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If you’re new to this blog, or to my travel stories, then you need to know something about me before reading further.  I am not a foodie.  It’s not that I don’t like to eat....

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We are out of Africa!  We’ve had a few nights in Johannesburg to readjust to finding our own way around a new city, but surprisingly, I still kind of miss our overlanding tent! Istanbul is...

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Our last stop in Sri Lanka is the beach town of Mirissa, the very southern tip of the country.  This is the only city in Sri Lanka in which we will be staying more than...

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Today, our tour of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle brings us to the ancient and sacred city of Sigiriya, more specifically, Sigiriya Rock.  Sigiriya Rock, also known as Lion Rock and Rock Fortress, is another UNESCO...

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We landed in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and after a short 12-hour stay at House of Arts in Mount Lavinia area.  The hotel was more like an art gallery, and is owned by a French film...

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Entering a country for the first time is always full of surprises for us, both good and bad.  Entering Sri Lanka somehow felt like a bigger surprise than usual.  I am not sure if our...

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Knowing we’ve seen enough of Chennai, yesterday we bought tickets for a movie at a nearby mall for today’s 4pm showing of the new Hunger Games movie.  We were craving a nice oasis away from...

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After three weeks in Goa, it’s time to leave our nice little routine of swimming, cooking, and actually getting work done.  Today we flew to Chennai, a huge city on the east coast that we...

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View our 6-month recap article here: http://www.thisworldrocks.com/travel-planning/whoa-weve-been-on-the-road-six-months/ Video Scenes For anyone who’s curious, but mostly for my own record, here’s the location of every scene in the video: 0:00 – Monkey on the staircase at...

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The slums of Mumbai: To tour or not to tour? We’ve had mixed feelings about whether or not we wanted to take a tour of one of the many slums here in India.  Slum tours...

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