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Making new friends on Sri Lanka trains 😀🙌🏼.
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HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE! What's eve
Making new friends on Sri Lanka trains 😀🙌🏼. ↠ HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE! What's everyone up to? Let us know in the comments so we can live vicariously through you! ↠ Join our community —> #IChoseToWander
14.12.2018 21:48:53
Postcards from Sri Lanka 🏝.
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If it's a tropical beach paradise you're seeking,
Postcards from Sri Lanka 🏝. ↠ If it's a tropical beach paradise you're seeking, Sri Lanka's southern coast has exactly what you're looking for. We spent two weeks here, beach-hopping our way down the coast, stopping whenever we fancied; the kind of experience travel dreams are made of (we’re dreaming about it right now 😂). ↠ The best thing is, it’s super easy too! Either catch the local bus, jump in a tuk tuk or hire a scooter and the world - well, Sri Lanka’s beautiful beaches - is your oyster ↠ Join our community —> #IChoseToWander
13.12.2018 21:16:26
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All good things are wild and free ✨.
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Yesterday we posted from the top of Diyal
All good things are wild and free ✨. ↠ Yesterday we posted from the top of Diyaluma falls... which, as you can now see, are absolutely incredible and totally drool inducing 🤤. At 220m, they’re Sri Lanka’s second tallest, and in our humble opinion, most beautiful falls! You can also swim in some of the rock pools at the top of the falls (outside of the wet season), which is scary AF but very, very cool (just be careful)! ↠ To get to Diyaluma, you can grab a tuk tuk from Ella, which takes around three - four hour round trip (including hike), and costs around 2500 - 3000 rupee! ↠ Join our community —> #IChoseToWander
11.12.2018 21:27:43
D I Y A L U M A 💦
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In typical TCW fashion, we left visiting Diyaluma waterfall
D I Y A L U M A 💦 ↠ In typical TCW fashion, we left visiting Diyaluma waterfall (Sri lanka’s second tallest and definitely most impressive) to the last minute 🙈. Our legendary tuk tuk driver sped us from Ella to Poonagala in record time, with minutes to spare before golden hour disappeared. As is always the case though, the YOLO mission was a success and we watched the most beautiful sunset from the edge of this cliff, surrounded by 50 of the friendliest locals 🙌🏼. ↠ Join our community —> #IChoseToWander
10.12.2018 21:33:16
It felt like a dream, yet it was reality 😍.
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Hidden in the jungle just outside
It felt like a dream, yet it was reality 😍. ↠ Hidden in the jungle just outside of Ella lies the drool inducing Nine Arches Bridge, 91m of engineering perfection that has become another Sri Lankan tourism hotspot 🤤. ↠ Despite everything that comes with overtourism, this is still one of the most beautiful sights we’ve ever seen. Just looking at this photo makes us a little giddy inside! ↠ We’ll have a blog post up soon with all the tips and tricks needed to make your time here as amazing as ours! ↠ Join our community —> #IChoseToWander
09.12.2018 21:59:21
Sunday vibes 🌴🙌🏼.
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Seemingly every inch of land in Sri Lanka is covered by coco
Sunday vibes 🌴🙌🏼. ↠ Seemingly every inch of land in Sri Lanka is covered by coconut trees, which is basically the dream for people like us who adore coconut water on a daily basis 🤤. Each day we’d grab one from the local market and slurp it on the spot, all while chatting to the locals who were doing the same. It was kinda like the morning coffee run, Sri Lanka style! ↠ If you visit Sri Lanka, try the orange ‘Thambili’ coconut, which costs about 100 rupee and are the most delicious, flavoursome coconut you’ll ever try. Seriously 🥥 👌🏼 . ↠ Join our community —> #IChoseToWander
08.12.2018 21:50:15
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Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be
Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life. - Michael Palin. ↠ Michael knows what’s up! We’re totally, utterly in love with this world and want to see every little corner before we die. Who’s with us?! 🙌🏼 ↠ Ps. Happy Saturday! We’re having a long awaited (three years!) family weekend down in Torquay, Victoria, and are going for a little surf lesson today! Wish us luck 😂. ↠ Join our community -> #IChoseToWander
07.12.2018 21:28:25
Lion Rock 🦁 .
