Not too many people visit Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka and even less make the journey to the remote Nainativu island. Home to a beautiful Tamil style Hindu temple and the North’s only Buddhist temple, many locals make the journey from the mainland to Nainativu island. To reach the island you have to take a ferry, run by the Sri Lankan navy. The ferry is really a very simple wooden barge, with very little space for passengers and a loud, chugging engine to propel the boat across the Palk Strait.

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Brian Barry
Brian is a travel writer, photographer, blogger, travel addict and adventure junkie. Being outdoors, getting off the beaten track and outside his comfort zone is what makes him tick. Brian's the dreamer in the relationship; when he's not travelling, he's dreaming about it! Keeping fit, cooking, music and red wine take up the rest of his time.
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