Ella (Round Two) | Sri Lanka

6 June 2015 – 9 June 2015 So here we are. Mike, Vic and Tom – gone. Hollie, Michael and Ryan – present. The three of us set out on a bus from Arugam Bay to Ella, not ideal considering Ryan’s foot is really sore and falling to bit despite the stitches. When we arrive…

Arugam Bay | Sri Lanka

1 June 2015 – 5 June 2015 Vic and I spent almost 12 hours travelling from Sigiriya to Arugam Bay. AHHHHH! The trip involved a tuk tuk, a train, another tuk tuk, a bus, another bus and another tuk tuk. The train was probably the worst part. Maybe. We were relieved to arrive in Arugam…

Nilaveli & Sigiriya | Sri Lanka

28 May 2015 – 31 May 2015 It took almost all day to travel from Jaffna in the north to Nilaveli Beach on the east coast. We took a train Jaffna to Vavuniya, then a bus Vavuniya to Trincomelle (where there were an uncanny number of deer hanging out at the bus station) and another…

Polonnaruwa & Jaffna | Sri Lanka

24 May 2015 – 27 May 2015 You might say, despite being given first hand local advice in Kandy, we took the awkward-est possible route around Sri Lanka. So awkward that it seemed easier to take a private van from Ella to Polonnaruwa. Maybe we were feeling a bit rich that day or maybe it…

Ella | Sri Lanka

21 May 2015 – 23 May 2015 Once we’d finished the Horton Plains walk our van dropped us around 15 minutes down the hill at the Pattipola train station where we would catch the afternoon train coming from Nuwara Eliya through to our destination, Ella. Pattipola is the highest train station in Sri Lanka. It’s…

Nuwara Eliya | Sri Lanka

18 May 2015 – 21 May 2015 18 May 2015 – Day three in Sri Lanka – I feel like it’s only today that our Sri Lanka trip REALLY began. Vic and I – GIRL POWER – take a tuk tuk first things in the morning to the Kandy railway station and reserve tickets for…

Colombo & Kandy | Sri Lanka

15 May 2015 – 18 May 2015 When we caught up with Mike and Vic back in April in Kathmandu, Nepal, we’d casually thrown the idea around that we should all meet up in Sri Lanka for awesome, fun, team travelling times. And, on Friday, 15 May 2015 that idea became a reality. Michael and…