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What to pack for your trip to Sri Lanka [+ Downloadable Packing List]

I had no idea what to pack on my first trip to Sri Lanka, and truthfully – I mucked up big time. Not only did I overpack, but I also packed the wrong clothes. After visiting Sri Lanka a few times now (and another trip planned for later this year), making a few mistakes (*cough*jeans in humid rainfall*cough*), I have decided to share with you my packing list for Sri Lanka. Just an FYI, this list does not include all the essentials but it includes the basics, important information about what to we...
Tags: Asia, Destinations, Fashion & Beauty, Sri Lanka, Travel Tips

A quick glance at Sri Lanka's cultural capital

When you're on a tight schedule and you want to pack in your itinerary as many places to see as you can you do need to try to save some time on travel at least. That obviously can have a bit of an impact on your wallet. And so it did this time. We didn't
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5 resorts perfect for a halal friendly family Summer trip

It’s crazy to think we’re already nearing the end of March. With the months flying by and Ramadhan just around the corner, before we know it the summer holidays will be here. Take it from experience, planning the summer holidays equates happy kids. It’s like scheduling your work day, like having a app for […] The post 5 resorts perfect for a halal friendly family Summer trip appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Africa, Turkey, Accommodation, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Resorts, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Regions, Ramadhan

Jaffna a taste of Tamil culture.

As we drove towards the northern tip of Sri Lanka we realised our driver Saman was nervous. We knew he wasnt happy about going to Jaffna but we had told the company we wished to visit the area prior to booking with them. Jaffna is the capitol city of t
Tags: Travel, Sri Lanka, Jaffna, Saman

How Tamu Bakery empowers women

In 2012, I had my very own Eat, Pray, Love moment. Recovering from a rare type of cancer in my late twenties, I decided to change my life radically. All thanks to baking. During the anxious time of this medical drama, I found the simple and repetitive nature of kneading dough by hand utterly absorbing and very calming. I noticed that no matter how stressed I was, baking made me feel alive. While baking, your senses are stimulated. You touch, see, and smell, and this increases feel-good endor...
Tags: Travel, India, Turkey, Nepal, Serbia, Kenya, Baking, Victoria, Albania, Vietnam, Beirut, Kosovo, Sri Lanka, Montenegro, Masai Mara, Rajasthan

Exploring ancient Anuradhapura First capital city of Sri Lanka

The drive to Anuradhapura took three hours passing through countryside which was quite pretty covered in palms and banana plants. and dotted with small brick houses with unpainted wooden window frames and multi paned windows. As well as agriculture there
Tags: Travel, Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura First

Couple takes photo from train

It’s pretty clear by now that people will do pretty much anything for a good Instagram photo. Whether it’s endangering their health or safety, or breaking the law, there are very few things social media addicts won’t do to get that perfect photo. This travel blogging couple exemplified this trend when they took a photo of themselves dangling out of a moving train in Sri Lanka, while it was traveling through the small town of Ella. After Raquel and Miguel, influencers from Portugal, posted the...
Tags: Travel, New York Post, Instagram, Yosemite, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Miguel, All, British Columbia Canada, Shannon Falls, Raquel, Taft Point

Relaxing in Negombo in Sri Lanka

We spent the night at Tunes hotel at KLIA2. We stayed at the same hotel in 2009 prior to going to India. How the airport has changed in that time.... The hotel is four times the size and a massive shopping mall is now between it and the main terminal area.
Tags: Travel, India, Sri Lanka, Negombo

#NAMA mixer in Colombo, Sri Lanka on the 1st of March, 2019

I’m in Colombo, Sri Lanka from the 28th of February to the 1st of March to attend the Asia Liberty Forum (on a panel on Monopolies on the Internet). On the sidelines of the conference, we thought it would be a great opportunity to us at MediaNama meet people involved in technology/policy in... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Sri Lanka, Colombo Sri Lanka, Medianama, Nama

Travel News: February 27, 2019

US Airfares Hit New Lows According to New Report Travel Pulse While it may seem a little hard to believe, the average fare for airline travel has hit its lowest level in nearly 25 years. A new report from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics shows that when adjusted for inflation, prices for airline tickets are now at their lowest point since the government started tracking such numbers in 1995.   Nassau cruise port getting $250M redevelopment Travel Weekly A consortium including Global Port...
Tags: Travel, New York, US, Morocco, United, Sri Lanka, Expedia, Bermuda, News And Deals, Nassau, Marriott International, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Global Ports Holding, George Wharf, Bahamas Global Ports Holding, Hotel News Resource Marriott International Inc

Marriott International Expected To Debut More Than 30 Luxury Hotels Around The Globe In 2019

