As I got on the plane to Portugal with Rocky I couldn't help feeling like this was the last leg of the tour, the end is in sight now and I know its going to go far too quickly, so we have to make the most of it and make every minute count.
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
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
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
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
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
The journey from Colombo to Arugam Bay was around 8 hours. When someone told us this months ago we laughed and said ‘theres no chance we’ll do that in one hit with a toddler’. However, the urge to get to our paradise as quick as possible made us go a bit crazy in the head… Continue reading Arugam Bay with a toddler