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Kandy to Ella Scenic Train Ride 康提至埃勒风景火车之旅 8

Kandy to Ella Scenic Train Ride - Most Scenic Train Ride in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka offers two of the most scenic train rides in the world, the Galle-Colombo/Colombo-Galle costal trian and Kandy-Ella/Ella-Kandy mountain train.  Due to time constraint, I did not have time to try the Galle-Colombo/Colombo-Galle…
Dambulla Cave Temple 丹布拉石窟寺 8

Dambulla Cave Temple - UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka

The Dambulla Cave Temple is also known as Golden Temple of Dambulla. It was built in the first century BCE with 220 years of history.  The temple sits on a 160m-tall mountain, under a vast overhanging rock. It is carved with a drip line…
Sigiriya 锡吉里亚 6

Sigiriya - UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri (which means Lion Rock in Sinhalese), is an ancient rock fortress located in Matale District in central Sri Lanka.  History of Sigiriya  The area around Sigiriya may have been inhibited since prehistoric times.…
Leyon Restaurant 10

Leyon Restaurant - Rustic Beach Restaurant in Negombo Beach

My girlfriend and I were strolling on the beach in the morning when we stumbled upon Leyon Restaurant. It is not much of a restaurant, with a single set of plastic table and chairs. There are a few wooden stools at the side. It is a little…
The Icebair Beach Restaurant 11

The Icebair Beach Restaurant - Swiss Resort Restaurant in Negombo

What drew my girlfriend and I to this restaurant are the torches that line the pathway leading to the restaurant. It gives the restaurant an exotic feel, as if we are wondering into the wildness. At the same time, there is a certain…
Sri Lanka 5 Days Itinerary 斯里兰卡5日自由行 1

Sri Lanka 5 Days Itinerary - Negombo, Kandy, Ella and Colombo

I am a complete geography idiot, I have always thought Sri Lanka is a country in the Middle East. It was only recently that I realised Sri Lanka is actually a country in South Asia.  Did you know that Sri Lanka was awarded the titles "Asia's…
Batam Massage 巴淡岛按摩 11

Batam Massage - Two Massage Centres I Have Personally Tried

Batam is known for three things - cheap shopping, cheap food and cheap massage. Since I am not a shopping person, I will skip that part. I have written about Acia Ikan Bakar in my previous post, an outdoor place to have barbecue seafood.  There…
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Acia Ikan Bakar - Cheap and Delicious Outdoor Seafood BBQ in Batam

Batam’s proximity to Singapore makes it the perfect weekend getaway for many Singaporeans. Batam is known for three things - cheap shopping, cheap food and cheap massage.  When it comes to eating, Batam is known for its cheap seafood.…
Vietnam Scams 越南诈骗 1

Vietnam Scams - My 2 Personal Experience with Scams in Vietnam

There are scams in every country, even Singapore is not spared. Telephone scams, sex scams, internet scams ... I am not surprised that there are scams in Vietnam, what amazes me is how rampant it is. When I told my family and friends that…
Vietnam Homestay and Hostels 越南民宿和青年旅舍

Vietnam Homestay and Hostels - Hanoi Family Homestay, Landmark Hostel and The Like Hostel & Cafe

Whenever I travel, I prefer to stay at homestays over hotels anytime. Hotels are basically the same everywhere but every homestay is unique. Hostels come a close second for its affordability and ability to meet fellow travelers. Let me show…