For the traveler who comes in from the sea, Lisbon, even from afar, rises like a fair vision in a dream, clear-cut against a bright blue sky which the sun gladdens with its gold. And the domes, the monuments, the old castles jut up above the mass of houses, like far-off heralds of this delightful seat, of this blessed region.
— Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet
In January 2012 I went to Hawaii, a chain of islandsI would have never thought of visiting since they are not around the corner. I had experiences that were unforgettable such as jumping out of a plane, have an close encounter with a whale, ...
Sri Lanka has never been high on the list of travel destinations but somehow I ended up buying tickets to this island. Conclusion: I'm amazed by this beautiful piece of land in the indian ocean and despite me never going to a place twice - I really want to go back there! Read the post to know why :)