Climbing the amazing Ambuluwawa Temple

Have you seen the viral video on Instagram of the guy climbing a white tower that looks like it sits thousands of feet above the valley floor? Well I did, then I realised it's in Sri Lanka so of course I had to find it for myself. Ambuluwawa is a 48m high Buddhist temple in …

Killing time in Kandy

Kandy is a surprisingly big city nestled in the mountains of Sri Lanka's Central Province, a busy, dirty place surrounded by an endless sea of green. There's a few things to do here and it's worth a quick visit on your way to or from Ella. I didn't have any intention of visiting Colombo, so …

Ninjas and Buddhas in Luoyang

I was skeptical to visit these after such a wonderful day exploring the Yungang Grottoes, but I had nothing to worry about. In fact, if I had to recommend just one, it would be the Longmen Grottoes! Although the caves themselves don't have the colour or detail of Yungang, the scale of the complex will blow your mind.