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Adam’s Peak

May 17, 2014

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Fitness is something I have come to late in my life. It’s not because I’m lazy, it’s because up until now I haven’t found anything I particularly enjoyed doing to keep up the momentum of regular practise. For the last 18-months I have been practising Bikram yoga four times a week. I am dedicated and […]

Bluff Charged By An Elephant

May 16, 2014

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There aren’t many times in my life when I can say that my heart rate has speeded up from an equal dose of fear and excitement. But my jeep safari to Kaudulla National Park provided just that. The incident in question happened at the end of the day. The rain had come down hard in […]

National Parks

May 10, 2014

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Since being in Sri Lanka, I have been to five national parks dotted all over the country (Minneriya, Kaudulla, Yala, Bundala and now Sinharaja). During my various safaris I have been fortunate to see a leopard basking in the early morning sun on a rock, a sloth bear feeding high in the treetops; 80 wild […]

Whale Watching – Day 4

May 7, 2014

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Even though I present an early morning breakfast show every weekend when that alarm goes off at O’F@ck-o-clock it never gets any easier. But today when the alarm sounded at 0450 I leapt out of bed excited by the prospect that I might see some whales. The walk down to the boat was beautiful. The […]

The Bay of Bengal – Uppuveli – Day 3

May 7, 2014

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I flung open the wooden shutters on my room and the sight of the ocean and the sunlight hit me hard. Squinting in the morning rays I rubbed the sleep out of my tired eyes and pulled on a pair of shorts. The sea looked choppy and my heart sank a little as the idea […]

The Pull of Asia – Day 4

May 7, 2014

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Since returning from Uganda in 2010 my time in Africa has had a profound effect on how I want to live my life. I have surprised even myself with my insatiable appetite for globe-trotting adventure on a budget. And today the desire just keeps grows with every foreign trip. Today I met a remarkable woman […]

The Cultural Triangle – Anuradhapura – Day 2

May 7, 2014

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Anuradhapura is one of three points of an imaginary triangle that lies in three Sinhalese capitals and where I stayed over night. The other places are Kandy in the south and Polonnaruwa in the east. The sun broke through the curtains of my room early and I awoke to sit in the garden of my […]