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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is right at the top of my list of favourite countries to backpack through. People, food, culture and natural beauty. These are the four things that I use to rate a travel destination and Sri Lanka has them all.

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Polonnaruwa is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka and part of the Cultural Triangle. The second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms and a popular destination to see the ancient ruins […]

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Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka and part of the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. It is famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilisation […]

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Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is at an altitude of 1,868 m and the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. The altitude and temperate climate gives the city a very different feel from other parts of the country. Visitors to Nuwara Eliya usual come to see the Horton Plains National Park. […]

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Kitulgala Rafting


Kitulgala is small town situated on the Kelani River only a few hours east of Colombo. It is the best spot in Sri Lanka for adventure sports such as white water rafting and canyoning. There are also jungle hikes and water falls to visit […]

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View from Elephant Rock near Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay is one of my highlights of Sri Lanka. When the weather is favourable (May to October) this is the place to be. It has the best surf and the best parties […]

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Nine Arches Bridge near Ella


Ella is a small village towards the south of the hill country in central Sri Lanka that has become very popular with backpackers and budget travellers. There are some popular hiking locations close by that pass by waterfalls and tea plantations and provide some very rewarding vistas […]

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Trincomalee Beach Hut


Trincomalee is a beach-side town on the north-east coast of Sri Lanka. The coast in Trincomalee is protected from the rough seas seen in other parts of Sri Lanka. It’s a great spot for beach lovers and those looking to try their hand at snorkelling or diving. There are many PADI dive schools […]

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Mirissa Beach

Mirissa is a beautiful little village on the south coast situated between Galle and Matara. The beach dominates the lifestyle in Mirissa with a fantastic sandy coast stretching for about 600m. It has a really nice beach and is popular place to stay while learning to surf. It has also become a popular spot to go whale watching […]

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Kandy was the capital of the Kandyan Kingdom which existed from 1469–1815. The Kingdom of Kandy was the sole independent native polity on the island of Sri Lanka from the 1590’s onwards and did not succumb to colonial rule until 1818 […]

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