Tag: Colombo

  • The Colombo to Galle tour we didn’t intend to take

    The Colombo to Galle tour we didn’t intend to take

    For our last day in Colombo, our goal was to check out some of the beaches on Sri Lanka’s west coast. Unsure of how to go about it, we weighed several options, including apps and private tour companies. In the end, we ended up taking an awful tour from Colombo to Galle that we had…

  • The Sri Lanka itinerary we should have done

    The Sri Lanka itinerary we should have done

    The thing about visiting a country like Sri Lanka is that there aren’t clear-cut places where you absolutely must stay a few days. Colombo and Kandy are the bigger cities, but some people skip Colombo altogether and stay in Negombo. Other people don’t make it all the way up to Dambulla and Sigiriya, which was…

  • Sri Lanka is wildly overrated

    Sri Lanka is wildly overrated

    “Already notable to intrepid travellers for its mix of religions and cultures, its timeless temples, its rich and accessible wildlife, its growing surf scene and its people who defy all odds by their welcome and friendliness after decades of civil conflict, this is a country revived.” That’s how Lonely Planet describes Sri Lanka in their…

  • Colombo, Sri Lanka in one day (and only one day)

    Colombo, Sri Lanka in one day (and only one day)

    After having experienced the beaches in the south of Cambodia and the incredible mountainous forests of Dambulla, I think I can safely say that you should get out of Colombo as quickly as possible. Everything there is to do there can be condensed into one convenient day of sightseeing, eating and drinking. Here is how…

  • Could I Live Here? Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Could I Live Here? Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Colombo is the epitome of nothing special. I can definitely see why people visiting Sri Lanka tend to get the hell out of the city.