The Naturist Talks: Markus from Germany

The Naturist Talks: Markus from Germany

One of the main reasons why we started this project is to show the world that naturists are not some strange dark commune but that actually everyone could be one… Or could enjoy being one if they took the first step.

 

Our main example of “everyone” is of course ourselves, we write posts about naturism in general but also about our own experiences. But some of you might be thinking “Yes sure, those two are probably just the strange kids in the block…” (nah, we know you’re not thinking that about us, but we’re trying to write an introduction here). So we decided to let other naturists have a word as well.

 

So please sit back and get inspired!

 

Meanwhile we already published several interviews with people from all over the world. You can find them in the The Naturist Talks section.
Today we’re having Markus from Germany, who’s a fellow nudist blogger.

 

Hello Markus, tell us something about yourself
I’m Markus, a naturist from Germany. Currently, I’m living in the Munich area. I’m the only naturist in my family. However, I enjoy being naked and barefoot as often as possible and I try to convince others to do so. I’m also running a small blog (see: https://markusbarfuss.wordpress.com/) where I’m writing about naturism, barefoot living and other things.

 

How and at what age did you become a naturist?
As mentioned earlier, I’m the only naturist in my family so I wasn’t a naturist from my birth on. I first started with barefoot living and after that I continued with naturism. That started around the age of 10 or 11 when I was playing with my friends on playgrounds or in the nearby forest. At that time we mostly removed our clothes first before playing in the sand or in the woods. It was an amazing feeling being naked myself and also being naked around others. So I tried to extend the times I could be nude. At home I was nude whenever I was alone. During the time I lived in shared flats it was a bit difficult as not everyone was fine with me being nude. So I compromised and was nude inside my room and on the way to the bathroom. Since I’m living alone, I’m living a naturist and barefoot life whenever and wherever possible.

 

Is naturism allowed in your country and what’s the public opinion?
Germany is pretty open to naturism or, as we say, FKK. There are numerous places throughout the country where nudity is officially allowed or at least tolerated, e.g. beaches at the North and East Sea as well as nude beaches at lakes. There are also naturist organisations throughout the entire country. However, naturists cannot be nude wherever they want. There’s always the possibility to receive a ticket if you’re nude in public places where nudity is not common or not allowed and if anyone feels offended by your nudity. This is called “Erregung öffentlichen Ärgernisses” in German law.

From my point of view, the public is generally relaxed about nudity. But this also depends on the region you live. While some regions are totally fine with nudity (e.g. with official nude hiking trails) other regions are more restrictive or less open-minded. One should always do some research on the local regulations before undressing anywhere. Some cities have local regulations where nude bathing is prohibited. Others, like Munich, have designated places where nude bathing is officially allowed. You may also find nice secluded non-official places where you can be nude without offending anyone.

What do you think is the best and worst thing about naturism?
The people practicing naturism is the best thing for me. Naturists are mostly open-minded and very tolerant. They’re also very relaxed people.
The worst thing about naturism is that some people abuse the word “naturism” in a sexual context which also affects the public opinion towards naturists and naturism.

 

Do you find it easy to make naturist friends?
It’s pretty easy to make naturist friends via the internet. But to be honest, I don’t know if I’d call all of them a “friend”. In real life, it can be somehow challenging to make new naturist friends, i.e. if you’re not a member of a naturist organisation or a frequent visitor of nude beaches. And not all visitors of nude beaches are naturists. Some of them only like skinny dipping but are clothed otherwise. Additionally, my friends from school and university are all not into naturism. Also, most naturists are not my age, so it’s difficult to make new friends within my age range. And you have to be careful with people you meet at nude beaches. Some claim to be naturists but are just people who go there to look for sexual encounters.

 

What’s the best tip you have for beginning naturists?
The best way to start with naturism from my point of view is by being nude at home. I realized that being fine with your own nudity at home makes it a lot easier to be nude around others and in different places, e.g. in a sauna or the locker room. Don’t rush into something, take it slow.

