Dolphin my Friend (6)

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Hey guys! My apologies, I’ve been M.I.A on the blog for a while. I didn’t want to be behind already at the beginning of this semester, so I put a little extra time into the preparations and reading this time 🙂 I’m back to continue my Sri Lanka journey!

In trincomalee my aunt and her family brought us on a boat trip to see dolphins and swim at the small island nearby named Pura malai (Pigeon Island).

We woke up insanely early (3am) to get ready. We had to be at the beach before the sun rise to get the chance to see the dolphins. We split into two speedboats and were at the middle of the ocean at sunrise. Unfortunately my phone decided to semi-die when the dolphins arrived, so I only have two pictures where you can spot parts of dolphins -.- But the sunrise at the ocean was just a breathtaking scenario!

At the middle of the day we took the speedboats to the Pigeon Island (last picture). It’s known for its swimming/snorkeling area. I didn’t swim because I didn’t bring any swimwear for the trip (conservative reasons), so I just sat on a huge rock and dipped my feet into the water. When we came back to Trinco, I noticed I got some serious tan lines. I’m talking about 50-shades darker tan lines. 

I’ll spill a bit tea; the next post I’ll show you some elephants and tell you about our road trip ;)♥


Temple Run (5)

Hello! In this post I’ll show you two big temples I visited. I’ve visited a lot of temples during my stay and while road tripping. I want to show you especially these two temples in Trincomalee. We stayed in Trinco with my aunt’s family. 

The first temple is the Koneswaran temple, which is a dravidian architecture. I didn’t take any pictures from the inside, because we weren’t allowed. The huge gab in the Swami Rock is called Ravanan vettu (Ravana’s cut/ lovers leap). My dad told me the story that in a fight between Ravanan and Lord Siva – Lord Siva was about to slay Ravanan with his sword, but Ravanan dodged in time, and instead Lord Siva’s sword cut through the swami rock. Well, that’s the story my dad told me, but how it actually is written I don’t know.  

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After visiting Koneswaran temple, we visited the souvenir shops along the way, and found a dessert-café and got some cool-drinks. Get used to the term “cool-drinks”, I’ll be using it a lot on this trip. 😉

Next temple we visited was the Pathirakali Amman temple in Trinco. The ceiling details were phenomenal! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an amazing ceiling work before! I took some pictures from the inside so you can see for yourself 🙂

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These were the bigger temples I visited in Trincomalee. In my upcoming post, my stay in Trinco continues and we’ll be on sea 😉 ♥


Waterbending Pro (4)

Hey! In this part I’ll just show you some pictures of a beach in Jaffna. The sand was soft beneath our feet and the water was so clear! We dipped our feet in the water, and since I wore a dress above my knees I walked further into the water and enjoyed being a “water bender” 100%. Sadly I have no video of my terrible attempt to control the waves, but my cousin has it. I promise it looked hilarious. 

We sat in the sand and enjoyed the sunset behind us while small crabs crawled around us. Here are some pictures I captured on the trip. 

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The beach is just so beautiful! I got lot more beautiful places to show you. This is only the beginning 😉 ♥