The Club Hotel Dolphin, Waikkal

Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the hotel. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the accomodation at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival. Location - The Club Hotel Dolphin is on the beach-front in the village of Waikkal, which is about 12kms north of Negombo, and less than an hour by bus or car if you are coming from the international airport. There’s not much else near the hotel,…

The Hotel Serendib, Bentota Beach

Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the hotel. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the accomodation at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival. Location - The hotel is on the beach and less than 5 minutes walk from Bentota train station, which has regular connections to both Galle and Colombo. The bus terminal is less than a km away (2 minutes by tuk tuk taxi). The international airport is…

The Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo

Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the hotel. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the accommodation at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival. Location - The Taj Samudra is located facing Galle Face Green, a few minutes walk from the seafront, a 5-10 minute taxi ride from Fort Railway Station or any of the central bus stands and an hour’s taxi ride from the international airport. If you want…

The Taj Airport Garden Gateway Hotel, Seeduwa

Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the hotel. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the accommodation at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival.   Location - The Taj Airport Garden Gateway Hotel is located about 3.5km from the International Airport, about 30km from Colombo city centre (1 hour by taxi) and 10km from Negombo Beach area. From the main road turn off the private driveway runs through about 350…

The Jetwing Beach Hotel, Negombo

The Jetwing Beach Hotel in Negombo is very near the Colombo marathon’s finish line (about 10 minutes walk along the beach). Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the hotel. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the accomodation at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival. Location - The Jetwing Beach is located between the main Negombo Beach and a road that runs the length of the hotel strip. It’s about…

The Colombo Marathon, 2011

First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. This is the 3rd time I’ve run the Colombo Marathon. I’m not very experienced at distance running, having run most of my races at 10km level, but I’m ready to say that if there were an award for the World’s Friendliest Marathon, it would surely find it’s way very quickly to Colombo, in Sri Lanka, where every guest is genuinely welcomed as if they were the first, and every…

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…