Visiting Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa

Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage is fascinating. Its rich history goes back thousands of years and has gifted the island with countless ancient sites such as temples, palaces and gardens. We managed to visit two important places, the mountain fortress of Sigiriya and the sacred city of Polonnaruwa. Sigiriya was built in the middle of the […]

Visiting Gal Oya and Wilpattu National Parks

We originally decided to visit Sri Lanka because we watched a documentary on the flora and fauna of the island and were astonished by the variety of wildlife inhabiting this comparatively small place on earth. This of course meant that we planned a number of days on safari in two of the numerous national parks. […]

Origin of the Ceylon Tea

After the hot and humid days on the west-coast, the cool and fresh air in the highlands of Sri Lanka was lovely. The drive from sea level on an altitude of around 1800m took us from forests of palm trees and rice paddy fields to huge tea plantations and waterfalls. On our way, we visited […]

Sri Lanka today

We a rrived in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka and enjoyed a few days in Negombo, a town on the beach north from Colombo. First, the calm and organized traffic surprised us. Sri Lankan people (except the private & public bus drivers who tend to race each other) drive very correctly and according to […]