Adventure stories from Sri Lanka

The silent spirit of the dawn mist

The silent spirit of the dawn mist

December 25, 2016

Legend has it that the Leopard is a spirit of the mist drifting in with the dawn winds, sent by…

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The Sacred City of Anuradhapura

The Sacred City of Anuradhapura

December 24, 2016

One day in March this year, I found myself at the Colombo Fort railway station, waiting to catch the Inter…

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December skies over Lanka – nature’s gift to the pondering traveler

December skies over Lanka – nature’s gift to the pondering traveler

December 26, 2015

Colombo is a rare metropolis that contains suburbs where, if one were to look up at the evening sky, one…

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Kitulgala – A Little Slice of Heaven

Kitulgala – A Little Slice of Heaven

December 25, 2015

If I were forced to name my favourite town in Asia, it certainly wouldn’t be a sprawling metropolis such as…

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Tissamaharama – Safari Heaven

Tissamaharama – Safari Heaven

September 01, 2015

If you were thinking of going on safari, you would probably consider South Africa, Kenya, or Tanzania as likely destinations….

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Journey to the ephemeral kingdom of Yapahuwa

Journey to the ephemeral kingdom of Yapahuwa

August 12, 2014

The carriage kept swaying gently from left to right putting everyone on board to sleep, including the standing passengers, as…

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Gentle Giants of the Deep off the Mirissa Coast

Gentle Giants of the Deep off the Mirissa Coast

July 12, 2014

It was on a clear morning that I put on my outdoor attire with some extra care. A boat trip…

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A journey through the “Lungs of Sri Lanka”

A journey through the “Lungs of Sri Lanka”

July 12, 2014

Lion’s Rock, Sinharaja Rain Forest… Rain kept hammering away on the thatched roof of our tree house throughout the night,…

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