A battle of two cities: Anuradhapura vs Polonnaruwa

Many visitors to Sri Lanka only have time to take in either Anuradhapura or Polonnaruwa. Luckily for us, with the luxury of a whole month to explore Sri Lanka we were able to take in both. In our opinion, Polo would win hands down in a battle between the two ancient capitals. So, if you only…

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Anuradhapura: the intrepid travelling commences

Having made it from the UK to Canada to Colombo with relative ease, we finally kicked off the full backpackers’ experience with a train journey to Anuradhapura. This was a bit of the shock to the system; buying the train tickets alone required some serious commitment (and patience!). Nonetheless, we managed to secure ourselves seats…

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Quaint Quebec

Day 7: part two After one of the most expensive train journeys we’ve ever been on, we arrived in Quebec City at dusk. Taking one quick look at the almost vertical hill that Google Maps advised we climb with our 23kg++ backpacks we decided to Uber it to our AirBnB for the next two nights…

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Montreal

“Next time you kiss, do it in French” – Unfortunately we missed Mural Festival in Montreal this year – an urban art exhibition described by the organisers as a “love letter from Montreal to the world”. The output is thrilling, it’s electrifying, and it’s provocative. Fortunately, we had our very own local resident and Montreal aficionado,…

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