Category: Get Lost Too

Ragusa Ibla, Sicily’s UNESCO world heritage site

Even in the rain, Ragusa Ibla, Sicily’s UNESCO world heritage site, is beautiful. We visited on a rainy afternoon, without high hopes. There was little information in our guide book, and from the few months we had been staying in Marina di Ragusa we had heard very few good...
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Watching sunset from the Turkish Steps, Sicily

Watching sunset from the Turkish Steps (Scala dei Turchi) in Sicily has to be one of the most breathtaking things to do on this incredible island. The blindingly white rock formation falls into the crystal clear blue sea like a huge set of steps and the views from all...
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Valley of the temples, Sicily

When walking into Sicily’s most famous historical attraction, Valley of the Temples, you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking you had stumbled upon the film set of a historical drama. Gigantic Greek columns rise dramatically from the rugged, windswept backdrops, making tourists feel as though they have stepped back in...
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The best ever hot chocolate recipe for sailing!

There is nothing that will pick up cold, damp spirits more than a rich, indulgent cup of hot chocolate while sailing, so I’m posting my fail proof hot chocolate recipe for sailing. On SV Hot Chocolate we know better than most how that warm, rich pudding in a mug...
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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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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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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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