Sri Lanka

From Hambantota (around Yala) to Arugambay

This journey was the longest leg on all of our travels and we knew it was going to be a tricky one. The difficulty in travelling from the south to the east coast of Sri Lanka comes in getting around Yala National Park, a colossal chunk of land that, understandably, you cannot just drive straight… Continue reading From Hambantota (around Yala) to Arugambay

Sri Lanka

Yala

Sunrise in Sri Lanka, 6am, and we are on our way to Yala. The open sided jeep pulled up outside the house while it was still dark, and we were introduced to Indika, our driver and guide for the day. We clambered into the back, and settled down for the drive. The moon had already… Continue reading Yala

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Arriving at the gateway to Yala – paradise found

From Rekawa, it was a relatively short hop (about an hour) on the bus to our next destination- Hambantota, the perfect place to visit the Yala or Budalla national parks from. We waved goodbye to Mama Daisy and Janaka, and caught the next bus from Netolpitiya Junction heading towards Tissa. With a little help from… Continue reading Arriving at the gateway to Yala – paradise found