Ragusa Ibla, Sicily’s UNESCO world heritage site

Even in the rain, Ragusa Ibla, Sicily’s UNESCO world heritage site, is beautiful. We visited on a rainy afternoon, without high hopes. There was little information in our guide book, and from the few months we had been staying in Marina di Ragusa we had heard very few good...
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Watching sunset from the Turkish Steps, Sicily

Watching sunset from the Turkish Steps (Scala dei Turchi) in Sicily has to be one of the most breathtaking things to do on this incredible island. The blindingly white rock formation falls into the crystal clear blue sea like a huge set of steps and the views from all...
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Taking Hot Chocolate out for a spin

I’m a little late in writing this one up but I think it’s a story worth telling, and definitely a story I want to remember in years to come, so I’m going to have a go at getting it down on ‘paper’. As you all know, Adam and I...
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Our first few months living aboard a sailboat

About a month ago we finally made the dream of living aboard a sailboat become a reality. The journey from making the decision to leap, to actually leaping, seemed painstakingly long at times but as is always the case, I look back now with rose tinted glasses. Or perhaps...
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Valley of the temples, Sicily

When walking into Sicily’s most famous historical attraction, Valley of the Temples, you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking you had stumbled upon the film set of a historical drama. Gigantic Greek columns rise dramatically from the rugged, windswept backdrops, making tourists feel as though they have stepped back in...
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Hot Chocolate, our Kadey Krogen 38

I’m sure you’re all bored of hearing me rabbit on so I thought I’d let Hot Chocolate, our Kadey Krogen 38, take centre stage with some pics of her in her current state! There’s a lot we want to do to make her more homely, but if we start...
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The best ever hot chocolate recipe for sailing!

There is nothing that will pick up cold, damp spirits more than a rich, indulgent cup of hot chocolate while sailing, so I’m posting my fail proof hot chocolate recipe for sailing. On SV Hot Chocolate we know better than most how that warm, rich pudding in a mug...
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Visiting Syracuse’s archaeological park

Syracuse’s archaeological park Visiting Syracuse’s archaeological park is a must do when in Sicily. Just a five minute drive, or a half hour walk from the beautiful Ortygia lies Syracuse’s stunning ancient archaeological park and a visit here is well worth a few hours of your day. We visited...
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How to travel on Sri Lanka’s most beautiful railways

All you need to know when setting off on your travels on Sri Lanka’s most beautiful railways. Sri Lanka’s iconic railways were actually built by the British in 1864, as a way of transporting tea from the hill country to the capital of Colombo. It remains an extremely cheap...
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We bought a sailboat!

‘If you guys do this it will be one hell of an adventure. Lots won’t go to plan or be easy but the adversity mixed with the euphoric moments will all come together to make a story worth telling. Possibly even a story worth living for. A yacht is...
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