North of the hill country are the Ancient Cities – a collection of historical sites including the ‘face’ of Sri Lanka: Sigiriya, whose picture appears on almost every travel brochure and advertisement for the country. Does it, can it ever, live up to the hype…? Read more “Travel Blog Part Four: The Ancient Cities, Sri Lanka”
From Galle we took two trains – the first to Colombo and the second from there to Kandy. The Colombo to Kandy route is touted as being a very scenic journey, and they aren’t kidding. For the last hour or so the train winds its way along ridges, through tunnels and under towering rocks far above valleys of rice paddies and villages, with receding mountains in the distance. Read more “Travel Blog Part Three: Kandy, Sri Lanka”
Moving on from Unawatuna, our next stop is the historic and beautiful town of Galle. It’s a gruelling journey of, oooh, 5kms tops. We actually took a rickshaw rather than the bus – a bit lazy perhaps but we are only talking a couple of quid here… Read more “Travel Blog Part Two: Galle, Sri Lanka”
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Having struggled for the past few years with the old “why are we here?” question and the feeling that there must be more to life than the hum-drum 9 to 5 routine, I decided to take some serious time off to really think about it without the irritating distractions of work. Read more “Travel Blog Part One: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka”