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

The search for Morning Glory, two teensy mechanical issues and all of the flies ever – Normanton, Karumba and Lawn Hill National Park

We survived our first night without power, and therefore without air-conditioning, quite comfortably. It did demonstrate to us, however, that our fridge can only last 5 hours without being plugged in, which is problematic for those people wishing not to eat rotten food and we made a mental note to call Apollo to arrange installment … Continue reading The search for Morning Glory, two teensy mechanical issues and all of the flies ever – Normanton, Karumba and Lawn Hill National Park