Author: Ellis Veen

Somnathpur temple Mysore: a travel guide

Somnathpur temple Mysore: a travel guide

The Somnathpur temple near Mysore is one of the best examples of the intricate carvings that characterize most of the Hoysala architecture in Karnataka, India. At first sight, the Somnathpur temple, also known locally as the Chennakesava temple, looks relatively small in size. Especially if 

15 things to do in Mysore: the heart of Karnataka

15 things to do in Mysore: the heart of Karnataka

This post is a travel guide with the best things to do in Mysore. A city in the state of Karnataka in Southern India, When I did my internship in BR hills, Mysore quickly became my favourite weekend getaway. It was in Mysore that I 

Backpacking Karnataka: the ultimate travel guide

Backpacking Karnataka: the ultimate travel guide

This post is a travel guide about backpacking Karnataka in India. Karnataka is one of India’s most underrated states. With Goa to the north and Kerala to the South it is often overlooked. Many travellers simply pass through, but there are many reasons to travel 

Things to do in Palolem: Jungles and wildlife in Goa

Things to do in Palolem: Jungles and wildlife in Goa

This post is a travel guide with the best things to do in Palolem in Southern Goa. Goa is the most famous beach destination of India that everyone is raving about. Indians and foreigners alike talk about the beautiful palm fringed beaches and the relaxed 

The Kandy to Ella train: Sri Lanka’s tea country

The Kandy to Ella train: Sri Lanka’s tea country

This post is a guide on everything you need to know about the Kandy to Ella train. This famous train ride is advertised to be one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world. Why take the Kandy to Ella train? I love trains 

The cultural triangle of Sri Lanka: a 4 day itinerary

The cultural triangle of Sri Lanka: a 4 day itinerary

This post is a travel guide to the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka with a 4 day itinerary including places like Sigiriya, Pollonaruwa, Anuradhapura and Dambulla. “Most tourists only come for Sri Lanka’s beaches and few make it all the way out here, explained the 

The best Sri Lanka safari: Minneriya, Udawalawe or Yala

The best Sri Lanka safari: Minneriya, Udawalawe or Yala

This post is a travel guide about the best Sri Lanka safari destinations and whether you should choose to visit Minneriya, Udawalawe or Yala for your Sri Lanka safari. A safari in Sri Lanka is a unique wildlife-watching experience. The most popular safari destinations in 

The Southern Coast of Sri Lanka: a travel guide

The Southern Coast of Sri Lanka: a travel guide

The palm fringed beaches and colonial beach towns make the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka a popular destination for visitors to this country. Sri Lanka is often called the pearl of the Indian Ocean and when you travel along the Southern Coast you understand why. 

The best things to do in Kaunas Lithuania

The best things to do in Kaunas Lithuania

This post is about the best things to do in Kaunas, Lithuania. Kaunas is Lithuania’s second largest city. A true Baltic city with a medieval castle and a colorful old town, but also modernist architecture and fascinating museums.  What started as a fort on the 

Nida Lithuania: the ultimate travel guide

Nida Lithuania: the ultimate travel guide

Nida in Lithuania is a small village on the Curonian Spit. The Curonian Spit is a 98 kilometer long strip of sand dune and forests that separates the Curonian lagoon from the Baltic Sea. A land that battles both sand and sea. As a result 

Vilnius itinerary: 2 days in Vilnius

Vilnius itinerary: 2 days in Vilnius

This post is a Vilnius itinerary on how to spend 2 days in Vilnius. Vilnius is the proud capital of Lithuania. Located at the confluence where the rivers Vilnele and Neris meet each other. Vilnius is the largest and oldest city of the country. In 

Aukštaitija National Park Lithuania: a travel guide

Aukštaitija National Park Lithuania: a travel guide

This post is about Aukštaitija National Park in Lithuania. This remote area of forests and lakes in the Northeastern part of the country became the first National Park in Lithuania in 1974. Although Aukštaitija National Park is popular among local tourists, it is still an