So we had our hearts set on Cuba - 3 and a half weeks through January to get us through the new year post-Christmas blues. We were to arrive on New Year's eve. But life gets in the way of the best laid plans and at the last minute we changed our adventure holiday to the more relaxed option of ten days in Sri Lanka with nothing more challenging than a gentle cycle with Idle Bikes through the paddy fields outside Galle, a deep back bending yoga class in the outdoors with Christophe at The Galle Spa, a sunset meditation at Yatagala Temple and of course lifting our arms to request another cocktail at the Frangipani Tree or the Dutch House - the two fabulous places we stayed. With both Christian and I being photographers it becomes incredibly difficult to enjoy beautiful experiences without the strong urge to capture it in all it's glory. Sometimes though it's nice to drop the camera from your face and be fully present in the moment. I did however get quite excited when I spotted some Sri Lankan bridal parties around the Fort - see my blog here.
So here is a few pictures but by no means comprehensive of the trip. A little taste of the wonders of Sri Lanka. We certainly plan to go back and more of an exploration of the interior of the island and enjoy more of the temples throughout the country.