Sri Lanka; The essentials guide…

Is it a little India? Maybe…Those dark smiley faces drenched in sweat, hardly looking into your eye will feel familiar. The heat, the stench of sewage and crows even though it’s a lot cleaner than southern India. Less crowded which means that traffic clown business is not as crazy...  

Memoirs of Negombo…The arrival!

Negombo is not a place to spend your vacation in Sri Lanka. It's just a rest-town after a long flight and will allow you to relax and adjust to the heat and people. Its beach side is relatively expensive and the town is flooded with tourists and local traps...

A solo woman in Sri Lanka…

I wouldn't want you to feel the way I did as my initial enthusiasm for a trip, that I've been waiting for 2 years to happen, faded to an unknown somber feeling in my gut as I landed in Colombo's airport.

Buongiorno Napoli

We have arrived to the airport at 10 am, it was of one terminal in size. We were all crammed into one line waiting to stamp our passports, my bladder was willing to explode under the effect of the 3 bottles of wine I had onboard, waiting till we landed was not a good idea. I had to cheat and take the advantage of the amount of  non-chalant people bundled together and managed my way through half of the line, signalling to the other generous half that "I had to go”.

Ναυπλία, Ναύπλιο, Ναύπλιον…Or the Old town of NAFPLIO.

The city has multiple names Greek Nafplio, Byzantine Nafplio, ancient Nafplia. The ottoman also called it Mora Yenişehir, or Peloponnese's new city. Strategically speaking it has three castles, one uphill called Palamidi, you need to climb 1000 steps to get up there, or simply drive upwards from the other side which I didn't know till it was too late for my mother's misfortune.