Month: December 2017

Swimming by the mosque at Lighthouse Beach in Galle Fort

Galle Sri Lanka in 4 Days – Where to Stay, Where to Eat, and Things to Do

Galle is about 130 kms south of Colombo on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast and we travelled here by train for the last 4 days of our trip to relax and explore this coastal area. In this post, we’ll tell you where we stayed, where we ate, how we spent our days, and how we got…
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December 28, 2017 2
Fresh flowers in the lobby at the Park Hyatt Saigon

Review: Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

On our 2nd trip to Ho Chi Minh City, we decided to stay at the Park Hyatt due to its central location in District 1 and the benefits offered for Hyatt Globalists. While the hotel captures and exudes that french colonial vibe some associate with Saigon, it’s actually quite new; the hotel opened in 2005…
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December 27, 2017 1
View of Mount Agung from Bali Asli Restaurant

Travel Deals to Bali: Should you go right now?

Since the end of September, concerns about Mount Agung erupting have affected travel to Bali. When the volcano erupted on November 27, it forced DPS – Denpasar Airport to shut down for 2 days as flights had to be cancelled due to the volcanic ash in the air that clogs jet engines. As the tourism…
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December 26, 2017 0
Sunset at the beach by the Jetwing Lighthouse in Galle

Beach Guide: Sri Lanka South Coast

Sri Lanka is a beach lover’s paradise and during our stay on the South Coast, we explored 6 of them from our homebase in Fort Galle. Compared to other beach destinations in South East Asia, the beaches here haven’t been over commercialized by development…yet. It is still possible to feel like a castaway on some…
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December 26, 2017 0
Yard at the Galle Face Hotel

Our Trip to Sri Lanka: 24 Hours in Colombo

Sri Lanka, a “tear drop” shaped island nation in the Indian Ocean has started to find its way into the mainstream tourist map for the last few years. Since the civil war ended in 2009, the country has been recovering, healing, and modernizing. Dubbed an “India-Light” and free of malaria since 2016, Sri Lanka is…
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December 26, 2017 1
View from the train during a stop

How to Travel by Train in Sri Lanka – Colombo to Galle

Haunting, is one way to describe the opening scene of No Reservations Sri Lanka in which Anthony Bourdain’s ominous monologue is set against an auspicious backdrop focused on his train journey as colorful images of life in Sri Lanka are interjected. Fast-forward to almost 10 years later and we’re back home, writing this blog post after taking…
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December 25, 2017 0
The Edison Hotel Georgetown Penang

Review: The Edison George Town, Penang Malaysia

Back when we were in George Town in 2010, there wasn’t anywhere to stay like this, a historical building/hotel also conveniently located to the sites in George Town. From a tycoon’s mansion, to administrative offices for Japanese occupying forces during the 2nd world war, to an opium den, to a backpacker’s hotel, The Edison in…
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December 25, 2017 0
Interjet flight taking off from PVR

Flying Interjet Between Canada and Mexico: What You Need to Know

At this time, Interjet offers service to Mexico City and Cancun from Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, the 3 busiest Canadian airports utilizing Airbus A320 aircraft. As it is a new airline, I’ve been asked what I think of them, whether or not they’re a reputable airline and if I’d fly them. In this post, I will discuss some…
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December 20, 2017 4
Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Pool

Our Top 10 Pools: Enhance Your Hotel Stay

While we’ve rarely chosen to stay somewhere solely because of the pool, some pools have greatly enhanced our enjoyment during our stay. Taking into account the pool options when choosing accommodations can be a worthwhile strategy to maximize your enjoyment during your stay, whether it’s for leisure or business. Some examples of reasons why you…
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December 20, 2017 1
Machu Picchu Day Trip Peru

Tips: Planning a 1 Day Trip to Macchu Picchu

Machu Picchu is on a lot of people’s bucket lists for different reasons and if you visit, you will be rewarded for your efforts. Our planning process to go to Machu Picchu started 1 year prior to our visit. When you tell people you’re going to Machu Picchu, anyone who has been will have all…
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December 12, 2017 0