tour de force in sri lanka

We came, we saw, we kicked some arse! Our short trip in Sri Lanka was packed with stories we would not get tired of telling over and over--over some bottles of beer. We got loads of pictures and gigabytes of video clips as proof of our little...

Rockin’ Sigiriya

We arrived at the Sigiriya Hotel around 10-ish. It was too late to climb and the heat of the equatorial sun will sear us to ash by the time we reach the top of the rock. So we asked the tuktuk driver to fetch us...

serendipity

When I was in college, all I could think of when hearing the name Sri Lanka was the place where Ravana took Sita after abducting her away from Rama and Lakshman. In my professor's version of Ramayana, Ravana took a big leap from India to...

money for elephant ++

The best way to get a transportation around Kandy is to rent a tuktuk from your hotel. Most often than not, random drivers will overcharge and try to rip you off every singe way they can. Like, duh! You get this modus operandi in any...

to the heart of ceylon

    There is no LCC direct flight from Manila to Colombo, the only and cheapest possible way is to scour the web for seat sale that will fit our flight connection puzzle and compete with other people booking online deals for their last minute holidays. It wasn't easy,...

rice, curry and beyond

Whenever we ask a waiter or a store attendant on what food they would recommend, ALL of them would say one, and only one dish...

respite

I stepped out of Bandaranaike International Airport with all the soot and grime of Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and of course, Sri Lanka. Four airports, three plane rides, damning heat of the summer sun, one 1-hour bus ride, and one 4-hour bus ride in 24...