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Sri Lanka: Tissa and Yala

Introduction Tissa (Tissamaharama) is the closest major town to Yala National Park, which was the intended destination. Tissa is approximately 30 – 40 minutes away from Yala. Sites Yala Safari Tips Gallery  

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Sri Lanka: Nuwara Eliya

Introduction Nuwara Eliya is an extremely picturesque city in Sri Lanka. The region in and around this city is mountainous and most of these mountains are used to grow Ceylon tea. It’s also resort town, and is a popular destination […]

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Sri Lanka: Sigiriya

Introduction Sigiriya is the most famous for the archaeological site, the old citadel of Sigiriya, which includes Lion Rock. You also have the opportunity to do a safari, though this safari is almost exclusively to see elephants. Sites Gallery

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Sri Lanka

Trip made in December 2016 Introduction Sri Lanka is known for a few things: Ceylon tea, wildlife, and being deeply Buddhist. What is not as well-known about Sri Lanka is that the country has been shaped not only by its […]


Sri Lanka Reviews

Hotels Camellia Resort & Spa – Sigiriya The Camellia Resort & Spa was a decent hotel, with a good location to Sigiriya Citadel and Lion Rock. My only complaint was with the room. The AC was a little too small […]

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Sri Lanka: Kandy

Introduction Kandy is one of the historical cities in Sri Lanka, though it’s also transitioning into a modern city. It’s best known for its temples, particularly Sri Dalada Maligawa, and botanical gardens. About an hour outside Kandy, there are a […]

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Myanmar: Inle Lake

Introduction I mentioned on the Myanmar page that if you had to choose what to keep and what to cut from your Myanmar trip, to keep Inle Lake. It is an incredible place and there are a couple of reasons […]

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Myanmar: Mandalay

Introduction Mandalay is the second largest city in Myanmar. Much of Mandalay’s history involves either the current city or its surrounding areas – Sagaing, Inwa, and Amarapura – being the capital of the region or the country. In fact, it […]

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Myanmar: Bagan

Introduction Bagan (buh-gahn), formerly known as Pagan, is famous for the archaeological ruins. An estimated 10,000 temples and pagodas were built in Bagan, though only 2200 remain today. Many of the pagodas that still stand today have fallen victim to […]

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Myanmar: Yangon

Introduction Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is the biggest city in Myanmar. It used to be the capital of Myanmar for much of the 20th century, until 2005. Yangon has had many outside influences over the centuries – the British, […]