Paradise Found in the Indian Ocean: Day 4 Waking up in the grandiose Tintagel Colombo followed by speed tourism of Colombo and Negombo before taking off to the Maldives. Tintagel Colombo I awoke to the patter of rain on the balcony outside my room and was soon lost in thought of the significance of where … Continue reading Breezing through Colombo and Negombo in a Day!
Paradise Found in the Indian Ocean: Day 3 Visiting Sigiriya to Colombo with stops in Dambulla and Kandy. At 6:30 am, we surveyed the damage from the mosquitoes. Looks like the only war victim was Christina. Stepping out of our room, we had the first look of our hotel, The Lion Rock, in daylight. Breakfast … Continue reading Sigiriya to Colombo with a Taste of Kandy
Paradise Found in the Indian Ocean: Day 2 Visiting Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, passing through Mihintale, and ending the day in Sigiriya! I awoke at 7 am to a tropical bird cacophony, my morning alarm. I marveled at the variety and number of birds that I saw and heard. With an uncomfortable car ride, a 2 … Continue reading Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Make for a “Stupa-endous” Day!
Paradise Found in the Indian Ocean: Day 1 Beijing to Anuradhapura with a flight to Colombo via Bangkok, experiencing one of the most annoying passengers I’ve ever encountered and then a long drive to Anuradhapura. Beijing to Bangkok My friend Christina and I grabbed the airport express train since cabs were so hard to find … Continue reading Beijing to Anuradhapura, It Can Only Get Better from Here!
Paradise Found in the Indian Ocean! Planning an quick getaway before Christmas to Sri Lanka and the Maldives with a day in Bangkok on the way back! Why the Maldives and Sri Lanka? You know winter has arrived in Beijing, when you start spotting frozen spit on the sidewalks. I rather not post pictures on … Continue reading Paradise Found in the Indian Ocean!