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Travel tips for Summer

Should I say yaay or naay?  Summer hols are here again but so is the heat. Even though the heat is killing, It is the best  time to travel.  As kids get a long break from school, and we all feel the need to take that break from our routine mundane life. Its time  to have some fun and let loose. Many of us like to spend the summer making travel plans and going to exciting places with friends and family. Family vacation travel can be enriching, enjoyable and exciting–but only if you’re organized. Sharing some travel tips with you.



Travel Hacks to make your life easier!

1. Arrive at the airport two hours ahead of time for a domestic flight, and at least three hours ahead of time for an international flight.


2. Do not ever neglect protecting your body from the heat. When you are outside, use proper lip balm, they get chapped invariably.

3. Use a hat or an umbrella for shade and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s glare.



4. Google about the place you visit before hand, added knowledge is beneficial. And in Rome do what the Romans do, just let loose 🙂 ;D

5. Make copies of all of your credit cards, important identification information, including your medical insurance cards, and your traveler’s checks. Take one copy with you (pack it separately from the cards themselves) and leave one copy at home.



6. A recent boat incident where a happy birthday party turned out disastrous, compels me to write this very important tip. Whenever you are on a boat wear a life jacket and have on person on board that knows how to swim.



Tips to pack your bags.

1. Roll your clothes instead of folding them to save space.

2.  Don’t carry all valuables in a single bag.

3. Switch to travel sized bottles of toiletries.

4. Use pill containers as jewelry organizers.

5.Use spectacle cases to carry chargers and headphone.

6. Carry some emergency medication like crocins , anti-acids and a few packets of oral rehydration powder.

7. Pack snacks if traveling with children, they get hungry all the time.

8. Do not forget adapters, chargers and  batteries too. You don’t want to spend foreign currency buying the things you have at home.So Pack your bags, get set and go…….. Do let me know in the comments below if you found my post informative, or share with all the readers some of your travel tips.

Its Ciao from Sweetannu !!

My Sri lankan Memories & BrandedBawi- Lanka Diaries: Must Eat

Hello Friends!
It was three years ago in 2011 when my husband and myself  had visited the land of lions, jewels and spices for a holiday. Yes.. Good old Sri Lanka. A lesser known travel destination but fast gaining popularity. Actually it was more like a 25th Anniversary celebration for us both.
This year round my daughter Zenia visited with her friends. It was then when all those memories came gushing to me like flood in Mithi  river. I was giving her tips on hotels, travel places and the beaches. She experienced similar moments and much more, yet her food trail was an amazing one.
In this blog post  I want to relive some of those precious  moments of my trip and also want to repost BrandedBawi blogpost on her Sri Lankan food trails.

The view from our Hotel balcony in Kandy. It was drizzling through the sunlight. so serene and beautiful.
The deep blue colour of the ocean at Bentota and the even more bluey sky
This porcupine had come out for a walk with a lady. He was on a leash. I stopped to pet him.
The tooth relic temple during a night Pujo ceremony.
Boating at Bentota, lots of mini islands with interesting activities. A trip through the mangroves was a the best.
An extended rope bridge the people take to get across. It shakes like crazy and is quite scary.
The Pinnewala elephant Sanctuary. This cute baby calf must have walked up and down at least a 100 times.
Our adventurous boatman scooped up a huge jelly fish from the lake . It was so so slimy. Behold Nature!
Lakshmi the elephant let us pet her and take pictures. Her eyes were so gentle.

Let me introduce you to my daughter Branded Bawi. Zenia Irani is a Clinical Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist by profession, And a food, lifestyle, and fashion lover by passion. This blog is her personal diary.
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I would like to reblog  her Sri Lankan food trails

Click on the link and check out her
Lanka Diaries: Must Eat here–> http://www.brandedbawi.com/2015/05/lanka-diaries-must-eat.html