Category Archives: Preparation

The Childrens Home at Polonnaruwa

If you’re visiting Sri Lanka and are intent on seeing something other than the 1,600 kms of coastline that the island has to offer you’ll probably find yourself considering a visit to Polonnaruwa, the town famed for it’s 1,000 year old ruins that were declared a World Heritage site in 1988. I’ve been there a couple of times and have always enjoyed my visits, most recently in May 2014 after we’d completed our Sri Lankan Airlines and LSR Coast to Coast cycling and hiking adventure. We’d had a few days rest…

Sri Lanka; Portrait Photography at it’s Finest

Words by David Wise and Lamia Hossain. Photographs by Lamia Hossain. The photos in this article were taken on a rest day during the recent Sri Lankan Airlines and LSR coast-to-coast adventure, a 650 km cycling and hiking exploration of the Indian Ocean paradise that is the island of Sri Lanka. There were five of us in the team, three travel writers from England, myself (a photographer from Canada) and LH, our local guide provided by LSR. The main goal of our journey was to become the first team of tourists…

Learning to Ride a Bike before the BIG CROSSING!

Thanks to Gears Bike Shop in Toronto for loaning us a bike to help with our preparation! –http://gearsbikeshop.com We at Trek and Run have been offered the chance of completing a coast-to-coast trip by bike, canoe and foot across Sri Lanka in 2014, all expenses paid! We’ll be filming and photographing the journey through the remote highlands and lowlands, which is what I love doing when I’m travelling – making photos and films. It’s an amazing proposal with no strings attached, except for me, when I first heard about it, there was…