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To Do Around Us

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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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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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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Banyan Camp


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In April, the Sunshinestories family closed the retreat for a week and road tripped about four hours to Banyan Camp, a bush camp and retreat tucked away in the jungle right next to Udawalawe National Park and the beautiful lake Hambegamuwa. As soon as we arrived and dropped off our bags, we took off on an

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