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Talpe Beach Club near Galle

After an afternoon under the blazing hot sun exploring Galle, we decided against having dinner in one of the town’s restaurants and instead made our way to Talpe – a beach town about a 20mins bus ride along the coast. We discovered the Talpe Beach Restaurant & Bar through Tripadvisor as...

Galle: a charming colonial town in Southern Sri Lanka

Our last stop before bustling Colombo was Galle, a colonial town along the southern coast. Our guide book hyped the city quite a bit so we were looking very much forward to seeing a different kind of Sri Lanka. The town spent most of its colonial past under Dutch rule...

Safari in Uda Walawe National Park

Having grown up in places where you are used to seeing wild animals in Zoo, going on a safari is always special for me. The excitement of not knowing when to see an animal coupled with the beautiful landscape make it a very special experience. One of Sri Lanka’s prime...

Sri Lankan curry recipes

Sri Lankan cuisine is not really well-known on the global foodie radar. I am not sure why, maybe it just stays in the shadow of the great Indian neighbor which is somehow similar (the Southern Indian cuisine). Even in food-crazy Singapore, only 3.5 hours flying time away I am yet...

Sri Lanka Itinerary August 2015

For reference: our Sri Lanka itinerary 2015 Highlights: Safari in Uda Walawe, Galle, Ella, Markets in Pettah/Colombo Wouldn’t do it again: Kandy, Nuwara Eliya

How technology has changed backpacking

It has been 6 years now since I went on my first true backpacking trip to India. At the time we already used some technology to make our travel life easier: we had local sim cards to call hostels instead of using public payphones we visited internet cafes in towns...

Train rides in Sri Lanka

I just got back from a week long trip to Sri Lanka. We focused on the Southern half of the island along with the Hill Country in the centre. There are three options to get around: private car, bus and train. We did hire a car and driver for a...

Our visit to the Temples of Angkor Wat

As previously described, a visit to the Temples of Angkor Wat is a breath-taking experience and definitely worth it. Don’t expect an authentic present-day Cambodian experience since Siem Reap is probably the most developed city in the country and far ahead in terms of economic situation due to the very...

Thoughts on visiting Angkor Wat

I’d say there isn’t a single historical area with a larger “wow” factor than Angkor Wat. There may be monuments that are almost out-of-this-world spectacular. However, what sets Angkor Wat apart is the sheer size and number of buildings that are out-of-this-world spectacular. In case you haven’t been (which I...

Quite a storm…

Last Saturday I work up to this approaching me at 7am: Needless to say, a few minutes later a massive storm hit. I could have sworn that there was even hail hitting the windows!