How to travel on Sri Lanka’s most beautiful railways

All you need to know when setting off on your travels on Sri Lanka’s most beautiful railways. Sri Lanka’s iconic railways were actually built by the British in 1864, as a way of transporting tea from the hill country to the capital of Colombo. It remains an extremely cheap...
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We bought a sailboat!

‘If you guys do this it will be one hell of an adventure. Lots won’t go to plan or be easy but the adversity mixed with the euphoric moments will all come together to make a story worth telling. Possibly even a story worth living for. A yacht is...
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Backpacking Sri Lanka: a two week itinerary

After travelling Sri Lanka for three weeks I have created a two week backpacking itinerary full of the highlights. There is so much to see in Sri Lanka that it is hard to imagine cramming it all into two weeks. But sadly two weeks holiday is often all we...
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Trekking Horton Plains, Sri Lanka. To worlds end (and back again!)

One of the reasons people rave about Nuwara Eliya is because it’s the starting point for one of Sri Lanka’s most famous treks-World’s End in Horton Plains. What is Horton Plains National Park? The 9km looped track through the beautiful Horton Plains national park takes you to a stunning...
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Whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka is an experience of a lifetime, but if you’re lucky enough to get the chance to do this, you’ll want to do it right. When to go whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka Between November and April it is possible to spot Blue...
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The Next Chapter

When I imagined the dream it was full of adventure and sunsets and crystal clear waters. There were scary storms and tense repairs, there were mountain hikes and fishing successes. There were secluded beaches and palm trees and hammocks. There was not ice on the windows or scrubbing slime...
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Lovers Leap Waterfall, Nuwara Eliya

Arriving from your hot, dusty tuk tuk ride into the fresh, manicured streets of Nuwara Eliya, you can see why people rave about one of Sri Lankas favourite destinations. When you ask people about Sri Lanka’s ‘must go’ destinations, Nuwara Eliya is always top of peoples list. If you...
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My least favourite things about living on a boat

My least favourite things about living on a boat has been harder to write about than my favourite things, because I couldn’t find song material to base it on.  But fear not, my teenage years were not wasted and Adam is thrilled because it has meant he has got...
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