I Don’t Like Kandy

April 27, 2011 15 Comments »

chocolate suckers

I’ve been traveling for a long time, seen a lot of countries, had a lot of good days…amazing days….but I’ve also had my share of bad days and bad places. As a travel blogger – I don’t have to like everything. Granted – I don’t often rant about the things I don’t like, but when […]

Kandy and A Sweet Tooth

April 26, 2011 5 Comments »

Buddhist Temple Rituals

Recently I was riding in the car with my sister and my niece when my niece announced out of the blue how much she loved going to the dentist. My sister shot me a mean glance as if this confession were somehow my fault. After all, when I was a kid I used to purposefully […]

And Then There Were Two

April 21, 2011 27 Comments »


You may be wondering – why did I go back to Sri Lanka. After all, I’ve been there before and I don’t really like to go back to a place I’ve been before; the world is too big and life is too short. There were a few reasons for this ‘do-over’ of Sri Lanka. • […]

Paradise in Sri Lanka – Auraliya Villa

June 3, 2010 3 Comments »

On the southwest coast of Sri Lanka lies a little piece of paradise; and I was lucky enough to experience it. Sure – the beach is stunning, but what makes this ‘paradise’ is the combination of beach, accommodations, and service. I recently visited Sri Lanka and stayed at a large family villa, Auraliya, located just […]

Solo Travel Ups and Downs

June 1, 2010 18 Comments »

After 26 days traveling with my father in Nepal, we parted at the Delhi airport. I found myself choking back tears as I gave him a hug and we parted. I was traveling solo again. Why was I, a person who typically does solo travel, crying about being solo again? I wish I knew. I […]

Taking Flight

November 24, 2009 8 Comments »

As I spend Thanksgiving at home in the US with family this year, I certainly have many things I am thankful for. The normal – family, friends, and health; and the not so normal – brushing teeth with tap water, pedestrian right of way, and indoor heating. However, just recently I was reminded of something […]

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