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Feb 02 2016

Discovering Kandy

The bus conductor told me we had arrived in Kandy, so I got off the bus after a four and a half hour rollercoaster ride from the airport.  To my surprise, I wasn’t at a bus station.  I was on a main road.  Since it was dark, I asked one of the tuk tuk drivers …

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Jan 26 2016

A Week in Sri Lanka

I only had a week in Sri Lanka.  I could, quite easily, have spent that week on the beach, relaxing, swimming, etc., like any normal person would.  Did I do that?  No, of course I didn’t.  In true Teresa-style travelling, I wanted to make the most of that week, especially as it had been ages since my …

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Jan 19 2016

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas when Teresa rode (screeched) into town on a donkey (local bus).  It was dark when the bus finally pulled in to the bus station in Nuwara Eliya.  She hadn’t booked anything in advance, but didn’t foresee it being too much of a problem (boy, was she wrong!).  She set about finding a room in …

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Jan 12 2016

13 Essential Items for Travelling Around Sri Lanka

I have created this list because, on a recent trip to Sri Lanka, I used the majority of these items on a daily basis.  It is a list of useful travel items that you can take with you wherever you go, as I do, although some are specific to Sri Lanka.   I am fully aware …

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Jan 08 2016

Dowa Rock Temple

I hadn’t heard of Dowa Raja Maha Viharaya (Dowa Rock Temple).  It was the tuk tuk driver who took me to see Rawana Falls in the morning that mentioned it.  Once he had said there was an ancient temple that was built into the rock, I just had to see it.  It was a bit …

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Jan 05 2016

Discovering Toruń

Surprisingly, the beautiful, medieval city of Toruń, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city where Nicolaus Copernicus was born and raised, turned out to be the most challenging city for me during my stay in Poland.  As a result, it took me a bit of time to warm to it. I arrived …

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