Issa Caricature!

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Felt like I needed to share these amazing caricatures that my good friend Emily had made for us as a Christmas present. Fun Fact: All 4 of us go way back. How far back? Oh you know, 6th Grade. And where are we now? Well, Emily is a kick-ass Financial Analyst and entrepreneur; Haley is a boss b Varsity swim coach and girl scout leader; and Renée is a Marine Biologist and parkour expert (not really but she tries). Another fun fact: We all traveled to Sri Lanka last year to celebrate Emily’s wedding to her husband, Chatura. Two weeks of romping around a small island in a van definitely bonded us for lyfe.

…wonder if all of our future kids will like each other or nah- HAHA.

 

I’m Going To Sri Lanka!!!!

Seven months ago I committed to a 2-week trip to Sri Lanka , in two weeks I leave for said trip. What makes this trip particularity special is that I’m traveling with Haley, Emily and Renee- a group of girls I’ve known since I was 12 years old. We’ve survived junior high, high school, college, divorce, breakups, and growing up in a small town with not much to do. One of us is a brilliant Financial Analyst; the other a brilliant Marine Biologist; another has been married for a ridiculously long time considering our age but has managed to build a beautiful partnership and raising a v cool kid which is inspiring. We are all different but the value we add to one another lives make us better women, better friends, just better individuals. Luf dem.

Rough Draft of Sri Lanka in Little India
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The mother of the Bride found her Sari!

Itinerary

April 9 – Depart LAX

April 11 – Arrive in Colombo, Sri Lanka, travel to Nuwara Eliya. Making a stop in Kandy to buy Sari’s for the ladies and take a break from driving!

April 12 – Relax in Nuwara Eliya, Tea estate tour (Chats’ home town, visit family + Akki hosts dinner)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuwara_Eliya

April 13 – Visit Haggala Botanical Gardens in Hatton (Nuwara Eliya)
In evening have Sri Lankan New Years Celebrations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinhalese_New_Year

April 14 – Visit “World’s End” in Nuwara Eliya
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g608524-d24865…-
World_s_End-Nuwara_Eliya_Central_Province.html

April 15 -Visit Kandy (via Train possibly) – explore Kandy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandy

April 16 – Visit Kandy’s Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (!!!)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinnawala_Elephant_Orphanage

April 17 – Day before Wedding Ceremony day, relax at hotel – visit Temple of the Tooth (Dalada Maligawa). Go to bed early!

April 18 – Wedding Ceremony Day!!! Wake up super duper early. Ceremony starts @10am. Held at the Grand Kandyan Hotel
Photo session with Elephant after wedding smile emoticon
http://www.grandkandyan.com/

April 19 – Travel to Dambulla – ride Elephants all around
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dambulla

April 20 – Visit Sigiriya, then travel towards Unawatuna Beach town
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigiriya

April 21 – Hang in Unawatuna, relax at beach, snorkel, etc
http://www.unawatunabeachresort.com/

April 22 – More beach hangs, possibly Hikkaduwa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hikkaduwa

April 23 – Drive towards Colombo and depart from Colombo (CMB).

 

POTUS in CUBA!

President Obama Visiting Cuba with the First Family gives me LIFE!

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Wet and rainy in Old Havana.

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Trip Research: Sri Lanka 2016

Travel information for Doha, Qatar to Colombo via.

Route information
  • Doha, Qatar is 2245 miles from Colombo
  • There are 3 daily flights from Doha, Qatar to Colombo
  • There are 10 weekly flights from Doha, Qatar to Colombo
  • 7 non-stop flights are operating from Doha, Qatar to Colombo today
  • Qatar has the most nonstop flights between Doha, Qatar and Colombo
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi Intl is the most popular connection for one stop flights between Doha, Qatar and Colombo
In-Flight Information
  • The average flying time for a direct flight from Doha, Qatar to Colombo is 4 hours 46 minutes
  • Most direct flights leave around 19:50 EEST
Arrival information
  • Colombo is 16 mi from Bandaranayake Intl Airport (Colombo, Sri Lanka).
  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
    • Right now, 46 airlines operate out of Bandaranayake Intl Airport.
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 49 cities.
    • Every week, at least 91 domestic flights and 1,407 international flights depart from Bandaranayake Intl Airport.
 Featured Image Pic By: Anna Ehrgott

Sri Lanka!!

I’m going to Sri Lanka in April! Ahhh! I cahn’t believe it! My friend Haley, who is also going, recommended searching the hashtag “Sri Lanka” on Instagram to see what pops-up. The first thing that caught my eye was the following pic of a surfer elegantly sliding through a wave. Here are some of my favorite images that flame my Sri Lanka stoke! Also, a Sri Lanka surf session is a must!

https://instagram.com/p/9Qx1XhPVN9/?tagged=srilanka