No pictures on this trip. Just this video of one of us, flailing.  From a distance, surfing has always epitomized freedom with its rapturous promise of the power to ride the ocean. In reality it is every bit as exhilarating, though not as easy, as it looks. If you want to learn, make sure you pick a good beginner’s ...

The Horton Plains Greetings to all our persevering fans! We’re back! At least, we were a few weeks ago. The lot of us finally managed to cobble together enough time to go over to the Horton Plains and metaphorically plunder its many riches. Metaphorically. Now don’t go all PETA on us. Horton Plains is a national park, located in the Nuwara Eliya ...

Ala Galla A week or two ago, we decided we’d sat on our haunches being productive members of society long enough, and asked hiker-extraordinaire Kirigalpoththa if he knew any mountains we could scale. After deciding on Allagalla, a classical mountain-shaped mound of earth topped by a large pile of rocks, we set off. Alla Galla, literally translates from Sinhalese to “Potato ...

Taking the Train from Badulla On the last day of our backpacking venture, after lounging about in Polonnaruwa, we decided to leg it to Badulla to get a desire for some hills and mountains out of our system. Now Badulla aint no short distance from Polonnaruwa and we found ourselves on the road for a good 5 to 6 hours or so bussing it ...

Things to Do in Galle Now I’m sure that fort over there is plenty for anybody to look at and all, but what can you really do in Galle? We spent two days there and discovered a few nooks and crannies. Granted most of these nooks were in the Galle Literary Festival, which none of us really took much notice of. As such, the ...

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