Category Archives: Travel

2023 Central Asia and Turkey Update

After many changes and delays due to COVID restrictions and isolations since 2020 (see 2020 and 2021 travel planning posts) I’ve now made a significant step for my next big international trip to Central Asia and Turkey. I just booked … Continue reading

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Fourth Check-in: Wealth, Weight and Wellbeing Plan (Feb 2021 – Feb 2022)

A major success on the weight loss side marked the fourth stage of my Wealth, Weight and Wellbeing Plan as the end of the 26 fortnight ambitious and hopefully long term life changing challenge comes into view.You can find the … Continue reading

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Travel 2022 and Beyond

Back in November I outlined my next likely international trip which would see me exploring Central Asia (Silk Road) and Turkey around May 2022. I put down tour deposits and even managed to get my employer to approve leave for … Continue reading

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Destination: Sri Lanka

Official Name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Established: 4 February 1948 (Independence from the United Kingdom),  22 May 1972 (Republic) Population: 21,803,000 (2019 estimate) Religion: 70.2% Buddhism, 12.6% Hinduism, 9.7% Islam, 7.4% Christianity Language(s): Sinhala, Tamil, English Capital: Sri … Continue reading

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Destination: Japan

Official Name: Japan Established: 710 (National Imperial Court), 29 November 1890 (First Constitution) Population: 127,094,745 (2015 census) Religion: 69% Shintoism, 66.7% Buddhism, 1.5% Christian, 6.2% other (Note: Most Japanese follow both Shintoism and Buddhism) Language(s): Japanese Capital: Tokyo Order of Visit: Fifty … Continue reading

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Destination: Indonesia

  Official Name: Republic of Indonesia Established: 17 August 1945 (Independence from the Netherlands) Population: 267,670,543 (2018 estimate) Religion: 86.7% Islam, 10.7% Christian, 1.7% Hinduism Language(s): Indonesian Capital: Jakarta Order of Visit: Fifty-Seventh First Visit: 08 June 2017 Last Visit: … Continue reading

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