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My roots are buried in two different countries that I call home, in two different languages I call my tongue. Perhaps this is why I’m always so torn between who I am and who I am meant to be. It’s … Continue reading

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Under the stars of Sri Lanka

It’s almost midnight and here I am on another train heading towards the South Central part of Sri Lanka. The window in my cabin is open and the cool air blows in, and I sit staring at the stars glistening … Continue reading

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Not all friends are made for adventures

I’m sitting here sipping on coffee, watching the sleepy town of Ella come alive. This city has become a huge tourist destination, due to all the mountains and waterfalls surrounding it. I therefore decided to take a train ride here. … Continue reading

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Taking a train South bound – Pt 2

My next train ride was to a city called Galle, which is now a UNESCO heritage city. This city was founded by the Portuguese in the 16th century and still standing are the lighthouse the Fort and stone sea walls. … Continue reading

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Taking a train southbound

“I gonna buy me a ticket now, as far as I can Ain’t a-never comin’ back Ride me a Southbound All the way to Georgia now Till the train run out of track” The Marshall Tucker Band The lyrics to … Continue reading

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Taking flight through 2017

There is nothing like being stuck in planes and airports for 24 hours + forcing me to catch up on some writing. As much as I love travel, I hate the part of sitting in airports or planes for hours … Continue reading

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Home through my perspective

Spending the past 3 months in Sri Lanka with my family and friends has been incredible. It has been a while since I have had the opportunity to have constructive time with them. Typically my vacations there are for 2 … Continue reading

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A step back in time – Part 2

Trying to speak Tamil, the language which is predominantly used there was not an easy feat, therefore getting directions and trying to find our way around turned out to be quite an entertaining adventure. Due to time constrains  I could … Continue reading

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I step back in time to explore my roots

The waves crash in the distance as my friend and I board the train to Jaffna. Still half asleep at 5 am, we settle into our seats for the 8-hour train ride. I am anxious and excited about this trip … Continue reading

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Waiting

I put on my running shoes and head out for a long run. The sun is rising in the distance and the cows grazing as I keep going mile after mile. During my three-month temporary hiatus from reality, the only … Continue reading

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