Mirissa’s Secret Beach

Mirissa’s Secret Beach

Mirissa’s Secret Beach While in Ella, Henriko, Emilie, and myself had heard about a “Secret Beach” in Mirissa, away from the crowds and other tourists.  We did some research online and knew that we had to visit it.  The good thing about the Secret Beach is that it’s not too secret that it can’t be found, but also not too accessible for everyone. Since we had spent our first day in Mirissa amongst the main beaches, we wanted to check out the Secret Beach when we returned from whale watching….

Tangalle’s Windswept Beaches

Tangalle’s Windswept Beaches

Tangalle’s Windswept Beaches After bidding farewell to Henriko and Emilia for the next couple days, I headed to the bus station in Ella.  There were no direct buses to Tangalle, but the journey was fairly easy.  It only involved one bus switch at Welawaya, and I found myself in Tangalle only about 3.5 hours after leaving Ella. Tangalle is a small town located on the eastern part of Sri Lanka’s Southern coastline.  It has yet to catch on with tourism, as most tourists elect to visit the beach towns closer…

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Being away from the coast in Leon and the surrounding area for a few days, had me having beach withdrawals.  Luckily, the next stop on my list was San Juan del Sur, known for being a surfing and party hotspot!  One of the positives of Nicaragua being so small is that the distances are (usually manageable).  My route from Leon to San Juan del Sur, however, was anything but.  After a bicycle rickshaw, minibus, taxi, and two chicken buses later, I finally arrived in SJDS…