 

Anything else you’d like to share with our audience?
Naturism is something completely normal and I’d like to remove misconceptions about naturism from the brains of non-naturists. Another thing is that I don’t distinguish between naturism and nudism. Therefore, the German name “FKK” is just perfect, because it says “free body culture” (Freikörperkultur) which does not make any difference between naturism and nudism.

 

Thank you so much for your participation Markus!

 

Do you also want to tell your story and experiences in naturism? Please get in touch via the CONTACT page! As long as we have people who like to contribute, we can keep The Naturist Talks running!
Why generation Y will be amazing nudists

Why generation Y will be amazing nudists

Remember the very first post on this blog? With all the naked traveling that we’ve been doing the last couple of months, we sometimes forget the main reason why we started Naked Wanderings. We were wondering what keeps youth, or actually people our age ( we still consider ourselves youth) from getting naked. A question which we, after more than a year of blogging, still haven’t answered. But we did what we could, we talked to people, gained a lot of ideas and shared them with you. We’ve blamed social media, the fashion industry and an upcoming feeling of prudery to be some of the reasons. But we still don’t get the complete image. Which means that our search is certainly not over yet.

 

While traveling around the world, we often get in touch with the typical “backpackers”. We used to be one of them, when we were in our early twenties. We traveled the world for the first time, stood on our own feet, made our own decisions and got incredibly drunk. Now we still consider ourselves “one of them”, but somehow we are able to create a distance and see things from a perspective. In the end, we are children of the eighties, the average backpacker (especially here in central Asia) was born in the nineties, if not the nillies.

 

What’s generation Y?
People are divided in generations, which basically doesn’t mean anything at all except that they were influenced by different things. Our parents were baby-boomers, born in the positive rush after world war two. Then there was generation X, who questioned the whole “be happy with what you have and love each other” theory and figured that a decent job, a decent pay check and a family with two children was the success formula for a good life. And then came generation Y, who reconsidered the whole “X-principle” and started wondering why they actually have to fit in at all.
Born in the mid-eighties, we consider ourselves borderline generations. Many of our friends fell for the whole study-buy a house-have a mortgage-marry-make some children way of life. Some of our other friends said “f*ck that!”, we don’t want to become a slave of the bank, the church or the government, we will find our own way in life. And they did. And so did we.

 

Generation Y asks questions about everything that has always been taken for granted.
“Do I really need to study to become successful?”
“Do I have to do a job I don’t really like just to have a solid income?”
“Why can’t I live with a couple of friends instead of a family?”
“Do I really need a mortgage?”
“Do I really want children?”
And some wonder “Do I really need to wear clothes?”

Why aren’t they all nudists then?
Other than asking themselves a lot of non-conformist questions, they also want to see answers. The generation Y is well prepared.
They want new things, they are very open to new experiments, but it has to lead somewhere. They want something new, something revolutionary and especially something where they can find their equals. Revolutionary ideas ask for equal minded people, for a platform where their thoughts can be put into actions. Unfortunately, nudist federations often don’t provide this platform. In many cases they are stuck to ancient values and rules with which the Y-generation is not comfortable.

 

So we see two possibilities. Either they will create their own movement, away from the nudist federations, a nudism 2.0 or maybe 3.0. Maybe it will be pure nudism, maybe it will be clothing optional or maybe it will be something completely different. We can’t tell. But there will be a difference, because nudist federations these days are very often managed by baby-boomers or gen-X, the people to whom this new generation is actually revolting (well, certainly not all nudist federations, we are very happy to see that new winds are blowing here and there. But they have some catching up to do).
The other possibility is, even worse, that they won’t question clothing anymore. That they will consider nudism as something for the “oldies”.

How to get them on our side?
We are certainly not the only ones who are asking the question why youth does not seem to be interested in nudism anymore. Nudist clubs see the average age of their members increasing and even Young Naturists America, a movement we loved, ceased to exist. This was a very sad day in 2017.
But we have to keep looking to the future, we have to attract gen-Y, because we know that they are open to naturism. But we have to get their interest.

