Sometimes it feels as though the world is getting smaller and smaller, travelling for a bit of escapism isn't as easy as it once was. It´s hard to really lose yourself, even in the unexplored parts of the world with the luxury of modern conveniences. This summer we went on a journey to connect once again with nature and ourselves.
The small island of Sri Lanka is not much bigger than the province of Andalusia, it´s a luscious green tear drop lying delicately in the Indian ocean. We had no expectations nor any plans when we landed in the overcrowded capital of Colombo, the only thing that awaited us on the other side of the airport gates was the humidity and the hustle and bustle.
We spent three weeks in the majestic lands that awakened our senses, tested our patience and enlivened our souls, I would love to share every single detail but I will leave the images to tell our story...
our Favourite moments
- Wandering through the busy markets stalls, taking in all the beautifully colored fabrics and eating the delicious local street food in Colombo
- Enjoying the ride; travelling 100km on a local bus could take anytime between a few hours to a day
- Travelling by train through the rolling green hills of tree plantations in Haputale
- Exploring the ancient city of Sigiriya on bicycle and discovering buddhist shrines on hill tops in the middle of the jungle
- Spotting monkeys and elephants everywhere
- Hot spicy thalis in the roti hut in Ella
- Snorkeling in crystal clear waters with black tip sharks in Nilaveli
- Climbing 1840 steps in the sacred city of Anuradhapura where Buddhism was first introduced to sri Lanka
No matter where you go or how wonderful the place, I believe the people play the most important part and there they really made it for me. Smiles stretch across the faces of the locals and their tendency to help a stranger is heart warming; they are proud of their exotic island and live contentedly within it´s magical charm.
If you would like tips, advice or more details on travelling through Sri lanka, I'd be happy to share.