The Best Way to Tour Colombo, Sri Lanka

First Impressions of Colombo I expected Colombo to be bustling and beautifully chaotic; and in some parts especially in the port area, it was. But as my travel companion commented, it is not the same as Mumbai, India. Indeed, travelers in the past, have been tempted to draw a comparison between the two neighboring South [...]

By | 2017-07-12T22:05:04+00:00 February 22nd, 2015|2 Comments

How to Get From Bandaranaike Airport to Colombo Fort Station

Travelers who are booking a flight to Sri Lanka usually land at Bandaranaike Airport. Bandaranaike is a regular-looking and decently sized airport that is not hard to navigate. As soon as our plane arrived, we breezed through immigration and into the lobby area with no complications. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to get from [...]

By | 2017-07-12T21:59:48+00:00 February 10th, 2015|13 Comments

Is Unawatuna a Great Beach Getaway in Sri Lanka?

Unawatuna is arguably the most popular beach town in the southern region of Sri Lanka. About 6 kilometers from the famous fort city of Galle, this coastal community is popular among day trippers and domestic tourists who are looking for a quick beach getaway. There have been some complaints that Unawatuna Bay is not quite [...]

By | 2017-07-12T22:23:16+00:00 February 6th, 2015|0 Comments

How to Get From Colombo to Galle

In our previous article, we talked about how Galle Fort is one of the must-see sites when traveling to the fascinating country of Sri Lanka. Most tourists head to Galle from Colombo as the Sri Lankan capital is only about 2 hours away from the famous fort town. A safe, convenient, not to mention scenic [...]

By | 2017-07-12T22:09:06+00:00 January 21st, 2015|1 Comment

Why is Galle Fort a Must- See in Sri Lanka?

As one of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the medieval fortifications of Galle form one of the must-see attractions in this South Asian country, at least according to prominent travel guide books. Thus, in our recent visit to Sri Lanka, we hopped on the train and seized the opportunity to see this famous site [...]

By | 2017-07-12T22:27:14+00:00 January 13th, 2015|0 Comments

The Chase For Tea Estates in Sri Lanka

When I think of Sri Lanka, the first thing that comes to my mind is tea plantations. I don’t know why that is? Maybe it has something to do with the country being the largest tea producer in the world, or because I find tea plantation landscapes to be so incredibly romantic that I long [...]

By | 2017-07-12T22:18:38+00:00 December 8th, 2014|1 Comment