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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, […]

A Walking Tour of Galle Fort

A Walking Tour of Galle Fort

On Sri Lanka’s south coast are a number of oceanfront cities, each projecting a different vibe. Our first stop on our coastal explorations was the gorgeous Galle, home to some of the most intriguing little streets and alleys. Galle entices visitors with boutique shopping, history, delightful […]

A Complete Backpacking Packing List

A Complete Backpacking Packing List

Your plans are made, your flights are booked, you’re ready to hit the ground running…but what to pack? Whether you’re heading out for a week, a month or a year, I’ve compiled a thorough packing list for what to take on a backpacking trip. My backpack […]

How to Prepare for a Trip to Sri Lanka

How to Prepare for a Trip to Sri Lanka

With the aim to be as off-the-beaten-path as possible, we are jetting off to Sri Lanka for the holidays! I am restless with the travel bug – but really, when am I not? This time my family and I weighed up the pros and cons of […]