Marriott International, Inc. today announced it is projecting to open more than 30 luxury properties in 2019, furthering the company's global perspective on luxury travel with its ensemble of eight distinct luxury brands. Through the world-renowned hospitality hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, JW Marriott and Bulgari, Marriott International continues to push boundaries, creating new guest experiences which meet the needs of ...
Tags: Travel, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Bermuda, Marriott International Inc, JW Marriott, Marriott International, Ritz Carlton Ritz Carlton Reserve St Regis, Bulgari Marriott International

Sri Lanka’s Iconic Galle Face Hotel Is Picking Up The Pace With A Mix Of Local And International Appointments

The Galle Face Hotel, opened in 1864 and one of the oldest hotels east of Suez, is gearing up for a strong future with the announcement of key appointments."This is such an exciting time, both in the country and in the hotel. Lonely Planet has rated Sri Lanka the "Top Country for Travel in 2019", meaning a new era of growth for the destination. We want to ensure we have the team to take the hotel on that journey, creating new and authentic experiences for our guests in the years to come,"...
Tags: Travel, Lonely Planet, Sri Lanka, Suez, Galle Face Hotel, Top Country for Travel, Sanjeev Gardiner

The Train from Kandy to Ella: Sri Lanka’s Most Spectacular (and Affordable) Train Ride

I felt the sweat begin to form on my palms as I adjusted my grip on the white painted rail, cracked and worn down to the metal with time. My grip adjusted, I leaned out further. A thought flashed across my mind: I haven’t felt this free in a long time… or this scared. I embraced the fear, leaning out just a few inches more; and then a few more. The wind whipped my face; my long hair blinded me, as it blew every which way. I was on the train from Kandy to Ella, considered on of the most scenic...
Tags: Travel, Asia, US, Travel Tips, Train Travel, Sri Lanka, Destinations, Getting There, Colombo, Kandy, Ella, Nuwara Eliya, Tuk Tuks, Negombo, Kingdom of Kandy, Colombo Kandy Nuwara Eliya

Sri Lanka’s best hikes

Given Sri Lanka’s jaw-dropping beaches, chilled mountain towns, epic train journeys, and ruins of ancient kingdoms, it’s no surprise that many travelers to this island nation never go hiking. But beyond all of its other sights, Sri Lanka is also a perfect destination for both beginners and advanced trekkers. Deep inside its central highlands, there’s a raw, breathing jungle begging to be discovered. The lowlands, meanwhile, are dotted with abruptly rising rocks, some of which were citadels in...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, All, Kandy, Buddhist, Adam, Lipton, Ella, Sigiriya, Matale, Thomas Lipton, Idalgashinna, Ohiya, Nine Arch Bridge

Sri Lanka has it all

Actually I didn't have any plans to visit Sri Lanka the Island hanging as a raindrop under India. But my son asked me to join him. So at last I decided to change the cold of the Netherlands for the tropical heat of Sri Lanka. And I must say it became a ni
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15 Best Cities to Visit in Sri Lanka

In recent years, the tourism industry in Sri Lanka has really taken off, and it’s easy to see why. No longer blighted by civil war, the island nation’s glorious beaches, the plethora of incredible archaeological sites, and delicious cuisine have been attracting more and more visitors. Sri Lanka’s cities are home to friendly and welcoming
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Not Your Typical Australia Day: Brief thoughts on trepidation, friendship, and driving on the wrong side of the road

“You’re so close to me!” the Instagram message read. I had come to Prague, Czechia (formally the Czech Republic) on the spur of a moment ticket purchase after my Mum suggested it while I was weighing up my options on where to travel next while visiting friends in the Netherlands. I had no plans, no real idea even, what to do there but I booked a ticket since it was closer to Israel – where I was flying out of in a week – than the Netherlands. After a few days of sightseeing, I felt restless . S...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Instagram, Australia, Germany, Israel, America, Blog, Czech Republic, Prague, New Jersey, Netherlands, Volkswagen, Sri Lanka, Road Trip

Floats our boat: sailing Sri Lanka’s south coast

Not many people think of Sri Lanka as a sailing destination but that is now changing thanks to an initiative set up after the 2004 tsunamiAfter blazing down all day, the sun slips behind a bank of clouds in the west. As we make for a bay just beyond Dondra Head, the lighthouse on this most southerly point of the country grows slowly larger against a golden sky. It’s a laid-back moment on the sundeck of the Crystal, literally: most of us are pretty much horizontal in the relative cool of the even...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Wildlife Holidays, Sri Lanka, Rest And Relaxation, Sailing Holidays, Sri Lanka Holidays, Whale watching holidays, Dondra Head

How to travel with a severe allergy

It can be a pretty dim moment when you accept the fact that you suffer from a nut allergy. The careless days of ordering anything on the menu are far behind you after realizing that if you and a nut were in the ring, you’d lose. There is some solace in that you’re not alone, though — in the US, an estimated 15 million people have an allergy of some kind. Another bit of solace is that a nut or other food allergy doesn’t need to hinder your explorations. You don’t need to become Bubble Boy. I’v...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mexico, India, US, Delta, Allergies, Sri Lanka, United Airlines, Nut Allergy, American Airlines, All, Food Allergies, Travel With Nut Allergy, Thailand China Brazil

