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About Freoroamers

Richard has worked in hospitality and travel for almost three decades and has been a regular traveller since childhood. He now travels for both work and pleasure, and is a Senior Contributor to Trip Advisor and other digital media travel platforms.

In the Tree Tops

8 December 2015 Mornings are pretty slow in The Kandy House, our home-away-from-home perched on the side of the hills surrounding Kandy’s central tank (lake). Here our two storey brick, tile and wood abode wakes to the mist that surrounds … Continue reading

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A Bombay Sapphire Monsoon

5 December 2015 The cool of the bungalow’s interior didn’t reflect the intensifying temperature building outside. The high Dutch colonial ceiling with its lazy fans slicing through the mid-morning air created a sanctuary from the tropical heat. The view through … Continue reading

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Sarongs and Snow

4 December 2015 Yep, another trip to Sri Lanka. Two weeks in tropical paradise, followed by another two weeks in Canada for a (hopefully!) white Christmas.  What a challenge to pack for: sarongs, board shorts and thongs lay on top … Continue reading

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An 80 year old “Boy” and Us.

18 March 2015 Well, that’s not quite true. There is also “Brutus” (as we’ve named him), a battle-scarred old dog who seems to enjoy our plantation home’s wide verandahs to escape the sun. We  sadly said “bon voyage” to our … Continue reading

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Le mielleur de Pondichery.

17 March 2015 As we depart Pondichery/ Pondicherry/ Puducherry (depending on which language you choose to name it), we are left with its many highlights; there were no low-lights 🙂 Our wonderful temporary home at La Closerie … Bay of … Continue reading

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Sacre bleu! Ici? Est-ce encore l’Inde? [OMG? Is this still India?]

13 March 2015 After traversing the sub-continent by taxi, air and hired car, I’m now in Pondicherry, or Puducherry as it is now known – the French colony on the southeast coast of India. Have you read “Life of Pi” … Continue reading

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The Onion that is Kolkata.

10 March 2015 We have just done a walking tour of Kolkata. Crazy, right? Most people thought we were crazy to come to this city full stop, let alone wander the slums by foot. Now I’m normally like the Australian … Continue reading

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