Pottuvil   I had never seen a stupa right on the beach, but the tree next to it stole the temple's show.

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just a glimpse, stay tuned for more to explore  ·  MilesAstray unfolds in retrospect. I was living these stories full time, now I’m penning them down. Head over to the countries page for the latest places/stories.

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glimpse: TRAIN TRACK TREK TALES | Leading past ocean horizons, snuggly tea-valleys, and neon rice, Sri Lanka’s train journeys are de facto destinations, at least for tourists. But the train tracks carry more stories to those who listen: plots of struggles, resilience, and fortitude, plots of the people, of the people who travel the rails by foot, who live the rails.



 

 

glimpse: THE LAST TUSK | Hunting game is not a hunting game. When trophy hunger replaces hunger, it’s merely human arrogance intruding upon nature’s verdict over life and death for something as petty as decor. Mr. Trump – this is a no-brainer, so actually right up your alley! Do you really want to take a step towards the last tusk?

 

 

 

 

 

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places / stories

Arugam Bay / A Bit Corny

yet to be written

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Ella / Of Peaks

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Galle / A City Day

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Kandy / Looking Behind the Facade

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Kudumbigala / Unexpected Views

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Minneriya / Safari Ethics

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Sigiriya / Backdoors

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Southeast Coast / City Hopping

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Trincomalee / Working in Paradise

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South(east) Asia

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And if it really were deities who had made it all, they had done a wonderful job, freehand and with a wink. see more

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neon-rice & snowy white

In a realm so contrasting that it juxtaposes the world's highest peaks with some of its most paradisiacal beaches, there's naturally much to see: gargantuan caves, neon green rice paddies, bizarre monoliths, brackish lagoons, blue lava and a volcano inside a volcano to name but a few. see more

 

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elsewhere

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in South(east) Asia