The very real joy of Sri Lankan bus travel and an amazing morning with the elephants – Uda Walawe National Park

Our first bus journey in Sri Lanka was on a private bus. Every single bus in Sri Lanka is an old double windscreen Lanka Ashok Leyland but you can tell the difference between the state and private buses because the former are fairly non-descript red buses and the latter are usually painted retina-hurting neon colours, … Continue reading The very real joy of Sri Lankan bus travel and an amazing morning with the elephants – Uda Walawe National Park

A delightful respite from the rain and more beautiful views up to Glenorchy and the Routeburn Track

After two days of very little exercise and poor weather we were both feeling a bit cabin feverish and decided that the best thing to do would be to go for a run. So we found ourselves back in Wanaka, far sooner that we had ever intended, limbering up for a jog around the lake. … Continue reading A delightful respite from the rain and more beautiful views up to Glenorchy and the Routeburn Track