Sri Lanka

Avoiding tourists in Kandy and Ella

It was calming and relaxing on the beach at Nilaveli, but after just an hour of snoozing in the sun, Pete piped up that he 'was bored' haha. I think this was a slight exaggeration, but it motivated me to look at the next leg of the trip and make a final decision about which… Continue reading Avoiding tourists in Kandy and Ella

Pigeon Island
Sri Lanka

Shark spotting in Nilaveli

After riding a train, hiring a moped, getting a tuk tuk and a taxi, we decided the time for a bus was here and boarded a bus to Trincomalee from Polonnaruwa. The buses here are, in a single word, crazy. They are usually by far the fastest things on the road, constantly beeping, overtaking everything… Continue reading Shark spotting in Nilaveli

Sri Lanka

Hiring a bicycle in Polonnaruwa

From Sigiriya we took a tuk tuk across to Polonnaruwa, one of Sri Lanka's ancient capitals. It was first declared the capital in 1070 by King Vijayabahu. There are many ancient buildings and temples there that we're built between 1500 and 800 years ago, most notably, the ones by King Parakramabahu who placed irrigation systems throughout the region… Continue reading Hiring a bicycle in Polonnaruwa

Sri Lanka

Steps in Sigiriya

The train to Sigiriya was long and bumpy, but interesting and fun. We rushed to get there and to get a ticket in time, so didn't have a chance for breakfast, that meant our only option was to sample the on-board snacks. Sellers would get on at one stop and off at the next, walking… Continue reading Steps in Sigiriya

Sri Lanka, Travel

Business class planes to third class trains…

Since my time travelling South East Asia previously, I had the dream to visit Sri Lanka. The Pearl in the Indian Ocean, with lush jungles, stunning beaches, a variety of wildlife and especially delicious food, it seems like a Paradise island! I semi-planned a trip here last year but I waited too long to book… Continue reading Business class planes to third class trains…

Other, Vegan Cooking

Which alternative milk is the best? Nutrition, taste, appearance, cost: A blinded scientific(ish…) study.

Summary Nutrition Appearance (in coffee) Taste (on own) Total Score Cost (if no offer) Oatly Barista 30 20 19 69 £1.80 Hazelnut 25 19 15 59 £1.60 Rice 25 18 15 58 £1.00 Oat 30 9 17 56 £1.40 Almond 25 18 13 56 £1.40 Cashew 25 10 15 50 £1.60 Coconut 25 10 13… Continue reading Which alternative milk is the best? Nutrition, taste, appearance, cost: A blinded scientific(ish…) study.

Indian, Vegan Cooking

Quick and easy Quorn korma

This dish uses a meat substitute and was one of the first dishes I made vegan as it was just a simple substitute of chicken to Quorn. Whilst substitute meats aren't the most healthy compared to fresh food, Quorn is not too bad. It's relatively high in protein, low in fat and has a much… Continue reading Quick and easy Quorn korma