Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala

“A little guy sniffed my hand and ankle and I was told that this means he would remember me if I ever return”.

HOTEL REVIEW: Water Garden, Sigiriya

“The villas are perfectly placed within the landscape, with winding streams and an abundance of flora and wildlife at your doorstep”.

In it for the Long Haul

“Then the crew bid us farewell with their hands pressed into prayer, a slight bow and the traditional Sri Lankan greeting of Ayubowan”.

Climbing the Sigiriya Rock Fortress

“Our guide breezed his way up, telling us he goes up at least 5 times a day during high season, if not more”.

The All-Inclusive Truth

“When you hear the words ‘all-inclusive’, what comes to mind? Personally, I am filled with dread”.

14 Things x Sri Lanka

“Duty Free at Colombo Airport includes washing machines, dishwashers, fridges and ovens. Just in case, you know, the one you brought with you from home didn’t survive the flight…”.

"Airports are places of bookends"

“Airports are places of bookends: new beginnings and long-awaited endings”.

Wanderlisting: 3 Autumn City Breaks

A couple of months ago I wrote what I called a ‘wanderlist’, as summer was coming to an end and I was desperate (obviously) to make it last just a little bit longer.

Window shopping in Milan

Before I left Italy in September, I made the quick trip from Alessandria to Milan for a day of (mainly) window shopping. I’d never visited before and as soon as I walked down to the underground I felt right at home.