Tuesday, 26 June 2018

5 Must-do things in Sri Lanka

I thought the first thing I could give you the low down on is our trip to Sri Lanka. It was genuinely the best time I've had and I'll share with you the top 5 highlights from the trip.

Little disclaimer here - I took all photos with my phone so apologies for the sub par quality. I do wish I'd taken my camera. 

We went to the South-West part of the island in November and our route was Colombo (didn't spend actual time there though) - Kandy - Ella - Tangalle - Galle - Bentota - Colombo (to go back).

1. Train from Kandy to Ella 

The train from Kandy to Ella is the most scenic ride I have been on - the track is quite high up in the mountains so you get to see the most breathtaking views. The journey is 5 hours long but don't be put off by it! I was also not keen to get on public transport but 99.5% of people on that train were tourists and it felt really safe. We pre-booked a first class ticket to be in the air-conditioned carriage - that cost about £15 per person. We could have easily gone second class I think, it's high up in the mountain anyway so not that hot at all - Ella is quite chilly in the evening even (at least by my standards).

The Sri Lankans are not that great with health and safety it seems - tourists hang from the wide-open train doors. My rational, prematurely old mind was screaming not to do it but my little adventurous spark absolutely loved it. My boyfriend just sat at one of the doors and didn't leave till we got to Ella.

2. Mountains in Ella 

Little Adam's Peak

Ella was lovely - again lots of tourists, young backpackers etc. It never felt noisy or annoying though, everyone was doing their own thing, which I really liked.

There we hiked up to Little Adam's Peak - we got a tuk tuk from town and he dropped us by the trail -  from there on it's a 30,40 mins walk / climb to the peak. It's really beautiful and definitely worth seeing. Don't be put off by the words "hiking" or "climbing", it's not a big deal at all and you get the return of awesome views.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Here we go again...

Hello, hello!

It's been a while.. almost 2 years to the date to be precise. I am not sure why it's taken me so long to come back given I have missed writing here a lot. Boyfriend suggested I blame it on Brexit - would that slide?

So here we are with a new name, new domain and renewed power. I did get rid of the "Snow White" because it didn't feel quite right - I am not a Snow White by any means. That's how I ended up with the first letter of my name, which works with the way some people call me anyway. Also, the domain name was cheap - maybe because it's too close to bin wonderland.com which I almost missed when I first started looking at what's free (THAT would have been a good one!).  

If you've been to my Wonderland before you'd know what to expect in the future - definitely more of the same old beauty stuff (I have become even more beauty obsessed, let me tell ya) and some new things like travelling and random life ramblings.

I can't promise I will be regular but I will do my best to keep the momentum going. Expect some travel updates - I went on the coolest trip to Sri Lanka last year. Skincare, makeup, doggies (I am a full-time dog mum now) and hopefully more good stuff for you to take a peek at.

Best place for regular(ish) posts is definitely Insta - @snow_white_in_wonderland - I will stay Snow White on there for the time being. 

Here is to fresh starts and a more puppy talk than ever before. 

Stay tuned while I prep the next one :)

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