Tips and Tricks for arriving in Sri Lanka – Essential information

So you've found your way to the paradise island. Congratulations! Here's our guide for the newcomer to Sri Lanka. Whether you're visiting for a holiday or relocating to live here as an expat, this guide is filled with essential information: Transport, Money, Internet, Phones, Public Holidays and more.

Getting to Sri Lanka’s South Coast: everything you need to know

Sri Lanka's South Cost has long been famous for it's beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees and fantastic surf. Galle, Unawatuna, Weigama, Mirissa, Talalla, Tangalle... there are so many great spots to choose from. Make the most of your precious time and budget with our essential guide on how to get to the South Coast of... Continue Reading →

The moments in-between

Sometimes, when life feels hard and the weight of the day doesn't rest on our shoulders but presses into us, compacting us down into a smaller and smaller version of ourselves, we have to look at the micro elements, and find joy in the small things. The tower of bubbles made by putting too much... Continue Reading →


Welcome to Compass and Spoon My daily life living in Sri Lanka. This wonderful country has so much to offer and I'm so excited to share the ins and outs that make being here such a magical experience. Tips to live like a local, eat like a king and travel hassle free. Along with the... Continue Reading →

Mountain sounds

The rains are still here. Today it stopped long enough for us to tempt fate and take the picnic blanket out for lunch out on the lawn. Of course, the heavens decided to open again right as we were tucking in, our first moves on the chess board just taken, strategy set, and forks poised... Continue Reading →

The butterflies are leaving

As my first proper blog post you could be forgiven for guessing this would be about those flighty butterflies that tumble around in our bellies and give us that delightful mix of anxiety & excitement as we approach something new for the first time. True perhaps, there is a bit of that going on as... Continue Reading →

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