If there is one image that entice every visitor from around the world to visit the tiny South Asia nation of Sri Lanka, it has to be Sigiriya, the enigmatic image of a rocky outcrop towering over the surrounding green plains. Often referred to as the “8th Wonder of the World”, the UNESCO World Heritage […]Read more "Ancient City of Sigiriya & Pidurangala Rock, Sri Lanka"
Located 72km away from the town of Kandy, which makes it a good day trip is the town of Dambulla, for its famous rock cave temple. I visited Dambulla combined with Sigiriya, travelling all the way from and back to Kandy in a day using the ever reliable Tuk tuk arranged by the owner of […]Read more "The Golden Temple of Dambulla, Sri Lanka"
I started each year with a list- of books I wanted to read, of tasks I wanted to complete, of relationships I wanted to rebuilt, of attitude I wanted to change and obviously, of places I wanted to see. Though I am blessed to be able to tick off few things here and there, purely […]Read more "Kandy, The Cultural Capital of Sri Lanka"
Reserved at least half a day and take Tram 15E from Central Lisbon (Praça do Comércio terminal) to the town of Belém, to understand Portugal’s participation in the Age of Discovery. The windy breeze coming from Rio Tejo (Tagus River), the grand nautical monuments, the monastery where explorers spent their last night in prayer before […]Read more "Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Torre de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal"
It baffles me to think why Lisbon remains to be not as popular as the other neighboring European capital. Who will not fall in love in a city where there is abundance of sunshine, an easy access to the beach, beautiful old Gothic churches to admire, nostalgic tram ride to take, and faded grand architecture […]Read more "Praça do Comércio, Sé, Barrios de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal"
My first day in Lisbon was spent with one mission alone, that is to take the classic Lisbon’s Tram 28E early morning, before it gets too crowded and in a way to avoid the synonymously famous pick pocketing activities on-board this popular tram journey. To board the quaint yellow tram screeching and rattling its way […]Read more "Tram 28E and the Alfama District, Lisbon, Portugal"
There are a lot of things that change about travel over the years, and the resurgence of the so called Second City is definitely one of them. By definition, a Second City is simply a country second most populous city, a term that denotes a more inferior position than the celebrated capital, perhaps even when […]Read more "The Old World Flair of Porto, Portugal"