The friendliest faces on my travels: Sri Lanka

Faces of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka was one of my favourite destinations, and a lot of it had to do with the friendly faces of the people I met.  They were wonderful, some of the most friendly, genuine, caring and sincere people you will ever meet.  So this post isn’t about travelling in Sri Lanka or any hot tips….it’s […]

Cooking class in Sri Lanka

Beautiful fresh vegies

I was really keen to do a cooking class in Sri Lanka, because the first thing that you will notice when you visit is just how amazing and delicious the food is. It’s fresh, tasty, flavoursome and there’s huge variety on offer. The best thing is the basic “rice and curry”, however that is massively […]

The beautiful fortress city of Galle

Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle is a beautiful old fortress city dating back to around the 13th century, and was declared as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1988. It’s most famous for the Fort built by the Dutch when they took over from the Portuguese in the late 17th century. It’s very picturesque, with streets made for aimless wanderings, […]

Hiking in Sri Lanka – World’s End

Sri Lanka

As well as seeing tea growing in action and visiting a tea factory to see how my morning cuppa is made, the other main attraction of coming to the highlands in Sri Lanka is to go hiking in the hills, and World’s End was highly recommended. Not far away is the Horton Plains National Park. Because […]

Tea Plantations in Sri Lanka

If you’re drinking a cup of tea right now there’s a good chance it came from Sri Lanka, and most of it is grown in Nurawa Eliya.  The drive from Kandy to Nurawa Eliya is spectacular. We climbed through the thick jungle through narrow winding roads, finally arriving at one of the highest towns in […]

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy is Sri Lanka’s second biggest city, although not very large with around 115,000 people. Because it was Poya, the full moon ceremony which happens every month, most everything was closed for the celebrations. Every month at Poya it is a public holiday, so Sri Lanka has an awful lot of public holidays! It also […]

An Elephant Safari in Sri Lanka

Elephant Safari in Sri Lanka

  “Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; The only harmless great thing.” John Donne After a brief stopover in the pretty village of Ella, I was on my way to Udawalawe National Park, specifically to do an Elephant Safari. I had booked into a very fancy hotel, making a departure from the little guesthouses I had […]