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Amila Wickramarachchi is a Food & Travel blogger who writes both Food Corner and this travel blog.She resides in Singapore.

How Essential Oils Can Boost Your Body Building

When we think about supplements that are going to help a person while they are body building, we are usually thinking about protein, creatine, energy supplements and potentially steroids. However, what a lot of people do not realize is that you can also use essential oils to help when you are on a weight training journey.

We are going to talk about some of the essential oils that help when you are body building, and why they would be a useful addition to your supplement list. Here are two of the best examples.

1. Unani

Unani is an essential oil and natural healing supplement that comes from the Asian subcontinent. People in countries like India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have been using Unani for many years, even if they do not use it specifically for body building. But we have been doing a lot of research into this product, and we have found some great benefits that would be useful for someone who is weight training.

The main reason why we recommend Unani is because it is a health supplement that is going to help with recovery and healing. A lot of people think that you just need protein to grow your muscles and energy supplements to get you going before a workout. But what so many do not realize is that how you are recovering will play a key role in whether you gain muscle or not.

That is why they always recommend you take rest days, as you need time to let your muscles grow and recover. Unani will help with this process in a big way. When you are massaging this oil onto your body, you will find that your muscles are more relaxed, while you are also getting better blood circulation.

2. CBD Oil

An interesting fact about our muscles and weight training is that we have catabolic hormones in our body. These are hormones that are naturally meant to break down muscle mass, but problems can arise if we have too many of these in our body. But the good news is that CBD oil is known to limit the amount of catabolic hormones in our body. That means you will experience much less muscle mass breakdown, and your weight training will go much better.

It is not just about lifting weights if you are looking at the benefits of CBD oil. For those who want to lose weight and become healthier, CBD oil can be very useful. Just take a minute to look at americanhempoil.net and you’ll see for yourself. It is said that if you are taking CBD oil as a part of your diet, you will have a much easier time. CBD can help regulate the blood sugar in your body, meaning you will have less blood sugar spikes which can leave you feeling fatigued or constantly hungry. You will also have less cravings when you are on your diet.

These essential oils are such an easy way for you to ensure that you are getting more out of your workouts.

traveling to Peru

The end of the year is near, a lot of what we have done during the present year is very positive. We have loved, laughed, traveled, and reached many of the goals we have set for 2017. Nothing is perfect ever; somethings might have been difficult to achieve, but at this point of the year it is worth summing up only what is positive.

What other things should we do in 2017? What other places of this beautiful planet of ours should we visit? What other adventures await us out there?

Every year is different, and the places we visit are also different, sometimes we choose to relax in a tropical country, full of beaches and sun. Some others we choose a more challenging adventure, something we have never done before, something that will take us out of our comfort zone.

It seems that 2018 will be that kind of year, the destination that we recommend everyone reading these lines is the wonderful country of Peru. Yes, the land of the Inca and home of one of the seven wonders of the world, which is Machu Picchu.

traveling to Peru

Machu Picchu is located in the Andes mountains of Peru; the nearest city is Cusco. A magical city filled with history and a combination of colonial Spanish and Incan architecture. From there, people have different options for how best to get there.

Some people take a train ride to get there; some others use the service of a travel company to arrange a tour to this beautiful city, while some others choose the most adventurous way and hike for four days on the mysterious Inca trail to reach the same destination.

Whichever option you take, you will not regret it, as Machu Picchu is a place that will be a dream come true. But Peru is not just Machu Picchu, If you have more time to spend traveling, then perhaps you should consider other places to visit while in Peru. The famous beautiful rainbow mountains of Vinicunca. The amazing Amazon basin and the Manu national park are a great alternative to visit if you want to us the real wildlife of the Amazon jungle. If you want a more cultural visit, then the Titicaca lake in the border between Peru and Bolivia is another fascinating destination. Peru has it all, and it is up to you to make the best of your visit to this fabulous country.

the PADI Dive Instructor Course in Thailand

Bored with your mundane 9 to 5 office job? Can’t face another monotonous night shift at the local factory? Had enough of the 2 hour commute to and from work? Do you want to ignite your life, do something you enjoy that you are passionate about, and get paid for it while living in paradise?

Why not come to Thailand and become a PADI Dive Instructor and change your life!

