Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s South Coast: 5 Best Places to Unwind

Tangalle to Galle Strung out in a swaying hammock, fresh frangipani buds in one hand and a rum coconut in the other, I while away the hours before dinner, too unwound to even pick up a book. I could be surfing or boating amongst blue whales, or poking around in search of yet another secret strip of sand, but there’s no need: nirvana is right here........Read More

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5 places that will blow your mind in 2017

  Want to find yourself exploring the hottest destinations in Southeast Asia this year? Step off the beaten track and find out why Wild Travel Story named these the best places to discover in 2017. BAGAN, Myanmar What makes Myanmar’s most extravagant temple site one of the hottest destinations in Southeast Asia for 2017? Jump aboard a slow........Read More

Spotting Leopards in Sri Lanka – Wild Wetlands of Wilpattu

Keen to jump aboard a jeep and track down elephants, sloth bears, mugger crocodiles and leopards? Look no further than Sri Lanka’s largest and most surprising nature reserve: the freshwater wetlands of Wilpattu National Park. Protected since 1938 but closed to the public during Sri Lanka’s long, war-torn years, Wilpattu reopened in 2003 and has........Read More

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Top things to do in Jaffna – Sri Lanka

A short drive out of Jaffna, against a backdrop of abandoned concrete ruins and fish drying en masse on the roadside, a fisherman sits baiting his lines, one eye on the sea. Close by, a trio of kids performs backflips onto the sand, and a local man squats beside his makeshift stall – a wide sweep of flawless spider shells. As we explore........Read More

Sri Lankan’s Best Elephant Safari

The sun beats down on our open safari jeep, thumping along a muddy track through Hurulu Eco Park in central Sri Lanka. Sporting big hats and a lather of sunscreen, we spot birds and lizards and take in lovely grassland vistas, but it takes a huge pungent pile of steaming elephant dung to really get us excited. Within minutes, flapping their big........Read More