Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Itineraries – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka. It’s a destination becoming more and more popular with tourists as the years go by. Many are considering it one of the hottest destinations on the planet, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s India but on Valium. It’s not as big, there aren’t as many people, and therefore it is definitely more chilled than its neighbour

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Sunday Spotlight – Galle, Sri Lanka

Hi all. Today I’m turning the spotlight on Galle. It’s a wonderful spot in southern Sri Lanka, not too far from the capital Colombo, only a few hours by train, I think the fastest trains only take a little over two hours. Whilst there are many places with colonial ties all over the sub-continent, nowhere is quite like Galle, with

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Little Places – Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Ahhh yes I know, if you’ve been following this blog this year you’ll already know I loved Nuwara Eliya. The idyllic little Hill Country town in the mountains with rolling hills of green, a lake, and curious old world charm. You might even find yourself near a crackling fire in the evening, something that’s rare for this part of the

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Riding the Train in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country

Sri Lanka’s Hill Country, as I may have mentioned in previous posts, is a cool, green wonderful region in Sri Lanka (naturally enough!). The roads are winding and often quite busy, but there’s no doubt about the best way to see and get around the Hill Country – and that’s by the train. There is a line basically from Colombo

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Accommodation Review – Trevene Hotel, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

The hillside town of Nuwara Eliya is something a little special in Sri Lanka. Lakes and cool weather, a gateway to the area, a wonderful train ride there and further afield. And the Hotel Travene, where I stayed there back in late March, is also something special. The English have a long tradition of trying to create bits of their

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