The PADI Instructor Development Course is the scuba diving industry’s number one Instructor course and your gateway to a Lifestyle change you will not regret!

Here are 7 cool facts about completing your PADI Dive Instructor Course in Thailand.

1. The Weather

The tropical climate enjoyed in Thailand almost year round provides a great backdrop for anyone enthusiastic about completing some serious scuba diving training, spending time in the country and indulging the Thai experience.

Crystal clear warm waters, illuminated by strikingly colourful coral reefs and an abundance of marine life provides a comfortable and relaxed environment in which you can train to become a PADI Dive Instructor in Thailand.

2. The training Facilities

the PADI Dive Instructor Course in Thailand

Outdoor, specifically designed training pools, AC classrooms and easy and quick access to ideal IDC scuba training sites via dedicated IDC dive boats, makes the logistics and organisation of conducting an IDC in Thailand straight forward.

This enhances the learning experience and creates an atmosphere conducive to learning. And all of this, located in the middle of a popular and hugely successful dive centre such as IDC Koh Tao, provides the perfect surroundings to benefit the early career of any budding PADI Dive Instructor.

3. Thai Food

the PADI Dive Instructor Course in Thailand

The tantalizing tastes, exotic flavours and fragrances of the curries, noodle dishes, papaya salads, stir fries, soups and rice dishes has turned Thai food into a popular cuisine around the world.

Known for being spicy, Thai food mixes sweet and sour, salty, bitter and spicy with a subtle blend of all 5 on main dishes. A cuisine to suit all moods at all times of day a superb addition to an already cool list of reasons why you should become a PADI Dive Instructor in Thailand

4. The Quality of training

Home to the world’s most experienced and successful PADI Course Directors you will find yourself in safe hands with regards to the level of education and training you receive during your PADI Dive Instructor course in Thailand.

A highly competitive market, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to the high standard offered on the Instructor training programs in Thailand.

5. Diving industry

the PADI Dive Instructor Course in Thailand

The most popular scuba diving training destination in the world for non-divers and divers alike to train.

Thailand’s diving businesses are vibrant and at the forefront of the world scuba diving industry for training, education, business and customer service.

Thailand boasts some of the world’s most successful dive operations as well as some of diving’s most popular dive spots and is not just a one visit destination, as many divers return to continue their education.

This is testament to the high quality of training and service Thailand’s scuba diving industry provides.

Submerging yourself into this environment during your PADI Dive instructor course in Thailand is invaluable experience for candidates serious about the career and lifestyle change becoming a PADI Dive Instructor can provide.

6. The Prospects 

Jobs, jobs, jobs! With 25 million tourists from all over the world visiting the Kingdom of Thailand annually there is plenty of potential and growth yet to come in the Thailand diving industry with new opportunities arising all the time.

Training to become a Dive Instructor in Thailand gives you a head start, offering you network opportunities before you become an Instructor that may prove important when looking for employment after the course.

7. The Personal Development 

The culture, the people, the training, the relationships. Completing your PADI Dive Instructor Course in Thailand, in a multi-national training environment, working alongside colleagues from all over the world.

There are many opportunities to meet new people, learn to manage cultural differences and build personal relationships with people from all over the world.

The comradeship that divers share is unique. Submerse yourself in the scuba lifestyle and reap the unique rewards it brings. The experience you gain and personal development you achieve is invaluable.

 

Walking from Thuparamaya to Ruwanwalisaya

A pilgrim tour to Anuradhapura is one of the things I do whenever I am in Sri Lanka. Few months ago I had the opportunity to visit Anuradhapura and spent time among Buddhist offerings. Although we came back to Sri Lanka again within few months, with my desire to visit Anuradhapura, I arranged another pilgrimage.

In Anuradhapura sacred city, there are many historical places to visit. As a UNESCO heritage site, this sacred city is a must visit place for anyone who loves historical places. All the main attractions are easily reached by a vehicle. So, previously we always used the vehicle to reach each of the temples and stupas in Anuradhapura. However this time we walked more.

