Day Three – Dubrovnik Croatia Day Two – Split to Dubrovnik Croatia Day One – Trogir, Croatia Day Fifteen – Unawatuna, Sri Lanka Day Fourteen – Colombo
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Day Three – Dubrovnik Croatia

Day Three of our Best of Balkans tour. I started the day off with a run around the harbour. I loved the fact that I could see the harbour in the early morning light with only the locals around. It was really quite, other then the fish market down the street. The downside of this […]

Day Two – Split to Dubrovnik Croatia

Day Two of our Best of Balkans tour. Today we started off with free time in Split. Our guide walked us to the old town of Split and gave us a few options of what to do. So quick background on Split. Split is the second largest city in Croatia. According to our travel guide […]

Day One – Trogir, Croatia

It’s the First Day of the Best of the Balkans Contiki tour. I took this trip with my husband Andrew. We were one of two married couples on this tour. The rest of the trip was a group of 35 people with the majority between the ages of 25-35. We had flown into Split, Croatia […]

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Day Fifteen – Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Day fifteen, and we were ready for our beach vacation. We could not wait to get out of Columbo. It was dirty, it was dusty, and there were too many swindlers. So we got breakfast at the hotel before we jumped into a tuk tuk to go to the train station. The Tuk Tuk driver […]


Day Fourteen – Colombo

Day fourteen we arrived in Colombo. This was our last officially guided day on our tour. after that we were on our own. We decided after watching a lot of travel docs, that we would only spend one night in Colombo then make our way down south for a few days. Mainly all the advice […]


Day Thirteen – Kalutara, Sri Lanka

So on day thirteen we stayed at Turyaa Kalutara by Aitken Spence Hotel all day long. We decided to just relax and enjoy the hotel instead of going off site and trying to explore town. It was relaxing. They have a large pool, which is necessary as the waves on the beach were too large […]


Day Twelve – Galle, Sri Lanka

This morning we signed up for whale watching in Marissa. So we got our breakfast packed up to go and headed out to the boat. However it was raining and the seas were really rough, so we had to cancel, which was sad because the whale watchers had seen a bunch of blue whales in […]


Day Eleven – Yala National Park

5 am wake up call today. Yikes. But we wanted to get to Yala National Park for 6am, so on the road we went. We got our breakfasts boxed up and ready to go. After our Safari yesterday we were so pumped to go on another Safari. Its like the ultimate I Spy adventure. We […]


Day Ten – Kataragama, Sri Lanka

Sunrise on the balcony of Olympus Plaza Hotel was beautiful. We watched the sunrise while drinking out coffee. Today was a big day, we were going to go to the elephant orphanage. We had a 2 hour drive to the elephant orphanage. On the way we stopped at Ravana Falls. They are 25 meters tall. […]


Day Nine – Beragala, Sri Lanka

Today we woke up at 4:30am to hit the road at 5am. We were terrified that it would be raining as we woke up, but were happy to find out that it was just misting. This area is covered in potato farms and logging fields. It is really sad to see all the old growth […]


Day Eight – Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

This morning we were so happy to be leaving our wet damp hotel, Kithulgala Rest House. You could not get us packed up and ready to go fast enough. It had been a rough night of sleeping, since I am paranoid of bugs, so I stayed up all night to stay watch. Learned a lot about […]


Day Seven – Kitulgala, Sri Lanka

Once again we woke up to the amazing breakfast and luxury of the Hotel Suisse. We saw many comments on trip advisor of how the this hotel was tried and old, but compared to what we were about to go to, this hotel was pure luxury. We headed out around 9am to head towards Kitulgala. […]