Eat like the locals: 8 Sri Lankan Specialities

After a day of exploring the wonders of Sri Lanka, the next thing on everyone’s list (or at least mine), is to find something yummy to eat, and something refreshing to drink and cool off from the heat of day. Sri Lankan…

Introducing Sri Lanka- Spend a day in Dambulla

Updated on 25/09/2017 by Ella Davis. Dambulla is situated in the heart of Sri Lanka, 72km north of Kandy. It is most famous for the Dambulla Cave temple complex. While this stunning complex has become a UNESCO world Heritage site,…

Hikkaduwa beach

Introducing Sri Lanka- Hip Hikkaduwa

Updated on 8/11/2017 by Ella Davis. Hikkaduwa’s popularity has been growing year on year, and it’s not hard to see why. This laid-back surf town is situated 17km north of Galle and is one of a series of beaches which attracts…

Introducing Sri Lanka- Tantalising Tangalle

Along the South Coast of Sri Lanka, 195km from Colombo lies the city of Tangalle, touted as one of the loveliest strips along the south coast. Some even call it Sri Lanka’s answer to paradise. This idyllic patch of paradise,…

Introducing Sri Lanka- The Splendor of Sigiriya

Like Polonnaruwa, the ancient city of Sigiriya has made it onto the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Herein lie the supposed ancient ruins of a capital founded during the reign of King Kassapa I, who came to power through…

Introducing Sri Lanka- Picture Perfect Polonnaruwa

The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa is another of Sri Lanka’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites and also the second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms. Polonnaruwa was chosen as the new capital after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993 by the conquering…

Introducing Sri Lanka- Authentic Anuradhapura

Located 205km from Colombo, the city of Anuradhapura was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982, and for good reason indeed. The city of Anuradhapura is believed to have been the capital of the Sinhalese from the 4th…

Introducing Sri Lanka- Kandy’s Empire

Located 115km to the east of Colombo and tucked away at an altitude of 500m, Kandy represents an ancient empire lost. Kandy served as the last capital of the last of the Sinhalese Kingdom, during the era of the ancient…