The Ultimate Guide to Arugam Bay

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WELCOME TO ARUGAM BAY This popular surfing destination on the east coast of Sri Lanka is truly a hidden gem, and you need to get here as soon as possible.  It still holds it's small town charm, but looking at the growth of Sri Lanakan tourism…

Top 10 Amazing Things To Do in Arugam Bay

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Arugam Bay is hands down my favorite place in all of Sri Lanka.   During my first visit to the country, I ended up staying here for 10 days, and fell in love with the laid-back atmosphere.  It's a small town with just one main street of shops,…

Midigama & Weligama: Learning to Surf in Sri Lanka

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When people normally discuss the south coast of Sri Lanka— the main highlights always seem to be Galle, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, and Unawatuna.  While all those places are amazing, you'd be foolish to miss out on the two neighboring towns of Midigama…

Quit Your Job, Move Abroad, and Open a Hostel: The Hangtime Story

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It's crossed every traveler's mind. It's the classic "backpacker dream" to move to a faraway land, open up a hostel, and escape the "normal life" routine.  I've thought about it quite a lot myself, and I do think this is a business venture…

A Weekend in Habarana: Elephants, Temples, and Massive Rocks

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When I first got selected to be a hosted blogger for TBC Asia, I knew I wanted to stay in Sri Lanka for at least a week or two after the conference ended. But I really had only one idea -- head straight to Arugam Bay.  During my first visit…

A Week Exploring Southern Sri Lanka: The Cinnamon Experience

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Sometime towards the end of 2015, I saw an application to become a finalist for a Travel Blogging Conference in Sri Lanka.  I quickly filled out the online form, entered in my blog & social-media details, and pressed submit. It quickly…

The 5 Best Hotels & Places To Stay in Arugam Bay

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Arugam Bay is a must-visit for anyone planning a trip to Sri Lanka.  It's easily my favorite place in the entire country, and have spent around 3 weeks in total chilling, surfing, and partying in Arugam Bay.  If you're looking at going to…

The Best Year Of My Life: 2014 - A Year In Review

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Looking back on 2014 brings me nothing but amazing and life-changing memories.  I don’t even know how to express how much year this has influenced my life, but I will always look at 2014 as the year when I got it all “somewhat figured out”.…

The Arugam Bay Beach Hut Vortex

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"Oh, yeah. Tractor beam. Sucked me right in."

Hiking Sigirya Rock is Completely Worth It

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After hours of research figuring out which route I would take while backpacking Sri Lanka, I decided that I definitely would be stopping at the massive and beautiful Sigirya Rock Fortress. I met an Austrian girl in my hostel in Colombo…