Sri Lanka

Beach, restaurants, Sri Lanka, travel

Poetry in ocean

Poetry in ocean

On the New South Wales coast, a couple of hours south of Sydney, there is a deep blue bay by the name of Jervis. On the southern arm, nestled in a crooked wrist, between the retiree-infected Vincentia, the most chilled out army base in the world, and the breathtaking Jervis […]

March 29, 2011 ×

backwater tour, Hikkaduwa, hotels, restaurants, Sri Lanka, surfing, travel

Let me paint you a picture…

Let me paint you a picture…

When I think back on my time in Sri Lanka, the image that first comes to mind is the one to the right: -> Not the tea plantations, the haunting exterior of the Hill Club, nor lilies at the Temple of the Tooth. Not the top of Granny’s head as […]

March 8, 2011 ×

Badulla, blessing, embracing culture, life, love, Lunch, poverty, religion, Sri Lanka, travel

Mother Mary

Mother Mary

So first we arrived in “Little England”, and then went to a big temple…. Step three of our journey was to see the real Sri Lanka. As I have mentioned, we have a Sri Lankan Maid-slash-nanny-slash-cook-slash-counselor working with our family. When she invited us to see her home town, we […]

March 2, 2011 ×

Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Hill Country, travel, Travel diary

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

While the rest of the world continued to throw the end of all hissy-fits, I had a holiday. You may have already read a little about me and MY Sri Lanka (yes, that’s right, I own it now), but now comes the interesting bit. When we decided to go to […]

February 28, 2011 ×

embracing culture, hotels, no children, slow service, Sri Lanka, travel

The Bleak House

The Bleak House

Can you guess where I am? I am standing in the shadow of a dark and imposing bluestone mansion, at least I would be in shadow if there were any sun. Mist creeps around me, leaving moisture on every surface, too small to see, but easy enough to feel. The […]

February 23, 2011 ×

Colombo, hotels, Sri Lanka, travel

I remember yesterday…

I remember yesterday…

Well, I’m home. I’m sitting in my back yard in that surreal passage of time where holiday has not been over for long enough to transport your astral body back to ground zero. But very quickly, vacation-mode is slipping away, in converse proportion to the headache creeping in. An early […]

February 20, 2011 ×