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Sri Lanka

“Sri Lanka, a land like no other”, this is the touristic slogan of this beautiful island. And it’s so true! Its nature is really unique and I will never forget how I woke up the first morning to the overwhelming view of endless green tea plantations covering the mountain like a green velours carpet. We spent only two days in Sri Lanka on our way back from Maldives, mainly in Nuwara Eliya and Kandy (only last night in Colombo), visiting tea factories, enjoying the landscape, discovering elephants and taking endless photos of tuk tuks in all colors! Have a look!


The scenic view from our room at the Heritance Tea Factory Hotel (here)…


…that used to be a tea factory and still has its nostalgic charm with this reception area,


…and this romantic train restaurant!


You can just spend time on the terrace..


..or go on a morning horse ride!


We stayed the first day in Nuwara Eliya, visiting this “Mini Tea Factory” , …


…and this “real” tea factory where we bought plenty of tea bags!


We enjoyed the landscape a lot, here ladies plucking tea leaves,


…and the delicious milk shakes at a cute little strawberry farm,


…and I really loved the colorful tuk tuks you can find everywhere!


The next day we headed to the beautiful area of Kandy and visited this gem stone factory,


… the Buddhist Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a UNESCO World Heritage site (here),


…where most ladies and little girls were carrying flowers as offerings.


We also stopped at a forest of spices that make you thinner, taller, nicer.. for much money!


And then, my nicest memory: The cuuute little baby elephants at this elephant orphanage!!


Finally, we arrived late to Colombo. Here again an amazing view… Truly a land like no other!

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16 Comments

    • Me & Beirut

      Really? That’s nice to hear! Excited to see where you will spend your honeymoon! In Germany I hope 😉

  1. Beautiful photos. I was in Sri Lanka only once, two days after the tsunami in December 2004. I went straight to the Ampara district which had been badly hit. I also remember all the white flags in Colombo on my way back, everywhere, to remember those who had disappeared in the disaster. It is nice to see beautiful and peaceful photos of the country. This post makes me think that I should go back for vacations 🙂

    • Me & Beirut

      Oh I am so sorry to hear that! Those days were really sad…. I’m happy I could color your memories a little.. 😉 Today, Sri Lanka is just a smiling country 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. doliphoto

    Nice Photo. Natural scenery is almost the same as in Indonesia … Agricultural land is hilly, green and refreshing.

    • Me & Beirut

      I would love to go to Indonesia one day.. I have so many German friends who rave about it 🙂

  3. Wow, Hanan, beautiful photos, you are a great photographer, of course, always looking for beauty!! Hope to see u soon again at RectoVerso !!! Have you read about our upcoming activities, talks and workshops? Or are you again away to marvelous travels 😉 bauze, Gabi
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    • Me & Beirut

      Hello beautiful Gabi 🙂 I was just thinking yesterday that I should stop by again soon! À bientôt alors! And thank you for your nice words 🙂

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