Walking from Thuparamaya to Ruwanwalisaya

Walking From Thuparamaya to Ruwanwelisaya

In sacred city of Anuradhapura, all the temples and sacred places are located in walking distances between those. From Thuparamaya, you can easily walk to Ruwanwelisaya and it is around 15 minutes’ walk if you walk leisurely and slowly. The best thing is that this route is with beautiful views and some other ancient ruins.

Walking from Thuparamaya to Ruwanwalisaya
Ancient ruins in front of Thuparamaya temple complex

In our walk, we had a glance to other historical buildings and ruins around Thuparamaya temple complex. Starting from the ruins of Thuparamaya temple complex, we could see some other ruins along the way to Ruwanwelisaya.

Walking from Thuparamaya to Ruwanwalisaya

On one side, it is a small lake with the views of nature.

Walking from Thuparamaya to Ruwanwalisaya
View of Jethawanaramaya behind the lake.

My son who is still 4 years old could enjoy this nature walk with the views of birds namely kingfisher, oriole and even a vulture. Sounds of peacocks allowed us to connect with nature.

Walking from Thuparamaya to Ruwanwalisaya
We enjoyed the nature in this morning while walking.
Helpful tips if you plan walking from Thuparamaya to Ruwanwalisaya Stupa
Walking from Thuparamaya to Ruwanwalisaya
Near the Ruwanwalisaya end,you can buy flowers.
  • The distance between these stupas is less than 1 km when you walk.
  • The best time for walking is in the early morning or evening to avoid heat of the sun.
  • There is a foot path which you can easily walk.
  • Near the Ruwanwalisaya end, you can easily buy flowers to offer.
  • There are ancient ruins along the way. You will also watch natural views while walking.

 

Do you like such walking tours among the historical places?

 

Must Know Tips for a successful Climb of Mt Kilimanjaro

Considered as the highest peak of Africa, Mt.Kilimanjaro attracts tons of visitors to its summit each year. Located in beautiful Tanzania, Mt Kilimanjaro is considered as a trekking peak. However not all reach the summit of Mt.Kilimanjaro. For that you need to well prepare in both mentally and physically. With proper training, preparation and well planning you can easily climb the Mt.Kilimanjaro making it a great success of the year.

If you plan to climb Mt.Kilimanjaro, here are the top tips from the experts who have experience of climbing Kilimanjaro. With these tips, make it a successful trip for climbing Kilimanjaro that adds great memories for your life!

1. Choose the best route

You need at least 8 days to climb the Mt.Kilimanjaro. Although you can reach the summit of Kilimanjaro quickly and in less than 8 days, it will not be a successful and exciting trip. It is good to allow time to adjust your body to high levels of altitude while enjoying the life time adventure! There are seven routes to climb Kilimanjaro including popular Marangu route. Machame route, Rongai route and Umbwe route are some of the other routes that are available for climbing the Mt.Kilimanjaro. Each route has its unique features, required time and nature’s views. Therefore, contact well experienced tour operator and discuss with them about the best route for climbing Kilimanjaro that suits you.

Must Know Tips for a successful Climb of Mt Kilimanjaro

2. Choose the best season

Climbing Kilimanjaro should be a lifetime experience. To make it memorable with pleasant experience, you need to plan your trekking during the best season of the year. This is why choosing a dry but comfortable season is important.

January to March is known as the perfect time to climb Kilimanjaro as the weather is comfortable with both dryness and warm temperature. April to June is considered as a dangerous period for trekking as rain begins at the end of March. With different weather conditions throughout the year, it is always wise to choose the best time for climbing Kilimanjaro before you plan your trip.

3. Train well and prepare for the trekking experience

As Kilimanjaro is popular as a mountain for trekking, you don’t need expertise training. However it is better to have a reasonable training to make your experience with Mt.Kilimanjaro a positive one. If you are reasonably fit and good with physical exercise, then you don’t have to worry about climbing the mountain up to the peak. Some of the activities that are recommended for those who prepare for climbing Kilimanjaro include walking, aerobic workouts and muscle strength building. Other than the physical training, you also need to prepare mentally to reach the Kilimanjaro peak in a slow and steady pace.

Above are the must know tips to plan your Kilimanjaro trekking trip. You also need to pack the travel essentials that are especially important for your Mt.Kilimanjaro trip. Also don’t forget to plan your Kilimanjaro trek with well experienced guides or tour operators to make it a successful climbing.

