The first time I heard about Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, located a couple of hours outside of Sri Lanka’s largest city, Colombo, was when I was in Sri Lanka in 2009. As somebody who loves elephants, I asked around whether or not I should go visit. I mean, you hear the word “elephant orphanage” and it […]
Mirissa, Sri Lanka In autumn of 2009, I was living in Japan, and, on a whim, booked a round-trip ticket to Colombo for a ten-day holiday. Before that, I hadn’t travelled much through Asia; with the exception of my home in Japan, I had only been to Vietnam at that point. Asia was new, Asia […]
Mirissa, Sri Lanka While I don’t miss everything about Mirissa, there are many things I do miss: the sunsets, the fresh fish curry, the afternoons in hammocks, the Lion beer, the sight of the little motorbike parked outside on the sand. I’ll be back in the area soon, to India this time. The trip I’m […]
Mirissa, Sri LankaI would do anything to be back there, where the beer is always cold, the nights are always long, and the fish jump right out of the ocean.
Edinburgh, Scotland Istanbul, Turkey Marrakesh, Morocco Mirissa, Sri Lanka Moscow, Russia Osaka, Japan Sapa, Vietnam My favourite colour is red. What’s yours?
(photo taken by J.) Mirissa, Sri LankaI have no idea how many cameras I have. All I know is that I love to throw some random ones in my suitcase and see what happens.
Driving Around Sri Lanka We spent some of our first days together (those few days we had) riding up and down the southern coast of Sri Lanka on an old motorbike. We would stop to buy fresh tuna on the roadside, stop for beers on an unnamed beach, stop to eat delicious jackfruit curry, stop […]
Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka The days of rickety train rides from Colombo, fish jumping straight from the ocean and onto the beach, whiling the hours away in hammocks, eating tuna and lemons fresh from the market, lying back in the sand and looking at the stars, searching for elephants on the side of the road, […]