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A Journey Back In Time In Sri Lanka

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I did exactly what you aren’t supposed to do: I looked down. For average non-acrophobes, it probably wouldn’t have meant much, but for those of us with a healthy fear of impending death (including a related fear of snakes, spiders and Abba), the idea the narrow metal staircase leading me to the apex of Sigiriya, the 6-story-high […]

Here’s What It’s Like To Climb Sigiriya, Sri Lanka’s Ancient City In The Sky

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Two things tend to come to mind when you’re visiting Sigiriya, Sri Lanka’s somewhat newly discovered ancient city in the sky. First, it’s usually something along the lines of, “This is the coolest experience ever.” Second, it’s also usually something along the lines of, “I hope these stairs hold, because if not, then I’m a […]

Trainspotting: Sri Lankan-Style

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sometimes, in Sri Lanka, the best train is the one you miss (and the one you miss after that). By Barnaby Davies “The train officially leaves at 10.30 a.m., but it will be late.” Nimal, the manager of Wathsala River View Inn in Dalhousie, beams knowledgeably. “It is always late,” he adds. In the background, […]

Top 10 Beaches To Escape To This Winter

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Telegraph has come out with their “Top 10 Winter Beach Breaks,” with suggestions ranging from Sri Lanka at #1 to Zanzibar at #10. This, just in time for most people to realize they cannot even begin to afford going to any of these locations this year (see the below posting). But click the above […]

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