I never expected to have an African-style safari in Sri Lanka - but Yala National Park proved me wrong. Saw lots of elephants, as well as heaps of different bird life, although unfortunately no leopards!
I stayed in a jungle lodge overlooking one of Kitulgala's rivers, waking to the sound of bird calls and the river rushing below. It wasn't the right season for rafting, but it was still an idyllic spot to stay!
I spent a few days trekking through Ladakh and it was just magical. The scenery is breathtaking and all the local homestay owners greeted me so warmly at the end of a long day walking - such a perfect combination!
While the sections of the Great Wall around Badaling and Mutinayu can get quite crowded with other tourists, there's some great treks along quieter sections, including the 10km hike from Jinshanlint to Simatai.
Although Bali has rapidly transformed in the last few years as a major hub of tourism in Indonesia, there's still plenty of opportunity to discover its unique Hindu culture and lush volcanic landscapes. Add to that a great choice of accommodation to suit all types of traveller!
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Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
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