Kandy to Colombo



What do you mean by formal dress??

Breakfast is served on our private terrace.  We eat quickly, as we agreed to an early start with our driver.  Today we complete our circle route, driving from Kandy back to Colombo.  Our first stop, however, is at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.  We arrive on time for the morning feeding and bathing of the elephants.  …




MG quotes of the day… “so that is what the lime is for…” and later, "I am not the only one trying to keep my eyes open".

For the first time since arriving in Sri Lanka, we are cold during the night.  We both require the additional blankets provided and I even keep my "feets" covered (and if you really know me, you'll know that is a pretty rare event).  …

Nuwara Eliya


Nuwara Elyia

You're in the wrong country for massages with Happy Endings

Having slept much much better than the night before, we are up and off at 8am, beginning the journey from Udawalawe to Nuwara Eliya.  At breakfast we have our first morning meal with protein...omelets.  I think it's fair to say we are both open minded eaters, preferring the taste and safety of local food over best attempts at western food, but breakfast is the exception.  …

Tangalla to Uda Walawe


Tangalla to Uda Walawe

What do you normally do when an elephant attacks?

After breakfast we check out, a little sleepy, but happy to be moving ahead with the journey.  We drive along the last bit of southern coast that we will see and then head north, towards Udawalawe and the Uda Walawe National Park.  It is a challenging three hour drive to the home town of our driver (which happens to be very close to our hotel and the National Park)... and by challenging I mean challenging to stay awake.   …

Galle to Tangalla


Galle to Tangalla

It's a Christmas miracle and beaches that rival those in Hawaii

11 hours of sleep is wonderful and after we enjoy a breakfast of fruit and toast we are on the road with our driver.  We decide to skip Mirissa and drive on to Tangalla (our original plan was to make the short drive to Mirissa for whale watching, but our driver suggests that whale watching is disappointing at this time of the year).  

En Route to Sri Lanka


En Route to Sri Lanka

Where the F**k is Qatar...on route to Sri Lanka

I must admit that feels strange to be heading to the airport when I should be waking up for Christmas morning in Canada - I will also admit to a few tears...which I believe are completely justified [post trip note…these were the only tears of the entire trip].