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Adam’s Peak In Photos

I can clearly remember waking up at 3:00am – or a similar awful time – to be able to make it to Adam’s Peak for sunrise. I had lots of snacks to get me though the hike; I was thinking in survival mode so I bought lots of sugar-loaded local snacks, most of which I didn’t end up eating (oddly). The hike took Peter – a friend from Tennessee – and I no more than two hours. My camera...

Saying Goodbye And Dealing With Post-Farewell Blues

  Saying goodbye, it’s never really fun. With each new friendship comes yet one more farewell. Saying goodbye, it get’s old quickly. Does it ever get easier? No. I don’t think so. On the contrary, it sometimes becomes more difficult with each farewell – especially the goodbyes you don’t want to say. Despite knowing that goodbyes will be said and that life goes on, that I’ll be on...

14 Ways To Stay Fit And Keep Active During Long-Term Traveling

             Photo: Street set up in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia.   Don’t want to spend time in the gym during your travels? I don’t blame you. In all honesty I don’t even go to the gym back in Canada, so I’m not going to go to one while I’m traveling. However, there are lots of easy and cheap ways to keep fit and stay active on the road, so there’s no need to worry about getting...

The Perspective Chronicles: Meet Peter Caldwell

    What is your name? “Peter Caldwell” Where are you from? “Tennessee” What is your age? “21” Why are you in Sri Lanka? “Because I didn’t ever think I’d be here, but I’m meeting up with a friend in Thailand and I needed a place to spend three weeks and so I came here” What is your job? “Student” What comes to mind when you think of Canada? “Ice hockey, beer, snow, Canadian...

Celebrating Christmas In Sri Lanka

Photo: friends hanging out in Galle.   Stress was limited. Chaos was only that resembling Sri Lankan daily life, largely unaffected by Santa’s madness. Boxing day sales were low. Mass consumerism was indeed widespread, but for rice and curries, and fresh coconut. Snow was replaced with sand and sun rays. No physical gifts were given, nor were any received (thanks to the people who have helped me further...

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