The southern coast of Sri Lanka has some of the best beaches in the country. Those which are suitable for swimming and blessed with the presence of coral reefs are … Continue reading South Coast, beach by beach. Part one: Bentota to Unawatuna
I've been lucky enough to turn my passions (Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage) into a profession which gives me plenty of time to do what I love (like yoga and travelling). Yoga enriched and brought meaning to my life - after 15 years plus it hasn't ceased to be a source of fascination and novelty. Over the years, I shared the gift of Yoga with hundreds of students. I could witness how Yoga has transformed them, not only on physical but also emotional and spiritual levels. The wonderful Thai Yoga Massage has become a natural complement to Yoga: giving the treatments can create a very special connection with my clients and become a sort of meditation in motion. My third great passion are travels. Whether short or long, near or far, they always make me feel excited. I love being on the move and can't really 'grow roots' anywhere. My latest mission is to share with others the joy of discovering the world.
Unlike other towns along south-east coast of Sri Lanka, such as Bentota or Hikadduwa, Ambalangoda and the neighbouring Balapitiya aren’t very touristic places. There are just a couple of smaller … Continue reading Balapitiya and Ambalangoda – south coast beaches off the beaten track
Is Sri Lanka cheap? The answer is: it depends on what would you like to do there. If you can resist the temptation to see UNESCO World Heritage sites in … Continue reading Backpacker’s budget: Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a beautiful, subtropical island located close to the south-east coast of India. Although off the main Asian backpacker trail, it fully deserves a detour. Despite a relatively … Continue reading Sri Lanka – Introduction and Travel Advice
Kali Puja, the second most important holiday in West Bengal, coincides with the nation-wide Diwali festival. Kali, the most fearsome and ferocious form of shakti, the feminine energy, is worshipped … Continue reading Kali Puja – Bengali Diwali
Durga Puja is the biggest festival in West Bengal, celebrated over ten days in Sept/Oct, simultaneously with the pan-Indian Navaratri festival. Durga is a Hindu goddess representing shakti (feminine power). … Continue reading Durga Puja – grand celebrations of the ten- armed goddess in Kolkata
The most interesting part of Kolkata spreads north of the Esplanade. There aren’t many particular ‘sights’ to visit, you just have to take it all in, strolling through the narrow … Continue reading The crumbling beauty: Kolkata’s palaces and temples
The vestiges of the days when Kolkata was the rich and prosperous capital of the British India can be seen all around the city. Kolkata always was and to lesser … Continue reading Kolkata unveiled: colonial and multi-cultural heritage trail
Kolkata, one of the Indian mega-cities, might feel a bit overwhelming if not repellent at first sight. It also has a misfortune to be associated mainly with poverty due to … Continue reading Kolkata – the City of Joy?
West Bengal is an Indian state on the border with Bangladesh stretching from the Himalayas and the lush jungles at its footsteps in the north, through the red-soil plains in … Continue reading Intro to India: West Bengal
Singapore is very pedestrian-friendly. The huge downtown area divided in districts historically connected to various ethnic groups is beautifully renovated and largely traffic free. Furthermore, there are plenty of very … Continue reading Many faces of Singapore
Singapore is likely to impress you, one way or the other. Whether due to its meticulous cleaniness and order, the original modern architecture, the number and beauty of the green … Continue reading Singapore for a backpacker (part one)