Wow, it has actually been over a year since I’ve last updated this poor forgotten blog. The simple explanation why is just that I’ve been way too busy to give
After more than 3 weeks and over 2000 kilometers on the road with our little scooter ‘Rodeo’, we have now returned to our paradise down south, rich of memories and
I'll just continue where I left off yesterday ~ after meeting those wild elephants on the road to Ella, we drove through the most spectacular landscapes. Mountains, hills, palm trees and rice-fields. I wish I could've captured that beauty, but it was raining heavily again. Actually the Sri Lankan people notices the climate changes as well.. And they think that there is less foreigners visiting the country this year cause of this. I don't know, but I am quite happy if there is less people, cause some places, like Yala, are really more than crowded enough!
Wow, two weeks and 600 kilometers on the road with our scooter has passed by so quickly, yet it feels like months ago since we left our paradise in the
We were blessed enough to get invited on a real adventure last week! Our dear friend Banda wanted to show us 'his special place', deep inside of the rainforest of the world heritage Sinharaja. I feel so grateful for that, cause we would have never ever found this magical place without him. It is really a place off the beaten track, and we had such a unique experience staying in Bandas' lovely friends' house, like 50 meters below this waterfall, surrounded by tea-plantations.
One beautiful day we rented a motorbike to explore around. It was such a lovely and eventfull day, even if our little trip started with the most uncomfortable situation we've ever been in here in Sri Lanka. Just a couple of kilometers from 'our' peaceful little village, we cruised past the traditional fishermen stilts, with men sitting on them for once! We've seen plenty of stilts, but no one has been using them as it is not season to go fishing close to the beach just yet. But now we could finally see them! And that was one magical second! Then some guys came up to us and wanted to charge us for taking photos of the 'fishermen'!
It is the 22nd of January and we are sitting on our balcony and watching the very first rainfall of the year. Listening to the raindrops hitting the roof with such power.. feeling the smell of wet jungle.. The sky has been blue and clear and the sun has been shining so so bright every single day, but today it was time for the nature to get some fresh water. And perhaps time for us to stay inside for once, which ain't an easy thing to do, when there are so many places to explore, people to meet, photographs to shoot, waves to surf, etc etc.
Hey you all, I hope you’ve had a beautiful holiday time with your loved ones, and I wish you all a Happy New Year! I’ve taken some holiday time myself,
It almost felt unreal to step out of the airport and walk into that "wall of heat", that one always meet when travelling from cold places to the tropics. I instantly felt the strong smell of smoke from some nearby fire of trash, mixed with the hundreds of incense placed in different parts of the airport and its entrance. Welcome to Asia, baby. We had been desiring to go travelling Costa Rica for years already, but when the time to book the tickets finally came, we both felt an even stronger desire to go to the other side of the world ~ to Sri Lanka! Just typical us, plans never really work out, haha! Our visas was approved within one hour and we booked two oneway-tickets straight away. Damn, I'm so lucky to have found a lover as spontaneous as I am!
And so my trip came to it’s end. It has gone so quickly, yet it feels like if I’ve been away for months. I guess that’s what happens when you
There is something happening inside of me when I am travelling. Like if a fire starts to burn. I kind of feel on fire. I feel everything so deeply, I