There are so many things to do in Sri Lanka. It’s a country that’s so diverse and somewhere you’re almost guaranteed to find some places you love. Whether you’re heading to the national parks on the search for elephants, exploring the incredible temples or enjoying some well-deserved rest on the best beaches, it’s an island country … Continue Reading

I Like to think of myself as a kind of ‘glass half full’ kinda guy. I endeavour to see the silver linings in mistakes and the possibilities to learn that comes from having negative experiences. That being said, some things are just what they say on the tin. Negative. I’ve struggled to write this post … Continue Reading

As you already know, the first time we went to Sri Lanka, we were all about the temples and ruins. There were so many amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites across the country that it would be borderline-crazy not to! 🙂 Leaving that first trip, I think it’s fair to say we ended up with temple-fatigue … Continue Reading

I have to admit – prior to arriving in Sri Lanka for the first time, I had no idea the vast amount of amazing sights there were to see in Sri Lanka… or even how many of them were official UNESCO World Heritage sites! Then there’s how old they are – some of these places … Continue Reading

Sri Lanka seems to be one of those countries that everyone’s been thinking about this year! It’s one of those special countries that has an immersive culture, some pretty epic teaches and enough spiced hoppers to enjoy, day after day! Over the course of this year, we’ve been fortunate to be able to visit Sri … Continue Reading

After seeing wild elephants in Udawalawe, we spent the remainder of the evening, relaxing poolside, glasses of bubbly at-the-ready… The next morning we set about exploring a place I’d never heard of before visiting – Beruwala (which was part of our travel plan that you can see in our complete guide, below). Your Complete Guide … Continue Reading

After our brilliant night, we got up bright and early to set off on a long drive to Udawalawe National Park where the plan was to safari in the morning and lunch in the afternoon! (I kinda think the folk at Thomson knew of my predilection for safaris before we arrived… 😉 ) Thankfully free … Continue Reading

One of the most iconic images I’ve seen of Sri Lanka, long before we visited even the first time was of the stilt fishermen on the coastline of Galle and, understandably so, this is something I’d wanted to see for quite some time! But more on that later… first off – lunch! Lunch was at … Continue Reading

After our much needed lazy and relaxed first day in Sri Lanka, Thomson arranged something very special for us the very next morning – a boat ride through Madu Ganga river! This was in-part ‘special’ because this is something I’d wanted to do after we left Sri Lanka last time, actually get to experience more … Continue Reading

Our return to Sri Lanka was something of a last-minute plan. As you might remember, we’d been to Sri Lanka earlier in the year and although our itinerary back them was quite full and we managed to pack in quite a lot for one week, there was still so much of Sri Lanka that I’d … Continue Reading

After leaving the blistering heat in Kandy, we were only too happy to arrive at our next stop on our trip across Sri Lanka which turned out to be an indoor event. In retrospect, I probably would have preferred it outdoors but I can’t even pretend – I was far too grateful for that air-conditioning! … Continue Reading

After a day of hiking many-a-mountain (okay, fine – just two mountains), we spent the rest of that evening in Sri Lanka having calming Ayruveda massages and dining on as much delicious Sri Lankan food as we could lay our hands on (which was quite a lot). ^Above is where you have the massages by … Continue Reading

The UNESCO World site of Sigiriya (Lion Rock) in Sri Lanka has quite the view and is justifiably one of the most visited sites in Sri Lanka but there’s a view to rival this just across the road from here and I’d like to show you why! First things first though, after that hike up … Continue Reading

How to get to and climb Sigiriya in Sri Lanka, I mean where do I start. It’s one of the things you have to see when you visit this amazing country. Both for the history and the views, it’s a spot you definitely shouldn’t miss. Sigiriya, also know as Lion Rock, is arguably the most … Continue Reading