Day thirteen continued: RR6 – Yala National Park What a safari… In a six-seater jeep, our driver and guide sped us through the national park in search of Sri Lanka’s finest. The suspense, the excitement and the thrill were high but I think pictures will say more than words… Beautiful birdlife: a crested serpent eagle,… Continue reading The animals came in two by two
Day eleven: RR4 – Trincomalee to Sigiriya We had a restful morning whilst we waited for our laundry to be returned (mmmm… fresh pajamas!). We found a lovely breakfast cafe with delicious juice and banana pancakes. After a final dip in the pool, we headed off on the road to Sigiriya. Alan did a check… Continue reading We’re going on an elep-hunt
Day nine: RR2 – Mannar to Jaffna to Mullaitivu We set off early and found a selection of breads for breakfast. First stop was to find somewhere to get our tyres fixed. It took quite a while but we chatted to locals (and I caught up with my blog). Then we got on our way… Continue reading What’s the point, Pedro?
Today’s blog title was brought to you by Ant and Dec. Day six: Negombo I’m going to fast forward a bit… Squished bus journey to Negombo. Disorientating tuk tuk to the launch venue. Excited to meet Ben, Lee and Alan in the pool. Chatted with old friends Mila and Matt from Adventurists HQ. Evening drinks… Continue reading Let’s get ready Negombo
Day four continued: Nuwara Eliya We left Ella by train reversing or route but this time only had 2.5 hours of beautiful scenery. We alighted at Nanu Oya and a tuk tuk took us to Nuwara Eliya, our next destination. The driver recommended his friend’s hotel so we took him up on the offer and… Continue reading It’s the End of the World if we don’t get some Kandy
Day three: exploring Ella This blog is so called because this part of the trip has been full of walking, hiking and running and an exciting food challenge… Yesterday, my Auntie Susie set us the challenge to go vegan for the day. Challenge accepted! We decided today was as good a day as any… At… Continue reading Foot and mouth in Ella (Ella, Ella…)
Sri Lanka part one – The Hill Country Day one: ColomboAfter an enjoyable overnight flight, we arrived in Colombo around 5am and headed via taxi to our hotel, Lilac by Seclusion. We had a much appreciated cup of Ceylon tea and a quick freshen up before heading out to explore the city. We walked along… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Buddha