 

The big advantage of a gen-Y is that they have the means, they don’t worry much about money, especially not about pensions our unemployment. They live today. They want to build a unique identity by doing things differently and they are following their curiosity. Instead of asking “why should I”, they will ask “why not?”. But they want to get something in return. Gen-Y are focusing on unique experiences and unique thoughts which will eventually improve their life quality.
So we need to make nudism unique again.
Nudism can be interpreted in many different ways and executed in many different forms and as far as we (who also like to call ourselves Gen-Y, remember?) are concerned, we are already sold.
But to gain the attention of the other Gen-Y’s, we need to get away from the old fashioned ideas and standards.
We are nudists because we like to be naked. And why we like it is different for every single member.

 

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Nakations: The big travel trend of 2018

Nakations: The big travel trend of 2018

If you hadn’t figured it out yet, the word “nakation” comes from the combination of “naked” and “vacation”. You won’t find it in a dictionary (yet), but it’s a term that is commonly used among people who like to bare it all during their holidays.
It’s a misunderstanding that nakations are only for nudists who want to spend their holidays 24/7 as naked as possible, in fact, many nakationers enjoy a naked pilates class in the morning, a skinny dip in the afternoon or socialising with other nudies over a bottle of wine in the late hours but spend much of the rest of their holiday clothed while exploring the surroundings or enjoying non-nudist activities.
You don’t need to consider yourself a nudist to enjoy a nakation, it’s something for everybody.

 

The numbers don’t lie. We believe that at them moment the annual amount of money spent on naturist holidays goes in the billions. An enormous leap from “only” 400 million in 2003. And this is just getting started, more and more people are finding their way to the nudist spots.
POST EDIT: The 400 million was in 2003 and not 2012 as we previously stated. In the previous version we also said that the revenue is now around 20 billion, a number we had once written down but without remembering the original source, so this has been changed to a more personal opinion.

 

Why would I want to be naked on holiday?
One of the main reasons why people are going on a vacation is as an escape from the daily life. Away from the rat race, away from the pile of dirty laundry and away from work. We just want to relax, to destress. For a long time, a holiday was the perfect way to do so, your only contact with home was the mandatory postcard you always sent too late so it arrived in the mailboxes of your friends and family when your vacation was nothing more than a beautiful memory. Sometimes we made a short but very expensive call from a pay phone or a quick e-mail from an internet café , but that was it.
And then the smartphone came along, together with the worldwide availability of free wifi in hotels, bars and restaurants. Home was never that close when you’re so far away. And we loved it, we could see what our friends were up to on Facebook, we could send a diary to our parents and the whole world could see a picture of our delicious local dinner before we took the first bite. Amazing!

We never imagined that this new technology would also have a huge downside. Instead of meeting new friends in the hotel bar we spent our evenings chatting with our friends at home. Our parents started sending us worried messages when we didn’t respond to their e-mails in more than three days, and be honest, how many of you haven’t read (and responded to) a work e-mail during their holiday?
But it’s so damn hard to put that smartphone aside, it became an addiction, the first silent moment at the dinner table is enough reason to grab our phones. The sign saying “Wifi password” makes us wanting to connect.
We became a slave of that small little box in our pockets.
So far the destressing…
At nudist places, smartphones and tablets are often forbidden (or frowned upon by the other visitors) because of the camera function. It’s never sure if someone is reading an e-mail or taking your picture and we don’t want to appear on a stranger’s computer in all our glory. And neither do we want the others to think that we are perverts. So we put the phone away.
Together with our clothes, we take away the connection to the outside world. This is ME-time! Finally we are free!

