Goodbye Sri Lanka!


Days 192-194
February 23rd-25th
After another relaxing day at Unawatuna Beach, we discover – by going to the train station in Weligama – that our plan of taking the train back to Colombo won’t be an option, because the one we wanted to take doesn’t transport bicycles, which is understandable considering the crowds jammed into each and every train. [Read more…]



Day 191
February 22, 2013
Last night after enduring a harrowing nerve-wracking ride into Galle in a tuk tuk, today we decide to take the bus. The bus driver is at least as crazy as the taxi driver was, honking and swerving past every vehicle on the road, but being in the largest vehicle is a great advantage and reason enough to sit back and – try – to enjoy the show. [Read more…]

A Whale Watching Tour


Day 189
February 20, 2013
We’re picked up at our hotel before 6:00 a.m. for a whale-watching tour and driven down the hill to the posh Paradise Beach Hotel, where we sit around drinking tea in a large dining room with a varied assortment of people carrying binoculars and waiting for the trip to begin. [Read more…]