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  • Prayer wheels at Gangaramaya Temple | Colombo, Sri Lanka
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    Scenes from Gangaramaya Temple

    We only had four hours to explore Colombo. This is not nearly enough time to get the feel for the city, explore the cultural quirks, or find a corner I could call…

  • White sand | Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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    Beach Getaway: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

    I know this sounds a little crazy, but going to the beach was not on my list of priorities on my trip to Sri Lanka. In fact, at first I had planned…

  • Train from Kandy to Colombo - a banana tree view | Sri Lanka
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    Why You Should Take the Train in Sri Lanka

    Riding the train is one of the best ways to get around southern Sri Lanka. Whether you are in the capital, down by the beaches, up near Kandy, or traveling through hill…

  • Prayers over flowers at the Temple of the Tooth| Kandy, Sri Lanka
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    An Evening Puja at the Temple of the Tooth

    I could spend hours walking around temples marveling at the architecture and design. Like I’ve said before, I rarely get templed out when I travel. So when an opportunity came up to…

  • Tea plantation | Geragama, Sri Lanka
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    Tea Time at the Geragama Tea Estate

    Ceylon. That name sounds familiar, doesn’t it? You’ve probably seen the word Ceylon on your Twinnings tea box, your Bigelow tea box, or at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. You know…

  • Ganesh |Sri Muthumariamman temple, Matale, Sri Lanka
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    Notable Photos: The Colors of Matale

    The roadside town of Matale is often overlooked. Traffic zips through on it’s way to and from Kandy. On the surface, there is little to see but the bustle of daily Sri…

  • Golden Temple Buddha with rain clouds | Sri Lanka
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    Sri Lanka’s Golden Temple

    Tucked away on the side of a mountain in central Sri Lanka, there are five caves filled to the brim with Buddhist shrines. These caves have been here since prehistoric times, but…

  • Hibiscus floating in water at the Vil Uyana | Sri Lanka
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    The Jetwing Vil Uyana: My Personal Heaven

    Have you ever been to a hotel that makes you want to throw away everything you own and just move in? I’m not talking about just any luxury hotel that stuns you…

  • Mom and baby at Minneriya National Park | Sri Lanka
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    The Gathering of the Elephants

    Experiencing Sri Lanka’s great elephant migration called “The Gathering” was hands down one of the coolest wildlife experiences I have ever had. While I am a big animal lover, I don’t often…

  • Haze | Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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    Climbing the Lion Rock

    One of the most unique landmarks in Sri Lanka is Sigiriya, the Lion Rock. Most of the time when you imagine the site of an ancient city, you think of grand entrances,…

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    First Impressions of Sri Lanka

    The heat is what I remember most about arriving in Sri Lanka. Once the doors slid open at the international airport just outside Colombo, the heat and humidity slammed into me like…

  • Pensive elephant at Minneriya National Park | Sri Lanka
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    Photo Inspiration: Sri Lankan Elephants

    Sri Lanka has always enchanted me from afar.  Between its lush tropical greenery, its strong Buddhist history, and its spicy colorful culture, there are so many reasons why traveling here was a…

  • Vegetable thali | Bhaktapur, Nepal
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    Look out India, I’m a Lefty

    That’s right, I’m a lefty. And in a few weeks time, I’m heading to India. India, the land of right-handed everything. The land of ‘The Right Hand Rule.’ The Right Hand Rule…