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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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Mar 24 2016

The Historic Wool Town of the Cotswolds: Northleach

One weekend, a few months ago, I headed off in the car, not really sure where I would end up.  I had Gloucester in mind, so that’s the direction I headed in from Oxford.  I had thought of booking accommodation in Gloucester, but I held off.  I mean, if I can travel around foreign countries without …

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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 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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