For those who follow me over on Instagram, there’s no denying I have a soft spot for Jaffna. The truth is I love the North of Sri Lanka so much, I recently returned from a 2 week solo trip with the sole intention of completing a guide to help and inspire others on their travels too.
Let me begin by saying that I’ve quite literally travelled all across Sri Lanka solo in every way you could possibly imagine. From cars, trains and buses, I have a lot of first hand experience as both a tourist and a resident. From my first solo trip 2 years ago (I travelled with family prior to this for over 13 years) to the guesthouse where I’m writing this in Jaffna, I have learnt so much between then and now.
Remembering a time when there were just a couple of small cafes and one or two restaurants, the foodie scene has really flourished over the past couple of years in Galle Fort. With an evenly diffused combination of both local and ‘luxury’ shops & restaurants around every cobbled corner, more places have sprung up in the past few years…
Spectacular sunsets, golden sand powder, delectable sea-food platter and a crystal blue Indian Ocean are some of the words that come to mind, when you think of Sri Lanka. However, once you have scratched the surface of this island country, take a train ride from Colombo, the state capital to the lesser known regions of Sri Lanka and…
I recently embarked on a trip with the Sri Lankan Tourist Board and 4 other travel & lifestyle bloggers from the UK. From the capital of Colombo to the ancient cultural triangle, hill country ‘Little Britain’Nuwara Eliya, Uda Walawe National Park and beach town Mirissa, this route is perfect for travellers wishing to experience and explore local culture (and soak up some rays if so inclined!) for a couple of weeks. I present to you, my top 10 photos from the trip that make me fall in love with Sri Lanka all over again.
Colombo is an ever growing city in Asia, buzzing with an alluring combination of the new and the old; offering culture, shopping, restaurants, charismatic boutique hotels and so much more.
Article originally posted by Barbara of Jet-Settera, one of my fellow travel bloggers during a tour with the Sri Lankan Tourism Board.
There is some truly mouthwatering cuisine to be enjoyed amidst the ever growing restaurant scene in Colombo; from a diverse fanfare of international favourites to Sri Lanka’s specialty of rice and curry (both traditional and fusion), there’s something to stimulate everyones senses in the big city.
Embracing an essence of true colonial decadence, afternoon tea is an ever charming experience, offered at both modern and prestigious historic hotels in Sri Lanka- ideal for culture hungry (or simply hungry!) globetrotters seeking a multi sensory experience.
Tuk tuks, (also known as rickshaws, trishaws, three-wheelers) are ubiquitous across Sri Lanka in a kaleidoscope of colours, in fact, you’ll rarely walk far anywhere without being approached by a driver, especially in Colombo.