The far north of Sri Lanka – Jaffna and the Jaffna Peninsula

Whilst it is becoming more popular with tourists, Jaffna can still be considered to be off the beaten track and it has a very different feel to the rest of the country. There is a noticeably greater Hindu influence and a lot of the key sites are temples. There is also a more conservative attitude … Continue reading The far north of Sri Lanka – Jaffna and the Jaffna Peninsula

Some off-season beach time and a really really old tree – Uppuveli and Anuradhapura

Our first stint of beach time, though nice, had not been as relaxing as we'd hoped so we set aside a couple of days to spend on the east coast beaches. It was the off season but the weather forecast looked good so we caught a couple of buses to Trincomalee. We didn’t linger in … Continue reading Some off-season beach time and a really really old tree – Uppuveli and Anuradhapura