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Sri Lanka’s Ella to Kandy Train – One of the World’s Greatest Railway Journeys
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Sri Lanka’s Ella to Kandy Train – One of the World’s Greatest Railway Journeys

Close your eyes and imagine you are sitting by the window of a train. A tea picker dressed in a colourful sari turns and waves. You hear the laughter of children, the chatter of passengers. Your nostrils pick up the scent of delicious deep fried lentil snacks and sweet tea. The train gently rocks as it rounds a bend, the comforting sound lulling you into a happy silence. Sri Lanka’s Ella to Kandy train ride might just be one of the world’s greatest railway journeys! In this travel tip, we’ll share:• The best time to visit Sri Lanka• How to get to Ella• The best things to do in Ella• How to get tickets for the Ella to Kandy train• The best things to see on the Ella to Kandy train Taking the train from Ella to Kandy, Sri Lanka When is the best time to visit Sri Lanka? When planning a tri...
How to Spend a Weekend in Budapest
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How to Spend a Weekend in Budapest

When I went to Budapest, I (sadly) only had a weekend (wedged between two other trips) to taste the Paris of the East. But, even though I only had two days, I still managed to have a great weekend in Budapest. My hotel room was on the Pest side of the Danube River, a niche in a fortified building, a pock-marked veteran of the 1956 revolution. Outside my window, clotheslines hung above city traffic and constructions. So, here’s my experience of a weekend break to Budapest. Related Read: Things to Know About Budapest Weekend in Budapest, Hungary How to Spend a Weekend in Budapest What do I recommend one do with only a weekend at their disposal? 1. Eat Ok, so in this regard I’m biased. I will always choose eating and drinking local fare as my number one unless I’m in England (sorry UK!) I...
Top Natural Wonders of Eastern Europe
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Top Natural Wonders of Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe can be fairly priced when traveling, and there are some great natural wonders worth visiting.  Among some great cities, there are many incredible natural landscapes in Eastern Europe. Here are our top five picks: Top natural wonders of Eastern Europe If you’re looking for things to do in Eastern Europe, make sure you’re adding this amazing natural wonders to your list. Lake Bled Lake Bled is a spectacular lake surrounded by mountains in Slovenia just south of the Austrian border. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the mountainous scenery. We recommend catching a Pelenta, a wooden gondola used for centuries on the lake, to the small iconic island in its center.  The Church of the Assumption on the island dates back to 1534, and the local legend says that if you ring t...
Staying in Downtown Reykjavik, Iceland
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Staying in Downtown Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik is the perfect jumping off point to explore the various natural wonders of Iceland – from thermal baths to forested walks, vintage shopping, quirky bars and trendy restaurants… There is something for everyone in the country’s capital – and it’s one of the not to miss cities of Iceland! After touching down in Reykjavik airport, it was apparent that Iceland followed suit with countries that I had visited like Sweden and Germany – efficient, friendly and easy to navigate as a traveler. I bought a FlyBus Plus ticket right outside Baggage Claim for about $20USD (you can buy one online here). From the airport, the bus goes to the main FlyBus terminal where I then hopped in a minibus which dropped off at the door of my Downtown Reykjavik hostel… all within about an hour and a half o...
Koufonisi: The Main Attraction in the Little Cyclades, Greece
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Koufonisi: The Main Attraction in the Little Cyclades, Greece

Ano Koufonisi, usually referred just as Koufonisi, is the main attraction in the Little Cyclades in Greece. There is also another Koufonisi, Kato Koufonisi nearby. The whole Small Cyclades are often referred as Koufonisia. If you’re thinking about visiting Koufonisi, here’s what to expect. Koufonisi, Greece Highlights, sights and things to do on Koufonisi Sea caves: on Pano Koufonissi’s North Cape. Saint Nicholas’ small church: over Karnagio with a view to nine islands! Mylos (Mill): A traditional windmill that has been renovated into a beautiful bar. Beaches: There are a couple of beaches on Koufonisi. The best are in the south-east. The wind mostly comes in from the north and also the sea tends to be somewhat rougher to the north. – Charakopou – Fanos – Parianos – Pisina – Platia Pu...
Things to do in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
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Things to do in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec

