Sri Lanka's hill country beckoned, but first we would journey back in time, to one of the wonders of the ancient world.
We left the surf and headed into the hill country, stopping at Kandy. The question to be answered: can you enter one of the world's most sacred Buddhist sites dressed in a bed-sheet?
Snorkelling Hikkaduwa reef in search of giant sea turtles turns to tragedy on one very strange Sri Lankan afternoon.
Galle Fort is that unique sight, a quiet European city in chaotic Sri Lanka. But how did it get here?
Excited to visit Mirissa, one of Sri Lanka's most famous beaches, I discovered that the reality was much darker.
I'd come to Sri Lanka to surf, now it was time to finally do it. But did much despised Hikkaduwa really have in store?
Hikkaduwa was the next stop after Negombo. But before we got there we had to take one of the most scenic train rides in the world.
After 7 months of seeing Asia, it was finally time to begin doing what I'd intended when I left New Zealand.
Ipoh would be the last stop before my journey took a drastically different course. But first, I needed to try a unique cup of coffee.
Chinese New Year is a time of reverence. Or, that's what I expected. As usual, what I found surprised me...