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Complete Two-Week Itinerary for Sri Lanka

Complete Two-Week Itinerary for Sri Lanka

My parents and I spent our winter holidays as far away from home as possible – in the magical land of Sri Lanka. We discovered bustling cities, explored serene beach and coastlines, trekked through the misty mountains, spotted elephants in the wild, took the world’s […]

Exploring Sri Lanka’s Capital: 10 Things to Do in Colombo

Exploring Sri Lanka’s Capital: 10 Things to Do in Colombo

Colombo is Sri Lanka’s bustling capital city. Although commonly overlooked by travelers in search of more romantic beach or mountain destinations, Colombo has much to offer the curious traveler. I suggest starting your trip off here to adjust to the country, understand the customs, and […]

Exploring the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

Exploring the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

After exploring Sri Lanka’s bustling cities, tranquil beaches and busy mountain towns, we were eager to see another side of Sri Lanka: the ancient cities and ruins. We planned two nights in Polonnaruwa, one of the main cities in the Cultural Triangle (along with Anuradhapura […]

Why You Should Hike Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya Instead of Sigiriya Rock

Why You Should Hike Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya Instead of Sigiriya Rock

The major reason people to go to Sigiriya is to hike Sigiriya Rock, a rectangular-shaped large rock described by Lonely Planet as ‘Sri Lanka’s single most dramatic sight.’ Sigiriya Rock has ancient ruins of what was once the kingdom of Kassapa and hikers can head […]

Visiting Kandy, Sri Lanka’s Cultural Capital

Visiting Kandy, Sri Lanka’s Cultural Capital

Kandy is known as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, a busy city centred around the famous Temple of the Tooth. Personally, we found Kandy to be crowded and we felt that the Tooth Relic that is a ‘must-see’ on everyone’s list is really just […]

The Most Beautiful Train Ride in the World: Ella to Kandy

The Most Beautiful Train Ride in the World: Ella to Kandy

The train ride from Ella to Kandy is widely referred to as the most beautiful train ride in the world. This is all thanks to the gorgeous scenery you chug past, from lush tea plantations to winding hills and sprawling fields. If you find yourself […]

3 Hikes You Must Do in Ella, Sri Lanka

3 Hikes You Must Do in Ella, Sri Lanka

Some of Sri Lanka’s best hiking is to be found in Ella, which is probably, aside from traveling, my all-time favourite activity. Ironically, Ella was our least favourite place in Sri Lanka. Described by the Lonely Planet as a secret mountainside haven, we very quickly […]

On Safari in Sri Lanka at Uda Walawe National Park

On Safari in Sri Lanka at Uda Walawe National Park

One of the things I was most excited for when planning our trip to Sri Lanka was to go on one of the acclaimed safaris through a National Park, said to rival the incredible African safaris. After searching through my Lonely Planet and DK Eyewitness […]

Tangalle, Sri Lanka’s Secret Beach Paradise

Tangalle, Sri Lanka’s Secret Beach Paradise

Slip into a hammock, crack open a book, and just watch the days go past while sunsets break the clouds apart and make you gasp with wonder. I can not say enough about Tangalle. Of all the places we visited in Sri Lanka during our two-week […]

Exploring the Beach Town of Mirissa

Exploring the Beach Town of Mirissa

Mirissa, a sprawling beach town attracting a hip surfer vibe, is so different from the bustling, near-chaotic capital city of Colombo. We spent one day and one night exploring the local spots of this quickly developing coastal town. Many travelers prefer Mirissa to nearby Unawatuna, […]