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Southwest beaches of Sri Lanka

From Udawalawe National Park, we took the bus to Embilipitiya and another bus to Thangalle town. This is our first beach destination on this trip. After all the painful bus journeys through the mountain country, we were glad to be at the beaches relaxing and pretty much not thinking about anything else besides, eating, sleeping and […]

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Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka

From Nuwara Eliya, we took the public bus to Hatton and it took around 2-hours. From Hotton, another bus to a place called SiriPada. This is the base of the climb. Siripada is basically a couple of streets with tons of small restaurants, snacks, sweets shops and hotels to cater to the tourists. The buses […]

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How to cruise along the Kerala backwaters

Cruising through the backwaters is one of the most peaceful ways to experience the “Gods Own Country”, the Kerala. Booking the cruise through websites or travel agents is very common, however that doesn’t guarantee the best price. If you are a budget traveler, I have some tips for you. Take the public transportation to Allapey. […]

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Altitude Sickness Lessons !!

After having spent nearly a couple of months at higher altitude, we collectively seem to have experienced pretty much every symptom of altitude sickness, only the mild versions thankfully. Here is a summary of the lessons learned: 1) Drink water forcefully: Dehydration is the major cause of headache at higher altitude. People tend to think […]

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