March 6, 2016 malindkate 4Comment

Lapoint – one of the bigger surf camp chains (if you want to call it like this) offer a unique surf experience in Ahangama, Sri Lanka. (+ in Bali, Costa Rica, Morocco, Portugal and Norway – WOW!) As I myself like to read reviews before booking an accommodation – especially when speaking of a surf camp where so many different factors are important – here is mine from my one-week stay at the Beach Villa at the Lapoint in Sri Lanka. (more…)

February 28, 2016 malindkate 57Comment

We all know it, the excitement when planning the next trip. When we try to find the loveliest, cheapest or just best located accommodations, the must sees and of course, how to get from one point to another. Bus, train, plane, rent a car, take a driver, a taxi or a tuc tuc? There are so many opportunities and ways to travel a country. Some are more comfortable, some are cheaper. In the end you have to weigh up the pros and cons and take what best fits your preferences and wishes. (more…)

February 13, 2016 malindkate 4Comment

There are so many opportunities – and the options are getting more and more each day – of where to spend the nights while traveling. Hotels, private flats or houses via Airbnb or housesitting, camping, guesthouses, apartments and of course – hostels. This post however focuses on the hostels out there around the world and what speaks for and what against staying at a Hostel. In the end it is your own decision, but it is my opinion to at least give everything a try 🙂 (more…)

February 7, 2016 malindkate 5Comment

Galle and Hikkaduwa are some of the “must sees” when visiting Sri Lanka. At least that’s what you are told in almost every tourist guide. A lovely little old town and the famous Hippie-Surf Village – where it all started for Sri Lankan surf tourism: everything you are dreaming of when it comes to the important part of being a tourist. Check – Check – Double Check 😉 But I m not a tourist. Latest in Sri Lanka I learned, that we, ourself, are the one who write the story of our life and our journeys. It is YOU who decides…

February 4, 2016 malindkate 5Comment

It´s not that I have stayed in Hostels my whole (travel) life but at least during my last travels I did and I have to admit, that these have been my best so far, weather it was in Portugal, New York or Sri Lanka. For all of you who never stayed in a Hostel you will find a general information of what a Hostel is, where to find them, how to book them, what to bring with you and much more here. (more…)

January 31, 2016 malindkate

When I started planning my trip to Sri Lanka the idea of doing an Ayuvedic treatment never really left my mind and a when collegue of mine recommended a Ayuvedic Guesthouse, which is so much more than that, the idea grow, but still I knew that it might not fit into my budget, as I already spoiled myself with a week in a fancy surfcamp. But when reading about the One World Foundation I then decided to stay for 2 nights. What convinced me though? It was the idea behind OWF.  (more…)

January 24, 2016 malindkate

When I got off the bus in Mirissa I somehow had the feeling that I would change my reservation and leave this place immediately as it was way more touristic than I expected it to be. After one night in my dorm room at the Hangover Hostel I decided to at least give it a try, and to make some plans what to do nearby. (more…)