Driving over the Top of Sri Lanka

The mountains of central Sri Lanka rise like alluring misty visions from the flat farm lands that ring the island. There is nothing gradual about them…it is a sudden, continuous steep climb to the tea towns at the top and a rapid, tortuous descent on the other side. Fabulous for driving! Approaching from the north east, our first stage was to leave the rice paddies … Continue reading Driving over the Top of Sri Lanka

Kandy is Eye Candy

A feast for the eyes – sweet, vibrant, irresistible, varied, compelling, everywhere you look – Kandy is endless eye candy. The Sacred City of Kandy is the heart of Sri Lanka, and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic has been the heart of Kandy for 2000 years. There are gorgeous images at every turn. I was delighted to find moonstones, each with special significance … Continue reading Kandy is Eye Candy

Circumnavigating Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is sensational – vibrantly green and lush countryside, intriguing villages and cities, endlessly appealing food and fabrics, kind and welcoming people.  I need some Sri Lanka time each year. It’s been a dream since my first trip to Sri Lanka – to circumnavigate the island nation.  Not by boat – that would be someone else’s dream.  I am driving, and my dear friend … Continue reading Circumnavigating Sri Lanka