I’ve never loved big cities. Never. In December, however, I was on a trip with TakeMeTour Thailand, a community-based travel organization which provides meaningful travel experiences. I was in Bangkok. Bangkok. The crazy big capital city of Thailand. And in Bangkok, I learned to love […]
“You are always smiling, ALWAYS!,” says my host couple, Nok and Aek. I live in the busy capital of Colombo and I hardly touch a knife at home. And joining an actual cooking class was a really exciting experience for me. I have previously joined […]
I chat with Sushila. She’s my host. She lives alone, but with visitors from all over the world, she’s never alone. Her home, now, is a hub where cultures come together. Her home is the birthplace of thoughtful conversations. She makes me sweet tea and offers me chocolate chip cookies.
With TakeMeTour Thailand, I visited four temples in Chiang Mai, sampled delicious Lanna (northern Thai) food and learnt how to weave cotton.
It’s 8 in the morning. In a little village tucked inside the jungle in Sigiriya, the intermonsoon rains have already arrived. Our breakfast starts with a bowl of thick Lankan kola kenda, herbal gruel, made with Sri Lankan herbs, coconut milk and a small portion […]
I solo traveled in Meghalaya for 12 days and while I have so many stories to tell, I thought of writing this guide. You can read my stories from Shillong here and from Mawsynram, here. This guide explains the route I took, places I visited […]
I was on a Facebook video call with my mother and sister when I heard loud giggles outside my door. Two little kids appeared with possibly the biggest smiles I’d seen in a while. Then came their friends. A few minutes back, they were playing […]
Zin traveled to Meghalaya for two weeks and she’s creating a series of posts where she pens down her most cherished experiences. This is the post one of NatnZin’s Meghalaya series. It’s Eid. I’m with Anne. One hearty breakfast and two cups of coffee later, […]
We went to Arugam Bay earlier this year and loved everything about the quaint hamlet on Sri Lanka’s East Coast. Since it was the “off-season” it was far away from the Arugam Bay we had heard of. We were away from the maddening crowds, hipsters […]
We’ve realized that we aren’t exactly travelers who hunt down the must-see places. Instead, we choose to casually wander around the streets. That’s perfectly fine because our morning tuk rides lead us to interesting corners, where there are picturesque moss-laden rocky paths and flowery fences. Our casual, […]
Nuwara Eliya is often frequented by the local travelers for its climate. To Sri Lankans, Nuwara Eliya is a cold, sleepy beautiful town. It’s relatively less popular among foreign travelers compared to other hill stations in Sri Lanka, again for the same reason. Climate. It’s […]
Think of green vistas sweeping away as you peep your head out of the train window. Think of jungle-clad mountains, endless tea plantations and bada iringu (corn on the cob) uncles who make their way through crowded coaches. It’s no secret that we love travelling […]