Everyone asked me the same question once they found out I had been to Sri Lanka 3 years before, “Has it changed since you were here last?” It took me a long time to determine that answer, but after spending 2 weeks there with way too much time looking out the window of a vehicle […]
Things to do in Sri Lanka
My Sri Lankan Loves:
One of the best ways to get around the little island nation of Sri Lanka is by train. They are old, crowded, slow; but there’s really no need to ever be in a hurry in Sri Lanka – so we just sat back, relaxed, and watched the green hills go by.
Climbing Sigiriya – an ancient fortress and ruins situated in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures.
I went templing (it’s a verb!) in Kandy to visit three little temples – one made of wood, one made of bricks and one made of stone.
Visiting a sacred tooth – yes, tooth – in Kandy.
Hotels in Sri Lanka:
Auraliya – this isn’t a guest house, or a hotel…it is absolute paradise.
Mosvold Villas – This is my favorite kind of place to stay – with only a few rooms and lovely shared areas.
Waterfalls Homestay – This guest house was tucked away among green trees and monkeys and true to it’s name – it had a stunning waterfall view. This place was top notch because it was run by an Australian expat couple who clearly knew what western tourists expected in service.
Jetwing Hotels – A super lineup of boutique luxury hotels, villas, and some really impressive large properties with green initiatives. I highly recommend checking out their lineup – I loved every Jetwing property I stayed at!
Sri Lanka Photos:
Do you love templing? If so, head over here to my Sri Lanka photo gallery and check out some of the unique and gorgeous temples I visited in Sri Lanka.
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