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Category Archive: Asia

Apr 12 2016

Discovering Ella

After spending a bit of time in Nuwara Eliya, it was time to move on.  I had heard so much about Ella that I was eager to see what all the hype was about.  From what I had read, it was originally a little hippy town that attracted travellers. The Journey to Ella I went …

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Feb 09 2016

Nuwara Eliya: Sri Lanka’s ‘Little England’

As I only had a week in Sri Lanka, I didn’t want to waste the short time I had there.  After checking out Kandy, I decided to go straight to Ella because I had heard so much about the place.  What I hadn’t realised was that the last train leaves Kandy before midday, and there …

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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 16 2015

Mystical, Magical Longji Rice Terrace Fields of Longsheng

There were lots of incredible things I saw and did during my time in China a few years ago.  One that I don’t think I will ever forget is the rice terrace fields in Longsheng County.  I have mentioned it briefly in a previous post about romantic destinations, but I didn’t go into detail about it.  This …

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Feb 17 2014

Independent Travel: Expect the Unexpected

I should have known that when I was awoken with a jolt by someone shouting, it was going to be one of those days.  Thankfully, it was the guy in the bed next to me, shouting in his sleep and nothing untoward, but that was enough to get the adrenaline racing around my body, so …

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