Travel Diaries – Sri Lanka

Travel Diaries – Sri Lanka

Gap Year Days 238 – 252 We landed at Colombo airport just before sunset, and immediately it was obvious Sri Lanka is very different to India. Due to their proximity, the two countries have always been kind of bundled together in my mind. I was wrong. The first...
Travel Diaries – India

Travel Diaries – India

Gap Year Days 222 – 238 Oh, boy, India! I have wanted to go here for, well, forever! But it has also been the country I was most scared to travel to. How was I going to cope with the poverty and all the people and all the noise? I can’t stand crowds at the...
Travel Diaries – Oman

Travel Diaries – Oman

Gap Year Days 212 – 221 When we were discussing Oman, we went back and forward so many times over how we were going to get around. In the end we chose to rent a car for the first time in this trip. So our time in Oman ended up being one fantastic, long, road...
Travel Diaries – Jordan

Travel Diaries – Jordan

Gap Year Days 188 – 201 Arriving in Jordan was exciting. This was one of those countries that I had always wanted to visit “one day”. I mean, who doesn’t want to see Petra? I spent quite a bit of time reading and researching Jordan, because it didn’t seem to be...
Travel Diaries – Turkey

Travel Diaries – Turkey

Gap Year Days 173 – 188 I had been looking forward to getting back to Turkey since we were here 18 months ago. Sure, Turkey is not the number one place many want to travel to at the moment but we have felt perfectly safe during both of our visits and I am fairly...
Travel Diaries – Croatia

Travel Diaries – Croatia

Gap Year Days 157 – 173 Our arrival into Croatia is a bit of a blur. If you have read my previous diary on Bosnia & Herzegovina you will know we were battling a bit of a stomach bug. It really was touch and go if we travelled or not. We did not get on the...
Travel Diaries – Montenegro

Travel Diaries – Montenegro

Gap Year Days 141 – 149 When we planned this next part of the trip we got the map out and looked at where we might like to go, the most logical path seemed to be to make our way along the coast to Budva, only 85km away across the border into Montenegro. We had...
Travel Diaries – Albania

Travel Diaries – Albania

Gap Year Days 134 – 141 I am generally a morning person – I am usually up well before 7am without an alarm and do my best work before lunch time. Starting my day at 4am was just too much though, even for me. We passed over the border into Albania at about...
Travel Diaries – Bulgaria

Travel Diaries – Bulgaria

Gap Year Days 111 – 123 Bulgaria! Yet another country that if you asked me about a few months ago I would have been hard pressed to even name the capital. I was so keen to visit though, because it seemed so exotic. I don’t think I know anyone who had...