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  • Sightseeing in Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Sightseeing in Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Kandy is one of Sri Lanka’s largest cities, sitting among the hills and mountains that surround it. It’s a fairly religious city, home to one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in the world. You can pack all of Kandy’s main attractions into one day of sightseeing. The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and…

  • A day trip to Nuwara Eliya from Kandy

    A day trip to Nuwara Eliya from Kandy

    While spending two days in Kandy, we got FOMO over not having planned to take the Sri Lanka train from Kandy to Ella. So at the last minute, we decided to take a day trip to Nuwara Eliya, which is in the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country and on the train route to Ella.…

  • Practical advice about the Kandy to Nuwara Eliya train

    Practical advice about the Kandy to Nuwara Eliya train

    I can’t remember the last time any travel experience was quite as hyped by blogs and travel magazines as the scenic train from Kandy to Ella in Sri Lanka. This 6+ hour ride goes through the mountainous region of Sri Lanka, through small villages and vast tea plantations. It’s widely heralded as the most beautiful…

  • 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…