Sri Lanka – Mirissa

It’s nice to end a busy holiday with a few days at a beach, and Sri Lanka’s coastline is beautiful.  After arriving at our penultimate hotel we got changed and went down to the beach where we spent £1.00 on a couple of coconuts.  The sea seems mostly calm, but there are some good waves breaking near to shore and […]

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Yet another vastly different stay.  An old tea plantation house which has been turned into a hotel with just 6 bedrooms.  The epitome of ‘getting away from it all’, this estate is in the hills and an hour’s drive away from the town of Kandy.  We arrived in time for afternoon tea and cake served on the veranda, and chatted […]

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Sri Lanka – Sigiriya

Our accommodation here couldn’t have been more different to the tent where we had stayed on the previous two nights.   We were in this location as apparently climbing up Sigiriya rock is ‘a must’ when visiting Sri Lanka.  On arriving at the hotel we walked into a huge open lobby area with views of ‘the rock’ in the distance, and […]

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After an overnight flight to Columbo we had a journey of several hours to our first destination – a tented camp just outside one of the National Parks.  Our accommodation was simple but perfectly adequate and we saw and heard plenty of birds..   That evening we were escorted from our tent to the dining area, which was a large […]

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