Do you have experience with climbing Mt.Kilimanjaro? Please share your thoughts below.

 

5 Must Know Tips for Self-Drive Safari in Uganda

Uganda is one of the popular African destinations for safari tours. Although there are Safari tour packages available, self-driving can be really exciting. While enjoying the freedom of travelling, you will have really great experience when you plan a self-drive safari in Uganda. This is why I also like to experience self-drive safari tour for our African holiday.

However, even for a skilled and experienced driver, driving a car in Uganda can be a challenging task. This is mainly because of the roads conditions. Most of the Uganda roads are narrow. You also need to rent your car from a reputed company and ensure that it is in good condition.

Why people prefer self-driving in Uganda?

Driving in Uganda is challenging but, one can certainly do it. A self-drive safari trip is more convenient and comfortable than the public transport. Those who enjoy driving can indeed have a great experience. When self-driven, you will have more freedom. Chances are more in self-driven trips to visit more new places and meet the local people in those places.

5 Must Know Tips for Self-Drive Safari in Uganda

This is why most tourists to Uganda do not want to miss the opportunity of experiencing self-driven safari tours. With new car rental companies available, planning a Uganda self-drive safari tours are popular and easier than you think. You can easily rent a car from most of the cities not only in Kampala but in other towns too such as Kabale, Entebbe, Mbarara and Jinja

Don’t forget, if you plan a self-drive safari in Uganda, you also need to plan a safe trip ensuring it is a memorable holiday while watching the wildlife. To help you to plan your safari, here are some of the tips which ensure that your safari trip is safe and comfortable! With these tips self drive Uganda will be a fantastic experience which will add you great moments and exciting memories!

Here are the tips:

5 Must Know Tips for Self-Drive Safari in Uganda
5 Must Know Tips for Self-Drive Safari in Uganda
1. Ensure that the car is in good condition.

You need to personally check the condition of the car before commencing the journey. All the tyres must be in good condition and you also need to check for the spare wheels in good condition. You also need to ensure that oil, water level and other things that affect the condition of car is well maintained. There should not be any leakage problem. You also need to check the time when the car was serviced last.

5 Must Know Tips for Self-Drive Safari in Uganda

2. Abide by the traffic rules

Most of the road accidents occur because of violation of traffic rules. You need to follow traffic rules and learn the specific rules and regulations of Uganda driving before you start your safari. Check here for traffic and road safety rules and regulations of Uganda. Also avoid driving if you take alcohol.

3. Avoid night-driving

As you are a foreigner in Uganda, it is safe to avoid night driving to avoid any kind of theft, robberies or accidents. Specially if you plan to travel with your family with young children, night safari will not be a good idea for you. Instead, use the day time to visit from place to place while enjoying your safari holiday in Uganda.

4. Make use of GPS and route-map

Reliable and professional car rental companies will provide GPS and road map for no extra charges. While driving in a foreign country it is always advisable to use GPS and road map for navigation.

5. Avoid driving when you are tired

Self-driving is exciting. But, self-driving in a new country can be tiresome too as the roads, maps and routes are all new to you. Other than that you also need to adjust with the weather conditions. As these things can make you too tired easily, it is wise to have short breaks during your safari. At the same time, avoid driving if you feel sleepy or tired. When you have a break and relax, you can start the journey again with fresh mind avoiding risky situations.

Other than the above tips you also need to maintain the fuel tank with enough supply to avoid interruptions. Also drive safely keeping the speed limits. Safe traveling is necessary to enjoy any holiday. So, I hope these tips are helpful for you to enjoy a self-drive safari tour in Uganda making it most exciting African safari for your lifetime!

 

A Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka

When we are in Sri Lanka we always love to arrange pilgrimages with family members. As a country with lot of sacred cities, temples and historical sites, Sri Lanka offers many reasons for us to plan pilgrimages each year. It can be a pilgrimage to see temples and ruins of ancient city Polonnaruwa or it can be a pilgrimage to see Anuradhapura attractions, we always find these tours as a way to bond with family members while spending time in religious activities. Our trips to Kandy are also pilgrimages most of the times as temples are the main attractions, not only for visiting but also to spend time with religious and spiritual activities.

