Tag Archives: Travel

All Things Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is the mecca for Shakespeare fans. It is where Shakespeare was born and later laid to rest. Now I’m not a big Shakespeare fan. I read a few abridged versions of his dramas when I was young, then bought a tome with all his works which I never finished reading. But recently when I […]

York – Home to Awe-Inspiring York Minster

Northern England is a place that tourists usually leave out of their itineraries. I had no plans of exploring the Northern England either, but when the opportunity presented itself for me to travel to York I had to take it, even if it meant that I’ll be traveling solo for the first time in my […]

Cedar Point – Where thrills connect!

Last weekend we had the most amazing time at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. We were there for HalloWeekends, which was a new experience for us as Halloween is not celebrated in Sri Lanka. The park will close for the year after next weekend. So I will share a few clicks we took and see if I could entice […]

Burma-Siam Railway – Outcome of a harrowing story

It was a fabled railway that was the issue of desperation and fanaticism, made as much of myth and unreality as it was to be of wood and iron and the thousands upon thousands of lives that were to be laid down over the next year to build it. But what reality was ever made […]

In Bangkok – Among the glittering temples

Fabulous food. Exotic nightlife. Bustling streets. Stunning beaches. There is more to Thailand than that. And it’s the sparkling temples. 🙂 Each year Thailand attracts devout Buddhists, specially from Asia, who would arrive by dozens to revere Bangkok’s religious monuments. Here’s two of the most famous landmark temples, in more pictures than text. The Grand Palace, as […]

Discovering a new city – Ann Arbor

I have lived in Ann Arbor for over a month now, and I thought it is time I do a post on it. 😀 Ann Arbor is mostly known for being the home to the University of Michigan. The university is located close to its very bookish downtown, so if you ever drive through Michigan, Ann […]

Helga’s Folly – A dreamy mansion tucked high on a hill

Tomorrow I’ll be back with a bookish post. But today I’m taking you home to Helga’s Folly… 🙂 Helga’s Folly, unknown to many, is a truly remarkable boutique hotel that leaves most of its visitors wonder-struck. Located in upcountry Sri Lanka overlooking the mountain scenery of Kandy city, the bright red exterior of Helga’s Folly […]

Visit to Pulau Ketam – In search of fresh seafood

If you are a traveler hungry for fresh seafood, you will not be disappointed in Malaysia with its lengthy coastlines and rivers operating as wet markets. Not far from Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Ketam (also known as crab island) is an ideal destination for someone who would like to enjoy a hot meal in humble surroundings with a […]

Melaka – A city with few relics of a bygone era

Added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2008, Melaka is one of the two cultural heritage sites in Malaysia. Melaka, as a trading port city in early days, and a powerful one at that, had enough wealth to capture the eye of the Portuguese (in 1509), the Dutch (in 1641), and the British (in 1824), who would […]

Kuala Lumpur highlights – A little taste of Asia

Kuala Lumpur, a metropolis renown for its cultural diversity, is worth exploring due to the enthralling assortment of sights it provides. For those who will find themselves in this big city in future, I’ve created a short itinerary for two days based on the experiences of my recent visit. 🙂 Day 01 Start your day with a visit to the […]