After spending the morning in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, we headed back to the hotel for a light snack and beers by the pool (which felt much-needed and deserved in the Sri Lankan scorching sunshine) before heading out a mere 10 minutes away from our hotel to Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National Park is home to hundreds … Continue Reading

Starting off at the temple in Anuradhapura was an ideal place to start our tour and learn a bit more of why this city is significant to Sri Lanka’s history (it is the first capital after all and a UNESCO World Heritage site) but there’s so much to see in Anuradhapura that you kinda need to … 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 then 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 finishing off with the first part of Polonnaruwa (only ‘first’ because that’s where we visited first), we drove a few minutes to another big part of this ancient Sri Lankan city – starting with Satmahal Prasada, a 6 layer pyramid-esque structure (used to be 7 layers) with figurines on the walls, which are still visible… … 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. Thankfully free of a hangover (or perhaps still ‘merry’ from the night before), I hurried through breakfast and promptly fell … Continue Reading

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

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. Beruwala is also a seaside town and after wandering around the town, we ended up at the Kande Viharaya … Continue Reading

After our much-needed lazy and relaxed first day in Sri Lanka, we arranged something very special 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 ‘real’ parts of … Continue Reading

Hello from Sri Lanka! SO as you already know after our time in the Maldives, we headed straight for Sri Lanka (which is only 1.5 hours away) and this time we’ve gotten to experience a totally different way of travelling with Evaneos Travel. The thing about Sri Lanka is that although there are 4 of … Continue Reading

If you’ve found yourself thinking about Sri Lanka lately or indeed, if you’ve booked your tickets to go to Sri Lanka, then this should be right up your street – the 10 beaches you have to find yourself on when you visit Sri Lanka. Let’s get started! 1.) Unawatuna Beach Unawatuna is the ideal place … Continue Reading

The ancient city of Polonnaruwa is as vast and huge as it is impressive and so, try as I might, I haven’t been able to fit all of the photos into one blog post.  After our visit to the UNESCO World Heritage ancient city of Anuradhapura, I’m not really sure what I was expecting from Polonnaruwa but … Continue Reading

Sri Lanka has been on our travel list for quite a while now and once we had plans confirmed for The Maldives, we knew we would have to make the most of the time in that part of the world and finally take a trip to Sri Lanka. Thing is though, none of us (me, … 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

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