Do NOT interrupt mating rhinos; two days in Bardia National Park

We woke up at ridiculous o’clock to make the journey from Chitwan National Park to Bardia National Park. We had thought that this would be a well-beaten track for nature lovers but we struggled to find an account of people making the journey and were a bit stumped as to how to achieve it without … Continue reading Do NOT interrupt mating rhinos; two days in Bardia National Park

The wonderful things about Tiggers – Fulfilling a dream in Ranthambore National Park

One of the main things on our agenda for our time in India was to try and see tigers in the wild. Having had our fill of amazing architecture for the time being, we left Jaipur and made the short train journey to Sawai Modhopur, the nearest town to Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore is one … Continue reading The wonderful things about Tiggers – Fulfilling a dream in Ranthambore National Park

Bidding farewell to Sri Lanka – Wilpattu National Park & back to Negombo

We left Jaffna behind us and embarked on 6 hours of very slow train travel to get us back down to Anuradhapura, from here we travelled 30 minutes by bus to Wilpattu Junction and jumped off on the side of the road in what felt like the middle of nowhere. Fortunately, there were a couple … Continue reading Bidding farewell to Sri Lanka – Wilpattu National Park & back to Negombo

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