• A Million Travels @ Sigiriya Rock, Sri Lanka

    KANDY, SIGIRIYA AND KAUDULLA PARK: THE HEART OF SRI LANKA

    Our quick stopover in Kandy before moving to Dambulla where we leave from to visit one of the most popular sites in Sri Lanka: Sigiriya. From here we keep heading north, stopping in Habarana, base for the safari at the Kaudulla National Park, home of the elephants. Kandy Our first impression of Kandy is not the best one: the jam we’ve avoided so far hits us, together with chaos, noises and smells. A tuk tuk takes us to our guesthouse, squeezing through the traffic and going uphill. The stay is far from the city disorder and faces the mountains. At the beginning we consider staying in Kandy for 2 nights,…

  • Stilt fishermen, Weligama Bay, Sri Lanka blog

    SOUTHERN SRI LANKA: GALLE, MIRISSA, TISSA

    Here we are in a new country to us: Sri Lanka! Our first destination is the southern province, where we will stop at coastal cities of Galle, Mirissa and slightly on the inside Tissa, for Yala National Park. We land at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport at 5am. A couple of hours to get through immigration, get our 30-day visa to Sri Lanka,  change some money, and we are ready to proceed. Staying in Colombo is not in our plans, at least not now, maybe further on before leaving the country. We find a sort of bus stand, more of a dusty courtyard, where we hop on the first of many buses…