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Five Days in Hong Kong

Our five days in Hong Kong came right after we had spent a fun but sometimes challenging month in Sri Lanka (filled with power cuts, flooding, local buses and trains and a few issues finding places to eat in low season). Heading to Hong Kong we were ready to get back...

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Safari in Udawalawe National Park

Our time in Udawalawe National Park didn't start off so well. We'd been staying at some cheap and underwhelming places during our time in Sri Lanka but Happy Elephant Resort pushed us over the edge. The first thing we noticed when we got to our room was the smell. The...

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Exploring Sri Lanka’s Tea Plantations

After the heat of Kandy and Dambulla, we were more than ready to head to the cooler, hilly region filled with Sri Lanka’s Tea Plantations. The temperatures were cooler and we were going to finally get to see how all this tea we drink is made. We were heading to Nuwara...

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Visiting Sigiriya in Dambulla

We loved our few days in Dambulla mainly because we had a great place to stay. Sevonrich Holiday Resort was definitely the best place to stay in Dambulla (...and no, they didn’t pay us anything to say that – they were just really good to us and we loved our stay...

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How to get from Kandy to Dambulla by Air-conditioned Bus

We struggled hard to figure out how to get from Kandy to Dambulla on an Air-conditioned bus. There was basically nothing useful online and the tourist information offices in Kandy weren’t helpful at all. They preferred to focus on referring us to their own overpriced...

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3 days in Kandy…without any Candy

Dayna was very excited to be heading to Kandy. Of course she would be; we were heading to the place with the name of one of her favourite things (albeit spelled with a K instead of a C). We left Bentota early in the morning to catch a cheap 2nd class local train back...

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