 

Isn’t a nakation for old hippies?
For a long time, nudism has been linked to tree hugging, marijuana smoking, vegetarian, marxist hippies who spent their time deep in the forests picking berries and washing themselves in a river. Although this stereotype has never been very accurate, more than ever nudism has become something for everyone. For your doctor, your boss, your postman and yourself. Until not so long ago, the only option for going on a nakation was to go to a naturist club or campground. Almost everywhere, membership of a recognised naturist federation was an initial requirement, which meant that you had to spend a lot of time, fill out a dozen documents and possibly had to attend an interview before you could even book your accommodation. It was less time consuming to get a visa for Iran than to go on a nakation. But those days are long gone, today it’s even possible to book a nakation via Booking.com

And the options are much wider as well. Several years ago, a campground was the only option for a nakation, so you had to be comfortable with sleeping in a tent or rent/own a mobile home. The facilities were basic, shared bathrooms, little privacy and a huge “we are a group” feeling. And this was perfect, because the only ones who considered a nakation were actual nudists who preferred to spend as much naked time as possible among others.
Today, the requirements have changed. For some, the social factor is not that important anymore, for some this actually became a reason not to go on a nakation. Some like more comfort, a real bed, air conditioning and a private shower. Some like to be social but only in a small group, some like to be served when they are on vacation and some still appreciate the community feeling. Some are looking for specific places to go as a family, as a couple or as a single.
And lucky you: Whatever type of holiday you like, these days it’s all possible within a nudist environment. Campgrounds, resorts, B&B’s, homestays, private villas, bungalows, cruises and all-in stays are popping up everywhere around the world. No matter your requirements, there is a place for for you. A place where you can be naked.

Many reasons to go on a nakation
We mentioned the destressing thing before, a nakation if a perfect way to get some time for yourself. No news, no work, no rush and no Facebook (although there will always be a wifi connection, so when you’re in your room you can still see pictures of the cats and lunch of our friends).
Then there is more. Being naked also means that all social boundaries are removed. If you are the type of person who enjoys walking around the beach in an Armani suit just to see the jealous looks of others, a nakation might not be for you. On a nakation, everyone is the same. Race, sex, age and wealth don’t matter anymore. It’s about who you are, not about what you look like or what you own.
A nakation is also a great way to improve your body confidence. People spend loads of money on bathing suits that hide they belly, bikini tops that make their breasts look bigger or swim shorts that shape their behinds. And for what? Why should we care about what a stranger thinks about our butt? Exposing yourself is a big step to take in the beginning, but in the end it’s one of the most liberating feelings there is.
And when your nakation is over, you will have an equal tan of which your bikini friends can only dream and a lot less dirty laundry.

 

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The Naturist Talks: Patrick from the USA

The Naturist Talks: Patrick from the USA

One of the main reasons why we started this project is to show the world that naturists are not some strange dark commune but that actually everyone could be one… Or could enjoy being one if they took the first step.

 

Our main example of “everyone” is of course ourselves, we write posts about naturism in general but also about our own experiences. But some of you might be thinking “Yes sure, those two are probably just the strange kids in the block…” (nah, we know you’re not thinking that about us, but we’re trying to write an introduction here). So we decided to let other naturists have a word as well.

 

So please sit back and get inspired!

 

Meanwhile we already published several interviews with people from all over the world. You can find them in the The Naturist Talks section.
Let’s listen to Patrick, 33 years young from the USA, telling us about his nudist experiences.

 

Hello Patrick, tell us something about yourself
I have a pretty wide range of interests. I’m a total gearhead (i.e., car enthusiast) and wake up at 6:00 a.m. almost every Saturday to swing by my local car shop. I love the outdoors and hike every chance I get, especially on trails where I get to do a little bouldering and rock scrambling. In recent years, I’ve gotten big into running, and do a lot of 5Ks, mud runs, endurance races, and the like. I run barefoot, which tends to blow a few people’s minds. On top of that, I’m also a writer and amateur photographer, but I work in marketing to pay the bills.

How and at what age did you become a naturist?
I think I always had an interest in it. When I played outside as a kid, I’d sometimes ditch my clothes and run nude through the woods when I felt sure I was alone. It just felt…right! But my parents definitely weren’t naturists, and I don’t think they would have approved. I sort of forgot about naturism for a few years, until I was 25. Then I read an article about a nude beach in New Jersey and realized that it was just a few hours away from me. I picked a weekend, packed my sunscreen, and made the drive. As soon as I got out of my clothes and stood at the water’s edge, I was hooked. It was like feeling the sun and the breeze for the first time. I thought, “I’m going to have to make this a regular thing now.” There was no going back. If I wasn’t already a naturist, I became one then.

