Day trips to the colonial city of Galle

During my time in Hikkaduwa I visited Galle three times. Galle is very different to Hikkaduwa, in parts it feels very European because it was colonised by the Portuguese, Dutch and The British. This actually made me feel a little homesick for Europe! Galle is a large busy city and is filled with beggars and…

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Two months of Travel: Summary and review

It’s hard to believe that I have been travelling for over two months now. In the real world two months is a long period of time but when travelling the days and weeks blur in to one. It’s so refreshing not having any responsibilities and to just do what I want each day! (For most…

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Becoming a beach bum in Hikkaduwa

When I initially booked the flight to Sri Lanka I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew that it was a small island South of India and that it was near to the beautiful Maldives. Two things came to mind, curry and beaches, two of my favorite things! As soon as I woke up on that…

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My top 5 travel regrets

Being a relatively new traveller (6 weeks in to my big trip!) I don’t really have many regrets at this point. I try not to have regrets because I think that things happen for a reason and that even bad situations can turn in to good situations in the future! George from George on the…

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First Impressions of Sri Lanka

  As I got off the plane I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew that Sri Lanka is a developing country but also breathtakingly beautiful. The airport was civilised and calm. Little did I know that the chaos would begin when I got outside…. As soon as I stepped outside men swarmed around…

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Enjoying Arabian hospitality on a Desert Safari

Whenever I mentioned that I was going to Dubai to people who have been before, they all said that there was one experience that I should not miss out on- The Desert safari! To be honest I was a little confused at first. I always thought that the desert was a barren place with limited…

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How to visit Dubai on a budget

Dubai is undoubtedly a luxurious destination. If you have the money you could easily spend hundreds in the blink of an eye! Dubai is a shopping mecca, it’s malls contain thousands of shops! Yes you heard that right, thousands! The worlds first seven start hotel was also built in Dubai (The Burj Al Arab) and the many…

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One month of travel: Summary and review

  I can’t believe that I have been travelling for one whole month! At times it has been hard but for the majority of the time it has felt like one big holiday! I was waving my old life goodbye one month ago, leaving everything for the unknown. Parts of my trip have felt like…

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What to wear in Dubai

  People have many perceptions of Dubai. They immediately think that everyone will be covered up in burkas and that the laws regarding the flashing of flesh will be really strict. Understandably, I was actually really apprehensive about what to wear in Dubai! What I found was that- Respect is key.   I wore clothes…

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