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….

Whale Watching in Mirissa

Whale Watching in Mirissa

Whale Watching in Mirissa Whale watching was high on my list for my trip to Sri Lanka.  Mirissa, on the Southern coast, is the launching point for the boats.  There were plenty of different operators peddling whale watching trips, some were even ridiculously cheap!  However, like in most developing countries, wildlife tourism isn’t always done in an ethical manner.  I consulted a few travel blogs and Trip Advisor, and read great reviews about Raja and the Whales.  While a bit more pricey than the other options (~$40 USD/person), they had…

Stunning Sri Lanka

Stunning Sri Lanka

Stunning Sri Lanka Now that I’m currently employed again and living in Chicago, my international trips are a little less frequent as compared to my nine months hopping around the world the previous year.  However, my employer offers four weeks of vacation a year, which I plan to always use.  Since I didn’t want to use more than two weeks at once, I began to mull my options.  I preferred to go to a smaller country so I could see and enjoy a large part of it and hopefully not…