South Asia

3 Week Sri Lanka Route

The tiny island that offers so much.  Sri Lanka is one of those destinations which went under the radar in recent times, probably due to the civil war.  However, tourism is growing at speed all across this Indian Ocean island.  The hill country in the centre, the south and west coast of the island, all […]

Top 10 Must Try Sri Lankan Food

Clanging and banging will become a recognisable noise in Sri Lanka.  Those kotthu chefs are the ones doing the banging, prepping the favoured Sri Lankan food.  Whats kotthu you ask, well, it’s spicy, fresh, stodgy and everything in between.  The perfect kotthu is made with a combination of chopped roti hot off the griddle, mixed […]

7 Reasons Why You Should Book Your Flight to Sri Lanka

If you ask anyone who has ever been to Sri Lanka the question; ‘what do you love most about Sri Lanka?’  You’ll be sure to get a whole range of different answers.  It’s almost impossible to give just one answer to that question! There are absolutely tonnes I love about this South Asian gem.   […]

Sri Lanka’s South Coast Beaches – Worth Visiting In Low Season?

You’re in Sri Lanka, it’s low season in the south, but you really want to hit some of the south coast beaches to see what they have to offer. Well, this was exactly the conundrum we had while we were in Sri Lanka. We decided to go for it and head down to Sri Lanka’s […]

Passikudah & Kalkudah – Paradise Or Not?

After enduring a sleepless night on a crowded night bus – most of that night was spent being stared at by numerous people – signs leading to Kalkudah Village finally start to appear.  The time is 4 am and the sun still hasn’t risen.  The coach doesn’t go directly through Kalkudah, so we know in […]

Udawalawe National Park Elephant Safari

A safari to Udawalawe National Park wasn’t in our original plan, it was Yala National Park. Naturally, with Yala being the most popular safari destination for tourists in Sri Lanka, this is where I did think we would find the best safari.  Of course, you probably know from the title of this post that we […]

A Hike To World’s End And Back

After our first few hikes up Sigiriya Rock and Adams Peak, we thought what more could this tiny island in the Indian Ocean have to offer? It really does amaze me how diverse and amazing Sri Lanka truly is. The Hill Country was certainly a great place to start our month long Sri Lanka adventure. Next […]

Climbing To The Heavens Up Adams Peak (Sri Pada)

You might know it as Adams Peak, or you might not.  The mountain has various significant meanings to different groups of people, which also go hand in hand with the name that they know the mountain by.  For example, the mountain is often referred to as Sri Pada, which would more than likely be used […]

Climbing Sigiriya Rock: The Essentials

If you Google Sri Lanka some of the first images which appear are those of the iconic Sigiriya Rock.  OK, so it’s not as well known as the Eiffel Tower, Niagra Falls or Christ the Redeemer, but it’s certainly one of the images which pop into my mind when I think of this wonderful country. […]

A Short Guide To Colombo 

I didn’t really know what to expect from Colombo prior to our arrival in Sri Lanka.  I suppose, I kind of expected it to be similar to what I imagine Indian cities to be like, but not so intense.  After two delayed flights from Bangkok and then again from Kuala Lumpur (thank you Malindo Air), we […]