There's not much for me to say about Sri Lanka, honestly, because I feel the pictures explain it all. It is breathtakingly beautiful, it's romantic, it's tropical, it's mountainous, it's spiritual. My time in Sri Lanka involved hiking to the top of mountains to immaculate temples, long train rides through the lush countryside, drinking delicious cocktails on the beach; it involved hiking to the "world's end" (as they call it), walking on soft sand beaches with the waves warm as bath water touching my feet, and eating a wide-range of exquisite food. Like I said, the photos explain it all. It is truly a lover's paradise and I would recommend each and every one of you to start saving your pennies now to take your sweetheart there someday. Hannah and I often teased about what a lovely "couple" we were, with our ratty clothes we've been sweating in for three months and our extremely tight budget! I loved the contrast of places throughout Sri Lanka. There are the cool tea-plantation towns tucked high up in the mountains of central Sri Lanka (Ella, Nuwara Elliya, Delhouse), and then the funky and fun-spirited beach towns (Unawatuna, Mirisa, Negombo) to brown your skin with the rays of the sun and loosen your achy, traveling muscles in the warm ocean. The people here are gentle and kind and it was such a blessing to learn and grow from their influences. I'm really at a loss for words, so just enjoy the photos and plan your next trip to Sri Lanka!
Next stop is India, and I'm beside myself with excitement. I've never felt more at home than in India and my soul has been having its own little dance party for days now, knowing that it finally gets to go back home!!! AHHH!! Again, no words! We start in Rajastan on the northwest border of India and spend about ten weeks heading further north and furter east. I'm thrilled to play "tour-guide" and show Hannah some of my favorite spots in north India and even more thrilled to discover new places in the country I consider home. So blessed!