Category Archives: Sri Lanka

A Touch of Sri Lankan Hospitality

On Easter Sunday, three churches, three luxury hotels, and housing complexes in Sri Lanka were targets of suicide bombings. Aside from the traumatic grief caused by death and destruction of terroristic attacks, places where bombings occur often suffer significant challenges … Continue reading

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Queen’s Hotel in Kandy

I found the Queen’s Hotel online for $45 per night…a last minute deal before heading to Kandy. The reviews marveled at the charm and old world appeal of this five-star respite. When I arrived, I felt as if I took … Continue reading

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A Long and Winding Road Through Kandy-Land

Kandy is a busy town nestled in the mountains of Sri Lanka. After a day spent walking and exploring the city center and some out of the way mountain streets (23 miles on my pedometer), I head out of town … Continue reading

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A 3rd Class Surprise

“What do you mean you don’t know where you’re going?” is usually the wide–eyed response I hear when telling people I lack a specific travel itinerary. This summer, my answer to the destination question went something like this. “I am … Continue reading

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My Morning Ritual – Part 2

If you read my last post, I ended with a cliffhanger (thanks to years of watching Dynasty) that surely left you tuning back for more of this tantalizing blog. 🙂 When we parted, the slightly quirky, but enthusiastic leading lady … Continue reading

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My Morning Ritual

I like to begin my traveling mornings with a walk…but instead of a carefree wandering, I have some specific rules that I’ve gained from years of experience.* I begin by walking out the doors of my hotel** and selecting a … Continue reading

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I Cried..I’m Over It!

I locked my front door behind me 51 hours ago…surely I should be at my final destination. Instead, it is 3:45 AM and I am sitting in a deserted second floor hallway in the Mumbai airport with a young man … Continue reading

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