Country: Sri Lanka 9 Posts

The stunning beaches of Trincomalee

Situated on the north-east coast, Trincomalee is a good '6 hour' drive from Colombo. At least that's what every Sri Lankan we'd spoken too had told us but  we were pret...
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Sigiriya: Terrifying but awe-inspiring

Awe-inspiring. Beautiful. And without a doubt one of the most terrifying mornings of my life. What am I referring to? Climbing Sigiriya or 'Lion Rock' in Sri Lanka. Sigi...
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Golden temples of Dambulla

At 21-22 centuries old, the Golden Temples of Dambulla are one of the most amazing things I've seen in Asia. Carved into five caves in central Sri Lanka, the temples are...
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Sour Kandy

With a name like Kandy, it's hard not to have great expectations of this city in the centre of Sri Lanka. So far we've loved Sri Lanka and as Kandy is the one city that...
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South Coast - Ella to Galle Fort and Madampe

While I knew we had to go to Ella to experience the train ride, there was one big problem - once we were in Ella our transport options out of town are a little limited. ...
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Photo Friday: Ella Gap, Sri Lanka

After such an amazing train ride to Ella, we were initially a little disappointed in our destination. I'd read about Ella on various travel forums. Everyone raved abou...
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On the train to Ella

Catching the train to our next stop in Sri Lanka, the small village of Ella was the most fun we've had in our travels in a long while. It's certainly up there with dri...
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Enjoying the Sri Lankan Highlands: Nuwara Eliya

After Colombo our next stop was Nuwara Eliya, a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. We had been hoping to go to Galle but May is the start of the monsoon in that...
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Tantrums and adventures in Colombo

On our second morning in Sri Lanka, Colombo and I didn't get off to a good start. I woke up with a migraine. I've had a lot of migraines lately so having yet another one...
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