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Whale Watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

“He’s been down there 12 minutes, he’s bound to come up any time now,” said Raja as he looked at his watch. I peered at the endless ocean on the horizon, looking for a large disturbance in the water or a plume of mist. The hot sunshine glinted off the water and the boat gently rocked from side to side. …

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How I Became a Sri Lankan Beauty Queen

Sometimes while traveling the world I will end up following a series of “why nots” and suddenly find myself in an absolutely bizarre and surreal situation. This has happened a few times before, but no circumstance has been more totally ridiculous than the night that I became a Sri Lankan Beauty Queen. Lee and I were staying in Negombo, a …

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