 

Is naturism allowed in your country and what’s the public opinion?
Naturism is allowed in the United States, but only in certain places. Official nude beaches are spread out and can be hard to find (most are in California and Florida). My closest nude beach is Gunnison Beach in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, about five hours away from where I live in Virginia. There are private clothing-optional resorts in most states, but again, they can be spread out and hard to find. One little-known fact is that nudity is legal in national parks, as long as there is no sexual intent. I took advantage of this when I hiked parts of Joshua Tree National Park in the nude a couple years ago (which felt wonderful, considering the heat!). As for public opinion, I think there is a lot of fear around naturism. A lot of people, particularly the younger people of my generation, are way too self-conscious about their bodies. I think more people are interested in naturism than you would expect, but most are too frightened to try it. And that’s too bad.

What do you think is the best and worst thing about naturism?
The best thing about naturism is that it’s, well, natural! Clothing has been such a widely-adopted part of our society for so long that most people accept it without question. But, except in situations where it’s there to protect us from the elements, clothing serves no true purpose (apart from preserving our modesty, which is only a state of mind). Through naturism, we go back to our roots and use our bodies the way we were designed to use them. If there is one thing I dislike about naturism, it’s probably discrimination against single men. A lot of naturist resorts in the United States don’t allow men if they’re unaccompanied. I encountered this a few times before I met my partner, and always found it unfair. Some men don’t have friends or spouses who are open to naturism, so the only way they can experience it is by themselves. They deserve the freedom to be nude as much as anyone else.

 

Do you find it easy to make naturist friends?
It can be challenging, especially for people around my age (I’m 33). The naturist resorts tend to draw an older crowd, and while I enjoy socializing with people of all ages, it can feel a bit alienating when I’m the youngest person in the room by 20 or 25 years. The Internet has helped tremendously. I belong to a nudist social networking site, which is actually where I met my partner of six years. Apart from people I’ve met online or through my partner, none of my friends are naturists. However, I’m open with my friends about my naturism, and they accept and support it. A couple of them have expressed interest in maybe going to the nude beach with me. I think that would be a lot of fun…if I can ever get them there!

What’s the best tip you have for beginning naturists?
That first time you take your clothes off, you might feel like all eyes are on you. They’re not. Remember, if you’re at a nude beach, resort, or party, everyone else is just as nude as you are. You’re part of the crowd, and you’ll only stand out if you actually keep your clothes on! When you ditch your clothes, ditch all of your fear, negativity, and doubt along with them. You’ll have so much fun if you do.

 

Anything else you’d like to share with our audience?
Let go of your preconceived notions of who is or isn’t a naturist. We’re people of all ages, genders, races, religions, orientations, beliefs, and backgrounds. We’re your friends, relatives, neighbors, and coworkers. We’re a pretty awesome bunch of people. And if you have questions about naturism, seriously, just ask us! We’re obviously not shy.

 

Thank you so much for your participation Patrick!

 

Do you also want to tell your story and experiences in naturism? Please get in touch via the CONTACT page! As long as we have people who like to contribute, we can keep The Naturist Talks running!
HELP! My baby is a nudist! (the basic guide for living with a nudie)

HELP! My baby is a nudist! (the basic guide for living with a nudie)

One day your father, your wife, your daughter, your bff or your uncle Fred drops the word: they are nudists. If you have no idea what it is or how to handle this new information and you have a ton of questions, this document will help you on your way.
Or maybe you are uncle Fred, walking up and down the isle for the hundredth time, rehersing the words you’re going to say: “Family, I am a nudist”.
In this article you will find some cornerstones for your speech and if you’re not that much of a talker, you can just print it out and shove it in front of people’s faces. Whatever you think is best, Fred.

