Operation Cycle Lanka: Days 10 – 14 – A Lucky Star and Bianca’s final journey…

We’ve all heard the phrase killing with kindness. Well, on awaking in Ella at my-o-so cute guesthouse the appropriate term was killing with breakfast. My hosts, a lovely family running fledgling Lucky Star really had gone all out preparing enough food to feed me for the whole day. Unfortunately I’ve never been one to leave […]

Operation Cycle Lanka: Days 6-10 – Breakdowns, Cabbages and Horizontal Mega Hills

Dambulla – Kandy, 72km Mean dog count: 1/2 Breakdowns (emotionally and functionally): 3 Hills: 47 Hoping not to see any more X rated monkeys I set off for the big one, 72km from Dambulla to Hill country capital Kandy. The ride started well until I encountered my first hill, and then another, making the first […]

Operation Cycle Lanka – Day 1-3: Downpours, Respectable Pants and Woeful Map Reading

I set off on Monday morning all excited with my Disney panniers in tow. I’ve never been one for packing light so having all my worldly belongings for a few weeks in two small children’s satchels was in itself a small victory. The train ride to Anuradhapura was a pleasant one and I hung out […]