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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 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 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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Mar 08 2016

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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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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