Media has an amazing power to influence people's perception of any given situation. I was keeping my eye on different countries' media coverage about Hong Kong protests and riots before my trip to the city. All of those media outlets were painting a rather different picture of the situation. In Sing
To be honest, Kuala Lumpur had never been high on my list of places to visit, but due to the circumstances, I needed a quick weekend getaway. As KL is an easy 1h flight away from Singapore with multiple airlines and flights each day making it a cheap and easy place to go to. Of course, the length of
This is it, our last stop in Sri Lanka before heading back home to plan the next trip somewhere - no idea yet where. It sure has been an amazing trip and an experience to remember. We have visited places long been in our bucket list as well as places we found out about while on the road. I hope it h
Moving along the southern coast of Sri Lanka, we arrived in a town called Mirissa. Just an easy hour to an hour and a half bus ride (approximately 50km) from Tangalle it is a much smaller, but not necessarily quieter town of barely 5,000 people. Once you see the beach this town has to offer, you'll
Our time in Ella had come to an end and our next destination was set to be Tangalle. Tangalle is a beach and fishing town on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, approximately 200km to the south of Colombo. Although Tangalle is almost twice as big as Ella by the number of people, unless you venture furt
After this amazing train ride from Kandy, we had finally made it to Ella. This little town of almost 45'000 people was one of our main destinations and we were absolutely thrilled to finally be here. Out of all of our Sri Lankan destinations, we spent the longest in here.
Ella is a small town approx
Possibly the second most known experience in Sri Lanka is to take the train between Kandy and Ella. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful train routes in the world with its magnificent views along the way.
Many travel blogs will recommend you to go to the station before Kandy - Peradeniya
A little further from Dambulla is one of the probably most known sights in the country. Sigiriya, also known as a Lion Rock, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been declared as an eighth wonder of the world. With vertical sides and nearly 200m height, this rock was a site of an ancien
Dambulla Royal Cave Temple
Approximately 2h drive away from Kandy (you can find my post about Kandy here) is a gorgeous cave temple called Dambulla Royal Cave Temple. To get there, we hired a car with a driver for the day to drive us from Kandy to Dambulla and Sigiriya (post about this place to foll
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Kandy was our first destination in Sri Lanka. We skipped Colombo and organised our late night pick up from the airport through our accommodation. A bit steep pricing for what it was, but it made our start for the next day that much easier. Perfect for starting a new day at our desti
Bukit Timah is a nature reserve right in the middle of Singapore. Though it is relatively easy to get to since it's just a short distance away from Beauty World MRT station, it still is one of those odd ones which doesn't seem to be known to a lot of people. Most other hikers we encountered were loc