Bangkok, Thailand

Twenty-second stop, Bangkok. After roughly thirty-five hours of traveling, I finally made it to my hostel in Bangkok, ready to grab a quick bite to eat and call it an early night. As I was checking in, the owner told me a bunch of people were going to a massive night parade for a Hindu … More Bangkok, Thailand

Ella, Sri Lanka

Sixteenth stop, Ella. After stopping in Kandy for the night due to train schedules, I headed down south to Ella. The train from Kandy to Ella is renown as one of the most beautiful train rides in the world and it lived up to the hype. The seven-hour trip, specifically the final four hours, delivered … More Ella, Sri Lanka

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Fifteenth stop, Trincomalee. Left the jungle and headed up to the Northeast coast for some scuba diving. I spent three full days in Trincomalee, all of which were spent getting my scuba certification. The beach here was significantly nicer than the one in Colombo! White sand, palm trees and nice warm, clear water. The height … More Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Fourteenth stop, Sigiriya, AKA the eighth natural wonder of the world. I stayed at a really nice hostel that use to be a villa about ten miles from Sigiriya, in the middle of the jungle. It was great to be away from the small touristy area by Sigiriya, and be out in the middle of … More Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Thirteenth stop on the journey, the jungle mountain town of Kandy. Sitting in a middle of a small valley, Kandy is surrounded by mountains and is much smaller, quieter and cleaner than Colombo.  As in Colombo, the people of Kandy are so incredibly friendly. Everyone walks around with a smile and will go out of … More Kandy, Sri Lanka