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Bermuda – The Onion Island

Thanks to growing thousands of tons of onions in the 19th century and exporting them in the main to the USA, Bermudian seamen were known as ‘Onions’ and the island, ‘The Onion Patch’.  Though trade declined after WW1 until the … Continue reading

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In the Brazilian Nordeste – Olinda

The poorest of all the regions, the Nordeste or Northeast Region of Brazil comprises Paraíba State and eight others, including Pernambuco with the beautiful old city of Olinda. Situated on a hill near Recifé, Olinda was declared a UNESCO world heritage … Continue reading

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On Safari in Namibia

With Pipistrelle safely moored in the False Bay YC marina at Simon’s Town, the opportunity presented itself to fly from Cape Town to Namibia and collect a 4×4 at Windhoek airport.  Elaine made all the arrangements through Namibia Tours and … Continue reading

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‘Up Country’ in Kandy

Chance meetings and coincidences play a big part in our sailing lives! So it was for our second excursion.  We had a chance encounter with a tuk tuk driver, Sanju, on the roundabout outside the quay at Trinco (where else?!), … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Ancient Cities

From our base on Pipistrelle in Trincomalee we managed separate trips that took us to the interior of the island.  Both were interesting and fun in very different ways. Continuing our cultural activities, the first was a visit Sigiriya and … Continue reading

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Quaint Hoi An

Divided into four parts, the posts covering our travels in Vietnam started with Hanoi and Hué, now Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City to follow! Hoi An We stayed at the Ancient House Resort, where both room and surroundings were excellent. … Continue reading

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Magical Borobudur and Prambanan

From Jepara we had a three hour coach journey to Borobudur, where we checked in to the Manohara Resort Hotel, set in the Archaeological Park and a five minute walk from the temple. Borobudur is home to the largest Buddhist … Continue reading

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