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Negombo to Sigiriya

SRI LANKA | Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | Views [1484]

Getting off the plane at 05.20 in a strange and new place is never ideal but I had a lovely young man greet me. Rukmal was going to be driver and part-time guide for the next 5 days. We set off on the road and first stop for breakfast was Puttalam. The ... Read more >

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Photos: Moscow Spring 2012

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Day 6

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | Views [296]

I remember seeing a picture of St Basil's Cathedral when I was a child and being fascinated by the place. It was a cross between history mixing with a 'Hansel and Gretel' picture. I loved it! And in reality I was not disappointed. I never got tired ... Read more >

Tags: reflections on moscow


Day 5

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | Views [234]

Woke up to freezing temperatures. Went for my breakfast at 9am and it was -3 o C!!! Made my eyes run! I had breakfast in the hotel on the first morning and it was a bit spartan so I quickly found a coffee shop nearby. The place was open 24/7 and had ... Read more >

Tags: traveling back to al ain.


Day 4

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | Views [242]

Woke up to snow and freezing cold winds. Was a good day to be on the bus tour. Was picked up at the Bolshoy Theatre and then went to Red Square, St Basil's Cathederal, Tretiakov Gallery, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Gorky Park, Sparrow Hills, Moscow ... Read more >

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Day 3

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | Views [269]

Today was an even better day. The sun came out and Red Square was open. Walked down red square which is all cobbled. Must be uncomfortable when they do the military parades! All those high kicks must result in someone getting their butt kicked!  Went ... Read more >

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Day 2

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 1 Apr 2012 | Views [188]

Day 2 was spent trying to get to the Kremlin whilst Red Square was closed. Asked a Russian lady why it was closed and she said she had asked the guards but they didn't know either. When I eventually got the the ticket desk, the queue was horrendous.... Read more >

Tags: sightseeing 1.


Day 1

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 1 Apr 2012 | Views [224]

Today was a day of traveling. Left desert at 5 am and arrived at Abu Dhabi airport to temps of 29 degC. Got to check in desk to find out that flight had closed 30 mins earlier (I was there at 6:50) even though the flight was 08:40. The staff told me ... Read more >

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