Ella: green lush beauty

After relaxing at Unawatuna beach and exploring the ancient temples of Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa, my last destination in Sri Lanka were the central highlands. With rolling green tea fields, cooler temperatures and mountains in the clouds, Ella is a peaceful escape to the heat of the rest of the island. This small tourist orientated town … Continue reading Ella: green lush beauty

On top of Sigiriya Rock

Sigiriya is a village in the Central Province of Sri Lanka famous for its 200-meter-high rock. The complex, including a citadel, gardens and ponds, was built on the 5th century as a palace for King Kasyapa and, after his death, was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. It contains gardens, ponds and … Continue reading On top of Sigiriya Rock

Unawatuna beach vibes

Unawatuna is a small beach resort village in Southern Sri Lanka located 5km east of Galle. It is one of the most popular beach destinations in the country for its calm waters, golden sand and palm trees. How to get there: there are 3 daily trains from Colombo to Unawatuna leaving Colombo Fort Station at … Continue reading Unawatuna beach vibes

Sri Lanka, my first solo adventure

I visited Sri Lanka back in January 2016, the year I turned 30 and added a solo adventure to my bucket list. This beautiful island country located in the Indian Ocean attracts many tourists for its unspoiled greenery scenery, tropical beaches, exotic wildlife and rich cultural heritage. Despite the increase of visitors, Sri Lanka remains … Continue reading Sri Lanka, my first solo adventure