Tagged with Sri Lanka

My Sri Lankan lessons

My Sri Lankan lessons

The sun is shining onto my face through the window of Air India flight 274, seat 3A. Although the borders of Sri Lanka are vanishing behind, memories of the past 12 days are vivid in my mind. This land of tea plantations, cricket fanatics and hot curries has taught me yet another three valuable lessons I share here with you… Continue reading

Trip summary: Sri Lanka

Trip summary: Sri Lanka

12 days in Sri Lanka was way too short. The taste of spicy rice & curries and fresh coconut, the smell of burning incense, the sound of the kottu rotti man and the bakery tuk tuk as well as the rhythm of Sri Lankan music on public buses are most welcomed assaults to the senses… Continue reading

Keep that fire burning

Keep that fire burning

Sitting on the beachfront balcony of my Sri Lankan guesthouse in Unawatuna and enjoying a homemade mintless mango mojito with my travel partner, I start reflecting on two absolutely amazing yet very different experiences I’ve had in the past three days. Continue reading

To trust or not to trust?

To trust or not to trust?

Should trust be acquired over time or granted like a welcome gift? If someone misuses, abuses or ignores our trust, should we give them a second or even a third chance? My travel through Sri Lanka raises new questions I explore… Continue reading

Generosity or egocentrism?

Generosity or egocentrism?

What makes one be generous towards someone else? Why do you give, help, share? Walking down a street of Ella in Sri Lanka with my new travel companion, we started reflecting on the very reasons why poor people are so generous. Continue reading