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After five days in Tangalle, it was time to move on and we’d been told by a few people that Dikwella beach was worth a visit but we had no idea how the beach next door to it would become our favourite beach in Sri Lanka. How to get from Tangalle to Dikwella We paid […]

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Here’s something you might not know about me – back when I first came to Australia in 2006 on a working holiday visa, I spent 10 weeks in WA’s Margaret River, working on the vineyards. I thought it was going to be rather romantic but it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Fast forward 10 […]

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After a good 10 days travelling non stop around Sri Lanka, we were exhausted. The beach had our names written all over it so we made a beeline from Ella down to the beach town of Tangalle (pronounced Tangalla). We decided on Tangalle because we heard it was a quieter beach in comparison to Mirissa […]

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Whilst we were travelling around Sri Lanka, one of the highlights we were most looking forward to was the train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella. It’s known as being the most beautiful train ride in the world, a journey that takes you through countless rolling hills of tea plantation after tea plantation. But, the […]

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After two days in Dambulla, we set out on a bit of a mammoth journey to Nuwara Eliya, a town that’s 2,000 metres above sea level and known as Little England because of the left over remains of colonialism and English looking homes. I also wanted to visit the tea factories and waterfalls in the […]

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After three days in Kandy, we decided to head up to Dambulla for two nights to specifically see the famous Sigiriya rock and the incredible Dambulla Temple Caves. How to get to Dambulla from Kandy There’s only buses to Dambulla The only way to get to Dambulla from Kandy is on a local bus (unless […]

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I’d read Kandy is the cultural city of Sri Lanka, the city which houses Buddha’s tooth relic, a city that wasn’t too far from Colombo, and the starting point for most tourists as they make their way around the country.One of the many streets in the city of Kandy After an exhausting and challenging time […]

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Whilst we were staying in Kandy during our travels around Sri Lanka, we found out about Helga’s Folly, a famous hotel known for quite literally being the anti-hotel to meet Helga herself. I somehow managed to arrange an interview with Helga de Silva Blow Perera to find out more about her fascinating family history. Helga de […]

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I must admit, I never really knew what a culture shock it was going to go anywhere after visiting Maldives. I mean seriously, we just spent 17 days island hopping around the most beautiful islands in the world. The peace, quiet and breathtaking scenery was more than a delight and the hospitality and safety on […]

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Ever thought visiting the Maldives was out of the question? I mean, those resorts… they just look incredible but paying $1000’s for a one night stay just didn’t seem feasible until one day, as I was scrolling through my Facebook, up popped a blog from Nomadic Matt about how Maldives could be done on a budget. […]

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