 

What is a nudist?
Other than “nudist”, also the term “naturist” is often used, and in this blog we like to use “nudie”. Basically, it all comes down to the same thing. A naturist/nudist/nudie  is someone who enjoys being naked, with or without the company of others.

Company, you say?
Yes, many nudies enjoy the social factor. They go to the club, the resort or the beach to spend some time naked among other naked people. It’s quite comparable with any other type of club, a golf club for example. People get to know each other, do some sports, have some chats and drink some wine. Except that everyone is naked.

 

Are they having orgies?
No they are certainly not. Among nudies, sex is not tollerated outside of any private accommodation. Because society has created such a strong link between nudity and sex, it’s sometimes hard to imagine for a non-nudist, but it’s the truth. The same rules count as in the golf club, no partners are swapped, nobody has sex in front of you or will ask you to participate. One may fall in love, but just like at the golf club you’ll have to get a room.

 

So what do they do then?
Well, pretty much a lot of relaxing or working out. Nudies are often into sports, so they play volleyball or bowling or they swim or run some laps. But many are also just there to enjoy life, to read a book, to spend some hours in the sun and get a nice tan,  to destress, to socialize with like minded souls or to be away from technology for a couple of hours.

Away from technology?
At many naturist places cell phones or tablets are forbidden in the common areas because of their camera function. But this has another great advantage, finally you get some time away from the digital world, a couple of hours without Facebook and Instagram, no text messages, no calls. It may sound like horror, but it’s actually very liberating.

 

So naturists are people who like to be naked among others in their clubs without having sex. Correct?
Almost. It’s very hard to give a complete definition of the terms “naturism” or “nudism”, because it has a different meaning for different people. Some don’t like to social aspect at all and prefer only to be naked at home, some only go naked on their yearly holiday in the south of France and some try to be naked as much as possible.

 

How do people become naturists?
Some (like ourselves) accidently got in touch with it and loved the lifestyle, some were born in a naturist family and some just wanted to try it out of curiosity or got introduced by a friend, partner of family member. From the outside, the naturist community seems a very closed thing, but it’s certainly not. The high fences around the club may be intimidating, but there are always a bunch of nice people behind them.

Why are people naturists?
Again, this depends from person to person. There are hundreds of reasons to become a naturist, but we’ll name a few that we hear the most often.
Comfort: many things you do, cleaning, cooking, swimming, reading or sleeping are just more comfortable without any clothes on.
A tan: no matter how tiny your bikini is, you will never have an equal tan if you don’t sunbathe naked.
Liberation: Being naked gives you a feeling of freedom, as if you are relieved from something that has been pulling on you for your whole life.
Protest: For others it’s rather a kind of protest, a middle finger to society. You can make me pay taxes, you can make me walk in line, but on Sunday afternoon you cannot make me wear clothes.
Destress: Being naked, especially in a social scene takes away your stress. It gives you a mental holiday without having to go far away.
Body confidence: It may sound controversial, but by exposing yourself, your strengths and your flaws to others, and meanwhile seeing others in their purest form as well, you become more confident about yourself.

 

What if my partner is a naturist?
Since about one twentieth of the world considers themselves some kind of naturist (in Europe, America and Australia that’s probably more), you shouldn’t be very surprised. If you’ve read the previous topics, you should already know that naturism is not a disease, it’s not for loonies and neither for perverts. So it’s not such a big deal as you might initially think.
Basically, you have 3 options:

  1. You could forbid your partner to engage in any nudist activities. This is clearly the worst option as it’s not a good foundation for a healthy relationship.
  2. You could tell your partner to enjoy his/her nudism but that you prefer to keep your clothes on. Fair enough, a decent agreement, but yet we would fully advise you the next point.
  3. You give it a try yourself. This will enlarge the common ground between you, which in the end is better for your relationship and probably you’ll enjoy it as well. And if you don’t, just pull up your pants again and you’re not a nudist anymore. But at least you’ve tried.

