Sri Lanka: Quick overview

    Route: Colombo -> Anuradhapura -> Sigiriya -> Dambulla -> Kandy -> Pinnawala -> Nuwara Eliya -> Colombo -> Negombo   Mode of transport: TRAIN: We travelled to Anuradhapura via train, costing about £10-20. Tickets can be bought at the train station. It is worth buying them in advance (i.e going to the train station…

Sri Lanka: Colombo and Negombo

  We got to Colombo and man it is a bustling city! We lived in down town Colombo in a hotel called Fairmax. It was close to the dutch hospital and we even got caught up in a movie being filmed. As we were walking to find a restaurant to eat in, a stranger jumped…

Sri Lanka: Nuwara Eliya

After Kandy, we moved onto Nuwara Eliya. We booked via our hotel. However, this train does not go from the station closest to you but the one further away, so give yourself some time to travel there and ensure you are going to the right station. The tickets request you to be at the station…

Sri Lanka: Sigiriya and Kandy

  We took a tuktuk from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya, which is on the way to Kandy. This was probably one of my favourite places in whole of Sri Lanka. It was just such an amazing place and experience. It is the seat of an old Kingdom. The climb itself doesn’t feel that bad until you…

Sri Lanka: Anuradhapura

So I have received a lot of queries regarding Sri Lanka and questions about travel advice. Just a heads up, with all these posts, I will write what it is like visiting the country from my own personal experience as a female muslim hijabi traveller. We flew with Sri Lankan airlines directly to Colombo. The…