Resort name at the entrance of the building

Hotel Limelight: Ekho Lake House, Polonnaruwa

Instead of staying in Sigiraya for the cultural part of our trip in Sri Lanka, I decided to stay in Polonnaruwa because that is where the ancient capital's ruins are, plus the elephant parks are not too far (le hubby has never seen elephants out of a zoo). For its rooms, location, and facilities, it … Continue reading Hotel Limelight: Ekho Lake House, Polonnaruwa

six elephants grazing in Minneriya National Park

Chasing Elephants at Minneriya National Park

Le hubby has not seen elephants outside of a zoo before so I wanted to make sure we could see these majestic creatures without having to support the places or establishments where elephants are chained and kept for tourists' entertainment (I wasn't so aware about this abuse on our first elephant encounter in Thailand in … Continue reading Chasing Elephants at Minneriya National Park

Hotel Limelight: Wali Kukula Nest

We stayed at Wali Kukula Nest only for night, as the base for our trip in one side of the Sri Lankan Cultural Triangle. Which was rather unfortunate because the place was amazing. 'Wali Kukula' is the local term for the Sri Lankan jungle fowl which is endemic to the island and is the country's … Continue reading Hotel Limelight: Wali Kukula Nest

Visiting Sigiraya: Climbing Pidurangala Rock

I've always wanted to visit Sri Lanka for its history and culture. The island's history dates back to the 3rd Century BC and written history was made as early as 4th Century CE by Buddhist nuns. Le hubby has never visited Buddhist sites, so it was imperative that we would visit one of the ancient … Continue reading Visiting Sigiraya: Climbing Pidurangala Rock