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May 11 2016

The Reality of Travelling Around Sri Lanka by Bus

I wasn’t completely sure how I would get around Sri Lanka before I arrived, but I suspected it would be by bus rather than train for two main reasons:  Firstly, I knew that I would have to book tickets in advance if I didn’t want to travel third-class, and I had no intention of doing that, having …

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Mar 29 2016

Working Conditions in 7 Countries Around the Globe

For those of you who have been following this blog ‘Independent Travel Help’ for a while, you will be aware that I have had a change in circumstances: I changed the balance of my life from travelling, pretty much, full-time and working for short periods of time to working full-time and travelling in my spare time. …

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Mar 08 2016

Tips for Driving in Costa Rica

Tips for Driving in Costa Rica

Driving in Costa Rica is by far the best, quickest, and easiest way to get around the country.  If I hadn’t forgotten to bring my licence with me, I would probably have hired a car at some point because getting around by public transport takes a long time, and it isn’t a particularly reliable mode of transport, …

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Jan 19 2016

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

'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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Dec 08 2015

Costa Rica, Here I Come!

I ran into the store, hot, flustered, frantically looking for the birthday sign.  I couldn’t see one, so I went up to the first advisor I saw, who wasn’t serving anyone, and whispered, ‘Is this the right place?’  She looked up, bewildered, ‘Sorry?’  ‘The tweet!’ I whispered under my breath, while my eyes darted from side …

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