Winter trip to Sri Lanka

With our biannual Family Christmas scheduled for this year, we decided to celebrate Christmas and bring in the New Year in Sri Lanka. We planned to stay on the plains and see the north central area around Sigiriya, Dambulla & Pollanaruwa and then the coastal areas around Galle.

Day 1 – 24th December 

Flew into Colombo from Chennai and got in at 11 am. Bandaranaike International Airport is small and pleasant. Immigration was quick as we had our ETAs already. Luggage came out by the time we reached the belt. We were met by our driver from the travel agency I had booked through.

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Hawaii

Hawaii, been on my bucket list for very long, so finally managed to plan a trip after retiring. After a lot of research, I decided on visiting Oahu, Big Island and Maui – being the most practical in the ten days I had. This is mostly a Photo feature with short explanations. Hope you find it useful.

Day 1

Arrived at Honolulu International Airport after a 20 hour flight from London. Quite taxing to say the least. Luckily we were not coming directly from India!

The approach and landing into Honolulu is quite spectacular!

Approach to Honolulu
Arrivals

We arrived just after 2 in the afternoon and took a taxi to our Condo booked through Airbnb. There are other options like a Shuttle bus and also the town bus service (which is quite cheap). However, after such a long journey, we needed to get to our lodging as fast as possible. The taxi cost 38$ to get to the Condo located about 2km from Waikiki beach.

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