Aurora Bungalows- Ella

Why you Need to Stay at these Places in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has one of the most diversified array of hotels, bungalows, guest houses and Bnbs to choose from. From mainstream hotels to boutique hotels to Bnbs- you name it. I had a rollicking time staying at a variety of places, some you can only dream of, and some you can taunt me for. Interestingly […]
Sri Lanka currency exchange guide

Sri Lanka Currency exchange guide

Changing currency in Sri Lanka is no mean task. Like any other country in the world, you’ll be faced with a multitude of options.   In general, I’ve changed bulk of the money at the airport itself wherever I’ve gone in the world, and by and large this has been a sound strategy. In most […]

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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 17

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 17

Sri Lanka travel expense on my final day in Sri Lanka were just three and yet they added up to a whopping $22. The first expense was $11.24 which was the cab fare to the airport. Ask anyone who has been to Sri Lanka and they’ll tell you this is the cheapest fare from the […]

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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 16

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 16

Sri Lanka travel expense for the 16th day were a mixed bag. The day started out ultra cheap considering the fact that I spent more than 10 hours in the train, going from Ella to Colombo.   For food, I made use of the two omelet sandwiches that the owner of the Aurora Bungalows that […]
Jo Saunders Sri Lanka

Meet Sri Lanka’s Jo Saunders the Magnificent

‘Come on hurry up! You’re like an old lady,’ Jo barged into my room and remarked. This comment can only come out of the mouth of Jo Saunders directed at someone she has met just a couple of days ago. And she wasn’t finished. ‘And what’s that mushy smell?’ ‘It looks like fungus is growing […]

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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 15

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 15

Sri Lanka travel expense on day 15 went up substantially not just because I paid the room rent for three days but also because I made use of tuk tuk to go to Rawana Falls and ate my lunch and dinner at two of the more expensive restaurants in Ella, that being my last day […]
Geethani ultimate host in sri lanka

Geethani The Ultimate B&B Hostess in Sri Lanka

Geethani is the best B&B hostess you can possibly find in Sri Lanka. When you travel, you come across all sorts of people. Some you remember for a while until the memory fades into oblivion, while some make such a lasting impression on you that it etches itself permanently on your mind. Geethani Gunasekara is […]

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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 14

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 14

Sri Lanka travel expense for day 14 were even better managed than the 13th day’s, I spent one dollar less than the previous day. At $10 that’s a fantastic going. But do note that both this day and the previous day’s room charges have not been included in this analysis because that money didn’t leave […]

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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 13

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 13

Sri Lanka travel expense for day 13 were again brought into control impressively, in spite of the fact that I traveled to Ella and had both lunch and dinner there. Ella although only a small village, is one of the most expensive places to eat in Sri Lanka apart from Colombo. You can go to […]