Tag Archives: beaches

The Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

The Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

The Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk is my must do for all visitors to Sydney. I put it above the Opera House. I could bore you with descriptions of azure water, golden beaches and soaring cliffs, but that just sounds cliché. Instead, I’ve put together a little photo essay. The photos were all taken onContinue Reading

Learning to Surf in Weligama

Learning to Surf in Weligama

I admit there are times when a foreigner can help you get better acquainted with the hot spots in your own country. This is how a day trip of mine with a few colleagues came to life, when the ex-CTO of my place of employment (a very cool British “dude”) introduced us to Weligama aContinue Reading

Surfing in Fluro for Mental Health

Surfing in Fluro for Mental Health

Walking by South Bondi (or “SOBO” as locals refer to it) early on a Friday morning you’d be forgiven for assuming the guys in sexy skintight banana and tiger onesies and girls in bright neon swimsuits paired with extravagantly bright hair accessories are still out partying from the night before. But no – what you’reContinue Reading

Weekends in Colombo

Weekends in Colombo

If you’ve seen that John Mulaney stand up routine ‘doing nothing’*, you’ll know that a lot of the time it is a sheer joy to do nothing. In Sri Lanka, I’d say that’s what weekends are for. Most people in Sri Lanka, well most people I know in Colombo, complain that there’s nothing much toContinue Reading

A Malibu kind of day

A Malibu kind of day

Ask anyone who has spent a good deal of time in Los Angeles what the best way to enjoy the city is and you will hear the same answer- LEAVE!  While we all know and love that sprawling tangled mess of phone lines, highway systems and mediocre architecture, sometimes we need a day outside ofContinue Reading

Trincomalee

Trincomalee

Nestled in Sri Lanka’s pristine east coast, Trincomalee is a coastal town located on a peninsular of the same name that divides into the inner and outer harbours. Trincomalee Harbour prides itself on being the fifth largest natural harbour in the world. The name Trincomalee comes from the three words Thiru-kona-malai, meaning Lord of theContinue Reading

The Gold Coast – a wish (finally) granted

The Gold Coast – a wish (finally) granted

It took me ten years to get to the Gold Coast, but it was worth it. When I was 12, if you asked me where I wanted to go for a  family holiday I would have answered the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia without a blink of an eye. At 15, my answer was still GoldContinue Reading

Favourite picnic spots in Sydney

Favourite picnic spots in Sydney

Many people who live in Sydney have come from near and far, lured by the lifestyle, the weather, the beaches, job opportunities, or an Australian partner. Others have no choice but to leave their home countries for reasons we can’t possibly imagine, and their harrowing journey ends here. Most of my friends in Sydney, like me,Continue Reading

Clearing my head in Galle Sri Lanka

Clearing my head in Galle Sri Lanka

Do you know what’s embarrassing? Meeting someone from another country (in my case, a Canadian) who’s been in your country for a short time yet can name more of its cities than you can. Yes,  this, actually happened to me. And it happened when I decided it was time to take a break in Galle.Continue Reading

Sun, Sand and Sea

Sun, Sand and Sea

Warm sand beneath your feet, ice cold waters as far as you can see, and a blazing sun in the distance. These are the things that make me feel at home. Sand, sun and sea are the three things that truly relax me. There is nothing that brings me more happiness than sitting by aContinue Reading

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