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Why I Absolutely Have to Return to Sri Lanka

Do you ever feel like you’ve missed out on something after you have travelled to a place? I do because I always have so many things on my list that I want to do or see. So it’s inevitable that some things just don’t or can’t happen. Even when I was planning my Sri Lanka […]

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Phu Quoc Diaries Day 1: Should We Have Got a Vietnam Visa?

We were finally leaving Mallorca to go to Phu Quoc. The idea was to spend a couple of weeks relaxing on the beach, drinking beer at sunset and making tough decisions such as which scrummy beach barbecue to eat at each night. Toni knew where we were going as I’d made him guess by deciphering […]


Why I Didn’t Love Galle [and a Photo Story]

When I was researching Sri Lanka I wasn’t sure whether to stay at Galle or Unawatuna. After reading a bit I figured it would be better to stay at Unawatuna and Visit Galle just for the day. Plus Toni wanted beach, so decision made! I totally made the right decision to visit Galle just for […]

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So Many Great Places to Eat in Unawatuna

Hi friends and Happy New Year. I hope you are not too full after all those Christmas feasts because I’m going to talk about food and drink here too. For a change! I already shared with you the BEST place to eat in Unawatuna but I had so many great meals there that I want […]

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New Destination: Phu Quoc

Happy New Year dear friends! I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to all the great travels the new year is going to bring. My own Christmas was very quiet – everyone took it in turns to get sick! Oh dear. Well not to worry, we are all okay now. I […]

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Unawatuna Blackout

I woke at 6.30am in a sweat, silently cursing Toni for turning off the fan in the night. Again. I lazily reached up to the dial on the wall, twisted it. Nothing. Twisted it the other way. Still nothing. Pressed the main switch. Nothing. Toni hadn’t turned the fan off, it had gone off. There […]

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The Best Place to Eat in Unawatuna

There are loads of places to eat in Unawatuna and some of them are well worth a visit. I had some of my nicest meals in Sri Lanka in Unawatuna. The Best Place to Eat in Unawatuna, without a doubt, is Mettha’s Homecooked Meals. In another post I will tell you the rest of my […]

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Where to Stay in Unawatuna (And Where Not to)

In Unawatuna I stayed at three different guest houses. Yes, you read that right, THREE! In five days. Here I’m going to explain why. Plus I will briefly review each one and share useful info like prices and booking. I have not been compensated for writing any of the following reviews: all my opinions are, […]

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Unawatuna Beach is NICE!

That may sound like a strange title, but let me explain: When I was researching where to go in Sri Lanka, Unawatuna came up a lot. But in reviews and blogs the comments about the beach were rarely positive. It also seemed, from what I read, that Unawatuna was especially touristy and built up. In […]

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From Mirissa to Unawatuna

I decided that the best way for us to get from Mirissa to Unawatuna would be to take a tuk tuk. It couldn’t have worked out better. We called a tuk tuk driver, a young lad, that we had met a couple of evenings before in Mirissa. He had been touting for business and we […]

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The Tale of a Whale in Mirissa

When I was researching things to do in Sri Lanka, one of the things at the top of my list was whale watching. Imagine having the opportunity to see the world’s largest creature for real in the wild. I mean if I was awestruck by the giant turtles at Rekawa Beach how would I feel […]


Is Mirissa Really All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Everything I read when I was researching our itinerary for Sri Lanka said: “You have to see Mirissa.” “Mirissa is the best beach.” “Don’t miss Mirissa.” So we went to Mirissa. Why then did I find that Mirissa was a busy, expensive tourist trap where you could barely even get a spot on the beach? […]

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How NOT to Get From Tangalle to Mirissa (Trust Me, I Lived It!)

Seriously, how hard can it be to get from Tangalle to Mirissa using public transport? I mean look how close they are on the map. Could it really have taken us all day? Well yes, it did take us all bloody day just to get from Tangalle to Mirissa. I still don’t even know what […]

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Giants in the Wild at Rekawa Beach

I wasn’t sure at all if it was going to be possible to see a giant turtle at Rekawa Beach, but I figured it was worth a shot to tuk tuk over there anyway and try our luck. Man, am I glad I did! I’m going to start this post with an apology about the […]

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Where to Eat in Tangalle

I ate so much in Tangalle that I consider myself quite the authority on the subject of where to eat! Whether you want a sit-down meal, a quick snack or breakfast pancakes, you’ll be spoilt for choice for places to eat in Tangalle. Here’s where I ate and what I thought: Sha Sha Beach Shack […]