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

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Mannar, Sri Lanka

So I've finally made the time to work on the backlog of my roadtrips here at home. It's 2016 and the rains have started - almost; and so on a gloomy Sunday morning I look back at the memories... Going back to 2015, we travelled up to Mannar in February. Mannar is more of a … Continue reading Mannar, 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

Panama, Sri Lanka

Pronounced "pah-ner-mer", Panama is without a doubt one of my favourite places in Sri Lanka. In December 2015, le family travelled (literally) across the island to the East Coast - a road trip that did not pan out the way we expected it to but turned out to be quite the adventure!   Panama is … Continue reading Panama, Sri Lanka

Over Tanks, Lakes and Bunds – Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

The Kings of the great Ceylonese, did not only leave behind treasured remnants of an eclectic past, but also created these colossal man-made lakes and tanks that collected rain water to be used during the droughts. Their far-thinking strategies still contribute greatly to the villages which rely solely on their cultivation. While coming out of … Continue reading Over Tanks, Lakes and Bunds – Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

Where the Wild Roam, Yala National Park

Long weekends in Sri Lanka are a plenty and locals make ultimate use of them. The city goes quiet, hotels get full. Families, friends and loved ones are off somewhere in some part of this dynamic little world of ours, having the time of their lives. Last weekend, so did we! My father bought himself … Continue reading Where the Wild Roam, Yala National Park

Where the Dutch Ruled – Galle, Sri Lanka

It was a sunny Sunday morning we decided...road trip! We took the Southern Expressway to Galle, one of the main cities in southern Sri Lanka. About an hour's drive later, the smooth asphalt strips gave way to the known cobble-stoned ways of the town. Renowned to be a major port city for merchants from the … Continue reading Where the Dutch Ruled – Galle, Sri Lanka