Traveling in the Maldives

For the average traveler, there's one way of commuting in the Maldives; the Maldivian way. My work takes me quite a few times to the Maldives. The plus side is that I get to sleep in really comfy beds. The down side is getting around. So I thought I'd share my experience which may give … Continue reading Traveling in the Maldives

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Fresh Water Dolphins in Kratie, Cambodia

This was without a doubt, the highlight of my trip to the old Khmer Empire. Confession: I haven't yet gone dolphin watching in Sri Lanka which is more or less one of the "big fives" of the island - but now I have seen fresh water dolphins instead - and what a beautiful sight it … Continue reading Fresh Water Dolphins in Kratie, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

December, 2015: yes, it's been a year since we actually went to Cambodia. Better late than never! - let's just say this is #throwback. Colombo to Singapore on Singapore Airlines and Singapore to Phnom Penh on Silk Air. It wasn't a bad flight, except for the fact that I was babysitting two adult 'brothers' (one … Continue reading Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

August was a pretty great month. There were two back-to-back road trips and three weeks in Australia. My cousins, aunts and uncles were all back in Colombo during the school holidays and it was also a great time to drive up to Central Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, my favourite place (second to Kandy). Nuwara … Continue reading Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Sailing in Passikudah, Sri Lanka

I love oceans. The look of it. The sound of it. The smell of it. The feel of it. And since I live on an island, I have plenty of it. The infamous coastal village of Pasikuda (also spelled Passikudah) is synonymous with Kalkudah, the name of the bay close to the town on the East … Continue reading Sailing in Passikudah, Sri Lanka

Hong Kong, the Fragrant Harbour

My third time to Hong Kong - thanks to family living there, I don't have to worry about anything else except spending money! I've brought together everything I've done and experienced in this beautiful city. I travelled in both February and April - the former, was bitter cold with bits of rain here and there. … Continue reading Hong Kong, the Fragrant Harbour

Kusinara, India: Where the Buddha Breathed His Last

Kusinara

Kusinara is peaceful. It has a serene sense of atmosphere, at least in the early morn when we walked through the holy city. Kusinara, or Kushinagar is where the Buddha breathed his last. He was cremated where now lies the Ramabhra Stupa. Strong vibes rippled through the morning mist, the aroma of incense sticks and … Continue reading Kusinara, India: Where the Buddha Breathed His Last