One Day in Gorgeous Ella Town

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

Discovering Paradise in Ella Town

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

Journey Through Sri Lanka’s Cloud Forests: Nuwara Eliya to Ella

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

Kandy To Ella: A Photo Essay – Part II

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

Kandy To Ella: A Photo Essay – Part I

The train journey from Kandy to Ella was so scenic that I just couldn't resist taking as many photos as possible. Therefore, as well as an article describing the journey itself, I've decided to include the remaining photos from the journey in this photo essay. I managed to condense 400 photos to 100 but cannot… Read More

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Kandy to Ella: World’s Most Beautiful Train Journey

After a pretty hectic morning where we were almost forced to miss the train, we finally touched down at Kandy station. Our tickets were stamped and we were directed to the correct platform. At this point, I started to wonder what all the rush had been about as we were one of the first people… Read More

Sunday, 27 January 2019

How We Nearly Missed the Train from Kandy to Ella

I dreamt that night, like I did every night. A faint singing entered my delusions, its high pitched chimes growing ever louder. My vision faded and I drew myself back fo consciousness, confused to still hear the piano keys humming in the background. After rolling a little, it then occurred to me that this wasn't… Read More

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Fast Travel: How Fast is too fast? – One Night in Kandy

The train hummed in the background as Lewis and I made our way down the platform, practically tripping over our tired feet. What a journey! I had thoroughly enjoyed every minute staring out of my train window and taking in the beauty of Sri Lanka. I had never been anywhere like it before. It was… Read More

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Bustling Colombo to Cultural Kandy Via Train

Jump To... I love to tell stories about how my adventures unfold. So if you want to read all bout my experience in-depth including getting to Colombo Fort from Negombo, picking up tickets etc, please read on! However, if you just want some cold, hard facts, you may wish to jump to it. 1. Everything… Read More

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Backpacking Sri Lanka Day 1: Arriving in Negombo

"Excuse me ma'am," The air hostess repeated in soft tone. "Would you like some breakfast?" I lifted by head sleepily from my tray-table, blinking sleep out of my bleary eyes. I could just about make out her frame as she held the meal tray out. Out of the corner of my eye I could see… Read More

Friday, 21 December 2018