Shopping in Sri Lanka

Despite my London apartment being stuffed to the rafters (minimalist is never going to be my style) I always seem to find myself sitting on top of a suitcase at the end of every trip…

Hikkaduwa, East Coast Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa sits in the centre of the region worst hit by the Tsunami on boxing day back in 2004 (its hard to believe that it was already a decade ago). You might recall reports of…

Colombo: Galle Face Green

I don’t know about you but I am an expert people watcher. I get it from my mother. My brother calls it just plain nosey but I’d like to think I’m just super observant and…

Tokyo: Ueno Park

 I hold my hands up and admit that I am a nightmare to travel with.  Half the fun is in the advance planning for me and several months can be spent researching locations,…

Hiroshima (and Okonomiyaki)

We arrived in Hiroshima on a bitingly cold morning. I hadn’t been sure what to expect of the town which is known, lets face it, for one thing and one thing only, a huge and…