Sri Lanka

Dalhousie: Climbing Adams Peak

It's surprisingly difficult to reach the village of Dalhousie, where we plan to climb the famous Sri Pada mountain, better known in English as Adams Peak. Although, we are travelling off-season, about two months after the main season actually, so maybe it shouldn't be so much of a shock to me. Still, tourists do climb,… Continue reading Dalhousie: Climbing Adams Peak

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From Arugambay to Ella – a long and winding road

We were planning on doing this part of the journey by bus. We were confident it would be manageable, but we're not looking forward to the length of the journey and number of switches! Here's what we would have done- Tuk tuk to Pottuvil (200SLR) and then a bus from there to Moneragala. From Moneragala… Continue reading From Arugambay to Ella – a long and winding road

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Galle Fort – Dutch colonial charm

From Colombo, we caught the train to Galle. It cost us 180SLR each in second class (about 90p) to travel 110km down the coast. In Sri Lanka, travelling by train is possibly the safest option, and the train journeys themselves seem to be full of character.    Buying a ticket was easy enough, and we… Continue reading Galle Fort – Dutch colonial charm