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A guide to Galle Fort


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We did a little Galle guide two years ago but so much has happened the past few years that we felt a new one was in place. For this post, we’ll focus on the fort alone. There’s much more to Galle than the fort but let’s take that in another post. To read more about how

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Ahangama – a walk in our village


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Sunshinestories is located in the village of Ahangama on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Nestled between Koggala and Mididgama, Ahangma can go unnoticed while passing through but if we’re lucky enough to have you stay with us while you’re in Sri Lanka here’s what you might find on an evening stroll through the village

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A train ride to Galle


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We have raved about it before… There’s something really special with taking the train in Sri Lanka. The most famous rides, over Nine Arch Bridge and the winding tea plantations, is up in the Hill Country. Tosca our old social host did the classic train ride between Ella and Hatton and shared it with us

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Market day in Ahangama


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We’re fortunate here on Sri Lanka that so much fresh produce is (literally) grown on our doorstep, and you only have to wander down the road to realise there’s plenty of unusual tropical fruits and vegetables to try. Each week we head to the market in Ahangama and fill our bags to the brim with

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Guide to Ella


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Every now and then we like to escape the South Coast of Sri Lanka, swapping the beach for mountains and explore different regions of this beautifully diverse country. We recently headed to Ella for a few days and decided to share our top tips for those considering a trip to Sri Lanka’s most iconic hill-country

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Guide to Weligama


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Weligama is the nearest main town to Sunshinestories and a great place to explore on your free day from the villa. Occasionally we enjoy wandering around the shops, playing in the surf and hanging out at the cafés. The name Weligama means ‘Sandy Village’ due to its sandy beach which sweeps across the bay as

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Guide to Galle


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High on our list of places to visit in Sri Lanka is the bustling town of Galle and the relaxed Galle Fort. The main town of Galle has a very fast paced feel to it, with busy streets and shops of every kind. From big fruit markets to fish stalls to small fabric shops. There’s

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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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