At Mendenhall  Glacier, Juneau, Alaska – May 2016

Hello. I’m Upeksha, a thirty-something engineering professional, born and raised in Sri Lanka. I moved to Birmingham, UK when I was 16 years old and have been living here ever since.

I love visiting new places, sight-seeing and taking lots of (not very good) photos. With a full-time job, my travel is limited to holiday and weekends, so I try to make the most of every opportunity.

I started this blog to keep a record of my past and future travels, but also to share some hints and tips I’ve picked up along the way. I travel as far and as widely as my budget and time would allow, but I also try to share some local knowledge about Birmingham and Sri Lanka as well.

If you have any comments or questions, I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment or drop me a line at: contact.diaryofatourist(at)gmail.com. You can also subscribe to the blog, which means you’ll never miss a post. You can also keep in touch with me via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Thank you for visiting, and happy reading!


  1. Hi Upeksha,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Diary of a Tourist has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 30 Maldives Travel Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 30 Maldives Travel Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Anuj, thank you so much for this. It’s so amazing to be shortlisted on your Top 30 Maldives Travle blog list. I would be very happy to display the badge.


  2. Hi Upeksha,

    This is Saul at GPSmyCity, a publisher of travel apps on iTunes App Store and Google Play. We have reviewed your blog and are interested in working with you to convert some of your blog posts into mobile apps so they can be monetized on iTunes App Store and Google Play. There is no cost to you – we work with blogger on a revenue share basis.

    If you wish to learn more about this opportunity, please reply to my email so I will send you additional information.

    Best regards,
    Saul Tarasoff


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