Mar 12-20, 2017 Part 3: MaléWe took one final walk to Bikini Beach before catching our speedboat back to Malé.Within 40 minutes, we were back in Malé and ready to explore. We had booked an Airbnb room located in the middle of the island and made our way there by taxi. When we arrived we were … Continue reading The Maldives: A Tail of Three Islands
Mar 12-20, 2017 Part 2: MaafushiThe only way we could make it to our public ferry to Maafushi was to take a speed boat from Mahibadhoo to Malé and as luck would have it, the sun was shining brightly and the sea was still and calm. Maafushi is an inhabited island used to tourism, with up … Continue reading The Maldives: A Tail of Three Islands
Mar 12-20, 2017 Part 1: MahibadhooWhat do you think of when someone mentions the Maldives? Pristine islands with fine white sand and countless shades of turquoise and blue waters? Honeymoon villas built over the water fit for Beyoncé and Jay-Z (who Tracy reminds me honeymooned here back in 2008)? A conservative Muslim country with sharia … Continue reading The Maldives: A Tail of Three Islands
Mar 10-12, 2017 From ancient cities to the temperate hill country to the beautiful and tranquil southern beaches, Sri Lanka really has it all and, unfortunately, our time there was drawing to a close. Our final stop was Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage city and remnant of Sri Lanka's colonial past. The Portuguese first set up … Continue reading Istuh-tee Sri Lanka
Mar 2-9, 2017 The first rule of traveling is never to check the weather where you are going; the forecast will always be very grim, especially if you are heading to the beach. We were heading to 6 different beaches and low and behold, The Weather Network estimated 6 consecutive days of rain. Judging by how it … Continue reading Sleep, Eat, Beach, Repeat: The Chronicles of Tragic Tracy
Mar 1-2, 2017 Our first and only night in Tissa wasn't a complete rain-fest. At around 5pm, the rain finally subsided and we took a slow and wet walk towards Tissamahara's famed lake. On our way there, we passed a Dagoba called Yatala Wehera but I failed to get a picture because my camera was on the … Continue reading Yala, Let’s Go!
Feb 26-Mar 1, 2017 We. Fucked. Up. We backtracked from Nuwara Eliya to Hatton, around an hour by train in the direction we had come from in order to avoid Adam's Peak pilgrim crowds on the weekend. Once at the train station, it appeared that there were a group of stray dogs running the show rather … Continue reading Weak at Adam’s Peak and Under Our Umbrella-Ella-Ella-Eh!