Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

We visited four of the eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka while on this tour. One of these sites is Sigiriya, which means “lion.” At the top, there are two lion paws that mark the entrance to the final ascent. There used to be a lion mouth that you climbed through, but that … More Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Highlands

We took a train one morning from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. Although Sri Lanka is famous for the iconic blue train, our train route took us through virtually the same scenery: the tea plantations and highlands of Sri Lanka. While sipping masala chai, we took in the magnificent surroundings. Tea was first introduced in the … More Sri Lankan Highlands

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a small island only 29 kilometers from India’s eastern coast. It is 77% Buddhist and the national language is Sinhalese. Sri Lanka was colonized by the Portuguese, then later the Dutch, and finally the British until independence in 1948. The British called the country Ceylon, which is why the famous tea from … More Kandy, Sri Lanka