But my partner will see all those beautiful naked people…
A common misunderstanding is that nudist venues are flocked with naked movie stars and top models. Let’s just pop that bubble for you Fred, it’s not. Naturists can be everyone, your neighbour, your doctor, your mother or your boss. Next time you go shopping, take a good look around. All the others in the store are possible naturists. Are they all extremely attractive? We doubt it. Is it possible that there’s just at that time an impressively beautiful person? That could be.
Which brings us to another misconception: Nudity doesn’t make people more beautiful or attractive and the longer you’re a nudist, the less you’ll notice the fact that people are naked. Your partner sees attractive people on a daily basis in shops, on the way to work and on TV, and yet you’re still together, right?

 

Can I bring my children?
Well, since you and your partner are nudists now, you may want to spread the joy through the rest of the family. And lucky you: the answer is yes. In some venues children are not allowed because, well, they’re not always that peaceful and quiet. But in most places it’s very common that nudists bring their children along.

 

Do I have to tell people that I’m a nudist too now?
No you don’t, this is a personal decision and nobody should know if you don’t want it to. Nudist venues are also very discrete when it comes to providing details about their visitors, even if you call them because you urgently need to talk to your wife because the kitchen is on fire and she misplaced the fire extinguisher (again). Most venues won’t tell you that she’s actually there.
Nevertheless, it sometimes doesn’t hurt to tell others about it, you may introduce some friends into the lifestyle, maybe they’ll tell you that they have been nudies for ages themselves too.
And if you don’t know how to tell them, start this document from the beginning.

 

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Getting Naked in Sri Lanka

Getting Naked in Sri Lanka

It’s that time of the year that people start dreaming about summer holidays, the days are short and rainy and snowy and your thoughts wind off to some exotic place. You took the world map, focused on the equator and started looking for some tropical island. And your eye fell on that little place at the southern tip of India: Sri Lanka. You start thinking about lush green forest and wild elephants and you see yourself watching the sunset over the Indian ocean sipping a coctail with your naked butt (on a towel of course) in a deck chair.
The good news is that you can make this dream come true for about 90%.
The bad news is that the 10% that’ll be unlikely to happen is… well… your naked butt.

 

Sri Lanka has the perfect temperatures for nudists and we’ve seen so many places where we had to remind each other that we could be put in jail if we’d get rid of our clothes. But that’s the sad truth, unfortunately the historical evolution of the country has drastically limited the nudist’s options.
Note that we said “limited”.
Sri Lanka is an island with lots of nature and places that see few other people. The trick is to find them and that happened to be exactly our quest!

 

IMPORTANT: Being naked in public places is forbidden by law in Sri Lanka and if you get caught you may end up in jail. If you decide to do so, please be careful. Not only for your own safety but as well out of respect for the local community.

The inside
Every normal person in search for nude opportunities in Sri Lanka would hit the beaches immediately after they had set foot in Colombo. We are not that normal. Well, in fact we are, but when we arrived there, the weather was horrible. We had checked the monsoon months carefully and the part which we wanted to visit, the south-west, was supposed to have sunny weather. It hadn’t. Apparently there was a cyclone near by the island which kind of switched the monsoons and would be causing lots of rain for the next two weeks.
We discussed our possibilities, bought two huge umbrellas and set off for the hills.

 

Our first destination was Sigiriya, famous for its beautiful Lion’s Rock. It’s a small jungle village somewhat north-east from Colombo. Except for that rock there’s little else than a couple of guesthouses, trees and monkeys. There are quite a lot of dirt tracks in the area which may seem like a good opportunity for a naked hike but the ones we explored were often frequented by locals. Our only opportunity was being naked inside our room.

 

Next up were the Knuckles mountains where we stayed at the lovely Welikande Villas. The owners have nothing against nudists but it’s not a clothing optional place so the other guests may have their objections. Better check with Michael before you drop your pants on their viewing point. There are lots of beautiful hiking tracks nearby the guesthouse and of course in the mountain area as well, so we’re sure that you can find an opportunity or two to get some great naked hikes. Just try to stay away from the tea fields, beautiful as they are, they are the working grounds of the local community who won’t appreciate your dress code as much as you do.

