My Top 5 Travel Destinations to Revisit

By | September 26th, 2014|Travel|

Despite the title of this post, the idea of revisiting a favourite travel destination isn't something I am entirely comfortable to be honest.  Being the pessimist I am, I wonder (worry) that a return visit to a favourite spot wouldn't be as good the second time around, and whether that second visit and subsequent experiences would [...]

Share your photo memories and WIN :)

By | September 16th, 2014|Competitions|

  #WePrintMemories   So so many photos!  In fact I backed up my photos last night owing to my Macbook playing silly buggers and not booting up at the first 7 attempts (lucky number 8), and there were over 15,000 files to copy over to my portable hard drive. 15,000! That seems an utterly crazy [...]

A Travel Blogger Interview with Stephanie of @pearlsnpassport

By | January 21st, 2013|Blogger Interviews|

Last week it was one of the big guns, this week is a travel blogging newbie. Stephanies vintage themed blog is definitely one for the future and one you should all be bookmarking. We've chatted a fair bit about her impending visit to Sri Lanka, which by the way sounds epic, but her travel plans don't stop [...]

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 [...]

A travel blogger interview with Laura The Explorer (@lauraexplorer89)

By | November 19th, 2012|Blogger Interviews|

Another interview scarily accurate to how mine would read if I ever answered my own questions this week ... well the RANDOM section at least.  Through Travel Massive events I've had the pleasure and honor of meeting a couple of the MyDestination crew, who not only blog on the MyDestination site, but on their own [...]

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 [...]

Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Sri Lanka

By | October 18th, 2012|Sri Lanka|

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants all rolled into one.   Located at Pinnawala village, in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka, I was lucky enough to make a visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage during my time in Sri Lanka, although I did leave it a little late - my last full day.  Here's a little bit [...]

Volunteer accommodation – What to expect

By | October 10th, 2012|Volunteering|

Volunteer accommodation can range between all sorts of property types and standards. I suppose where you end up resting your head each night can depend on a number of factors, such as the country you're volunteering in, the area of that country, the budget of the organisation you're working for and even your own budget (there may [...]

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 [...]