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Sri Lanka: What to do and see in Pettah (Colombo).

Colombo: What to do and see in Peetah

Peetah is the name of the cultural, religious, and urban neighbourhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is also a crowded market that sells everything you could ask for – from kitchen wares to tools and to beauty products. In my first 10 minutes of strolling around, it was pretty overwhelming bumping into elbows and shoulders […]

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Things to do in Kandy Lake

Sri Lanka: 8 Things to Do in Kandy

After Colombo, if any city that totally mesmerized me in Sri Lanka was Kandy. Dotted with interesting places to see here and there, you’d see Buddhist temples and ancient relics that represent its former identity as the capital of the ancient kings of this land. From the Tooth of Buddha to some esthetical gardens and […]

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Gay-Owned Guesthouse: 5 Reasons Why You Should Stay at Mahasen by Foozoo in Colombo (Sri Lanka).

Gay-Owned Guesthouse: 5 Reasons Why You Should Stay at Mahasen by Foozoo in Colombo

One of the perks of traveling is that you get to stay in many hotels / guesthouses and you get to taste incredible local hospitality. Mahasen by Foozoo in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is one those accommodations I’ve stayed where as soon as you enter the door, you feel like you’re welcome – whoever you are. […]

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Sri Lanka: Top 9 Things do and see in Colombo (Independence Memorial Museum)

Sri Lanka: Top 9 Things to do and see in Colombo

Colombo is an organized chaos. It’s the largest and the capital city of the island country,  Sri Lanka. The best way to get around it is by tuktuk – if you don’t mind the heat and the dust. If you do, hiring an Uber is cheap so, your $10 can really go a looooong way […]

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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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