St Hyacinthe Quebec in Canada is a quaint hidden gem of “relaxation and things to do” that will provide a lifetime of good memories centered around the great outdoors. The city offers a laid back culture that has a hometown feel, a plethora of shops to browse, and as you may have imagined, there are plenty of hotels in St. Hyacinthe. Before you book your stay, do your research and attempt to ask other travelers. The Yamaska River traverses the city. French and English are two of the main languages spoken in this area. Some must do Saint Hyacinthe activities that have to be done during your visit are listed below and waiting for you and your family to jump in and have some fun.  St Hyacinthe Quebec, Canada Things to do in St Hyacinthe Quebec If you’re visiting St Hyacinthe Quebec anytim...
Where to go on Honeymoon in Vietnam
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Where to go on Honeymoon in Vietnam

When thinking about going on honeymoon in South East Asia, many think about booking a honeymoon in Bali, but what about a honeymoon in Vietnam? There are plenty of reasons to book a Vietnam honeymoon, including: It’s budget-friendly.There are many beautiful, romantic destinations that are perfect for a honeymoon.There are loads of activities to keep you business.The local Vietnamese are friendly.The many delicious Vietnamese dishes to eat. Ready to book your honeymoon in Vietnam? Here’s where to go. Where to go on honeymoon in Vietnam Halong Bay a World Heritage A cruise on Ha Long Bay — or the Bay of the Descending Dragon — for many represents the pinnacle of their experience in Vietnam. Easily one of the most popular destinations in the country, UNESCO World Heritage – listed Ha Long...
Tips for Visiting the Statue of Liberty, New York
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Tips for Visiting the Statue of Liberty, New York

New York is not short on iconic landmarks and visiting the Statue of Liberty is generally near the top of most visitors’ list. There are plenty of places to stay in New York so choosing where to stay shouldn’t be a problem but finding time to see everything is your biggest issue in the city that never sleeps so some advance planning is really important. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France as a symbol of the international friendship forged during the American Revolution. It was dedicated on 28 October 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924, inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1984 and restored for her centennial on 4 July 1986. Here’s everything that you need to know about visiting the Statue of Liberty when touring New York. Visiting the Statue of Liberty in New Yor...
Tips When Visiting Universal Studios Orlando, Florida
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Tips When Visiting Universal Studios Orlando, Florida

I had been to Disney World three times, but never to Universal Studios Orlando, Florida.  After just one day, I realized I was missing out.  But to make the most of the often very crowded theme park you have to plan your visit. Here are a few of my top tips when visiting Universal Studios in Orlando. Universal Studios Orlando, Florida Tips When Visiting Universal Studios Orlando, Florida  Purchase a Universal Express Plus Pass I highly recommend the Universal Express Plus Pass which gives you faster access to most of the rides with just a couple of exceptions, especially if you are visiting the park at peak times. It will cut down your wait time considerably. Plan Your Visit in Advance Find out which rides are the most important for you and then see if the Express Pass is valid on thes...
Things to do in Lancaster, California
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Things to do in Lancaster, California

Plenty of sightseeing awaits those who are looking to travel to beautiful Lancaster, California. This city north of Los Angeles is currently among the fastest growing cities in the United States.  Notably, Lancaster has become an increasingly popular filming location for the movie business. The city is additionally known for many contributions to the aerospace industry, which is just one of the many things to do in Lancaster.   It’s time to discover all the fun and entertainment that Lancaster has to offer for travelers looking for something a little different.   Quality motels in Palmdale and hotels in Lancaster, California await your arrival (read about the difference between a motel and hotel). Lancaster Aerospace Walk of Honor Lancaster Attractions Cultural Lancaster attractions Ma...
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