“Travel is more than the seeing of sites; it is a change that goes on deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

Travel has always been something that I have loved since I was a child and that is the way, I recharge myself, put things in perspective when I begin to feel overwhelmed with work or something else in life. I enjoy exploring places, meeting people and learning new things when I do travel.

Since my Arctic adventure in 2001, I usually write up my travelogue or travel notes by the end of each travel I undertake. However, I rarely share it on my blog until a few years pass by. I think it is because it helps me re-read and enjoy remembering the travel experience, while having a clearer mind for editing. Therefore, the travelogues that you read on my blog are reminiscences of travels past.

I had initially run a separate blog for my travel within Sri Lanka and I only shared travels outside of Sri Lanka here on Perspectives Quilt. However, I do not have the time and energy to maintain separate travel blogs as I also run a quite active food blog. Therefore, I decided to merge my travel blogs by transferring my favourite posts on Sri Lankan travel here.

Hope you enjoy reading about my travel explorations!

Tales from Sri Lanka:

  1. Western province:
  2. Southern province:
  3. Northern province:
  4. Uva province:
  5. Central province:
  6. Eastern province:
    • Land of the Singing Fish
  7. North Central province:
    • Exploring the ruins of the ancient city of Polonnaruwa
  8. North western province:
  9. Sabaragamuwa province

Exploring the world outside of Sri Lanka:


  1. Botswana: the lion country
  2. South Africa: A sojourn in Cape Town
  3. Kenya: Special Six: First Glimpse of Nairobi
  4. Egypt: Memphis, Special Six: Tastes of Egypt, Aswan, Coptic Cairo, Luxor


  1. Exploring India:
  2. Malaysia: Road trip across Malaysia
  3. Vietnam: Visiting Hanoi, Overnight at Ha Long Bay, Special Six – A day in Ho Chi Minh city
  4. Maldives: Special Six – Weekend in Malé
  5. Cambodia: Siem Reap – Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Special Six – Temples at AngkorTonle Sap – a photo tour, Special Six – Evenings in Siem Reap
  6. China: Beijing (Discover Beijing, Great Wall hike, Forbidden City, Special Six – Beijing experiences) and Yunnan (Special Six – Shangri-La Experiences, Kunming Highlights, Tastes of Lijiang, Lugu Hu, Stories from Yongning, Stories from Yongning cont’d…, More stories from Yongning)
  7. Indonesia: Jakarta – revisiting my childhood places,   Special Six – Taste of Indonesia,  Highlights of Bali, Flavours of Bali
  8. Laos: Rice Noodles at an Organic Farm , Tamarind Cooking School, Special Six: Spotlight on Luang Prabang, Eating out in Luang Prabang, Coffee in Luang Prabang
  9. Thailand: Special Six: Highlights of Bangkok
  10. Myanmar: Special Six: First Taste of Yangon
  11.  Nepal: Special Six: Highlights of Kathmandu


  1. Scandinavian experience: Arctic Lessons, Swedish food I miss, Special Six – Stockholm Art, Taste of Stockholm, Stockholm Highlights
  2. My Italian Holiday: Glimpses of Torino, Exploring Venezia, Visiting Firenze, Siena and San GimignanoA few hours in Vatican city and Amazing Roma – an open air museum
  3. UK:
  4. France: Special Six – Paris Highlights
  5. Netherlands: A canal cruise in Amsterdam, A day trip out of Rotterdam
  6. Belgium: Visiting Grote Markt
  7. Switzerland: A cruise over Lake Geneva
  8. Poland: Weekend in Gdansk


  1. Australia – Transit in Sydney
  2. New Zealand – Skydiving over the Bay of Islands, a meetup in Hokianga,   Special Six: Bay of Islands tour , Milford Sound with Southern Discoveries, Stewart Island, Lake Tekapo, Lake Ohau, Queenstown

North America:

  1. USA – Special Six – Manhattan highlights, Weekend in Maui, Special Six: East West Centre Experiences, Special Six: Highlights of Oahu, Thanksgiving on the Big Island, Christmas in Washington D.C.

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