Sri Lanka III: Tea, Spices and Leeches

The Hill Country is definitely one of Sri Lanka’s highlights with its lush tea plantations, its misty mountains and impressive waterfalls. However, it is also one of the most visited areas of the country, with hotels and B&Bs sprouting everywhere in the main towns of Ella, Nuriwa Eliya, as well as in the countryside closer... Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka II : A bit of Culture

After two days of safari  in the North, we headed down to the edge of the Hill Country for a cultural day. Following Sereno’s recommendation, we stopped at Anuradhapura for the morning. Although the city warrants a longer visit, we only managed to visit one temple due to our tight schedule. Isurumuniya was enough to... Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka IV: On the Tourist Trail

After our little adventure in the Knuckles forest, we headed back on the tourist trail. Destination: Ella. We first had an overnight stop in Nuwara Eliya. Although quaint, the town, which is named “little England” because of its misty weather and English style-cottages, is not worth spending more than a half day. Ella, on the... Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka: the start

The air was cold. The rock was slippery. The leeches were everywhere. The campsite was still an hour’s walk away. Just a few hours earlier, we had set out for our two-day trek under a blazing sun. And now, we were all soaked, running towards a safe place to get away from the leeches. In... Continue Reading →

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