They all sang and danced together. “It was like a party inside the train,” Anne would tell me. It is now our dream to visit the vibrant, bustling cities of Punjab and the rural countryside brimming with life.
Some days, during my trips, I sit quietly on new cafes, sipping local coffee. Other days, I, unable to speak the local language, walk past locals, grinning. I observe them from far, quietly.
There are many ways to experience Sri Lanka, but to know her real side – the warmth of strangers, the nose-tingling aroma of a seasoned chicken curry, and the mythical beauty of paddy-fields where fireflies dance in a moonless night – one has to dive deep into her community.
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 […]
“Being born in Saudi Arabia to Sri Lankan parents, lived in both India and Australia, you came all the way to Sri Lanka, where your roots are from, to find love. And now you are here. You live here.” – Zahil loves to pull Nathan’s […]
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 […]
Our experience and things to know about Bed & Bicycle Hostel The twinkle lights downstairs add a little magical touch to the hostel premises. Having just had two beef samosas and chicken rolls from a roadside shop nearby, we are back in Bed & Bicycle Hostel […]
“So you don’t know how to cook rice & curry, and that’s why you are here?” The Australian guest who joined us for the cooking class with Ecowave asks me. In Sri Lanka, we eat rice & curry for breakfast. We eat it for lunch. […]