I always enjoy pushing myself photographically with new challenges – such as genres or environments I’m not experienced at working in. The rainforest was one of these, I hired a driver to take me south from Colombo for a few … Continue reading
With a week free on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka I decided to catch a train north, to the lesser explored region of Jaffna. This was off limits to travellers during the civil war years, and only in the … Continue reading
I’ve been fascinated for years by these fishermen who balance on posts anchored in the sea to get their catch. I saw my uncle’s photographs of them 20 years ago, a long exposure twilight shot, and its been on my … Continue reading
After a wonderful time watching wildlife in Uda Walawe National Park we hired a driver to take us south to the beach. We chose Talalla for its quiet, idyllic reputation, and because we didn’t have much choice since Sri Lanka … Continue reading
Next stop in Sri Lanka was Uda Walawe National Park, many tourists have a choice of here or Yala National Park – we opted for the former because it was supposed to be the quieter park.
From the ancient cities we gained altitude, heading into the Central Highlands. This topography is an ideal place for growing Tea, something the British discovered in the 19th Century. We stayed in Nuwara Eliya and then Ella – both beautiful … Continue reading
After the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa we moved south onto the ancient rock city of Sigiriya, and then the stunning buddhist cave temples of Dambulla.
The ancient cities in the north of Sri Lanka were my first destinations of this trip. Giant stupas, ancient stone carvings, statues of Buddha, prayer flags and historic temples awaited…
With 6 hours to kill at Bahrain airport before our flight to Sri Lanka we investigated the possibility of getting a visa and entering the capital city Manama, for about £10 you can get an on the spot visa – … Continue reading