Should you go visit the Great Barrier Reef you ask? Well, let’s see. How does swimming in the middle of a coral garden surrounded by hundreds of colourful tropical fishes sounds? Not bad, hey? We thought so. That’s why we decided to go there for the second time. And we’re taking you with us. > Read more
Why is the Daintree Rainforest such a big deal you ask? It’s estimated to be around 180 million years old, making it the oldest tropical lowland rainforest in the world. That’s quite insane when you think about it! It makes the Amazon and its 11 million years feel like a baby.
It covers a territory 16 times the size of Singapore. And if that wasn’t special enough, it sits alongside the Great Barrier Reef, making it the only place in the world where two UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites meet (in Cape Tribulation). > Read more
As a traveler, do you tend to go back to places you loved, or do you travel to new destinations? Tough question, isn’t it? We usually prefer to explore new places – our planet is so big! However this time, it’s different. We came to Hawaii a few years ago but only had time to visit the main island: Oahu. And while some places are great, it didn’t really meet the high expectations we had for Hawaii. So we decided to give it another go. And we’re so happy we did!
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It has been raining everyday for a few days now. It’s Sydney’s cheeky way to remind us that summer is over. And when we wake up this morning, it’s cloudy again. We usually don’t mind, but today, we are climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge; and it’s kind of a big deal. After 7 years living here, we discovered that Sydneysiders and tourists alike love the bridge as much as the Opera House and most people want to climb it as part of their bucket list.
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The bus ride to Puerto Iguazu was great! We’re in the “cama” class, the padded seats are wide and recline almost fully. After an 18 hours ride, we’re less tired than after 8h in Asia. Ah, it’s a good start.
That’s it, we left Sri Lanka. We’ve been travelling for a month already… it started slowly but then went by very fast. It’s time to move to our next destination! So what did we think about Sri Lanka?
We spent 2 weeks between Arugam Bay and Negombo. Here’s our view on all the places we found on the way.
After visiting the cultural triangle, the driver takes us to Green View, a hotel in the middle of the mountains in Elkaduwa, close to Kandy.
To give you a quick idea, the cultural triangle is made of 3 very important cities in sri lankan history. Each was capital of Sri Lanka at some point: Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya. Yeah it took us ages to remember those names!
We stop at Dambulla on our way to the cultural triangle. The city seem pretty small and not that exciting, until we get to the Royal Rock temple. Located at the top of a hill, it’s made of 5 separate caves containing 150 Buddha statues.