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

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

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

100 Happy Days – Day 1

“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” ― Frederick Buechner

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