Archive for January, 2014

Recent Articles #1

Traveling Around the Cultural Triangle
Anuradhapura

Traveling Around the Cultural Triangle

Filed in Sri Lanka by on January 30, 2014 0 Comments • views: 847

Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle The Cultural Triangle is a not-to-be-missed attraction packed with ancient cities and temples that were built as far back at the 1st century B.C. This are covers as far south as Kandy, as far north as Anuradhapura, and as far east as Polonnaruwa. Sigiriya and Dambulla is approximately in the center. […]

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Recent Articles #2

The Galle Face Hotel: Colombo’s Oldest Hotel
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The Galle Face Hotel: Colombo’s Oldest Hotel

Filed in Sri Lanka by on January 28, 2014 0 Comments • views: 786

Built in 1864, the Galle Face Hotel is a gem and is very well-kept up.  In fact it was under renovations when we were there but we still got to see the famous sunset overlooking the Indian Ocean.

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Gangaramaya Temple and Beira Lake
Beira Lake

Gangaramaya Temple and Beira Lake

Filed in Sri Lanka by on January 26, 2014 0 Comments • views: 723

This small temple by Beira Lake is beautifully lit at night.  It also has a temple elephant and a collection of old cars.  

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Colombo:  The executive and judicial capital of Sri Lanka
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Colombo: The executive and judicial capital of Sri Lanka

Filed in Sri Lanka by on January 26, 2014 1 Comment • views: 1433

Colombo is the place where I spent most of my teenage years.  It’s quite the happening city with drivers on stand by to take you wherever you want.  From tea houses to bakeries, to gourmet foods,  it also boasts the latest in ready-to-wear fashions that is imported all over the world.  Colombo also has fully […]

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Lunch in a Traditional Korean Restaurant
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Lunch in a Traditional Korean Restaurant

Filed in South Korea by on January 22, 2014 0 Comments • views: 528

I am in Seoul today for some meetings and ended up having 4 hours of time to kill which is very rare for me.  I decided to go to Insadong which is a Korean traditional craft area.  This is a great place to be on a weekday as the crowds are so bad on the […]

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Horton Plains: A magical place in the clouds views: 1337

Visiting Horton Plains If you plan on visiting Sri Lanka, make sure you put Horton Plains in your schedule.  This unusual place is not to be missed.  I have personally been here 5 times and always look forward to going back.  One can never get tired of its exotic breathtaking scenery. Getting There It’s just […]

Havanna on a Budget: How to save money in Cuba views: 972

  Cuba was always a beach-filled, retro dream for me. Sipping daiquiris by the pool, twirling in full, vintage skirts on the cobblestone streets, and rocking my cat-eye sunglasses from the passenger side of some 1950’s hot rod was a recurring vision in my travel head—and once I’d stepped into Havana it didn’t disappoint. But […]

Sunsets Over the Pacific: Lima views: 1574

On my last night in Lima, I wanted to have a very special evening.   I asked my hostel Nomade Backpackers where the best sunset was.  They said the Marriott.  I was able to make my way up to the second floor to catch one of the most beautiful sunsets I had ever seen.

How to do the Maldives on a Budget views: 1259

Budgeting Maldives and Still Have an Island Getaway Budgeting Maldives is possible if you follow these tips.  If you’re looking for an island getaway for your next vacation, there’s no better place than the Maldives! This collection of more than a thousand coral islands in the Indian Ocean is absolutely stunning.  They offer fantastic diving, […]

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