A day in Galle Fort

Spent a day in Galle Fort a few days ago and here are a couple of snaps I managed to capture…. 

Gotta be the best fresh gelato!

 

The fort court
 
 
The refurbished Dutch hospital; now a dining complex
 
 
A little boutique store that caught my eye
 
 
Retail therapy!
 
 
Beach loving
 
 
My lunch – seafood curry rice at Peddlar’s Inn
 
Xoxo! 

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Holiday season ♡

It’s the Sinhala and Tamil New Year season so Sri Lanka is on holiday mode! My family and I hit the expressway and here we are in Bentota!

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Enjoying water sports!

Bentota is approximately located 1 and half hours away from the city of Colombo.  There’s plenty of water sport activities like jet skiing, jet surfing, banana boat rides and tubing!

We’re staying at Club Bentota which is located on a tiny island by the sea. To get to the hotel, you need to take a short boat ride. Fun and games for the season begin tomorrow so for now, I’m basking in the ambience and cool salty breeze 😀

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Xoxo

Island loving :)

I live on an island so it’s easy to be the kind of person that loves the beach and sea. To be quite frank, I live just about a ten minute drive away from the great Indian Ocean so all my life I have loved the idea of going to the beach and wetting my feet. I don’t really care about the sand on my feet and salt on my hair and face. I absolutely love the freshness and cool air. I could stay for hours watching the waves crash over and over, the sky turning dark as the day ends and yet enjoying hearing the sound of the lapping ocean.

My island home Sri Lanka is thankfully blessed with great natural beauties like golden sandy beaches, lush forests and parks, cool hilltops and ancient historic sites. Whenever my family decides on taking a trip around the country however, we always end up going somewhere close to or by the sea. Last December and early January were two months spent doing just that. My family and I travelled south the most – to Yala on the far south eastern side of the island (located by the Yala National Park), Ahangama (close to the Heritage City of Galle) and Beruwala.

Yala

This picture was taken at the Jetwing Yala hotel. A soft opening was held in September and there was a fantastic offer on the room rates, so we just grabbed at the opportunity and drove nearly half the day to just get there! It ain’t an easy drive but the hours spent on the road were worth it because the hotel was simply beautiful. The poolside was extremely lengthy and relaxing. The picture might look a little fuzzy but actually I happened to take it while it was raining. That didn’t stop us from taking a dip though 😀

The Yala National Park is located approximately five minutes from the hotel so it’s easy to come by an elephant or two, a dozen peacocks, a family of deer and other wild animals on the vicinity. We took a safari during the wee hours of the morning the very next day and were lucky enough to spot two leopards finishing off a hunt. A week after we left the hotel, it was noted that a leopard was sighted on the hotel premises! YIKES!

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A few weeks later we hit the southern road once again and made a day stop in a small town by the name of Ahangama. We stayed at another hotel managed by Jetwing by the name of Mosvold Villa. The place is wonderful – the perfect spot for honeymooning couples and anyone looking for a secluded holiday. There’s nothing all that special about this quaint town but I must admit that it’s got one of the BEST beaches the island has to offer. You can literally walk a hundred metres or so into the sea and the water level would be at my knees. I’m not a fantabulous swimmer so this was like an excellent opportunity for me just to play around and have fun with my husband and cousins. We literally spent a good three hours in the water and came back looking crisp and burnt! However, the one thing about beaches and living on an island is, you get to experience some of the most amazing and breathtaking sunsets.

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If you’re every planning on making a trip to my little island, do give me a shoutout! Xoxo