We loved Sri Lanka. It was one of those countries that we actually felt sad leaving. We met inspiring people, saw magnificent sites and enjoyed awesome adventures. Many people have sent us messages and emails on how they too want to visit Sri Lanka one day soon and we thought that we should do a round up of the top things that we enjoyed doing while visiting this fascinating and beautiful country.
Sri Lanka is located off the southern coast of India. It is a small country that packs a huge punch, there are so many things to do!
Our Sri Lanka safari started out on a local bus from Hikkaduwa to a small guest house in Tissamaharama. That was in 2011. Cut to 6 years later, a private driver, and a luxury two-day safari in Yala National Park. Sri Lanka Safari We’ve come a long way baby. In 2011, we only had the funds to hire a tour from our budget guest… Read More
Enjoy our favourite Sri Lanka photos from our four different visits to one of our favourite countries! We fell in love with Sri Lanka the first time we visited in 2010. We spent a month traveling around by trains, local buses, and tuk-tuks. We have been back to Sri Lanka three more times and each was a very different experience… Read More
There is a very real problem in Asia. Elephants and humans are not getting along and in Sri Lanka, it is more apparent than anywhere else. The Human Elephant Conflict is a term that defines a growing problem in Asia. Habitat is shrinking daily and humans are encroaching on the territory of elephants. At the same time, many poor farmers haven’t changed their daily lives for hundreds of years but their crops and villages are being threatened. As urbanization takes hold, the elephants have nowhere else to go and end up in fields searching for food.
There is a fantastic place in Hikkaduwa that we probably shouldn’t be telling you about because it is Top Secret. OK, to be fair the name of the place is Top Secret and I think that they wouldn’ t mind if we let the cat out of the bag since they are located right on Galle Road with a big sign promoting the spot. Located in Hikkaduwa close enough to all the action, but far enough away that you can relax, Top Secret is probably the best budget accommodation that we have ever stayed at.