Sri Lanka : Part 5 (Polonnaruwa)

I threw on my swim trunks and made my way to Bandula and his family. They offered me the passenger seat and moments later we were heading out of town, with Bandula pointing out different locations of interest, and his daughter (thankfully) translating. We drove...

Sri Lanka : Part 4 (Off to Polonnaruwa)

When I finally got back to the guesthouse, the sun was beginning to set. Thankfully the tuk tuk driver told me he knew which bus I’d need the next morning to get down to Polonnaruwa and he didn’t mind giving me a ride and putting me on the correct bus. We shook hands...

Sri Lanka : Part 3 (Isurumuniya and Beyond)

About halfway through the night I woke up in a bit of a panic. I realised I’d yet to charge my camera and I immediately jumped out of the bed to grab by converter and take advantage of the few hours before the sun rose. As soon as I plugged in the converter the fuse...

Sri Lanka : Part 2 (Road to Anuradhapura)

As I sat back in my seat on the airplane, I began to feel the adrenaline build. I looked out the window and saw the terminal disappear as we began to taxi toward the runway. I’d decided to take a slightly different direction for this trip. For better or worse, I’d...

Sri Lanka : Part 1 (Dambulla)

When I finally checked my Couchsurfing page I’d gotten two responses for my stay in Kandy. One of the potential hosts was Leslie, an English teach who lived just outside of town, and the second was Benjamin. Though I’m never one to look down on generosity of...