So, here is a travelogue of one of our recent pilgrimages to Anuradhapura which is one of the sacred cities in Sri Lanka.

A Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka
A Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka

It was last June that we were in another holiday in Sri Lanka. During this period, we spent time to visit Anuradhapura which is one of the sacred cities in Sri Lanka. I’ve visited Anuradhapura Buddhist attractions many time, but I still plan to visit the same places again simply due to the Buddhist beliefs and to spend time in spiritual activities.

A Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka
Stopping at a fruit stall is a great way to have a break.

As of most pilgrimages, we left our home early in the morning with the hope of reaching Anuradhapura in the noon. On the way to Anuradhapura, we stopped in few places for breakfast and for short breaks. As there are fruit stalls along the road to Anuradhapura, it is always enjoyable to taste different fruits which are also fresh.

A Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka
Travelling with a kid,we always like to have short breaks during road trips.

Finally, we reached Anuradhapura. After having lunch, our first visit was to the ‘Sri Maha Bodhi Tree’ which is one of the sacred places for Buddhists in Sri Lanka.

A Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka
Sri Maha Bodhi tree

It is believed that ‘Sri Maha Bodhi tree’ is a sapling of Bodhi tree that Buddha was sitting during his enlightenment.

A Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka
Offerings at the Sri Maha Bodhi Tree

As usual we always like to visit Ruwanwalisaya in the evening to avoid the sun. During the day time, it can be really hot and it is not easy to go around the stupa and do the offerings with proper concentration.

A Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka
Ruwanwalisaya Stupa

In Thuparamaya, we also could see and  join another Buddhist offering which is called ‘Kap ruk Poojawa’.After visiting both Thuparamaya and Ruwanwelisaya which are must visit attractions in Anuradhapura, we reached our accommodation.

A Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka
Kap Ruk poojawa at Thuparamaya

It was the day before June Full moon day which is also called ‘Poson Poya’.In Sri Lanka, full moon day is a holiday and it is a day for Buddhist activities. As a Majaor poya day,Pososn Poya is a crowded day for Anuradhapura and temples were full of devotees.

A Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka
Thuparamaya Stupa after Kap ruk poojawa

We also spent time having meals and drinks from ‘Dan sal’.Dan Sal are the places that people offer food and drinks for anyone without any charge. It is completely free to drink or eat from a ‘Dansala’ and these events are mostly organized during the major full moon days.

A Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka
Dan Sala (It was a Biscuit Dan sala organized by a major Biscuit brand of Sri Lanka which travellers to Anuradhapura received biscuits free. 🙂

As the city was fully crowded, we also experienced huge traffic jam. However we could visit the major attractions including Abhayagiriya and Jethwanaramaya.

A Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka
Mirisawetiya stupa

We had great two days in Anuradhapura spending in spiritual activities. It was a pilgrimage that we like to remind again and again.

A Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka
It is easy to buy flowers and other necessary things for offerings at the entrance of each Buddhist places.
Useful tips for planning a pilgrimage to Anuradhapura

Leave early and reach Anuradhapura early morning to save time. So, you can visit more attractions during the few days of stay.

Follow the rules when you enter into the sacred city and the temples. Check this post on how to behave in a Buddhist temple if you are not sure.

Avoid bathing in lakes if you don’t know the designated places to have a bath or to enjoy water activities. Always read the sign boards and warnings before you go to the water/lakes.

Hiring a van from a car rental service is always our preferred way to reach Anuradhapura when we plan pilgrimages. This is a stress free way to reach Anuradhapura.

Accommodation in Anuradhapura

Book your accommodation before you reach Anuradhapura. During the crowded days, it is not easy to find proper accommodation.

We booked Creston Park Accomodation through Agoda which is a decent budget hotel that is great for family holidays. The good thing about Creston Park Accomodation is that their food is really delicious. Also staff is friendly.The location is strategic and near to sacred city of Anuradhapura. (Accomodation Near Anuradhapura Pooja Nagaraya)

If you look for booking a complete house for your group, then check AirBnb for such accommodation .Most of the houses offered are affordable in rates. Use this link to book and save up to $50 SGD travel credit.

A Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka

Have you been to Anuradhapura? Do you like pilgrimages? If so, do you plan such trips with family members and friends? Please share your thoughts below.

