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Sunset at Kandy Lake, Kandy

The Landscapes of Sri Lanka (II)

Within a mile, the landscapes and views of Sri Lanka change constantly. So does the smell, so does the sound. The waves of mountains, endless oceans and beaches. Buzzing cities of life and chaos.

A new Sri Lanka around every single corner. What’s next?

The sunrise at Ella Rock, the famous mountain around the city of Ella. The strange rock formation at Sigiriya Rock and Pidurangala Rock, located in central Sri Lanka. The roaring city of Kandy, the combination of spiritual life and hard commerce. The silent beaches in the South around Tangalle. The railway system.
Keep on walking, keep on discovering a country of life and beauty – who knows what’s around the next corner. Things might change.


Women working in a tea factory, Nuwara Eliya

The Life of Sri Lanka - exploring and documenting some daily moment

Travelling and exploring Sri Lanka will let you getting to know lovely people who love their country and daily life. They also want you to love their country – and be an active part of their daily life.

The Laugh and Life of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka offers stunning views and amazing landscapes. Also, it offers one of the most warm hearted and generous people I have yet talked to. You really can feel the love for their country, the proud in their life. They often want you to be part of it – interacting, experiencing. Living Sri Lankan life as much as it’s possible for a tourist. In general: Confusing, overwhelming and stunning. Harsh, loud and peaceful. Tons of impressions which might take some time to fully understand. It might surprise how much it really needs to calm down and enjoy life.
Like I said before: Don’t rush and take your time. This life isn’t fast anyway.


Sunset at Lake Gregory, Nuwara Eliya

The Landscapes of Sri Lanka (I)

The country of Sri Lanka offers a charming combination of a stunning tropical landscape presented by lovely people. A more and more popular destination, but still a silent gem in the south of India.

Sri Lanka. Be ready to be amazed and confused at the same time.

In recent years, Sri Lanka has become more and more popular as a travel destination. After the end of the civil war in 2009, the country can finally be visited without any unnecessary worries. Thankfully, as it offers so much impressions that you’ll easily be overwhelmed. Eight UNESCO World Heritage sites are waiting for you to be discovered, mostly in the cultural north. The ancient city of Anuradhapura. The stunning landscape around Sigiriya Rock and its temple (hint: best viewed from the adjacent Pidurangala Rock). The Old Palace of King Parakramabahu in Polonnaruwa. The impressive Buddha Caves around Dambulla. The list of beautiful cultural heritage is sheer endless.
Continue to visit the colonial history in the South and the Highlands. Visiting British-ish cities like Kandy, Ella, Nuwara Eliya. Discover the buzzing and hectic sound of multi-cultural melting pots. Be prepared to be overwhelmed by the different smells and sounds. Endless beaches around the south coast – villages like Tangalle of Weligama Bay.
And finally: Take your time. Use public transport. Don’t rush, life isn’t fast anyway.


People being people - Laugh and Life of Bali

Travelling Bali. Exploring a country. Discovering a soul.

Every now and then, someone opens a door. It’s up to yourself to realize and walk through it. People being themselves in Candidasa, Ubut, Karangasem, Padangbai, Bedoegoel. Anywhere.