I am a German woman and a backpacker by heart. It all started back in 2009, when I started my first big trip to Australia, where I spent 14 months backpacking. In the years ever since that, I have traveled nearly all countries in Southeast Asia and every now and then I get itchy feet again and plan my next trip.
During all my travels I happened to come across Sri Lanka and fall in love here. As I was free to settle anywhere (as I backpacker I gave up and quit everything in Germany before) and decided to stay in this beautiful country together with my now-husband Asela. Right back then in 2011 it was our dream to open up a cheap but amazing guesthouse, where everyone would just fall in love with the atmosphere. In 2014 our dream came true and we took over a guesthouse, called “Oasis Tourist Welfare Center” in Dambulla, central Sri Lanka. We didn’t choose the name though 😉 And the Oasis is very precious to us, as it was right here where we met for the first time, as this was the guesthouse I stayed back then in 2011 when we met.
Due to my love for traveling and staying in so many different hostels, guesthouses and hotels in many countries, I knew pretty well what a good accommodation needs to have in order to meet travelers needs. And also what gets them really exited about a place. So I try my best and step by step improve the Oasis Tourist Welfare Center with little things that make a travelers heart beat faster 😉
Being an outgoing person, loving to talk to and spoil people and having worked in different hospitality jobs in Australia, I now try my very best to keep all our guests fully happy in our Oasis Guesthouse, just according to my life motto “You only life once, so enjoy life to the fullest”.
Running a guesthouse and hosting travelers every day, I am confronted with the same questions every day, which I of course don’t mind to answer. But I realized at the same time, that most of these information are not easy to find or not existent at all in the internet or elsewhere. Having lived in Sri Lanka now for 5 years and speaking Sinhala quite well, I have really good insights into Sri Lankan lifestyle and culture, but I also understand what’s really interesting to know for travelers. Keep telling interesting things to travelers, travelers keep telling me I should definitely write a blog to make the knowledge that I gained from observations and explanations by the locals over the years known to everybody. So here you are eventually!
I hope you enjoy reading my blog and appreciate the information I gathered and supply. I do provide all the information for free, but writing a blog with that many information as I plan to write, is quite time consuming, Therefore I decided to finance this work with ads and links to booking webpages (at no additional costs for you of course!) If you appreciate my work, I would appreciate if you click on the ads or go through the links once in a while in return. Thank you very much!
Enjoy beautiful Sri Lanka,