Who are we?
I’m Lochana De Mel, a 24-year-old girl the voice behind this travel blog and I’m traveling with boyfriend, Mr. Handsome who gave me this great idea of blogging.
When talking about him, his name is Zenith Dalpadado. He is the same age as me. We both from Sri Lanka, a South Asian country, the most beautiful island in the world located in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal and southeast of the Arabian Sea.
How we Got Started Travel Blogging?
At the end of 2019, Coronavirus disease was first identified in Wuhan, China, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. The entire world has been forced into lock-down and we were guided to self-isolation and quarantine so we had no choice but to stay at home.
Both I and my boyfriend are following a degree program in software engineering at Java Institute for Advanced Technology in Colombo. So, we had our online lecture sessions during this quarantine, but we got most of the free time in our hands.
One day zenith gave me the idea of blogging our traveling life on our little island. I loved the idea implemented it right away, and here we are. First, I thought to blog in our native language but Zenith told me that we should try in English because this might become a help to tourists than natives.
We usually take a tour around Colombo in every chance we get. For our dates, we normally travel to the nearest towns and spend our time together with laughter, joy, funny moments, and romance. We capture every beautiful moment into our hearts and here we’re doing our best to share it with you. Don’t be confused, this is not our love story (LOL) all these are about who we are and or background reasons for blogging.
The old me…
Back in 2017, my life has hit rock bottom, I went through some emotional state, even my favorite things, hobbies had left me. Because my feelings, dreams, time, and sacrifices were spent for nothing. I used to draw and read books like crazy in my free time. But everything has stopped and I had no desire to do anything anymore, not even a friend to talk with. My school friends were busy with their own lives hence I decided to rebuild myself on my own.
I traveled all day alone with a backpack, a mobile phone in my pocket, and earphones in my ears. I ate alone, walked alone, enjoy the scenery alone. Hence I didn’t have a vehicle on my own these days, I traveled by public transport and on foot.
Day by day passed, I got to know the roads, areas, bus numbers, routes also became stronger over time. My solo traveling and music healed me. While I was traveling, I captured every beautiful scenery I loved. I walked more than ten thousand steps every day. But I was never tired. It made me happy and gave me a new hobby, new dreams, new life…
How I met my travel partner…
He is one of my colleagues and joined with me sometimes to walk with me after the lectures and it became a habit over time. we didn’t take the bus and walked 6 miles to Colombo Fort. We talked about many things and I opened up to him. We stayed as friends for nearly two years and fell for each other without realizing and rest is history.
Now I own a scooter, which is a big advantage to drive anywhere we want. Sometimes some of our friends join us. We go on road trips and have fun. Some money in our wallets and petrol in the tank takes our journey to anywhere in this country.
Our main goal is to inspire you to check out our pearl of the Indian ocean and give you all the information and every little detail to make it much easier to travel here. You can write to us with any questions you need to know. We’d love to hear from you on social media too. Join us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook. Share your ideas with us.
We will help you to have your best tour or vacation in this paradise. That’s a promise. This is our story. Thank you for listening to me. And keep listening. I have so much to share with you guys. Hope you enjoy.
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