Tagged: Sri Lanka

Impressions of markets in Sri Lanka

Wherever I travel, I enjoy visiting the local markets to get a feel for the culture. Besides, it is usually an adventure for all senses and a great place to pick up fresh and cheap produce. Needless to say, Sri Lanka was fantastic with its markets and below is a...

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

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...