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Easy riding on Sri Lanka’s South Coast

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Asia, Sri Lanka, Trips & Activities|

Sri Lanka’s South Coast is a true longboarders heaven. Mellow, easygoing, glassy waves can be found all along the coast. The south coast provides consistent [...]

Learning Vipassana on Sri Lanka

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Asia, Sri Lanka|

After a year of almost no traveling, being in the earthquake in Nepal and doing most of my soul searching at home I signed up [...]

10 must do’s in Sri Lanka

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Sri Lanka|

Sri Lanka is getting a more and more popular travel destination. What makes this country so special? And what is definitely not to miss when [...]

Sri Lanka’s East Coast travel guide

By | April 17th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Sri Lanka|

The cultural centre of Sri Lanka is for us only a stop over to head to the east coast. Set in between tea fields, rolling [...]

Work and Travel: Bollywood

By | April 10th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Remnants of a day, Sri Lanka|

How can you work and travel at the same time? Is it possible to travel the world without a big budget? With only €8 per day [...]

My first ayurveda experience in Sri Lanka

By | April 9th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Sri Lanka, Trips & Activities|

 'If you can not be a king, become a healer' Ayur (life) veda (science). Ayurveda, life of science.  The word originates from the ancient language [...]

Surf Retreat Boutique Camp Poe

By | April 5th, 2016|Categories: Asia, good night, Sri Lanka|

We’re back at our beloved Sri Lankan Riviera. This time in Ahangama. I’m slowly waking up and enjoy a breakfast of homemade pancakes and fresh [...]

Explore undiscovered North Sri Lanka: Jaffna

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Sri Lanka|

It is 7PM in the morning when we leave Colombo for a long road journey to Northern Sri Lanka. Six years ago it wasn't possible [...]

Sri Lanka on a shoestring

By | March 29th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Sri Lanka|

The pearl of Asia has endless wide soft-sanded beaches, dense rain forests with refreshing waterfalls, numerous wildlife parks, astounding mountains, ancient ruins, hill county tea [...]

Colombo City Guide

By | March 27th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Sri Lanka|

Sri Lanka's largest city, Colombo, is a confusing, hot, concrete jungle of busy streets, modern office blocks, appealing coloured colonial neighbourhoods, Dutch canals and a relieving [...]

Hotels we love: South Sri Lanka

By | March 26th, 2016|Categories: Asia, good night, Sri Lanka|

Every morning I wake up of the sound of the waves. When I step out of my room I look out over the ocean which [...]

Your ultimate nightlife guide for Sri Lanka’s south coast

By | March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Asia, dance & drinks, Restaurants, Sri Lanka|

There's a real buzz about Sri Lanka, especially for the coastal spots south of Colombo. The Sri Lankan riviera, as it is unofficially known, covers [...]

Photography: a traditional Hindu ceremony in Trincomalee

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: Asia, Photopgraphy, Sri Lanka|

On my bare feet I turn 360 degrees in front of a faded hindu temple and try to take in all of the colourful ceremony [...]

Boutique hotel Aqua Cantaloupe

By | March 17th, 2016|Categories: Asia, good night, Sri Lanka|

From the infinity plunge pool I look out over the idyllic blue ocean and watch surfers catch waves. The sun sets behind the swaying palms. [...]

Hikkaduwa hippie’s heaven?

By | March 17th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Sri Lanka|

Sweat drops roll over my body, the salt pinches around my upper lip. My shirt sticks to my wet backstroke. I am sitting in the [...]

Find your peace at Sapphire Seas

By | March 10th, 2016|Categories: Asia, good night, Sri Lanka|

Just a few steps from my room I reach the beautiful yellow beach for a morning swim in the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by the sound [...]

Colombo Local Tips // Shehan

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Sri Lanka, Tips from locals|

Shehan (27) is a web designer and owner of  www.backpacktosrilanka.com . This is where you'll find the best off the beaten track tips. Sheshan is born in Colombo [...]

Dopper, Bridges, Borders – Sri Lanka

By | March 6th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Sri Lanka, Things we love|

Waterspetters vliegen in het rond en kinderen huppelen rondom de waterput. Twee helder blauwe ogen met daartussen een felrode bindi kijken me doordringend aan. Een [...]

Yala safari adventures

By | March 4th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Sri Lanka, Trips & Activities|

From the backseat of the jeep I watch my three friends sitting in front of me laughing out loud. I try to capture the moment [...]

Welcome to my house

By | March 1st, 2016|Categories: Asia, good night, Sri Lanka|

Today is our first day in Sri Lanka, we arrive at night and don’t see much of the surroundings. But this morning the sun is [...]

Ella, Ella, Ella

By | February 29th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Sri Lanka|

We ride through the rolling hills full of round, green, bushes. As far as I can look I see tea plantations. We’re up in central Sri [...]

Up in the air

By | February 16th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Sri Lanka, Trips & Activities|

The alarm goes (again) at 05:00 AM. Back home I could still be dancing in a club at this hour, especially together with my four [...]