Monthly Archives: July 2017

Hong Kong 2017 Pt III: A Day-Trip By Ship To Macau

What does one do on a trip to Hong Kong having already visited twice before and done most of the important sights? Of course there’s plenty of places in the New Territories and Outlying Islands areas which I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Hong Kong 2017 Pt II: Appearing Live On The BBC Radio Leicester Football Forum

To my knowledge, Leicester had only played two games in Asia (both in Bangkok) ahead of the Premier League Asia Trophy in Hong Kong. No doubt a few others had been to both of them but the only person I … Continue reading

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Hong Kong 2017 Pt I: Watching Leicester In The Premier League Asia Trophy

  As soon as it was rumoured that Leicester would be taking part in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Hong Kong in July I set about making plans to take time off work and get tickets for the first set of … Continue reading

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Dining Out: 10 Yen Sushi In Tokyo!

When it comes to Japan’s most famous dish, I have to admit that I’m a man of simple pleasure and taste. I’m just as happy with the cheap family-style places (and all their bastardised sushi plates!) as I am with … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka Filming Locations: The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)

This Oscar-winning epic is part of movie folklore and widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever so I really wanted to see the area where director David Lean shot it way back in 1957. It was filmed … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka 2017 Pt V: Colombo

The capital city of Colombo is one that many travellers to Sri Lanka often ignore or visit for nothing more than a night before moving on to far more interesting places. We did likewise when we arrived in the country … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka 2017 Pt IV: Dambulla & Some Wild Elephants

Twelve hours on the road. That’s how long we’d been out on this epic day trip visiting the Ancient Cities and that was before we even got to the Royal Rock Temple in Dambulla  for our final stop! My wife … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka 2017 Pt III: Sigiriya Rock

  Tell someone that there’s a huge rock in the middle of a country and chances are they will assume you’re talking about Ayers Rock (Uluru) in Australia. However, that is also the case with Sigiriya which plays host to a … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka 2017 Pt II: Polunnaruwa

  The Ancient Cities of Sri Lanka was what I was most excited about seeing before our visit but I had to be patient. Day one was always likely to be just getting settled and looking around Kandy and so … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka 2017 Pt I: Kandy

  The idea of visiting this island country was never really on my radar until early last year when my wife stated her intention to go there. That set me off and I bought the guidebook, started planning and soon … Continue reading

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