 

Best 5 Tips for Renting a Car in Uganda

Self-drive in Uganda is indeed a thrilling experience. Moreover, in Uganda, road transport is considerably cheaper. Also, cars are the fastest mode of transportation in this beautiful country that attracts tourists each year.

As I am planning our trip to African countries, Uganda is one of the countries that is in our bucket list due to the many attractions which we can spend time as a family. We cannot forget about safari tours when we talk about Uganda attractions. However as we enjoy road trips, I’d like to rent a car and explore Uganda enjoying the freedom as this will allow us to stop in any place which we like.

Why renting a car is the best transport option in Uganda?

Self-drive safari is the best option for anyone who is on a vacation to Uganda. During a self-driven trip you have freedom to explore many places at your own pace and you can spend more time in your most preferred places. These are the best reasons for us too to look for car rental options in Uganda.

The professional car rental companies in Uganda offer a wide range of vehicles that are really ideal for the safari trips. These self-driven tours in Uganda are really exciting and enjoyable. When you travel as a family or as a small group, renting a car is great and that will improve the bonding time too.

Best 5 Tips for Renting a Car in Uganda

But, before renting a car in Uganda, you also need to know about the road conditions and the driving rules for a better experience. In order to help you to plan your Uganda holiday here I share some useful tips that help you to decide on your car rental in Uganda. With these tips, car rental Uganda will be easier and you will enjoy a relaxing holiday while exploring the attractions!

1. Choose a suitable car

Best 5 Tips for Renting a Car in Uganda

Those who want to rent a car in Uganda may first decide the size and type of the car. For a family or a group, you should go for a larger size. The price depends on the size of the car. Therefore you need to choose the car that fits the purpose of tour, destination and size of your group.

2. Choose a reputed car rental Company

Always give preference to the car rental company that ensures quality customer service. Some car rental companies in Uganda also provide special offers to their customers. You can use such car rental company which is trusted as well as reliable. To find a car rental company, you can easily search the internet. Also don’t forget to compare the prices quoted by the different car rental agencies before you decide on the company that you are going to rent your car.

3. Never exceed the speed limit and adhere to the traffic rules

While driving on Uganda roads, you must watch the speed and ensure that the speed limit is not exceeded. Also, before you drive your rented car, know the traffic rules. Follow the rules and drive safely to enjoy a happy and memorable holiday.

4. Know the road condition

The roads in the rural areas in Uganda can be narrow and dusty. There may be some areas with poor condition. When it rains the roads can be slippery. There are no pedestrian lanes separately. The same roads are used by pedestrians, cattle, cyclists and bike riders. Therefore some knowledge about the road conditions of Uganda will be definitely helpful for you to drive your rental car smoothly.

5. Maintain a sufficient fuel stock

It is wise to maintain your fuel stock while you drive. Sometimes fuel stations are located in large distances. Also there will be no fuel stations in the National Parks. Hence, if you plan to go to the parks, remember to go with sufficient fuel stock.

Above are some of the top tips that you need to know and follow when you rent a car in Uganda. Also be sure to know about your routes. By using GPS and road maps, you can easily overcome this. By avoiding driving your car at night you will prevent any safety issues. Since four wheels are more suitable for safari tours in Uganda and for the existing road conditions, you can consider renting a 4 x 4 Car for your Uganda tour.

These are the best tips that I found as helpful for renting a car in Uganda. These tips will sure help us to plan our holiday.So,I know these are helpful for you too to plan your Uganda tour! If you have more tips, please share with me below as comments.

Stag Do in Amsterdam

Popular as a city of canals, Amsterdam is not only a beautiful city that is popular for beautiful views including tulips, windmills and house boats. Instead, Amsterdam is one of the perfect places to spend your stag night among many activities that you will never forget.

If you look for planning your Stag do in Amsterdam, you will find many ideas and activities ranging from innocent entertainment to something less innocent. As there are many fun activities available in Amsterdam for stag nights, here are some of the unique activities that are fun and exciting for your stag do. With these activities you will find that your stag do is remarkable which is full of lifetime memories! Check these Amsterdam stag do ideas and activities if you need to know more fun ideas than listed here!

