Sigiriyah, Sri Lanka

Today began with hike to get an amazing view of the Sigiriya Rock. Let me tell you that this hike wiped me clean out!! The view was breathtaking (figuratively and literally 😫).

We did a village tour which gave great first hand insight on Sri Lankan life. It’s always top on my list to see how the people live.

Overall my experience here was an amazing one. My only complaint is I CAN NOT FIND A COLD PEPSI 😫.


Preparing for Sri Lanka

Step 1: Flight

Deciding Sri Lanka was our destination, selecting dates and purchasing airline tickets. πŸ’ΊπŸ›«

Step 2: Excursions

Planning seven days worth of tours/excursions that accommodated everyone’s desires isn’t easy. We looked up Sri Lanka’s Must See locations on the internet. We searches Sri Lanka tags on instagram. Shared screenshots of perfect photo ops… in doing so we found a tour guide (@sri_lanka_authentic_experience) who planned a lengthy itinerary that included all of the things we wanted to see. We hired him and that was that.

Step 3: Hotels

Hotels: we are all selected and paid for using We selected hotels that provided free breakfast and great/ok guest reviews. It was suggested that all hotels were 4 stars or higher. We followed that advice but didn’t shoot for fancy hotels as we will only be in each hotel for one night.

Step 4: Visa

Visa’s are needed therefore we applied online at

Step 5: Packing

So let me just be honest. I’m packing according to the look I want in my photo ops at each location. So that’s totally still under construction. Sad thing is my flight leaves tomorrow at 6:50pm.

Step 6: Take Flight