, 6 bed female dorm with a shared bathroom and it was alright for the price and a night or two. The tour desk staff were really helpful and it is clearly a favoured hostel with tonnes of people to meet. We were on a very tight time…

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I recently spent two weeks in Bali. We decided to move around as much as we could to get a feel of the place as you never know when you’ll be back. We had booked Seminyak, Ubud and Gili Air but had a gap where Amed was due the potential eruption of Mt Agung. We decided to go mid October as by that point Bali had come out of its high season as it was moving from dry to wet…

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