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Family Series: Malin Sjöstedt


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Name: Malin Sjöstedt Age: 26 From: Sweden Role at Sunshinestories: Front Desk & Social Host Words to live by:  Be a spiritual badass: Send out love to strangers, always seek out the lesson and know that happiness is a choice. Favourite thing about Sri Lanka? Absolutely everything! The weather, the beaches, the people, the culture and

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Sunshinestories Family: Sherrie Houghton


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Name: Sherrie “Shezza” Houghton Age: 32 From: NSW Central Coast, Australia. Calls Tofino BC Canada home. Role at Sunshinestories: surf coach & massage therapist Favourite surfboard: 9ft Donald takayama longboard… Currently searching for a new faveourite traditional log style longboard. Words to live by: Share the Stoke, live the dream. Favourite thing about Sri Lanka: Ultimate surf, travel,

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One year anniversary


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The 1st of November 2015 we welcomed the first guests to our surf & yoga retreat. Now it’s one year later and we’re feeling so stoked and happy to be able to celebrate our anniversary with a full house of guests! We’re proud to see what Sunshinestories has become. It’s thanks to all the guests

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Family, Sri Lanka

Head Chef


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Your Role As a kitchen manager or head chef at Sunshinestories, you would use your knowledge and experience of professional cooking to lead a team of staff and efficiently run two kitchens, one at Sunshinestories retreat and one at a new location we’ll be opening shortly. In this job you will need good leadership skills,

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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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