Polonnaruwa – Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle Part 3

By | December 6th, 2012|Sri Lanka|

Polonnaruwa was the last stop on our weekend tour of the cultural triangle.  Of the 3 sites within the triangle, it was the furthest east and therefore in slightly dodgey grounds.  We were advised that due to the civil war we should only go so far north and so far east, and Polonnaruwa was right on the [...]

Anuradhapura – Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle Part2

By | November 21st, 2012|Sri Lanka|

Anuradhapura is the capital  of Sri Lanka's North Central Province.  It's a city  famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It is also reported to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. If you haven't already guessed, Anuradhapura will be the focus of this second part [...]

The Dambulla Cave Temple – Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle Part1

By | November 16th, 2012|Sri Lanka|

The Dambulla Cave Temple is just one of the many jewels in Sri Lankas Cultural Triangle crown.  The Cultural Triangle is situated in the centre of the island and covers an area which includes the World Heritage cultural sites of: the Ancient City of Dambulla and its cave temple, the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa and its palace [...]

Sigiriya Rock – climbing a big rock to an ancient fortress

By | August 15th, 2012|Sri Lanka|

In simplest term, Sigiriya is a town with a large stone and ancient rock palace ruin located on the top (Sigiriya Rock).  Located in the Matale District of Central Province.  The nearest city to Sigiriya is Dambulla, which itself is of major significance.  Dambulla forms part of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle. Dambulla – Visit Dambulla’s sacred temple – the Golden Temple [...]

Capture the Colour Photo Contest Entry

By | July 13th, 2012|Photographic Inspiration|

I'm quite a big fan of these 'my best of, pass it on posts' that seem to pop up every now and then, but when they do pop up I always wonder if each is going to be the last one, surely there's only so many of them that cant do the rounds .. wrong! [...]

My Sri Lankan Bucket List

By | September 7th, 2011|Sri Lanka, Travel, Travel tips|

Having spent a couple of months living and teaching in Sri Lanka, I feel I got to know the country quite well during my time there.  When not teaching over the weekend, I would set out with friends to explore what this amazing country had to offer.  In short I feel in love with Sri Lanka and [...]