Hiking The Mountains In Ella…

Hiking The Mountains In Ella…

I write this post whilst 35,000ft in the air. I am currently making my way to Kuala Lumpur and though of this as a fantastic opportunity to catch up on my travel blog and share adventures hiking the mountains in Ella. After what had been just over two weeks taking in the southern coast of Sri Lanka it was time to move northwards to Ella. This was one town I had particularly looked forward to as it had excellent views and hiking…

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Big Cat in Yala National Park…

Big Cat in Yala National Park…

After what turned out to be an incredible couple of days in Mirissa seeing whales in the wild it was time to move onwards to Tissa, where I hoped to fulfill another dream of mine by seeing a big cat in Yala National Park. I had though made a slight error for my journey to Tissa. I thought that the two places were a lot closer together than they were and had planned to get a tuk tuk but after…

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Lifelong Dreams in Mirissa…

Lifelong Dreams in Mirissa…

I moved on from the relaxation and parties of Unawatuna (eventually) and headed further west to the town of Mirissa. As I was still following the coast of Sri Lanka it again was situated on a beach but I had no intention of setting foot onto that golden sand. I was visiting to fulfill lifelong dreams in Mirissa and see whales in the wild. I had always had an interest in whales and sharks as a child and thinking to…

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Unplanned Fun in Unawatuna…

Unplanned Fun in Unawatuna…

It has been a tiring week with a lot of hiking and walking so sitting down and updating the travel blog is something I’ve looked forward to. Up next is some unplanned fun in Unawatuna. After spending a couple of nights in Galle Fort it was time to move on and it led to another accommodation change. I made my way in a tuk tuk to Jungle Beach Hostel for a bargain price of £2.50 and expected good things as…

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Surprise Stay in Galle Fort

Surprise Stay in Galle Fort

After a lovely few days relaxing in Hikkaduwa the next stop was Galle, which was a surprise stay in Galle Fort. Chami (Previously mentioned in the Hikkaduwa post) had arranged for his cousin to drive me at a small cost of £5. The journey took around 1 hour before we found ourselves on the beachfront in Galle. I had planned to stay in a small homestay that proved to be very difficult to find. 40 minutes had passed and finally…

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Relaxing in Hikkaduwa…

Relaxing in Hikkaduwa…

The last 7 days have been pretty busy and my journey around the southern coast of Sri Lanka has led me to a balcony in Mirissa. It is now time for me to tell you all about relaxing in Hikkaduwa. I arrived in Hikkaduwa after a 90 minute tuk tuk ride from Kalutara. The original plan was to get the train but after quite a confusing conversation at the ticket counter it had been confirmed there was a few issues with…

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Colombo to Kalutara by Train…

Colombo to Kalutara by Train…

One of the things that I was looking forward to when coming to South East Asia was using the vast rail networks and Sri Lanka was the first I was to experience. When you read about the rail network in Sri Lanka it is described as slow but very cheap and I can tell you that this is 100% true. I was to go from Colombo to Kalutara by train. I took a tuk tuk to from my hotel to Wellawatte…

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Arrival in Colombo…

Arrival in Colombo…

I have the pleasure of writing this post whilst sitting next to a pool in candlelight whilst enjoying a local beer. I think I have taken to the travel lifestyle already. Here is all about my arrival in Colombo. After what was an easy couple of flights with a few whiskeys I touched down in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This was to be my first couple of nights stay before heading further south. Originally I planned to get two trains from…

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My First Travel Blog Post…

My First Travel Blog Post…

Hello and welcome to my first travel blog post on Touch The World Travel! You may have already read my welcome page but let me introduce myself once more. My name is Adam and I’m from a coastal city in sunny Wales, United Kingdom. Since 2009 when I was bitten by the travel bug there has been the continual urge to pack my bags, book a plane ticket and travel. That day is fast approaching and departure is on the…

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