Day 8 – Safari Fun

A relaxing morning dip and read to start the day, and then Udawalawe National Park I go! At last something positive, the Asian elephant population in Sri Lanka is the only place in the world where the elephant is thriving.

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Day 7 – Litter Picking

We spent the morning on a section of a beach near the hatchery collecting rubbish. I think this was just an exercise to make us realise how much crap is carelessly disposed. So infuriating to see beaches as stunning as these ruined by DUMPED waste! Although this was quite a satisfying job filling up black […]

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Day 6 – Fisssshhing

Feeling slightly guilty as this work is so much FUN!!! Today we were taught how to catch fish with a bamboo pole, 2-3m nylon monofilament, metal hook, a bit of lead. The simplest of tools but so effective. I really wasn’t sure how successful this exercise was going to be as I thought it would […]

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Day 5 – An Early Wake Up

2.30am wake up call to see this amazing creature digging a hole to lay her eggs. After 20 minutes of digging she changed her mind and decided to leave. Sadly no eggs layed but wow what a sight to witness. They think she may have been 100 years old – unbelievable! Turtles aren’t the only thing […]

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Day 4 – A workout on the beach

Who needs the gym when you can workout and work on your tan on the beach all at the same time?!?! Today was an early start. We had to fill 24 large yellow plastic barrels with sea water. It took approximately 8 buckets to fill a barrel and repeat this whole process 5 times. This […]

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Day 3 – Turtle adventures begin

We start the day with a general induction of the hatchery. The primary role is to keep the turtle population healthy by rescuing eggs and hatching them safely and secondly, wounded turtles that are found by mostly fisherman (this happens on average four times year, usually when turtles become entangled in their nets). The hatchery […]

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Day 2 – Local Villages

Today was a free day to settle in and do whatever one wanted. I was lucky enough to have Hector, one of the employees here to give us an excellent and very informative tour of the neighbouring local villages. Learnt so much today, with all senses being exercised. Another wonderfully sunny day! Had breakfast with […]

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DAY 1 – COLOMBO – SRI LANKA

A gloriously warm day to start. With only 3 hours to spare I head straight to the markets. This area ‘The Pettah’ is absolute dynamo. The hustle and bustle of market stalls, shops, tuk-tuks, scooters, trolleys, people and more people makes it a wonderfully chaotic experience! My favourite stall or rather a hut with rails […]

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Bikram Yoga

I did Bikram for the first time today and it was quite an experience. Wahhhhow-I don’t know if I have sweated that intensely and in that kind of heat for that duration ever! Not sure if you can tell, but the photo of me in my yoga top is a darker shade of pink because […]

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Disco, Bikes and a great workout!

Another venture with Groupon that I recently completed was the Cycle beat in the city. It has a been a while since I last did a spin class but this time round it really felt like I was in a club. Really fun especially if the instructor has choreographed the workout to some good tunes. […]

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