Category Archives: Beer / Drinking

Alleppey: Kerala, India

Rather than head north from Palolem, up the coast to Margaon train station from where we’d booked our onward journey to Kochi (aka Cochin), we instead took a  taxi south to meet the train at it’s first stop, mainly to give … Continue reading

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Koh Lanta, Thailand

Part two of our little Thailand trip, lamentably delayed… With time on our side we’d have favoured the 12 hour overland route from Bangkok to Krabi province to see a bit of the countryside, but as this time it wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Bay Island of Utila, Honduras

Getting from Copan Ruinas to Utila meant crossing the whole of Honduras, some 300km’s from its western border with Guatemala to the eastern coast, then further out to the Bay Islands of which Utila is one.  As usual this was … Continue reading

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Agua Azul, Misol-Ha, & Palenque

Throughout our trip we’ve made a point of avoiding anything packaged – tours tend to cost 3 times as much as doing the same activity under your own steam, and usually mean you’re doing whatever ‘it’ may be with a … Continue reading

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San Cristobal de las Casas

There’s only one thing to do when you arrive in a new Mexican town, early in the morning, after a long overnight bus ride…drink local coffee and eat away your aches and pains.  Our current morning favourite is the genius … Continue reading

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Oaxaca

Bus travel in Mexico is an absolute breeze compared with our experience elsewhere on this trip.  They’re modern, air conditioned (sometimes brutally so), comfortable, they use smooth roads, and run (more or less) to time.  In fact they’re everything you’d … Continue reading

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Greymouth & Glaciers

The 5 hour drive down to Greymouth was, by New Zealand standards, relatively tame from a scenery perspective…an indication perhaps of just how spoiled we’ve been over the last couple of weeks.  As the relatively flat agricultural land passed by the best … Continue reading

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Kathmandu

The hop over from Delhi to Kathmandu was a quick hour and a half, and with only 15 minutes time difference between the two, we were in central Kathmandu and checked into a hotel just south of the tourist centre … Continue reading

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Arrival in Nepal

Just a quick one for now to say that yesterday we arrived safe and sound in Kathmandu.  Full post in the next few days (along with the last of our India posts) but as the most anticipated destination of the … Continue reading

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Beer Update

For those with a beery interest, the beer situation here is a little on the odd side. It’s fair to say that pre-departure day dreams in which we wandered through a bustling bazaar in the morning, stopping to refresh ourselves … Continue reading

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