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Beaches…Sri Lanka’s Pearl Gems!
On our tour along the south coast, we visited several beaches to get into a chilled and tropical mood. Some beaches of Sri Lanka looked as if they were directly cut out of a travel catalog being hidden lagoons with long stretches of pure white sand. Of course, there is also more touristic places with […]
Temples of Sri Lanka… Celebration of Diversity!
Sri Lanka is full of religious sights, which are impossible to visit in a short day. However, we tried to manage seeing the most spectacular temples of Sri Lanka during our stay.
Galle… Europe at the Indian Ocean!
Travel Report Galle In 1502, when Google Maps didn’t exist and the world believed that the earth had the shape of a plate, a brave group of people located in the far west of the European continent (named the Portuguese) accidentally ended up in Galle, blown off by a storm while making their way to […]
Yala… A God’s Hand Painting!
Travel Report Yala National Park After long research and taking into consideration we were traveling in February/ March when weather is best at the Southwest coast, we came to the conclusion that Yala National Park would be our spot for animal spotting. It hosts a breathtaking variety of animals such as elephants, leopards, crocodiles and monkeys. […]
Ella… Toddler of Sri Lanka!
Travel Report Ella We arrived in Ella after the scenic train ride from Kandy. We could start by saying that Ella is maybe the hotspot of European backpackers, but this would certainly not be fair. Ella has so much more to offer on its own! There is really something magical about this small village tucked […]
Kandy to Ella… A Train Ride through Heaven!
Travel Report Train Ride Kandy-Ella Considered one of the most beautiful and scenic train rides in the world, this is a must-do in Sri Lanka. No matter at what time of the year you go, if it rains or if the sun shines bright, this is a bucket list item! The British built this dream […]
Kandy… Jewel Crown of Sri Lanka
Travel Report Kandy Holding the title of a former capital and being one of Sri Lanka’s biggest cities, Kandy is a very busy place: crowded, buzzy, commercial. The pollution makes breathing sometimes almost unbearable, the intense smell of petrol that invades the streets makes you wish to wear one of those Chinese anti-pollution face masks […]
Polonnaruwa… Ancient Royal City
Travel Report Polonnaruwa Polonnaruwa is a magnetic UNESCO World Heritage for its historical significance level. It was an important political center being the former Sri Lankan Capital for 800 years, going through the Chola and Sinhalese eras. Furthermore, it had an important commercial and religious role. Why to visit? It is part of Sri Lanka’s famous […]
Sigiriya… Lion Rock’s Kingdom
Travel Report Sigiriya Sigiriya and its rock are definitely a Sri Lanka Must See! Like any other historical palace, Sigiryia Rock is surrounded by history and mysteries, betrays and assassinations, thefts and royal family scandals. But what’s really impressive about this UNESCO world heritage site, are not only the left ruins of what was once a […]
Colombo…The Bustling Capital
Travel Report Colombo After a long flight we had finally arrived with the impression of a whole country shouting into our direction “Welcome to Sri Lanka, Welcome to Colombo!”. The city has everything you would expect to find in a South Asian capital: it was busy, noisy, bustling and crowded. One could think that we […]