Into the arms of Buddha at Nagadeepa Purana Viharaya Sri Lanka

Nagadeepa Purana Viharaya - a Buddhist temple in Jaffna

His calm demeanour forced them into a powerful silence His soothing voice rendered them both speechless The Words of Wisdom slowly turned their frowns upside down Their moist eyes indicated the mindful turn around. The differences lay forgotten and the unity was sealed for the better At the Nagadeepa Purana Viharaya – they lie hidden … Read more

Along the crumbling walls of Jaffna Fort Sri Lanka

Jaffna Fort Sri Lanka - one of the many Dutch forts in the country

Holland, Zeeland, Gelderland, Utrecht and Friesland faced away from each other in five unique directions. One offered the view of the snapping crocodiles while the other two faced the calm Jaffna Lagoon. The remaining had the guards vigilant of breaches that could emerge from the city. Not one could enter without being seen but many … Read more

Things to do in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa - one of the must-visit places in Sri Lanka

Did I ever tell you that the Sri Lanka blog posts that you have read so far are not of my first visit to this country? Yep, the all just detail my 2nd visit. My first one was more than a decade back to the usual tourist circuit of Sri Lanka. It was then that … Read more

Exploring Galle Fort in a day, Sri Lanka

Galle Lighthouse

When it comes to naming the key cities in Sri Lanka, Galle always finds a mention. For some, it is owing to its famed Galle Cricket stadium. Others like me, recognize it for its colonial history. While I build my Mirissa itinerary on the go, the one thing that I was certain was a day … Read more

Tidings from the Turtles – Snorkeling in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Happy to be fed - Splash the turtle encountered during our snorkeling expedition

Meeting Squirt in the Great Barrier Reef was an experience that put turtles high on my list of sea creatures to spot when diving or snorkeling. I wasn’t sure if I would get another memorable experience like that one again. Little did I know that they would be happy to meet me again – not … Read more

Things to do in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Mirissa - a beach town in Sri Lanka

When it comes to Sri Lanka holidays, there is no missing out on the beaches. And when it is about beaches, my highest recommendation would be Mirissa, Sri Lanka. A peaceful beach town along the south of Sri Lanka, it offers you plenty to enjoy. From pretty shores to fun day trips and water fun … Read more

Beach Hopping on South Coast of Sri Lanka: From Mirissa to Galle

Close up of the Stilt Fisherman

My pre-trip research on the South Coast of Sri Lanka had me so confused. Mirissa, Tangalle, Weligama, Unawatuna, Galle …..where should I stay? What should I do? Each one of them seemed magical. Thankfully, a little in-depth research gave me a solution to this dilemma. All I had to do is take a day trip … Read more

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