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If you’re new to this blog, or to my travel stories, then you need to know something about me before reading further.  I am not a foodie.  It’s not that I don’t like to eat....

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We are out of Africa!  We’ve had a few nights in Johannesburg to readjust to finding our own way around a new city, but surprisingly, I still kind of miss our overlanding tent! Istanbul is...

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Two of our friends from Minneapolis have recently embarked on a very similar lifestyle change.  They are Brandon and Anne from The Yoga Nomads, and we’ve been enjoying their blog so much this past month...

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We’re back home! We’ve been visiting family and friends and the most common questions is, “what was your favorite place?” Here are my favorite place of our last 18 months, in no particular order. Vietnam...

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Six Must-Dos in Sri Lanka

January 3, 2014

1. Go whale watching Nearby whale migration routes have created a popular whale-watching industry. Most trips even claim a 95% chance of seeing a whale. Check out Dan’s post about our experience whale watching. 2....

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Our last stop in Sri Lanka is the beach town of Mirissa, the very southern tip of the country.  This is the only city in Sri Lanka in which we will be staying more than...

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Today, our tour of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle brings us to the ancient and sacred city of Sigiriya, more specifically, Sigiriya Rock.  Sigiriya Rock, also known as Lion Rock and Rock Fortress, is another UNESCO...

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We landed in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and after a short 12-hour stay at House of Arts in Mount Lavinia area.  The hotel was more like an art gallery, and is owned by a French film...

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Entering a country for the first time is always full of surprises for us, both good and bad.  Entering Sri Lanka somehow felt like a bigger surprise than usual.  I am not sure if our...

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Knowing we’ve seen enough of Chennai, yesterday we bought tickets for a movie at a nearby mall for today’s 4pm showing of the new Hunger Games movie.  We were craving a nice oasis away from...

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