Tokyo: making the best out of one-week business trip

By | 2018-11-24T23:44:17+00:00 November 24th, 2018|

I was lucky to have a business trip to such a faraway and unique country as Japan. Of course, every country is unique in its own was, but for whatever reasons Japan stands out in my mind. I was anticipating this trip since one year and finally it happened. Very often, when you are waiting for something so long, [...]

Two weeks in Sri Lanka: a dream trip. Before you go…

By | 2018-02-11T22:51:13+00:00 February 11th, 2018|

This is the concluding post about our wonderful Sri Lanka trip in December 2017 – January 2018 and I would like to share with you several observations and impressions we had during our journey through this evergreen island. Sri Lankan Visa You most probably need an e-visa to visit Sri-Lanka. It is easy to apply online at [...]

Two weeks in Sri Lanka: a dream trip. Part 6: The Ella – Kandy train

By | 2018-02-11T20:46:21+00:00 February 11th, 2018|

Without contemplating, I would say the Ella - Kandy train was indeed so far the most beautiful ride in my life. The landscape changes every dozen of kilometers and you pass by flourishing tea plantations, livid villages, followed by beautiful waterfalls and misty forests and you can’t get enough of them! Before we got [...]

Two weeks in Sri Lanka: a dream trip. Part 5: On the road in Ella

By | 2018-02-11T20:23:35+00:00 February 11th, 2018|

We spent three nights in Ella and, frankly speaking, I don’t completely share the excitement of other travelers calling Ella a sweet, cozy village. Ella definitely has its charm, but it is not a small and quiet as many people say. Ella is overflown with tourists, touristic shops and restaurants, the traffic is heavy and so is pollution. However, [...]

Two weeks in Sri Lanka: a dream trip. Part 4: Safari in Yala

By | 2018-02-10T14:36:14+00:00 February 10th, 2018|

Yala (https://www.yalasrilanka.lk/ ) is probably the most famous (second big but the most visited) wild life park on Sri Lanka. After Tangalle, we planned to go to Ella and were considering to visit the Yala National Park on the way there. Luckily, the couple we met on the bus to Tangalle, Valery and Vladimir from London, [...]

Two weeks in Sri Lanka: a dream trip. Part 3: From Kandy to Sigiriya

By | 2018-02-01T00:07:39+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

After not exhausting but still very long train ride from Ella (this part is yet to be written when the photos from our friend arrived) we were happy to spend a night at the 3-star hotel The Sovereign in Kandy. From there, we took a 20-minute walk into the city before the sunset and strolled along the Bogambara Lake [...]

Two weeks in Sri Lanka: a dream trip. Part 2: Mirissa, Tangalle and Nilaveli beaches

By | 2018-02-10T14:39:04+00:00 January 27th, 2018|

Wikipedia says that there are about 22 beaches in Sri Lanka. While we were planning our trip, we had hard times choosing the ones we would like to visit or to stay at longer. The reason for that is that the beaches in Sri Lanka are beautiful and attractive in different ways. In total, we’ve been to five beaches [...]

Two weeks on Sri Lanka: a dream trip. Part 1: from Colombo to Galle

By | 2018-02-10T14:39:51+00:00 January 21st, 2018|

Already on Sri Lanka, I was told that this country is smaller than Bavaria. Could you imagine spending two weeks of your vacation in Bavaria? I honestly couldn’t. But spending two or even four (cheers to Cedrik!) weeks on Sri Lanka – it can’t be easier! Sri Lanka is so diverse and beautiful that we felt that 13 days [...]

Visiting our sponsoring child on Sri Lanka

By | 2018-02-10T14:40:22+00:00 January 17th, 2018|

Few people know that Matthias and I have so called “sponsored” children abroad. The whole story started four years ago in Alexandria, where we were aghast by the child poverty: little children, disheveled and hungry, didn’t let go of us on the streets. There, shocked and bitter, we decided to find a way to help the children, to give [...]

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