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Torrential rain and a 5am wake up wasn’t going to stop Mark (Mim
Lion Rock 🦁 . ↠ Torrential rain and a 5am wake up wasn’t going to stop Mark (Mim was tucked up in bed 😂) chasing this view of Sigiriya. But despite the horrible weather, the clouds shifted for just long enough to witness this wonder of the world. It was INSANE and an absolute dream come true. Needless to say, Mim regretted her decision. ↠ We’re not gonna get all preachy right now but it was kind of a metaphor for life... chase those dreams regardless of the obstacles ahead 💪🏼. Happy Friday! ↠ Join our community —> #IChoseToWander
06.12.2018 21:17:44
This is the face of pure joy ✨
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The train ride from Ella to Kandy is easily one
This is the face of pure joy ✨ . The train ride from Ella to Kandy is easily one of the most iconic images of Sri Lanka - and having made the journey about 5 times on two separate trips, you could definitely say that its one of our all-time favourite travel experiences too. . But here's the secret; hanging out the train door as stunning mountainscapes rush by is as exhilarating and joyful as it looks. BUT the truly awesome part exists within those blue carriages. . It's with the locals who stop you for a chat and to ask how you're enjoying their country, the group of young boys in the doorway just behind Mim playing drums and singing traditional songs with huge smiles. It's in the clacking of the wheels, the sound of hawkers calling tea and 'wade wade', the smell of hot chai and fried lentils drifting through the carriage, and the stories of the people occupying the seats around you. . If you've ever wondered what makes us happiest when travelling; you're looking at it right now. ↠ Join our community ->#IChoseToWander ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ #SriLanka#srilankatravel#SriLankatrain#Ella#Kandy#srilankatoday#srilankadaily#visitsrilanka#travelsrilanka#exploresrilanka#dametraveler#femmetravel#globelletravels#wearetravelgirls#sheisnotlost#girlslovetravel#mytinyatlas
05.12.2018 21:15:00
Island life is the best life 🏝.
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This spot put Sri Lanka in the Insta-map a few
Island life is the best life 🏝. . This spot put Sri Lanka in the Insta-map a few years ago and although we reallllly didn’t want to conform we ultimately gave in (shakes head in disgust!). And you know what? It was bloody awesome! 🙌🏼 . For 500 rupees we swung for about 20 mins, having the time of our lives without a worry in the world! . Anyone looking to visit this insta-famous rope swing needs to head to Dalawella beach, just south of Unawatuna, and look for Dream Cabanas 🤙🏼. ↠ Join our community -> #ichosetowander ↠ • • • • • • #srilanka#srilankatravel#wijaya#srilankatoday#srilankadaily#visitsrilanka#travelsrilanka#exploresrilanka#speechlessplaces#thetraveltag#beautifuldestinations#creativetravelcouples#thetravellingnomads#travelingram#travelustcouples#thewanderingtourist#culturetrip#beachlife#uniladadventure#bucketlisters#youmustsee#forahappymoment#wonderfuldestinations@srilankadaily#travelxstyle11
04.12.2018 21:29:36
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Stop waiting for 'someday'
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Our 3-year travel-versary was a couple of days ago.
Stop waiting for 'someday' . Our 3-year travel-versary was a couple of days ago. 3 whole freakin' years of a life lived almost entirely on the road. 😱 . Looking back on those years is pretty overwhelming for us. What began as a crazy idea to quit everything and travel became a one-way ticket to Singapore and years of adventures through SE Asia, Africa, Europe. We found a second home in London, made friends around the world that have now become family, shared many happy, sad, beautiful moments that we can’t wait to look back on when we’re old and grey, and on top of that, we’ve also built a full-time business out of our love of travel, writing, and photography. . Has the journey to here been easy? Not at all. Our friends + fam thought (and probably still do!) we were crazy. But we took the leap into the scary unknown anyway and worked our butts off every day since. 3 years later, ’here’ we are: doing what sets our souls on fire, making memories, meeting incredible new people, and creating the kind of life we never want to escape from. . All of this is to say: if you have a dream you keep putting off, stop. Stop waiting for the right moment, the right bank balance, the fear to subside, the perfect partner, all of it. This life is all we’ve got, so you owe it to yourself to give your dreams a shot. What’s the worst that could happen?! ↠ Join our community -> #ichosetowander ↠ • • • • • • #srilanka#srilankatravel#wijaya#srilankatoday#srilankadaily#visitsrilanka#travelsrilanka#exploresrilanka#speechlessplaces#thetraveltag#beautifuldestinations#creativetravelcouples#thetravellingnomads#travelingram#travelxstyle11#travelustcouples#thewanderingtourist#culturetrip#dametraveler#darlingescapes#globelletravels#wearetravelgirls#sheisnotlost#girlslovetravel#ladiesgoneglobal#girlsthatwander#citizenfemme#thetravelwomen@destination_srilanka@srilankadaily
03.12.2018 21:14:45
That Shaka life 🤙🏼.
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This is Benja, our rad AF surfing instructor, who somehow
That Shaka life 🤙🏼. . This is Benja, our rad AF surfing instructor, who somehow managed to teach us awkward wanderers how to surf! . Despite initial misgivings, we were standing on those boards in no time, and it was probably the most fun we’d had in years! So much fun, that we’ve already arranged our next surfing lesson back in Australia 🏄🏼‍♂️🙌🏼. . Sri Lanka is one of the cheapest (and best) places to learn to surf. All up, we spent about £11 each for our lesson, which is insane! We’ll have a blog post up about it soon! • • • • • • Join our community -> #ichosetowander ↠ • • • • • • #srilanka#srilankatravel#weligama#srilankatoday#srilankadaily#visitsrilanka#travelsrilanka#exploresrilanka#speechlessplaces#thetraveltag#beautifuldestinations#creativetravelcouples#thetravellingnomads#travelingram#surfing#thewanderingtourist#culturetrip#letswander#adventure#surf#weligamebeach#travelbloggers
02.12.2018 21:28:28
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