Jaillan Yehia

Sri Lanka


Lunuganga Garden: Exploring The Geoffrey Bawa Estate

Written by Jaillan Yehia

As I wait outside the firmly locked gates of Lunuganga Garden and Estate, along with a smattering of other curious visitors to this leafy corner of Sri Lanka, I feel like Charlie waiting to be let inside the chocolate factory. And just like Willy Wonka’s factory, the architectural fantasy world at Lunuganga is full of […]

Barberyn Sands Ayurveda Resort: A Healing Holiday On Paradise Island

Written by Jaillan Yehia

When I’m invited to visit Barberyn Sands Ayurveda Resort in Sri Lanka, the timing couldn’t be better: it’s been 2 years since a driver ploughed into the back of my car while waiting at a roundabout, resulting in me losing consciousness. I still have debilitating whiplash that just won’t quit. Having already set aside 4 […]

1 Day In Colombo in Style: The Best Of The Sri Lankan Capital in 24 Hours

Written by Jaillan Yehia

You may be thinking of spending 1 day in Colombo on your trip to Sri Lanka, but aren’t sure if the capital city has enough to offer to make it worth your precious holiday time (the answer is a resounding YES!). Perhaps you’re a city break fan and have decided you want to experience the […]

Pidurangala Rock At Sunrise: 5 Reasons To Choose It Over Sigiriya

Written by Jaillan Yehia

Pidurangala Rock is probably on your list of places to check out in Sri Lanka’s Central Province, and chances are Sigiriya is on that list too. But unless you’ve got unlimited time to spend in the area, and plenty of funds, you might be wondering whether you should climb just one or both of these […]

Travel Cures All Ills – How Sri Lanka Opened My Mind to Medical Tourism

Written by Jaillan Yehia

I remember way back when the phrase medical tourism was first bandied about in the UK. To my mind it usually referred to people travelling to obscure Eastern European countries to have things like costly dental work and minor cosmetic procedures carried out at a fraction of the price that the same treatment would cost […]

My Winter 2019 Long Haul Holiday Wishlist

Written by Jaillan Yehia

I started planning travels with a mind map instead of a list about 2 years ago. It’s not just travel I plan this way now, it’s everything. From blog-related tasks to personal and financial to-do lists they’re all on a mind map above my desk, to keep me focused on what I want to achieve […]

Why I’ve Decided To Spend A Month in Sri Lanka

Written by Jaillan Yehia

I’ve been secretly planning my month in Sri Lanka for most of the year, but didn’t want to jinx it by saying anything out loud. Now I know it’s happening I can tell you my exciting news: I will be spending a whole month in Sri Lanka in October. This isn’t just any old trip […]