Across the Indian Ocean

In March, the Indian Ocean was our constant travel companion for ten days. When we woke up, we had our first cup of coffee looking out onto the sea, and before we went to bed, we looked into the liquid darkness and imagined another world. We never grew tired looking at the ocean, its changing…

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Another room of my own in Haputale

Another room of my own while travelling, actually a little hut of my own. A hut of my own to sit in front of or inside, with all its quietness, nature and me-time. Lots of space and time to remember the last days travelling around Sri Lanka. The local bus winding up from the coast…

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“I feel free as I am carried away” / Reading Ru Freeman in Sri Lanka

„Where is my village? Where do I live? I live on this train. I used to live in one place and I will live in another but now I live in this perfect place between the past and the future, the known and the unknown, the bad and the good.“ While travelling through Sri Lanka…

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The (travelling) light in Hiriketiya

I went to Hiriketiya Beach because of Katie. She is the blogger on The Travelling Light, and she has recently published a zine about her favourite places. One of her soul places (as she likes to call them) is Hiriketiya Beach. I immediately marked it on my travel route and started thinking about my own…

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A room of my own in Midigama

To have a room of my own while travelling – to sit down on my own after a long day of seeing new things, a day amongst new people, noisy streets, eye opening beach and sea views and another rice & curry for dinner – to have a room of my own to remember the…

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arrival in sri lanka

First days in a foreign country are always surreal. From the air-conditioned plane I walk out into sticky summer air for a second before I sit down inside an air-conditioned taxi.  I am at Colombo Airport. Tukstuks and bicycles and taxis are swarming around us and I watch many almost-but-no-accidents behind the noise-absorbing window of…

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