Sri Lanka, a suggested 15 day itinerary

This is the itinerary I planned and used in August. Collected by a private driver at Colombo airport in a comfortable air conditioned car, this proved valuable as Lal acted as guide and driver when ever we needed one. He took us to Casa Heliconia a forty five minute drive from the airport. Here we spent two nights and […]

Pinnawalla Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka

Our driver  Lal suggested a stop off at the Pinnawalla Elephant Orphanage on our Journey from Kaleliya to Kandy. In need of a break and an opportunity to stretch our legs we agreed and after passing over 2500 Sri Lankan rupees  (about £12) we found ourselves being led down to the area where the elephants roam. I […]

Kaleliya, Sri Lanka – photoblog

We found ourselves in the lovely area of Kaleliya (Western province) staying at Casa Heliconia a series of pavilions on the edge of the village surrounded by rice fields and overlooked by a pure white pagoda. Wandering off the property we were soon greeted by locals and children playing in the fields, most of them on school […]

Casa Heliconia, Sri Lanka.

Arriving at  Casa Heliconia  after a long haul flight and without suitcases was nectar to our weary, slightly dishevelled selves. We were greeted by Simon and Josef with damp cloths and fresh watermelon juice and promises that they would sort our lack of   luggage problem and telephone the airport at regular intervals. Casa Heliconia is a series […]