Must Do: Kyoto, Japan

When you think of Japan you are likely picturing Kyoto – peaceful Zen gardens, hidden Buddhist temples and shrines, colourful Torii gates, bamboo forests, graceful geisha, bustling markets and mouthwatering food. This idllyic district was once the capital of Japan and although a lot has changed since then, it still remains the perfect mix of all that…

Quick Guide: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is often overlooked by many people who opt for the more commonly travelled Bali, India or Vietnam. Before you book your 8th trip to Bali because you want somewhere cheap to go for a short holiday – I urge you to read this guide!! Sri Lanka is the hidden gem of South East…

Must Do: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo is the buzzing capital city of Sri Lanka. With a population of around 5.6 million it’s no shock that the roads are congested and Tuk Tuks (Rickshaws in Sri Lanka) are the main source of transport for locals and tourists alike. If you are like my partner and I the first thing you want…

Snake Conservation Centre, Sri Lanka

This was a really cool experience and one that I will never forget. If you have some free time in Weligama, Matara or Mirissa I strongly suggest venturing to the Snake Conservation Centre. The man that runs the centre brings the snakes, one at a time, out of the enclosures and performed some demonstrations. He had…

Must Do: Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Ahh Mirissa. I have to admit being Australian I have been spoilt with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but when I arrived in Mirissa my inner beach snob was impressed. H The soft powder white sand, crystal clear blue water, clean shoreline and most importantly no vendors trying to sell you…

Must Do: Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

Positioned on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Galle Fort was initially constructed by the Portuguese and later fortified by the Dutch in the 1600’s. Today this walled city preserves the distant memory of a gone by era. This UNESCO World Heritage site still possesses its elegant charm – the cobble stone streets, Dutch buildings…