The Kandy shop

​After a very pleasant breakfast on our first morning in Sri Lanka we were driven to the bus station where we promptly boarded a bus bound for the hill country. Unfortunately enough the bus itself didn't leave too promptly so we were waiting about an hour before it was deemed full enough to being the … Continue reading The Kandy shop

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Somaliland, Hargesia

​I received a wake up call at 0620 and left for the airport at 0700. Straight through the standard rigmaroles of airport security and then I waited for my (rescheduled) flight to Hargesia in Northern Somalia (Somaliland, previously British Somalia). On arrival to Somaliland the terminal was underwhelming but I was soon through to the … Continue reading Somaliland, Hargesia

Getting to Ethiopia

​Not having the funds for a direct flight from London to Addis Ababa I instead flew from Heathrow to Frankfurt where I found a row of chairs to sleep the night on. After a salmon and egg baguette and a coffee for breakfast at 0600 I waited at the gate for my 1000 flight. This … Continue reading Getting to Ethiopia

Kyrgyzstan hospitality

(This post wasnt published due to poor wifi, it fits in sequencially between 'Visa fun' and 'Bishkek to the border') ​I gave myself a lie in until 0800 and then walked a few blocks to one of the main roads to catch a bus which would take me to the long distance bus terminal. I … Continue reading Kyrgyzstan hospitality

Ukrainian layover

​I caught train from Central London to Heathrow and briefly enjoyed an empty departures lounge (our flight was the second last of the day) before boarding and the wheels were up by 2310. I managed to go to sleep but the flight was only 3 hours so I was awake about an hour after falling … Continue reading Ukrainian layover

Nuweiba to Cairo

​Having arrived in Newiba just after 0100 (Egyptian time) we (the 8 tourists) were escorted off the ferry first albeit without our passports we were then walked across to the arrivals terminal, shepherded through security to the visa desk. Unfortunately Emily and I had taken the word of a Jordanian travel rep who said we … Continue reading Nuweiba to Cairo

Crossing into the Sinai

​I had a sleepless night as I frequently had to dash from my bed to be sick outside, I wasn't the only one who was suffering as I overheard someone else throwing up in the early hours, clearly a few pieces of chicken weren't properly cooked.  Breakfast was served from 0600 but not feeling like … Continue reading Crossing into the Sinai