Category Archives: Sightseeing

The SLA & LSR Adventure; Day 10, 11 and 13, Climbing Adams Peak

During 2014 the Trek and Run team joined others to cycle and trek over 650kms, coast to coast across Sri Lanka. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Sri Lankan Airlines LSR Lanka Sportreizen Gears Bikeshop, Toronto Gore Bikewear Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Teko Socks Craghoppers Clothing Keen Boots Ultrasun Cream Tilley Hats Bloc Eyewear Sports and Leisure sunglasses Lifemarque First Aid Kit There are 4 routes up Adam’s Peak….

Tour of the South & Centre with LSR; Day 2, from Hambantota to Mahiyangana

During the autumn of 2014 the Trek and Run team journeyed around southern and central Sri Lanka for several days before they took part in the Colombo Marathon. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Sri Lankan Airlines LSR Lanka Sportreizen Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Teko Socks Keen Boots Ultrasun Cream Tilley Hats Bloc Eyewear Sports and Leisure sunglasses Lifemarque First Aid Kit I wanted to take more time at…

The SLA & LSR Adventure; Day 7, 8 & 9, Gampola through Kitulgala to Adam’s Peak

During 2014 the Trek and Run team joined others to cycle and trek over 650kms, coast to coast across Sri Lanka. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Sri Lankan Airlines LSR Lanka Sportreizen Gears Bikeshop, Toronto Gore Bikewear Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Teko Socks Craghoppers Clothing Keen Boots Ultrasun Cream Tilley Hats Bloc Eyewear Sports and Leisure sunglasses Lifemarque First Aid Kit Our tour had been arranged so that…

Tour of the South & Centre with LSR; Day 1, from Negombo to Hambantota

The expressway from Negombo to Colombo would surprise many who think Sri Lanka is all congested roads, lorries battling for space with three wheelers, cows, crowds, crowds and more crowds. Instead what you’ll experience if you’re driving in from the airport is a two lane highway almost free of traffic, like a movie showing 1950’s motorways in Britain before many people had cars. Then we hit Colombo and all that ends, temporarily, as we negotiate the busy roads of the city. Here you’ll find the congestion, the stereotypical controlled chaos. I…

In Search of Duran Duran

By Lamia Hossain Duran Duran have always been known as an energetic, attractive and fun band who pushed the boundaries of the making of music videos, a lot of which are filmed overseas using beautiful models, elegant clothes and exotic locations. I discovered Duran Duran myself when I was 18 and it was love at first sight for me. I adored how they looked, also their sound and more significantly I loved watching those incredible music videos. I remember the first time I watched the music video for ‘Hungry Like…

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…