Let’s go to Sri Lanka. Okay? Okay!
Like some of you already know, I spent 2 weeks in Sri Lanka with my friends Jenny (@uwemurat), Jess and Tiago (from @apricotberlin) and my sister Anna (@anna_w). With this blogpost I want to share some impressions of this island and our time in Sri Lanka. I hope you like it.
It all started last year in July when I got a request from apricotberlin asking me if I would have time for a shooting for tigha in cologne. And yes thank god I had time and got to know Jenny, Jess and Tiago, these three funny, crazy, and inspiring persons which became very quickly friends of mine. Jenny is half Sri Lankan and half German, she is a damn crazy girl, does not take herself too serious and that’s why I laughed 24/14! During our shooting in July we talked about going to Sri Lanka together because we found out that all of us love to travel, love the sun and that we all were kinda sick of Germany. First, it was more about dreaming and joking but things quickly got seriously and so in december we were like „why not“ and consequently we booked our flight and started our trip to Sri Lanka in January. So let the journey begin!
After one day of traveling, means going from Cologne to Nuremberg, spent one night at Jenny’s place in NUE, driving to MUC airport the next evening, flying from MUC to Oman, spent 6 hours at Oman airport, flighing another 4 hours from Oman to Colombo and another 3 hours drive from Colombo to Tangalle we finally arrived at Jenny’s house. I was lucky that I took a sleeping pill and slept THE WHOLE time :D.
After some hours of sleep, we woke up the next day, went up to the roof top and felt the sun, the heat and saw this…palmtrees, blue sky and enjoyed our first coconut.
During the 2 weeks, we learned surfing, went to wonderful beaches, had a lot of Tuktuk drives (thank god we survived every single drive but definitely had a couple of „Nahtoderfahrungen 😀 ), went to Galle ( a touristic city with cute Cafés), saw monkeys, elephants, went to a tea plantage, to the famous waterfalls and to little adams peak in Ella and had a great time full of fun, enjoying Sri Lankan food (veggies and fruits that we didn’t know that it exist, such as the Woodapple or Egg hoppers) and of course long talks. I don’t want to write three pages which I definitely could..but just look at the pictures. They tell you more than thousand words!
Wake up at 6:30, eat a banana, go surfing. This was our daily morning routine and after 2 hours of surfing we went home and again first things first: Have a coconut. Traveling to different countries means trying different food and yes we did so. First it was a bit strange to have fish, curry and egg hoppers for breakfast but especially the hoppers were mhhh…Just try it! After breakfast we went back to the beach, hang out, took pictures, drank fresh juices or beer 😉 and just enjoyed the sun, ocean and life.
Trip to Galle
Our three hours trip to Galle, a city where you can go to cute Cafés, go shopping and which is more european, was definitely worth it. As you can see in the following we stopped at a Café called Ceylon Sliders. The Cappuccino was good but the fresh juices were even better!
After our coffee break Galle City was not that far anymore. When we arrived, we strolled around, went to little shops and had lunch at a place called Galle Fort. We thought it would be cool because some Bloggers recommend this place, but I can recommend you: don’t go there. They try to offer you european healthy food, but all it was: expensive and not good! It’s definitely better to go in a traditional Sri Lankan restaurant where you can try something different.
Another trip. A different trip.
Don’t forget the nature. No we didn’t! Out trip to the waterfall, to little adams peak and to a tea plantation that are located in Ella was breathtaking. It was a 4 hours ride but it was definitely worth it. We really had the chance to enjoy the beautiful landscape and nature of Sri Lanka.
THE END. Hope to see you soon Sri Lanka and I hope you like this picture perfect blogpost!