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My Walking Tour Around Galle Fort (Sri Lanka).

My Walking Tour Around Galle Fort

On my walking tour around Galle Fort, I was accompanied by Swiss friend I’ve never seen in a long time. We met and started our walking tour at the Clock Tower and ended it there, too. But before we burned calories and hardened our calves, we had our lunch first at the former Dutch Hospital. […]

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On The Road: The Scenic Ride From Kandy to Nuwara Eliya (Sri Lanka).

On The Road: The Scenic Ride From Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

The scenic ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya is one I’d never forget too soon. We meandered on a narrow highway that goes nowhere but up. As we ascend, the views down the valleys and hills are getting better and more splendid. I had to open the car window to feel the cool mountain breeze […]

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The Stunning Pedro Tea Estate in Nuwara Eliya (Sri Lanka).

Photos: The Stunning Pedro Tea Estate in Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is known for its Pedro Tea Estate. Lucky me, the House of Leisure where I stayed is overlooking the tea plantation. The views were stunning from my vantage point – the balcony. We arrived at the accommodation just in time for the sunset. After admiring the stunning scenery below, I asked the receptionist […]

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Nanuoya to Ella Train Station Sri Lanka

On The Slow Train – The Views From Nuwara Eliya to Ella

I decided to take a train from Nuwara Eliya to Ella after being on a car for 4 days. It’s for the experience of riding the infamous slow train in Sri Lanka. And for the magnificent views, too! It took us 4 hours to arrive at our destination – with a distance of just only […]

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Buddha’s Tooth is Forever Enshrined in this Sacred Temple in Kandy

It is believed that The Buddha’s tooth is forever enshrined in this temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka’s last capital of the Sinhala Monarchy. The city is, in itself, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, primarily due to the existence of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. The City of Kandy is in central Sri Lanka. It […]

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The Summit of Sigiriya Rock (aka Lion Rock) (Sri Lanka).

The Lion Rock of Sigiriya is the Eight Natural Wonder of the World?

The Lion Rock of Sigiriya is touted by Sri Lanka’s Tourism Board as the Eight Natural Wonder of the World. In its tourism campaigns, Sigiriya Rock (its other name) is a ubiquitous poster attraction – to the extent it’s almost becoming synonymous to the country itself. Ask anyone who had been to Sri Lanka about […]

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This Hindu Temple in Matale is Incredible, Colourful and Highly-Adorned (Sri Lanka).

This Hindu Temple in Matale is Incredible and It Has a Very Long Name – Arulmigu Sri Muthumariamman Thevasthanam

This Hindu Temple in Matale is incredible and it has a very long name: Arulmigu Sri Muthumariamman Thevasthanam. Can you read that in 10 seconds? 😀 I bet you had to do it by syllables! 😀 After climbing the Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya, we started driving to Kandy. Along the way, we stopped twice for some […]

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The Murals and Frescoes Inside the Dambulla Cave Temple (Sri Lanka).

The Incredible Murals and Frescoes Inside the Dambulla Cave Temple

In my previous post, I showed you what’s like inside Dambulla Cave Temple – which I believe is the Sistine Chapel of the Buddhist world. Now, in this post, I’ll show you the colourful and extremely incredible murals and frescoes inside the cave temple. As you all know, the Golden Temple of Dambulla is Sri […]

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Dambulla Cave Temple is The Sistine Chapel of the Buddhism World

Dambulla Cave Temple is The Sistine Chapel of the Buddhism World

I haven’t been to many Buddhist temples but I can surely claim that Dambulla Cave Temple is The Sistine Chapel of the Buddhism world. And I’ve been to both. Everything inside this Buddhist temple – from its craggy floors to its painted walls and roof and life-size statues – is incredibly magnificent! It is also […]

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Travel Itinerary: 8 Days in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a country that looks like a teardrop located south of India. It may not be a well-known travel destination but it can charm you with its endless pristine beaches and verdant jungles. Every region offers a different experience that would surprise everyone – even the most intrepid traveler among us. I was […]

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