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From 91 Days in Sri Lanka
The 91 days we spent on the island of Sri Lanka were filled with some of the most unforgettable adventures and experiences we’ve ever had. We got up close and personal with the wildlife, learned about the country’s volatile history, met the affable and extremely curious locals, visited ancient Buddhist ruins, and tried to explore every corner of this amazing country. From Jaffna to Galle, from the ruins at Anuradhapura to the elephants of the jungle, we saw just about everything Sri Lanka has to offer… or at least as much as 91 days would allow. Whether you’re planning your own trip to Sri Lanka, or just interested in seeing what makes it such a special place, we hope you enjoy our anecdotes and photographs. Start at the beginning of our journey, visit our comprehensive index to find something specific, or choose one of the articles selected at random, below:

Polonnaruwa – Sri Lanka’s 2nd Ancient Capital
For nine centuries, Anuradhapura was the capital and most important city of the Sri Lankan Kingdom, filled with glorious stupas, irrigation tanks and an incomparable religious life. Unfortunately, it was easily accessible and made a tempting target for armies from India. The city often fell into enemy hands and in 1056, King Vijayabahu decided to move to a more defensible location further inland. The age of Polonnaruwa had dawned….

Apr 08, 2012


The Sri Lankan Civil War
Between 1983 and 2009, a brutal civil war threatened to tear Sri Lanka apart at the seams. Waged primarily between the island’s Sinhalese majority government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the conflict claimed over 100,000 lives. The war only came to an end when the army killed the LTTE’s charismatic leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, after a bloody campaign in the north….

Mar 26, 2012


Elphants Crossing
In Sri Lanka, you’re bound to encounter a lot scenes that would be impossible at home. I mean, Elephants Crossing? I’m pretty sure we’re not in Germany anymore! Here is a collection of some of the funnest, most beautiful and strangest pictures we’ve taken during our first six weeks in Sri Lanka….

Mar 18, 2012

For 91 Days in Sri Lanka – The E-Book

We’ve gathered together all of the articles and over 250 photographs from our three-month adventure in Sri Lanka into an E-Book for your Kindle or E-Reader. Carry all of our Sri Lankan experiences along with you in this portable format. The book includes a comprehensive index, which makes navigation a cinch, and features all our anecdotes, advice and the best full-color images from our months in Sri Lanka. We had an unforgettable time in this beautiful and occasionally frustrating island nation, and hope our experiences can help enrich your own visit there.


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For just a few bucks, you can download your own copy of the book for use on your e-reader or computer, giving you access to our blog posts wherever you are, without having to connect to the internet. And, buying the e-book is a great way to support our project… take a look at some sample pages from the PDF.

Don’t forget to check out our other e-books, from our 91 days in Oviedo, Savannah, Buenos Aires, Bolivia and Palermo!