Category: Sri Lanka

I Got My Scuba Diving License in Sri Lanka!

Im a woman of my word and here you have it folks! After 3 Discover Dives, 2 in Unawatuna and 1 in Kalpitiya, I finally got my PADI Open Water Scuba Diving License! Watch out fishies, there’s a new mermaid in town! Scuba diving in Sri Lanka is by...

Wild Dreams with Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala

Here’s a direct ‘experience to pen’ retelling of events at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala – that completely spoiled and changed my expectation of hotels, while also unintentionally ruining every other hotel experience in the days to come. Hello Wild Coast, We were greeted with cold towels, ice lollies...

The Art of Racing … in Yala

After being cooped up within the four walls of my house, speeding off to Yala the first chance we could was exhilarating and freeing. Our first stop was at Leopard Trails, second at Wild Coast Tented Lodge and final stop at Jetwing Yala. We were ready to get completely...

Can Luxury Hotels Really Be Sustainable?

The Great Global Pandemic has shaken us to our cores. While face masks and sanitizers are the new norm, how will we change our overall consumption to improve our lives? If you’re still practicing bad habits like single use plastics, just know, you need to get with the times....

Dolphin Watching in Kalpitiya

Dolphin watching in Kalpitiya was more like ‘almost’ swimming with them! Almost. After countless times of whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa, I expected the same experience in Kalpitiya as well- big ass boat with nauseous humans wrecking their throats and my ear drums in the process, wrapped sandwiches...

Scuba Diving in Kalpitiya

After my first dive in Unawatuna, I knew I had to try another discover dive before getting my PADI license – mostly just to get over that beginner’s fear and anxiety. Diving in Kalpitiya was next on the list. We headed to Kalpitiya – turns out their reef is...

A Guide to Discover Diving in Unawatuna

Sebastian from little Mermaid was right. It IS better under the sea! 2021 started off with checking off at item off my bucket list – diving! My first scuba discover diving experience was just off the small, sun-shiny, beach town of Unawatuna. We woke up bright and early (some...

Chasing Waterfalls in Sri Lanka – Diyaluma & More

Forget what TLC sang about, you should always go chasing waterfalls, in Sri Lanka, in particular. A weekend spent doing just that was exactly what the doctor ordered. And where better to base ourselves than at a hotel with its own private waterfall?   Set in the mountainous region...

Conquering Sigiriya Rock Fortress in a Post Pandemic World

Well, not really post-pandemic, we’re still very much in the middle of the pandemic. But let’s just go with the title for the sake of being apocalyptic and dramatic, shall we? Sigiriya Rock Fortress is an ancient citadel that was transformed from a monastery to a palace fit for...

The Elephant Gathering at Minneriya National Park

Our first trip post lockdown was to journey 192 kms to witness the largest gathering of wild elephants in one area at the Minneriya National Park. Having visited once, ages ago when I was a wee kid, a trip to Minneriya has been long overdue – and I was...