Personal stories, cheesy selfies & behind the scenes shots.
Back in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, our favorite country until the date of writing this. We were so happy to be back here and explore new areas for 30 days to write about on the blog.
The first two weeks were harder than expected, we had a lot of rain which made sightseeing quite difficult. In those two weeks, we’ve seen Sigiriya Rock, the most northern area Jaffna, huge groups of elephants in Kaudulla National Park and the great beach town Trincomalee.
From Trincomalee, we did an unforgettable 2-day road trip to Arugam Bay. Arugam Bay wasn’t the surf season so we chilled here and tried to catch up on work and email.
From Arugam Bay, we went to our favorite mountain town Ella, did some small hikes and went to Yala National Park for an incredible stay in new tented lodges. We didn’t go on a safari because Nick was a little sick and we had an amazing wildlife experience in Kaudulla National Park which we didn’t want to compare to Yala.
We spend our last 8 days on the south coast with Sri Lankan friends we’ve met 2 years ago. They took us around and we had an amazing time seeing them again. From the bottom of our heart, super honest and friendly guys, real friends who deserve the best. Thanks, Simak & Multazim!
Our last day we organized a Sri Lanka meet-up! Our first #TeamSalty meetup. People started showing up and before we knew it there were about 20 to 30 people around us. They even made us gifts. No words except for ‘You guys are amazing’! Thank you.
Sri Lanka was, again, an amazing trip. So much love for this country.
The Maldives Dream Stay
We visited a place we had never imagined to be able to visit, The Maldives. This county was known by us because of it’s incredible blue water, snorkeling and of course the water villas. We collaborated with 4 hotels to be able to stay 10 nights in the country. Let’s be honest, we can’t afford 10 nights at these beautiful hotels. :’)
We planned to visit local islands as well but due to small problems back home we decided to return earlier. We shortened our Maldives trip by not visiting the local island anymore and also cut our Sri Lanka trip in half.
We stayed at Velassaru, Maafushivaru, Kandolhu and Soneva Fushi. All places that are better than our dreams. You could walk around each island in about 15 minutes. Just imagine the logistics here. Food, water, electricity, it’s all there on such a tiny island.
Besides from working a lot, by creating content for the hotels, we snorkeled, had a Michelin star dinner experience, looked at the millions of stars every night, been on a sunset boat tour where we’ve seen hundreds of dolphins swimming around us. What an insane and beautiful country. Even better than we’ve expected it to be.
Our first days in Myanmar
It was finally time to visit a country we’ve been curious about for such a long time. Myanmar! We took a 1-hour flight with a small airplane from Chiang Mai to Mandalay. The plane view was insane! Mandalay is a big and crowded city surrounded by impressive pagodas and temples. All locals in Myanmar wear longyis and this is the one time Nick had to wear one as well, isn’t he beautiful? 😛
It was so much fun to meet the first Burmese people. They are super friendly and people of all ages surprisingly wanted to take pictures with us haha.
We went on a tour all around the area in two days and although we’re not a big fan of visiting temples, this was a different experience. These pagodas en temples are so beautiful and authentic!
Myanmar, we love you already!