Where to Go to Escape the Crowds in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka attracts a lot of tourists around the year – especially, during the peak tourist season! However, there are still some exciting but not-so-crowded locations that one can go to during this time.


Kalutara is not so far away from the main city of Colombo or the airport city – Katunayaka – of Sri Lanka. Just a short drive away awaits this city where you can enjoy a relaxing time at Kalutara beach, which is perfect for those who want to avoid the more crowded southern beaches.


If you’re looking to avoid crowds, Chilaw is another place that you should add to your itinerary. When it comes to Sri Lanka car hire, reputed rental agencies such as Malkey Rent A Car exist to provide you with exceptional services.

Knuckles Mountain Range

If you harbour an adventurous spirit, then embark on a trek in the Knuckles Mountain

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The Ultimate Guide to Solo Female Travel

Travelling alone as a female was not heard of back in the day. However, today, you see a lot of women – young and old alike – travelling alone for a soul-satisfying experience.

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Do your research

Research your destination in detail and learn about its culture, traditions, and practices to get an idea of where you are going.

Pack light – but to suit the weather!

Comfortable shoes and clothing are a must when travelling. Remember to pack light. If you look at the itinerary given by your travel agent – for instance, Mackinnons Travels, you will be able to get an idea of what you will be doing and then pack accordingly.

Be open to new experiences – but be cautious!

Travelling alone will expose you to new challenges. However, it’ll all be fun and games until you find yourself in hot water. So,

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Planning Fun Family Holidays in Galle

While Galle in Sri Lanka is known for its historical value, it’s also an ideal destination for a family getaway; here’s more on what you should know when planning your trip.

Getting There

Galle is a major city on the island’s south coast; it can be reached by public or private bus from the commercial capital, Colombo, either along the “Galle Road” (around three hours) or the faster Southern Expressway (around one hour). There are train services available too, though for something unique, consider domestic flights; Sri Lanka offers such experiences via operators like Cinnamon Air which provides connections to Koggala, a short drive from Galle.

Galle Fort

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications are great places to explore for young and old alike; initially constructed by the Portuguese and subsequently improved upon by the Dutch in the 17th century, the fort features

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Why Living as An Expat in Shanghai is So Great

Amongst the best destinations in the world for expats to live, work and explore, Shanghai has a lot going for it and here are some of the reasons why it’s so popular.

Monday early morning in Shanghai featuring 3 iconic buildings of this vibrant city
Monday early morning in Shanghai featuring 3 iconic buildings of this vibrant city | Image by Road Trip with Raj via Unsplash

A Multicultural City

A city where east meets west, Shanghai is rooted in a rich history and traditions while it features cutting-edge development with cultural influences from abroad. This has helped to create a multicultural metropolis that attracts expats from around the world who can meet and mingle with locals and fellow travellers to enjoy diverse experiences.

Modern Accommodation

Finding suitable short or long-stay accommodation is not a problem in Shanghai; expat apartments in key areas like the Songjiang District make an ideal base within easy reach of business hubs, Fortune 500 companies, universities, attractions, and

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Exploring Idyllic Rizal Park | The Vacation Gateway

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Manila’s streets, you will find Rizal Park which is also a historical site dedicated to a national hero; here’s more on what you need to know.

Richard Kissling (1848–1919) Gabo Halili from San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines, Rizal Park Facing Quirino Grandstand, CC BY 2.0

Planning a Visit

Rizal Park enjoys a central location near well-known attractions in Manila such as Intramuros and the National Museum. Situated within easy reach of accommodation providers like Citadines Salcedo Makati, this site is around a 10-minute walk from the United Nations LRT Station. Ensure to stop by the park’s visitor centre to get the map with the areas of interest here.

Remembering a National Hero

The park is dedicated to and named after Dr Jose Rizal, a beloved national hero who was executed here by Spanish colonial authorities on 30th December 1896. Those visiting this site from

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