Traveling in the Maldives

Traveling in the Maldives

For the average traveler, there's one way of commuting in the Maldives; the Maldivian way. My work takes me quite a few times to the Maldives. The plus side is that I get to sleep in really comfy beds. The down side is getting around. So I thought I'd share my experience which may give [...]

Fresh Water Dolphins in Kratie, Cambodia

This was without a doubt, the highlight of my trip to the old Khmer Empire. Confession: I haven't yet gone dolphin watching in Sri Lanka which is more or less one of the "big fives" of the island - but now I have seen fresh water dolphins instead - and what a beautiful sight it [...]

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

December, 2015: yes, it's been a year since we actually went to Cambodia. Better late than never! - let's just say this is #throwback. Colombo to Singapore on Singapore Airlines and Singapore to Phnom Penh on Silk Air. It wasn't a bad flight, except for the fact that I was babysitting two adult 'brothers' (one [...]

Brisbane, Australia

The state of Queensland, Australia - I took a domestic flight out from Melbourne to spend the weekend with one of my oldest friends in Brisbane. With the warmest welcome of a plate of Kiribath (milk rice, a traditional Sri Lankan dish) and a hot cup of tea, we watched the opening ceremony of the [...]

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

August was a pretty great month. There were two back-to-back road trips and three weeks in Australia. My cousins, aunts and uncles were all back in Colombo during the school holidays and it was also a great time to drive up to Central Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, my favourite place (second to Kandy). Nuwara [...]

Mannar, Sri Lanka

So I've finally made the time to work on the backlog of my roadtrips here at home. It's 2016 and the rains have started - almost; and so on a gloomy Sunday morning I look back at the memories... Going back to 2015, we travelled up to Mannar in February. Mannar is more of a [...]

Sailing in Passikudah, Sri Lanka

Sailing in Passikudah, Sri Lanka

I love oceans. The look of it. The sound of it. The smell of it. The feel of it. And since I live on an island, I have plenty of it. The infamous coastal village of Pasikuda (also spelled Passikudah) is synonymous with Kalkudah, the name of the bay close to the town on the East [...]