Country Profile:

Sri Lanka

Located just south of India in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is an island of golden sand beaches, colourful culture and lush forests. Often missed from traveller’s itineraries, this unique island has so much to offer, from incredible train journeys through the countryside to delicious cuisine.

Sri Lanka Guides

10 Day Sri Lanka Itinerary (for Beach & Safari Lovers!)

Situated within the Indian ocean, just to the south of India is Sri Lanka. This unique island is bursting with culture, is home to some of the best food I have ever tried and is coated with gorgeous landscapes, from tropical forests to golden beaches. It is a country that I knew very little about… Read More

Tuesday, 27 April 2021


10 Day Sri Lanka Backpacking Adventure

Sri Lanka was the first country in Asia which I visited and was also the first country that I backpacked through. I rocked up with a small carry-on size backpack before travelling round the southern half of the country via various modes of public transport, from tuk-tuks to trains.

I have written in-depth blog posts about my experience backpacking round southern Sri Lanka. You can view a full list of blog posts about this trip here.

Backpacking Sri Lanka Day 1: Arriving in Negombo

“Excuse me ma’am,” The air hostess repeated in soft tone. “Would you like some breakfast?” I lifted by head sleepily from my tray-table, blinking sleep out of my bleary eyes. I could just about make out her frame as she held the meal tray out. Out of the corner of my eye I could see… Read More

Friday, 21 December 2018

Bustling Colombo to Cultural Kandy Via Train

I love to tell stories about how my adventures unfold. So if you want to read all bout my experience in-depth including getting to Colombo Fort from Negombo, picking up tickets etc, please read on! However, if you just want some cold, hard facts, you may wish to jump to it. Jump To… I felt… Read More

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Fast Travel: How Fast is too fast? – One Night in Kandy

The train hummed in the background as Lewis and I made our way down the platform, practically tripping over our tired feet. What a journey! I had thoroughly enjoyed every minute staring out of my train window and taking in the beauty of Sri Lanka. I had never been anywhere like it before. It was so… Read More

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

How We Nearly Missed the Train from Kandy to Ella

I dreamt that night, like I did every night. A faint singing entered my delusions, its high pitched chimes growing ever louder. My vision faded and I drew myself back fo consciousness, confused to still hear the piano keys humming in the background. After rolling a little, it then occurred to me that this wasn’t… Read More

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Kandy to Ella: World’s Most Beautiful Train Journey

After a pretty hectic morning where we were almost forced to miss the train, we finally touched down at Kandy station. Our tickets were stamped and we were directed to the correct platform. At this point, I started to wonder what all the rush had been about as we were one of the first people… Read More

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Ella McKendrick on Black Rock Viewpoint, Kenmore Scotland

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