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Taste Sri Lanka: Taste Kottu Roti

Taste Sri Lanka: Taste Kottu Roti

This is one of my Sri Lanka foodie posts. And my mouth is totally watering just thinking about kottus and rotis in Sri Lanka. If you are going to Sri Lanka (lucky thing) you absolutely have to eat kottu and roti (spellings often vary wildly).

How to get from Ella to Tangalle by Bus

How to get from Ella to Tangalle by Bus

How to get from Ella to Tangalle (or Tangalla – I don’t know which spelling is right) may seem straightforward, but I had the added challenge that in Sri Lanka I was travelling on a budget. This meant using public transport as much as possible.

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Don’t Miss a Great Day in Ella

This post is about my one full day in Ella, visiting Little Adam’s Peak, walking through the tea country, walking on the train tracks and to the spectacular Nine Arch Bridge. Followed by the ride from Hell on a public bus and cheeky monkeys at Ella Rawana Falls…

Rice and Curry in Sri Lanka

Rice and Curry in Sri Lanka

Rice and curry in Sri Lanka is a completely unique experience compared to the food of other countries. The food in Sri Lanka in general is flavoursome and delicious but still one of the most simple foods I’ve had anywhere. Sri Lankan rice and curry is a perfect example of that.

Don't worry about finding accom in Ella it'll find you

Don’t Worry About Finding Accommodation in Ella; It’ll Find You!

When the train finally got in to the station at Ella, we knew we now had to find somewhere to stay. We needn’t have worried about choices for accommodation though, as we were completely bombarded as we left the station. Touts, tuk tuk drivers and people offering rooms all wanted a piece of the action.

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Only in Sri Lanka: Hiking on the Train Tracks from Pattipola to Haputale

Dodging trains, shuffling through dank, dark tunnels, getting dragged into the track manager’s office and being ambushed by snarling dogs… These are only a few things that happened on our hike from Pattipola to Haputale in Sri Lanka’s hill country. Even so, this was one of my absolute favourite days in Sri Lanka.

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Tea with a View at Lipton’s Seat, Haputale [Photo Story]

Ever wondered where that little packet of dust we call a teabag comes from? We think of tea as very ENGLISH. But is it really? Lipton’s tea actually comes from Sri Lanka. And when I was in Sri Lanka I had the pleasure of visiting Sir Thomas Lipton’s Dambatenne Tea Factory as well as hiking […]

InMyShoesTravel Update Feb 2017_01

InMyShoesTravel Update Feb 2017

Well Happy New Year everyone! And sorry I haven’t had the chance to say it yet. I’ve been busy busy busy… But I know, I get it; who hasn’t? Tell you something new, right? Well I thought I’d start with a little update and let you know what to expect on the blog soon…

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Sri Lanka Accommodation Review: Leisure Mount View, Haputale

By the time we got to Haputale we were ready to stay somewhere nice. Not that our previous accommodations in Sri Lanka hadn’t been nice. But Leisure Mount View in Haputale was really in another league.

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Riding The Trains Through Sri Lanka’s Hill Country

Hey guys, what’s up? Sorry for the recent neglect! I assure you it is not from lack of love, but purely busy-ness, what with finishing up work for the season and then taking a few amazing trips in Spain… But let’s backtrack there a bit; I’ll tell you about those things all in good time.

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Sri Lanka Accommodation Review: Punsisi Rest, Dalhousie

There are plenty of places to stay in Dalhousie, where most visitors base themselves for hiking Adam’s Peak. None of them are particularly good value so I suppose that Punsisi Rest is just as good as any. Punsisi Rest was centrally located in Dalhousie and was reasonably comfortable for one night.

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Leaving Adam’s Peak, Best Breakfast in Dalhousie & How to get to Hatton

On our way down from Adam’s Peak we were seduced by aromas from the breakfast delights that the stalls and tea huts were cooking up. We didn’t want to stop and eat though, as we were desperate for a shower and now that it was well after sunrise, the day was getting hotter by the second.

Adam's Peak

Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka: To Climb or Not To Climb?

When I was planning this trip to Sri Lanka I wasn’t sure about Adam’s Peak. I had read that it was HARD and frankly, I didn’t know if I could hack it. I discussed it with Toni and he suggested we give it a go.

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Dalhousie Photo-Walk – In The Rain

When Toni and I arrived in Dalhousie, Sri Lanka we had two priorities: find somewhere to stay, then eat. We’d had an early start from Kandy and a terrifying bus journey through the hills from Hatton to Dalhousie and now we needed food.

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The Magic of Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka

We were almost at the top. We’d walked a gruelling 4 hours. Our legs were shaking from the exertion of climbing 5,500 steps. We were shivering from our own sweat-soaked clothes that had turned freezing cold after we’d stopped at the Last Chance Cafe