Just over a week ago I returned from a four-week volunteering adventure in Sri Lanka. I worked at various projects throughout the week, providing community-based mental health care and teaching English. Though I worked hard during the week, the weekend was my time to let loose, travel, and explore the beautiful and exotic sights the country has to offer. Check out my video diary below for a quick look at my adventures.
Although over the next few weeks we will be releasing more detailed articles about the different places I went during my trip, I’d like to quickly recap the things in the video, as they are some of the major highlights. Keep in mind that this is a highlights reel. It wasn’t all hiking and sunrises, cute trains and elephants. Our group put in very hard work and seen some upsetting situations unfold. That said, I’m glad there is a highlight reel to share and I truly hope you’ve enjoyed it and became inspired to see a beautiful country.
Featured in the video diary is Udawalawe National Park, where we saw elephants, monkeys, buffalo, parrots, and more; Mulgirigala Rock Temple near Tangalle where I gave an offering to Buddha, received a blessing, and learned about Buddhism; Pidurangala Rock where I hiked in the dark to watch the sunrise from the top; Sigiriya Lion Rock, an ancient empire on top of a giant rock protruding from the Earth; Ella Rock, with one of the best views in Sri Lanka; 9 Arches Bridge in Ella; and the cute blue train from Ella to Colombo, which we sat on for 13 hours but didn’t complain (until it got dark).
I can never truly describe how educational and life-altering this trip was. It has made me a better, more humble and passionate person and I am so grateful for that. What would you guys like to know about my trip? Stay tuned for articles about the volunteer organization I worked with, detailed accounts on each excursion listed above, and the airports I traveled through. I would love to answer any questions you have, so please send them to us by email, social media (@twowildtides), or in the comments below.
Thanks for watching!