September 16, 2018

We reached our penultimate destination after a spectacular 4.5-hour drive which included the famous Daha ata Wanguwa (18 bend road) and eventually wove through tea covered hilltops backed by the mighty Knuckles mountain range. Our accommodation was a luxury tent perche...

September 16, 2018

One of Sri Lanka's lesser visited parks, Gal Oya is a hidden gem with beautiful scenery, excellent and unique animal sightings and a fantastically run, family friendly eco-lodge, with the park on its doorstep. After a 2.5-hour short-cut inspired drive through rice padd...

September 16, 2018

After four relaxing days in Nilaveli we headed south for the twin bays of Kalkudah and Passikudah. This was one of our favourite drives as we hugged the coastline, passing tiny fishing villages where silver sheets of anchovies covered rickety table tops, drying in the...

September 16, 2018

Sri Lanka’s north-east coast is an eclectic mix of vast golden sands punctuated by tiny fishing villages. The coastline is backed by gangly coconut palms stretching up to the sky or sticking out diagonally across the beach. Cows roam freely, and herds of goats wander a...

September 15, 2018

Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle covers around one tenth of the island, stretching from Kandy in the south, up to the ancient cities of Anuradhapura in the north and Polonnaruwa to the east. As the name suggests it’s all about culture and history. Of Sri Lanka’s eight UNE...

September 14, 2018

About an hour’s drive north-east of Negombo and Sri Lanka’s international airport, you'll find a slice of rural tropical paradise at a boutique hotel, set on a genuine, working coconut estate. With 50 acres of organic crops, beautiful landscaped gardens and a swimming...

August 21, 2018

With just two full days in Kuala Lumpur, we decided a bit of downtime for the kids was in order before heading into our three-week Sri Lanka adventure.  We stayed in a self-catering serviced apartment in the heart of the city.  Our plan was to let the children play, ca...

August 20, 2018

Despite there being a relatively short 3-hour ferry ride connecting Langkawi and Penang, we’d heard too many rumours of rough seas and super speedy ferries which equated to copious amounts of sea sickness. Apparently, when sufficiently organised, they hand out sick bag...

August 20, 2018

We arrived on the north-western island of Penang at around 3pm local time, gathered our copious baggage, inclusive of our 3 and 5-year olds and headed straight for George Town. Malaysia’s second most populous city; George Town is also the most densely populated and our...

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