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3 night trip including Udawalawe, Ella, and Nuwara Eliya

As we said goodbye to another visitor (bye Ash, Steven and Callie, miss you already) we say hello to another.. my mum (aka Grandma) is here to visit for 10 days. I’ve been really looking forward to her visit because we’d planned a 3 night trip up into the hill country, including an elephant safari… Continue reading 3 night trip including Udawalawe, Ella, and Nuwara Eliya

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Sri Lanka with & without kids

Sri Lanka offers so much which is why we chose to come here... great food, great weather, great surf, friendly people, and cheap (if you manage to get local prices). But its not set up for kids the way the western world is. I haven't seen a change table since we got here, probably because… Continue reading Sri Lanka with & without kids

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Day trips from Sri Lankas south coast

Where has the time gone? How is it over 3 weeks since I last blogged?! This trip is going far too quick for my liking. Its now dawned on us that we're nearly quarter of the way through our trip. We've been getting used to daily life here along with the occasional trip away here… Continue reading Day trips from Sri Lankas south coast

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Riding trains and drinking tea

What little person doesn't enjoy travelling on a train? We caught a train from Ahangama to Matara (around 30 minutes), firstly because we thought Rocky would enjoy a train ride, but also with the intention of checking out another part of the south coast. We arrived at the train station and bought our ticket which… Continue reading Riding trains and drinking tea

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Monkeys, Dogs, and Cold Turkeys

Its been so great to settle in to our new place knowing that we’ll be here for 5 months. We're a 10 minute walk to Kabalana Beach, and 5 minutes in a tuk tuk to Ahangama, the nearest town. Our villa has 5 bedrooms and a pool and even comes with a groundsman who looks… Continue reading Monkeys, Dogs, and Cold Turkeys

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Settling on Sri Lanka’s south coast

Rocky and I stayed at 'Way of the Bay', lovely family run cabanas right in the heart of Arugam Bay. When I picked up Rocky from the local nursery on the Thursday they told me Friday was a holiday so no nursery till Monday, there goes my Friday morning yoga. So I decided to take… Continue reading Settling on Sri Lanka’s south coast

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Ups and downs on Sri Lankas East Coast

Travelling days, even if we're only moving 8 kms away, are always a big effort. We have with us two suitcases, a travel cot (the very compact Baby Bjorn), a stroller (the very compact yo-yo), a car seat, and a surf board bag. We don't travel light. We arranged for a jeep to pick us… Continue reading Ups and downs on Sri Lankas East Coast