5 Unique Ideas for your Stag Do in Amsterdam

1. Enjoy a Canal boat tour

Most companies offer canal boat tours especially for Stag do nights. A canal boat tour with a guide who explains the landmarks of the city while you are touring will be a great way to spend your stag night with friends. Also most of these tours are with unlimited drinks which may add some extra fun to your special night.

2. Adventure with Quad Bike tours

Stag Do in Amsterdam

Are you looking for adrenalin filled fun time with your close friends? Then Quad bike tour is one of the best ways to spend your time in a memorable adventure! Forget all about partying and drinking. Plan your day with quad biking activities which is full of thrill and challenges!

3. Spend time for a Dutch beer tasting tour

If you are in Amsterdam then Dutch beer tasting is one of the popular activities that you need to consider. Popular as one of the best beers in the world, you will find Dutch beer tasting tour is one of the perfect ideas to spend your stag do with your close friends.

4. Face the challenges of Water Rafting

Stag Do in Amsterdam

Bored with beer nights and parties? Then entertain yourself with your friends in a cool adventure! Water rafting is one of the best ways to spend your day with your friends while having fun. Water rafting is a team building activity that is perfect for your stag do making it an opportunity to renew your friendships!

5. Indulge your taste buds with an Evening meal

Don’t you want to indulge in any adrenalin filled activity? Even if you don’t want any club activity or partying, an evening meal is the best way to spend your night with your friends. It can be full of chit chats while enjoying three course dinners. Or it can be a traditional meal before your big day; spending your stag night with your friends will be a lifetime memory for you that you will never regret!

What is your preferred stag do activity to do in Amsterdam? Above are the best things to do for your stag do in Amsterdam and these are also less expensive ideas. To plan your stag do, you can easily select a package that provide your preferred activities and enjoy with your friends. It is that much easy!

 

Sri Lanka Flowers
Wathusudda flowers

Having a holiday in Sri Lanka is always enjoyable. This is the time of the year that we enjoy time with our family members and friends. Other than spending time with family members, I also get time to spend among natural views of Sri Lanka.

I just started my Sri Lanka holiday. It is raining here. However I have enough flowers captures to share. As always this is the time I spend among flowers and flower photography.

Below are some white flowers I captured during these days. While sharing travel experiences and travel tips through this blog, I also like to document the flowers I find in Sri Lanka.

Wathusudda (Tabernaemontana divaricata,pinwheel flower) is a common flower find in Sri Lankan home gardens.These flowers can be found easily throughout the year.

Sri Lanka Flowers
White Flowers from Sri Lanka : Wathusudda flowers

With beautiful blooms and fresh flowers that cover the wathusudda plant,these flowers make pleasant views for any home.In Sri Lanka it is also used for offerings for Buddha.Also it is good for simple decorations.

pinwheel flowers
wathusudda flowers are good for simple home decorations with flowers.

Below is another type of wathusudda that is easy to find in Sri Lanka.The petals of these flowers are thicker than the common type of wathusudda which I shared above.

Sri Lanka Flowers
A type of wathusudda

Below is a bloom of the above wathusudda type.As the petals are thick,these flowers can remain a day or two without wilting.

Sri Lanka Flowers
Wathusudda blooms

A tour to Sri Lanka may not complete if you don’t have a look into the flora and fauna as Sri Lanka is a country blessed with nature’s beauty.Among the many flowers,wathusudda is popular simply because it is easy to grow and there are also different types.Below is another type of wathusudda easily find in Sri Lanka.

White Flowers from Sri Lanka
White Flowers from Sri Lanka : A kind of wathusudda flower

All above are different types of white flowers found in Sri Lanka.Among the white flowers,we cannot forget jasmine flowers (pichcha flowers) which also with good fragrance.Earlier I shared some posts about gata pichcha flowers and wild jasmine flowers.Below is a capture of Saman Pichcha flowers which is another type of Jasmine that emits good fragrance.

White Flowers from Sri Lanka
White Flowers from Sri Lanka : Saman Pichcha flower

If you like to know about the flowers of Sri Lanka,please check this post about Kadupul flower.This beautiful flower will make you surprised with its unique details!

Do you like to capture flowers?Do you like these beautiful white flowers from Sri Lanka?

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