Kandy, Sri Lanka – Last Fortress of the Kings

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Rate our ReviewsKandy in Srilanka was the capital city of the last of the Srilankan Kings. The kings were from the lineage of the princely family from the Nayakar dynasty,from Madurai and Tanjore in south India.

Jabal Shams, Oman……. Getting High on Oman

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Rate our ReviewsJabal Shams is the highest point in Oman and we had arranged to touch this pinnacle by tackling the Rim Trail the day after our brilliant Snake Gorge adventure. Once we had completed the gorge it was a five hour drive to our very, very remote accommodations a few miles from tomorrow’s trailhead.  […]

Building a library in Tanzania Part II Arrival at KYGN

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Rate our ReviewsSo after two years of build-up, the time to visit the KYGN (Kilimanjaro Young Girls in Need) School had finally arrived. We flew in to Nairobi in Kenya, and after an overland journey and overnight stay in nearby Moshi – a town best known as the base from which intrepid hikers climb Mt […]

Traditions are Comforting: The World Travels on Deck

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Rate our ReviewsTraditions are comforting and I suspect many of us have routines which make an appearance during each journey.  A favorite ‘road ritual’ of mine is to play a game of cards in the evening.  Chatting about new exploits with old friends is tremendously relaxing and I have discovered an additional value.  Pausing to […]

Santa Rosa De Ocopa Convent , Huancayo , Peru – Missionary Sacrifice

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Rate our ReviewsSanta Rosa De Ocopa Convent Huancayo Peru….At the Ingenio exit,  I took a combi back to Concepcion.  Before reaching the city, there is a side-road that leads to Ocopa, a town located 3,360 meters above sea level and 5.5 km northeast of the city of Concepción. I decided to go there in another […]