Forgotten Sri Lanka vlog

As you may remember, we have travelled to Sri Lanka for our wedding anniversary back in September. A lot of months have gone before I realised that I recorded our train journey from Galle to Colombo and I am thrilled to share that with you today.

Traveling by train in a foreign country can be challenging but Sri Lanka takes it to another level ! Language difference, heat, noise are only few of the obstacles on the way. All in all, the vlog will tell you the whole story of our journey and the challenges we have faced.

I hope you will like it, if so check out my other videos (available here).

Thank you very much for stopping by and hope to see you soon !

Aggie xx

 

Sri Lanka safari

Taking part in a safari was one of the main reasons to visit Sri Lanka. From the beginning, I knew that I want to see the wildlife and be part of something that I have not had a chance to experience before.

We have chosen Udawalawe National Park for our safari for its fame of elephants. Seeing them live was one of my biggest dreams and I still feel the same level of excitement writing this post as I did when I was in the park.  Traveling in Sri Lanka is very tiring and takes time but if there is one thing that you should see visiting that country, it should be the safari.

Udawalawe National Park was created to provide shelter for wild animals back in 1972. It is most known for elephants as well as water birds and it is third most visited park in the whole of Sri Lanka.

We started our day by being picked up from our hotel about 10.30 am. As we were staying close to Galle, it took about three hours to get to the destination. From there, we moved vehicles and the real adventure began !!

The safari itself took about three hours and I cannot praise our tour guide enough. He was very informative and tried to show us as much as possible. Some of the animals we saw, were too quick-moving to be able to capture their images but I hope you will still be able to get the sense of experience and the beauty of the park.

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Sri Lanka elephants are smaller than the African ones and somehow more hairy but even more adorable…

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Water buffalo

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The variety of different species of birds is amazing… Most of which I have never seen before !!

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Mugger crocodiles

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Spot the jackal…

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Monkeys are always fun to watch !

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The pictures that I am sharing with you, although beautiful do not give this park enough justice. I loved every single minute and I hope to repeat the experience in different parts of the world in the near future.

I will have a vlog coming your way very soon, featuring the whole day on this amazing safari so stay tuned for that !

Thank you very much for reading and stopping by !!

Aggie xx

 

 

Arriving at Sri Lanka

I am more than thrilled to share a vlog style video with you today. We spent the last ten days in Sri Lanka and for many reasons it was an unforgettable experience. I will try share some of the key findings with you all in a coming weeks so stay tuned for that…

The first part of the adventure was to actually fly to Sri Lanka and that is what this video is all about. I have linked all the important details in the description box of the video but I am more than happy to answer any of your questions.

Blogging and recording videos is so much fun and I am so happy that I am able to share my experiences with my readers. I sincerely hope that you will find this vlog as enjoyable as I found editing it and putting it together.

Let me know what do you think and check out my channel for more fashion and travel content !!

As usual many thanks for watching and see you all soon…

Aggie xx

 

Hand luggage essentials

When I travel, I like to be comfortable. I also like to feel good in myself and I always try to look fairly put together. I does not really matter if it is a weekend away or two weeks of sightseeing, I will aways have few travel essentials by my side.

It maybe controversial but I like to limit my carry-ons, especially when I am flying. I do not like to have too many thing with me, mainly because of convenience and the weight. However, there are few things I would not travel without and I thought it will be useful to share them with you…

The ‘must-have‘ list includes the following:

  • Toiletries

They will be quite minimal in my case and will always include: contact lens solution and case, toothbrush and toothpaste, makeup wipes, deodorant, universal face moisturiser (that can double up as a hand-cream) and a small, travel-friendly bottle of fragrance.

  • Travel documents and passport

They are always by my side in less or more organised way… I never put any of my travel documents in plastic pockets, instead I like to fold them and store them in my passport holder for convenience and space-saving…

  • Electricals

Extra phone charger, laptop, camera and all the lenses are too pricy and very needed when I am on a go so they will always travel with me in a hand-luggage. If I take tripod, laptop charger and all the adaptors I may need, I will keep them in a main luggage as they use is limited during traveling.

  • Reading materials

Magazines are good but only for few minutes in my case. There is nothing like a good book, gripping enough so you will not be able to put it down. I remember one eight-hour flight during which I read entire Gone Girl… best flight ever !

  • Extras (socks, sunglasses and pricy items)

As I am cold most of the time, I like to have my nice, comfy pair of socks with me. I know that most airlines will provide some free-of-charge but my own are my favourites. Sunglasses are also an essential, even if I am not traveling anywhere hot. They are perfect if you are without make up and always add that special something to the look.

  • Snacks

I am a fairly healthy eater and I generally like to know what goes into food I am going to eat. Nuts and dry fruits (dates and figs are my favourites) will be always in my bag even if I am not traveling. A bottle of water is also very needed but I am not going to lie… I will have a G&T especially on long-haul flights !

What about you ?

What are your travel carry-on essentials ?

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As usual thank you very much for stopping by !!

Ps. Next post that is coming will be from my current ‘home’ in Sri Lanka so stay tuned for that xx

Love,

Aggie xx