The title of this post is seemingly redolent of a Lord of the Rings trilogy? This is purely intentional. If there was any semblance of tea in the LOTR trilogy, Sri Lanka’s hill country would be the undisputed filming location. LOTR aside, back to where we left off previously. Continue reading Scenic Sri Lanka – Journey into Hill Country
Hill Country – one of the main reasons tourists visit Sri Lanka. Cool weather, misty dusks and dawns and not forgetting the lush valleys of endless tea plantations. We begin this leg of our Sri Lankan adventure on the fringes of hill country – Kandy. Continue reading Scenic Sri Lanka – Hill Country (Kandy)
I shall begin where we left off in the previous post – at Fort Railway Station. Built in 1917 by the British, Fort Railway is located in the heart of Colombo and serves as the city’s main rail terminus. With its Victorian architecture and fort-like exterior, the station is indeed a relic from the past. As the capital’s main rail terminus, Fort Railway Station is your gateway to the rest of Sri Lanka. Continue reading Scenic Sri Lanka – Jungle Ride
In late November 2013, my father and I returned to our ancestral homeland for the very first time. It was a spontaneous trip, only taking shape a month before departure. Fresh from my solo Europe trip, I had initially planned to go alone. I casually invited my Dad along expecting him to say no but surprisingly he accepted the invitation. A father and son adventure it was to be!
Continue reading Scenic Sri Lanka – Discovering My Roots