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Category Archive: Travel tip

Dec 07 2016

Bottled Water in India

In just a few short years, eight to be exact, things have changed.  When I was previously in India, it was easy to know which bottled water was safe.  I just looked for a bottle that had a cap sealed with plastic. It was the same when I was in Sri Lanka last Christmas.  That was …

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Nov 30 2016

Getting Around Iceland: A Practical Guide

In preparation for my holiday, I searched for ways of getting around Iceland because, apart from hiring a car or camper van, I had no idea what the options were.  I discovered that I could also take an internal flight, travel around by bus, hitchhike, and cycle.  There are no trains.  When I left for Iceland, I knew that I …

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Nov 23 2016

The Cash Crisis in India: Tips for Tourists

In the summer, before I went to Iceland, I booked a return flight to India for November.  A few days before I was due to leave, I heard on the news that the prime minister, Narendra Modi, had unexpectedly announced the withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes from circulation.  I wasn’t sure how it would affect …

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Jul 21 2016

Hiking Tips

I hadn’t done a lot of hiking and hadn’t trekked at all before when I went off travelling around the world.  On that trip, I did a lot of hiking and some serious trekking, which included trekking to Everest Base Camp and the ‘W’ circuit in Torres del Paine National Park.  During that time, I saw incredible …

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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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