Stumbled upon some photos of my 2015 Sri Lanka trip! Our Sri Lanka trip was a crazy, beautiful roller-coaster ride full of highs and fortunately no single low. We were surprised by the diversity of Sri Lanka. In our mere 12 days we saw pristine temples, hiked through seemingly endless tea fields in misty mountains, boarded one of the most beautiful train rides ever, beheld elephants, crocodiles and a leopard on safari, enjoyed stunning white-sand beaches, saw whales and a turtle hatching on the beach, learned about the tumultuous history, went scuba diving and surfing, ate many a mouth-watering curry and celebrated the New Year with our new Sri Lankan friends. Check out the snap shots and who knows, maybe you’ll be booking your ticket to Sri Lanka soon?

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The Kandy Lake, created in the 1800s by the last ruler of the Kingdom of Kandy. Nearby you will find the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. The lake is a nice place for a stroll!
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View on lush green tea fields from the train to Ella, one of the most famous train rides in the world. The views are stunning!
Ella Rock
Ella is a great place for hiking. For example, you can walk to Ella rock, where you’
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Family on top of Ella Rock
Sri Lankan kids on top of Ella Rock
Sri Lankan kids on top of Ella Rock
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We absolutely loved our safari time in Yala National Park
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Spotting elephants in Yala National Park! In Yala we also caught a glimpse of a leopard and observed countless crocodiles, monkeys and buffaloes!
Sunset Tangalle
Dinner and Sunset Tangalle beach (the most beautiful beach we’ve been to)!
Monk entering a temple, Sri Lanka
Monk entering a temple, Sri Lanka
Temple of Tooth, Kandy
Burning candles at the Temple of Tooth, Kandy
Stilt fishermen near Mirissa
Stilt fishermen near Mirissa
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Beach life! One of our favorite beaches was Hikkaduwa. A great place for surfers and backpackers. Hikkaduwa also houses the impressive tsunami photo museum. Entrance to the museum is by donation.
Rice and curry (every day)!
Rice and curry (every day)! Sri Lanka is a heaven for foodies, with beautifully spiced dishes!
Surfing near Galle
Surfing near Galle! As you can see these waves were perfect for a beginner like me!
Diving in Hikkaduwa
Thumbs up! Diving in Hikkaduwa!

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  1. Probably, one of the most beautiful countries in Asia is Sri Lanka. They are a home of the very best picturesque people, scenery, food and culture as well as they are a backpacking place for everyone.

  2. Great pictures! I’m hoping to make it back to Sri Lanka sometime this year, but unfortunately it looks like I’m going to have to wait until 2018. I didn’t get the chance to do any diving, so that’s the top of my life.

  3. Nice pictures! Just came back myself from Sri Lanka. What a beautiful country and lovely people. Really enjoiyed the safari in Udawalewe park and surfing Welligama (near Galle). Definatly going back :-)


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