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Dambulla to Kandy by Bus : Flashpacking Travel Blog

The Bus Journey to Kandy<p>We had to get from Dambulla to Kandy by bus to complete the final peak of our cultural triangle tour, exploring the city and …

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Tours in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

10 of the best cafes and budget restaurants in Amsterdam

Getto<p>Getto is a burger bar with a difference: each burger is named after a drag queen who performs there – keep an eye on the website if you're keen to catch an act. It describes itself as "an attitude-free zone, for gays, lesbians, bi, queers and straights". Relaxed and friendly, the bar staff mix …

10 of the best pubs and bars in Amsterdam

Café Belgique<p>One of the smallest bars in Amsterdam, Belgique still finds space for eight Belgian draught beers and more than 30 bottled varieties. Situated among tacky tourist traps in an alleyway just off Dam Square, Belgique has been able to preserve a sense of charm and credibility, partly …

Keith’s Amsterdam

Welcome back city lovers to another Friday edition of <b>I Heart My City</b>. This week Keith Jenkins, traveler and writer behind the Velvet Escape blog, gives us his insider’s tour of <b>Amsterdam</b>. Read on to discover some of Keith’s great tips, like where to score the city’s best Flemish fries.<p>Want to see …

Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka

by <b>Kaushik</b><p>Thursday, April 18, 2013<p>Read<p>Sigiriya or Lion Rock, in Sinhalese, is located in the central Matale District of the Central Province, Sri …

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The Dinner

• <b>Author:</b> Herman Koch & Sam Garrett<p><b>SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS - INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR OF THE YEAR</b><b><br>LONGLISTED FOR THE IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARDS</b><p><b>The million-copy bestseller that has got everyone talking.</b><p><b>'A brilliantly addictive novel that wraps its hands around your throat on page one and</b> …

The Watcher in the Shadows

• <b>Author:</b> Carlos Ruiz Zafón<p>A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the mechanical beings he has created... an enigma surrounding strange lights that shine through the mists that envelop the small island on which the old lighthouse stands... a shadowy creature …

The Red House

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Haddon<p><b>From the bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Spot of Bother comes a superb book about family and secrets</b><p>Two families. Seven days. One house.<p>Angela and her brother Richard have spent twenty years avoiding each other. Now, after the death …

And the Mountains Echoed

• <b>Author:</b> Khaled Hosseini<p><b>From the no. 1 bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns</b><b><br>A Richard & Judy Summer Book Club pick</b><p><i>And the Mountains Echoed</i> is a deeply moving epic of heartache, hope and, above all, the unbreakable bonds of love.<p>18 March 2013 – Hosseini s third novel …

Quick Guide To Amsterdam visitors never Run Out of Things

Amsterdam visitors never run out of things to do – this lovely old city has a city center that’s quiet and perfect for walking and biking – with over …

European Travel

Island in the storm: a trip to Sri Lanka

"So are you a Buddhist?" I ask the driver.<p>"No, I am Hindu."<p>"Oh, so you're a Tamil?"<p>"I am a Tamil," the driver says, and then shouts: "BUT I AM NOT A …