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Family Series: Elin Hagstein


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Name: Elin Hagstein Age: 24 From: Sweden Role at Sunshinestories: Yoga teacher Favourite thing about Sri Lanka: The food, its diverse beautiful nature, the people and the local buses! Words to live by: Knowing one drop is the first step towards knowing the whole ocean. – Osho What is your yoga background? I started practicing

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Colombo City Guide

Colombo Guide: 12 best restaurants in Colombo


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This is the IslandAdventurist reporting to you live (not really, that’s a lie) from the SunshineStories blog! For those of you who don’t know me, I am an island born travel blogger documenting people, places and food; mostly food. I truly believe that the prospect of good food is more than enough reason to travel

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Family Series: Joel Lundgren


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Name: Joel Lundgren Age: 35 From: Malmo Sweden Job at sunshinestories: Manager Words to live by: Without music, life would be a mistake   Favorite thing about Sri Lanka: The loving, helpful and super friendly local community. It’s such a different vibe from back home and I really enjoy it. What are your favorite parts

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Family Series: Tosca Wilson


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Name: Tosca Wilson Age: 23 From: New Zealand Job at Sunshinestories: Front Desk & Social Host Words to live by: Wherever you are, be all there & if you can be anything, be kind. Favourite thing about Sri Lanka: The beaches are dreamy and the food amazing! Also the wildlife here is incredible and just

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Colombo City Guide

Restaurants in Colombo: Café Kumbuk


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If you’re looking for a place to have lunch or a “fika” in Colombo check out Café Kumbuk. I’ve been following them on instagram for a while and was excited to see the place in real life. I had the prawn risotto, and it was really, really good. Petter went for the sea bass, which was good

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Family Series: Hanna Bellman


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Name: Hanna Bellman Age: 27 From: Falkenberg, Sweden Job at Sunshinestories: Yoga Teacher Favorite thing about Sri Lanka: The uncrowded waves and the winding train rides!  Words to live by/favorite quote: On my travel adventures two quotes have long inspired me: ”Where there’s a will there’s a way” and ”No falta nada, solo disfrutá” (Nothing

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to do around us

Travel with train in Sri Lanka


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There’s something magical about train travel. While most visitors to Sri Lanka usually opt for more time efficient private car transportation, there’s something to be said about skipping the convenient way and, chasing an adventure by rail. Many find this to be a highlight of their time in Sri Lanka, and it is easy to

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Family Series: Michael Davies


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Name: Michael Davies Age: 29 From: Newcastle, Australia Job: Surf Coach Words to live by: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” Favorite surf board: My fathers Sam Egan single fin Favorite thing about Sri Lanka: Food, culture, people, surf, heat, and the country itself. What is your surf background? I

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Weekly schedule

a visit to the temple


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Once a week we pay a visit to our favorite local temple. It’s an activity  on the weekly schedule at our retreat and one of my absolute favorites. We return to this specific temple every week because it’s something magical about the place and also because we absolutely adore the cheif monk Dhammanloka and his

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