Why climbing Adam’s Peak for sunrise was a letdown

Climbing Adam's Peak for sunrise is as popular an activity as riding the famous train from Kandy to Ella or going on an elephant safari. One of those "must-do" activities that everybody raves about, you can't miss it, the best thing they did in Sri Lanka, blah blah blah. I'm a sucker for these kinds... Continue Reading →

Riding that famous train from Kandy to Ella

Riding the train in Sri Lanka is definitely the best way to get around most of the country. It's super cheap, very scenic and a great way to get a glimpse of local life. The most famous train line of them all is the incredibly beautiful seven-hour journey from Kandy to Ella, and it was... Continue Reading →

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 are 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,... Continue Reading →

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.

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