Sri Lanka is a country rich in cultural sites and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Driving a matter of hours, the landscape completely changes from dry dusty land to green tea plantations. Beaches give way to endless forests; flat planes change to mountainous horizons; Buddhist temples make way for numerous world heritage sites. During my... Continue Reading →
Nothing quite compares to conquering a mountain in darkness and watching dawn arrive at the summit. Adam's Peak is the tallest point in Sri Lanka, making it a challenging hike - especially as you tackle it in pitch blackness. It was a magical experience and although fog marred the views at the top, the clouds... Continue Reading →
From the moment I set eyes on the Indian Himalayas, I knew it was going to be a spectacular trip. Paradise beckoned with uncountable snow capped peaks towering into the sky, flourishing green valleys and barren mountain sides. Being surrounded by so much natural beauty never got old and I could have spent my entire trip just staring at never-ending mountainous horizons.
Also known as the baby trek, this is an easy hike through the heavenly Sham valley. Usually completed in three days, I tackled it in two due to time restraints. This would have been manageable if I didn't make a wrong turn at the start of the first day and ended up taking a 4... Continue Reading →