Sri Lanka

Tea Pluckers in Sri Lanka

By Dan Friesen I’m taking you back to Sri Lanka this morning to a part of this tropical island nation famous for growing tea. In its long and eventful history,… Read More

Visit to a Sri Lankan Farm

By Dan Friesen Last winter our group visited a tiny farm in Sri Lanka in the center of the island just a few miles from Sigiriya, the Lion Rock. The… Read More

Sri Lankan Shangri-La

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Dan Friesen “Have you ever dreamed of a place far away from it all? Where the air you breathe is soft and clean and children play in fields of… Read More

Tales of Past and Present at Polonnaruwa

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Dan Friesen Two activities today introduced me to two very different faces of Sri Lanka. Medieval Polonnaruwa was one of Sri Lanka’s two great cities of the distant past.… Read More

A Farm Lunch Served with Elephant Crackers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Dan Friesen First, I want everyone to know that in the interest of world peace and support of a healthy environment, I shared my room with a gecko last… Read More

Trincomallee area

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Dan Friesen Today began early with an amazing sunrise! My hotel faces east over the Indian Ocean, an unusual sensation for a boy from the Pacific Northwest where the… Read More


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Dan Friesen Our plan for today was to drive to Sri Lanka’s east coast to the main town of Trincomallee. Along the way we got sidetracked. I’ve been telling… Read More

Amazing Anuradhapura

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Dan Friesen I’m meeting my guide and driver in just a few minutes, but first wanted to record some of yesterday’s events. The day was fully dedicated to exploring… Read More