Hi, I'm Ella!
Hey, there! Thanks for stumbling across my small corner of the internet. I'm Ella - a 20-something year old born and bred in rainy England. I've always had a strong desire to travel and immerse myself in different cultures. The height of my passions however lie with wildlife. You can ask anyone who knows me just how obsessed I am with animals and they may even tell you (and I do cringe slightly at the memory) that I used to, in my childhood, spend hours following neighbourhood cats with a camera, pretending I was a young female David Attenborough and the cats' adventures were the most exciting thing on earth.
That's a brief introduction! If you want to know more about me, then check out the 'about me' page.
Recent Blog Posts
Outside my drawn curtains, thick grey clouds, threatening rain, concealed the moon. The world below was draped in a blanket of serene darkness, wrapping around the gently swaying palms. The air was still, at first just disturbed by the gentle gurgling of a stream that passed in the valley below, flowing elegantly from the side… Read More
Saturday, 23 February 2019
It had been a strenuous day of travel. From our early wake up at 6am to the lengthy but absolutely mind-blowing 8 hour train ride through Sri Lanka's beautiful countryside. Finally, we had arrived in the town of Ella, where we were to be staying for the next two nights. Our minibus taxi pulled up… Read More
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
The train rattled into Nuwara Eliya station. The breaks gripped the iron wheels and there was the squealing of metal against metal as the train jerked begrudgingly to a halt. At once the whole carriage erupted into a flurry of movement. The people opposite us, behind us, in front us us, everyone appeared to be… Read More
Friday, 8 February 2019
As promised, here is part 2 of my Kandy to Ella photo essay. If you haven't seen part yet, I highly recommend you do so. As the title suggests, this is a photo essay. If you would like to read all about the train ride, you can do so here. I will also be writing… Read More
Sunday, 3 February 2019
Palm oil. You will no doubt have heard about it by now. Plastered all over the media are distressing images of deforestation and shocking statistics indicating just how much forest and in turn, animals, are lost. We feel horror and decide to avoid it at all costs but once we go out to the shops,… Read More
Saturday, 2 February 2019