Koggala, Sri Lanka

You know the moment you start planning a trip and you see tons of photos of your destination, and there are around 2 or 3 that you see and then tell yourself, “I have to see that”. Well the photo above, was exactly that for me. For almost a month, I spent my little spare … Continue reading Koggala, Sri Lanka

A kind soul named John

In total, we stayed in Sri Lanka for close to a month. Our days were filled with so much natural beauty. Just as important, if not more, we also experienced so much kindness. Though we met so many nice people with friendly faces and hearts along the way, the caretaker of Dinaka Rest in Kataragama, … Continue reading A kind soul named John

Kandy, Sri Lanka

From Anuradhapura we traveled south to Habarana town (stayed 1 day) and then again south to Kandy. Along this trip, we saw the environment and scenery drift from small hills and jungle to mountainous terrain. Kandy, for us, was absolutely stunning. While in Kandy, we imagined that we would have the chance to do some … Continue reading Kandy, Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

After a 2 day stay in Negombo and another 2 days stay in Kalpitiya, Anuradhapura was the next stop. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization the preservation and continuation of Theraveda Buddhism. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is … Continue reading Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Negombo, Sri Lanka

After around a 4 hour flight of so from Dubai, we reached Colombo at 3 am. Thankfully, I had arranged before hand with our hostel to pick us up. So, upon our sleepy arrival, a man named Ali was waiting for us to take us to our guest-house for the night. I had listened to … Continue reading Negombo, Sri Lanka