Cairo Layover

I had a late flight leaving London Heathrow so the six hour flight meant I arrived at Cairo International Airport at 0430, long before anyone should be awake on a Saturday morning. I had about 9 hours before I needed to be back at the airport to catch my flight onto Khartoum in Sudan. Having … More Cairo Layover

Back to the city

​We had a leisurely start and go the most out of the comforts our room provided before heading back down to the train station, this time we were successful in the purchase of tickets. Two second class tickets to Colombo (the capital of Sri Lanka). We thankfully managed to get a seat for the 2.5 … More Back to the city


​We had decided we would do two days of diving and on our second day we walked along the beach to the office in the morning and made it on time. Our first dive was with a larger group and took us further out to a different reef, it was a fun dive although it … More Galle


​We got a tuktuk from our hostel to Unawatuna central where we found a vibey cafe for breakfast and one of the first notice cups of coffee of the trip. We then went and waited outside Pearl Divers office as we had been instructed to when we booked. After a short while a tuktuk driver … More Unawatuna

Beach Holiday

​For the first night of our trip we permitted ourselves a lie in. We got up at 0900 and had a complimentary breakfast before going in search of a massage. We looked at a couple of places before it was a case of third time lucky. What proceeded was a much needed hour of relaxation.  … More Beach Holiday


​We woke to the sound of the blue train rumbling past our room and on looking out we had an incredible view over the valley. We sat and enjoyed the view over a massive breakfast before heading into Ella town centre along the rail tracks. Today we explored the surrounding area and the first thing … More Ella