Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Memos from SRI LANKA. 8th Memo: Mirissa - and life is a beach

It wasn't even on purpose that I neatly divided my trip into three parts: culture tour during the first week, nature trip during the second, and now it's the final countdown on the beach.


Mirissa beach - divided by the 

After having been a bit disappointed by Tangalle, I chose Mirissa as my next destination. All I can say is: Well done - hence, life is a beach, after all!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Memos from SRI LANKA. 7th Memo: Good Luck in Tangalle. It's not so easy being an expat.

Tangalle - another town, another homestay.


Goyambokka - one of Tangalle's nicer beaches.

I'm staying at a room in a lovely...yes, one could call it a mansion. My hosts are a couple from....well, he is a native Sri Lankan, she is from Ukraine, they were living together in Austria and he decided to come back to Sri Lanka due to the supposedly increasing xenophobia in Europe.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Memos from SRI LANKA. 6th Memo: Udawalawe - The Elephant in the Roam

Sri Lanka has so much to offer - they even have Safaris. The only kind of shootin' is with your camera, of course.


Solitary elephant taking a foot bath.

Although the most popular Safari-site is Yalla, the national park of Udawalawe doesn't offer only the far cooler name, it grants also a much more idyllic and intimate experience - mainly with elephants, that are not in the room since they are roaming practically everywhere.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Memos from SRI LANKA. 5th Memo: Out of Nuwara Eliya

You can plan and organize basically everything. Everything but the weather.


Pedro Tea Estate in Nuwara Eliya. The clouds to the right turned out to be really mean.

While I was soaking in the dreamy landscape around Nuwara Eliya, the rolling hills covered with tea bushes, the skies opened and within minutes, everything was....soaked.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Memos from SRI LANKA. 4th Memo: My Kandy-d opinion

Kandy - geographically and metaphorically Sri Lanka's navel: Everybody comes here, some people even straight from the airport.


One of the nicest views of Kandy - and I didn't even have to climb on some mountain for it.

After three days in Kandy, I ask myself: Why?

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Memos from SRI LANKA. 3rd Memo: Rocking it in Sigiriya

With titles like this, I will never make it to the top of the blogger billboard charts, I know. But it's simply too tempting

Another day, another place, another homestay.


It's at the back of beyond, but there sure is a beautiful view.

Sigiriya is probably the most famous and iconic landmark in Sri Lanka, and while Sigiriya is also a town, it's mainly small houses scattered in a jungle-ish area, and I think I unerringly picked the most remote one. However, I was rocking it there - big time!