Best alcohol-free retreats

There’s nothing wrong with a bit of overindulgence over Christmas, but as the new year dawns, we often find ourselves looking for something to help us re-energize. Cutting out alcohol is one of the best ways to feel instantly refreshed. Going teetotal increases energy levels, improves sleep, reduces depression, and revives lackluster skin and hair. But signing up for a “dry January” can be difficult without some encouragement and motivation. These alcohol-free trips will help you stick to you...
Tags: Travel, Wellness, Asia, England, London, Thailand, Michelin, Kent, Sri Lanka, Bangalore, Suffolk, All, Koh Samui, Retreats, Wellness Retreats, Alcohol Free

Smallest wild cats in the world

Everybody knows about lions, tigers, and jaguars, but most of the wild felines out there are small cats. They may be little — often smaller than the domestic cat — but what the small wild cats may lack in stature they make up for with daring attitudes and good looks. Like their big cousins, the small cats are threatened with habitat loss, poaching, and conflict with humans and livestock. But because they don’t have high profiles in the media, the small cats receive less than one percent of th...
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, China, Animals, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Americas, South Africa, Chile, Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Sabah

Best boutique hotels opening in 2019

It’s time to get stoked for travel in 2019, and if you’re the type that prefers a dash of originality and flavor in your lodging choices, the year is shaping up to be banner status. Destinations across the world are stepping up their boutique hotel game, and 2019 is filled with exciting openings, particularly for those willing to venture beyond the typical major urban hubs. Boutique hotels first emerged in the ‘90s to meet the increasing demand for unique design, but they’ve come a long way s...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, London, Bali, Africa, Earth, Britain, South Africa, Tennessee, Dubai, Bristol, Sri Lanka, Kyoto, Ubud, Smoky Mountains

Celebrating Tea Appreciation Day with Dilmah Tea at Sheraton PJ

Celebrating Tea Appreciation Day with Dilmah Tea at Sheraton PJ ( = || []).push({}); A few weeks ago, we were invited to a Tea Appreciation Day hosted by Dilmah Tea at Sheraton Petaling Jaya. We heard of Coffee Day but didn’t know that there is a Tea Appreciation Day. The International Tea Day has been around since 2005 in most tea producing countries. Edwin Soon – Sensory Evaluation consultant and Oenologist To understand more on the Tea Appreciation S...
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Kandy the hill country

After exploring the North of Sri Lanka for a week with my friend Eddy I went back to Roy's the Fresco Lion Villa Hostel in Sigiriya. I just wanted to chill for a couple of days and wait until I'd meet some nice people who were also going South from my l
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Trincomalee Jaffna and Anuradhapura

After exploring Colombo and the area around Sigiriya I now wanted to explore the North and the East of Sri Lanka so I went to Trincomalee and to Jaffna. Initially I had wanted to explore more beaches in the East but Roy had advised against this and he w
Tags: Travel, Roy, Sri Lanka, Colombo, East, Jaffna, Trincomalee, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Trincomalee Jaffna

Asia’s 2019 travel hot list

So many of recent openings have excited us lately that it’s been quite a feat to narrow down the latest and hottest news to a mere handful… we love taking travellers out of their ‘comfort zones’ and introducing people to new or unusual experiences that engage them with deeper and unexpected layers of a destination. […] The post Asia’s 2019 travel hot list appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Indonesia, Hotels, India, Events, Accommodation, Cambodia, Resorts, Laos, Sri Lanka, Regions, Travel Miscellany

Top reasons to visit Sri Lanka

With a landmass only a little bigger than the state of West Virginia, Sri Lanka is a tiny island with a big reputation. The allure of Sri Lanka’s ambrosial spices and dazzling natural beauty has captivated an international melange of visitors for over two thousand years. Its otherworldly landscape has been globally popularized and subsequently eulogized in both ancient and modern literature by Indian settlers, Arab traders, European Imperialists, and intrepid explorers such as Marco Polo. Sr...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Travel Planning, Unesco, Muslim, Marco Polo, Hinduism, Indiana Jones, Sri Lanka, Lesotho, Rice, Fort, North East, Kandy, Buddhist, Yala

Colombo die alten Stdte

Samstag den 24. November bin ich endlich in Sri Lanka angekommen. Ich hatte mich schon sehr lange darauf gefreut hier her zu kommen und ich wrde auch nicht von diesem wundervollen Land enttuscht werden Mein Flug hatte 3 Stunden Versptung a
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Colombo the ancient cities

On Saturday November 24th I finally arrived to Sri Lanka. I had been looking forward to coming here for a long time and I would not be disappointed by this amazing country My flight was 3 hours late but fortunately I had good company I had met
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