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The Locals Cookbook review | HDYTI

GOOD cookbooks deliver exactly what is expected and advertised; they are well crafted, with easy to follow directions and well styled photographs. GREAT cookbooks however, go a step further. They are steeped in the heart and soul of their creator; they are the ones that

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Sweet Potato Fish Curry simmering in pan, created by HDYTI

This sweet potato & fish curry packs quite a punch! It’s definitely influenced by our travels to South Asia, with that Pan-African twist we always like to add. Honestly, how can you go wrong with sweet potatoes and curry? I grew up

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Abigail Rebuilding Nepal

Following the devastating earthquakes which occurred in Nepal on 25 April 2015 and 12 May 2015, our thoughts have remained with that nation. While thinking of ways to use our blog to support Nepal and help draw attention to the international aid efforts, we

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Myat Su at Kurumba | Maldives | HDYTI

If you’ve been following our series on our adventures in the Maldives, then this post should come as a welcome addition. The lure of the ocean gently caressing the white sandy beaches can completely intoxicate you. This alone almost proves

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Maldives Love Romance

Our series of posts on the Maldives (one and two) coincided with a very special moment in our lives, our wedding anniversary. It therefore seemed logical to share one more post reminiscing about these very romantic and breathtaking islands. Romance is often defined by a place,

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Malé Maldives

Travelling grants license to our natural curiosity and bestows upon it some degree of legitimacy. This travel-inspired curiosity is like walking past an eye-catching shop window display and being drawn to the carefully laid out accessories and quirky mannequins. The best displays should first

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Kurumba Maldives

This article is a useful resource for planning your trip to the Maldives. You’ve seen the eye-catching photos of idyllic thatched huts sitting on top of gentle turquoise blue waters; of unspoiled white coral beaches; of wooden decks with steps inviting you

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Kurumba Maldives

Welcome to the first in a series of posts on our visit to the Maldives! Beginning with travel tales and followed by practical travel tips from our visit to this unique island country, we will also share our thoughts on some interesting contrasts which we observed. We

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Jetwing Blue Hotel | Sri Lanka

Although still a little sore from the previous day’s unfortunate accident, thankfully, Eulanda felt strong enough to travel the next morning. We said goodbye to the good people (and their cow) at Stafford Bungalow and made an early start for

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The Pale face of Sri Lankan Beauty | @dipyourtoesin

As a westerner travelling to South Asia, one assumes an immediate status of privilege; whether desired or not. As a (black) American woman, living in London as an ‘expat’, I entered the beautiful country of Sri Lanka curious about the

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Stafford Bungalow Welcome |Sri Lanka

A Kandyan wedding Quite randomly, there was a wedding photography shoot taking place early in the morning as we checked out from Amaya Hills. The lovely couple, dressed in traditional and distinctly elaborate Kandyan wedding regalia, sparkled in the morning

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Busy street, near the Queen's Hotel in Kandy, Sri LAnka

Amaya Hills Our journey from the Pinnawala elephant orphanage took us via the Colombo to Kandy Road, a snaky sort of road which winds its way through tropical rain forest dotted with numerous villages and small towns. As many of these are located

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Sigiriya | Sri Lanka

Misty morning A slight chill filled the air. Sun rays peeked through the morning mist floating around the luscious green Amaya Hills. Up here, it was silent; except for the birds and the monkeys saluting each other. Down below in

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Sri Lanka | Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Ayubowan: May you have a long life…without projectiles! Neither of us had previously travelled this far east. As we took off on a Sri Lankan Airlines flight from London Heathrow, I remembered that feeling when as children we enthusiastically launched paper

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