A Guide to Charming, Colonial Galle

UNESCO World Heritage Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. This gorgeous, historic city is perfect to wander on foot and is famous for the iconic Galle Fort, the fortified old city which was founded by Portuguese colonials in the 16th century. The stone sea walls enclose cobblestoned streets which feature architecture from each of the Sri Lanka’s Portuguese, Dutch and British rules. Galle is charming with its colonial buildings, churches, grand mansions, stylish cafes and restaurants, boutique shops and stunning…

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Honeymooning in Ella Sri Lanka

Ella is a charming, laid-back town in Sri Lanka’s hill-country. It is said to be the closest thing to an English countryside and once you head up into the hills, you’ll find the Ella that is written about in all of the guidebooks. Ella has the most beautiful scenery of all the places we visited in Sri Lanka and we spent a short two days walking through tea plantations and hiking up mountains, relaxing in our jungle tree-house, enjoying delicious home-cooked food and drinking countless…

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Hiking Ella Rock in Sri Lanka: A Guide to doing it without a Guide

Ella is a tiny place with a railway station and one main road that is flanked by hotels, guesthouses and restaurants. It is a gorgeous, intimate town with stunning countryside and views. Ella is said to be the closest thing to an English countryside and once you head for the hills you’ll truly experience the Ella that is described in the guidebooks. Grand vistas stretch as far as the eye can see and nowhere is more impressive than from the hike and summit of Ella…

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Udawalawe National Park Photo Diary

Udawalawe National Park is said to be one of the best places in the world to see wild elephants. Once we decided to visit Sri Lanka as part of our honeymoon, and we heard that you could see elephants in the wild we booked our trip to Udawalawe immediately! Udawalwe did not disappoint, we saw hundreds of elephants, countless beautiful bird species, reptiles, water buffaloes, monkeys and so many other incredible animals, all in their natural habitat. Udawalawe is a beautiful national park and one…

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Glamping in Sri Lanka with Master Campers Udawalawe

We love animals and so when we decided to spent part of our honeymoon in Sri Lanka, we knew that a national park safari was on the cards! We did a lot of research and decided that Udawalawe National Park was one of the easiest to get to based on our other travel plans and was also one of the best in terms of wildlife. I did plenty of accommodation research and came across Master Campers Udawalawe who offered safari drives and glamping accommodation packages!…

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