 

In the area of Kandy the options were again non-existent and neither did we find opportunities to get naked around Adam’s Peak. Also note that the latter is a very holy place and although we might be prepared to give our left little toe if we could do the amazing hike in the nude, chances are that you’ll lose a lot more if they would catch you.

By the time we reached Ella it finally stopped raining, which gave us some better chances for finding an off the beaten track path where we could enjoy some nude time. And we actually found it in the place you’d least expect. Little Adam’s Peak. This is one of the major attractions of the area and most of the time overly crowded with tourists. But the tourists all come there for only one reason: walk the stairs. We, however, discovered a dirt track via maps.me  that was completely overgrown and of which we were pretty sure that nobody had passed by in the last twenty years or so. This gave us finally the opportunity for being naked in nature with some amazing views. Just make sure to pull your pants back up when you reach the top.

 

Now that the rain was gone, we could not wait to check out the beaches, but there was one last place we wanted to go first: Udawalawe. There’s only one reason why people visit this rather dodgy town and that’s for a safari in the nearby national park, which is amazing by the way, but where you have no chance at all to get naked. Unless you jump out of the jeep and start running until you’re out of sight. Then you can be sure that you’re all alone and be naked as much as you want. But we didn’t want to risk headlining the news as the couple found naked in Udawalawa after being trampled by elephants.

The beaches
The first beach we visited was Tangalle. Only a day before we’d overheard someone describing the place as “empty, just beach, no nightlife at all”. That sounded like something for us.
The town and its beach are actually quite busy (but nothing compared to the other beach towns as we would soon find out) but we happened to find a guesthouse a couple of kilometers away in a place called Marakolliya. The beach over there is as empty as we could ever hope for. There are two or three resorts with beach views but if you walk just a little further towards the lagoon you have the chance to spend hours in the nude. If someone would come your way, you’ll notice them from long before they can see that you’re not wearing any clothes so basically you’ll be very safe here. Just don’t fall asleep.

 

And then we arrived at Mirissa’s beach. On the internet sometimes described as a small fishing village but in fact its beach resembles a lot more with any Spanish party town. It’s bar after bar after bar. The good news is that topless sunbathing seemed to be accepted at the outskirts of the main beach, but full nudity certainly isn’t. In the surrounding area there are quite a lot of smaller and less crowded beaches or big rocks which might provide opportunities for getting a full tan, but they’re often visited by fishermen, so watch out where you go.
The same goes up for the whole area between Mirissa and our next destination: Unawatuna. Lot’s of empty beaches and although the proximity of the highway is pretty annoying, we’re sure that you will be able to find some out of sight spots.

Unawatuna  was our last destination on this amazing, but nudism wise somehow disappointing trip through Sri Lanka. We didn’t expect it to be any different than the rest of the country and in fact it wasn’t. Amazing beaches, white sand, palm trees, emerald waters, coctails, everything one could wish for. But not the place to get naked. Again, if you look around you’ll certainly find some secluded areas where you can go for a skinny dip but there’s always the risk that someone will run into you.

 

Summary
If you’re planning a perfect nakation, we can be short: Sri Lanka is not the place you want to go to. And that’s a pity because it’s such an amazing island with so many opportunities for tourists, but unfortunately almost none for the nudie ones. At least not in a legal way.
If you want to give the country a chance, you have to be willing to keep your clothes on everywhere outside of your hotel room. Or you’ll have to take some risks.

 

TIP: If you’re looking for hiking tracks, we strongly advise you to download the free app maps.me . For us it has been a great help.

 

TIP 2: If you get deep enough in the sea, a bit away from the crowds, you can take off your bathing suits and swim naked anyway. Just make sure to keep them tight in your hands .
Naked Wishes 2018

Naked Wishes 2018

Wow.
Another year has passed.
Because we’re not used to spending Christmas and New Year’s Eve around the equator, we could easily forget that it’s this period of the year. It also doesn’t feel the same. We are thousands of kilometers away from our friends and family and we’re not about to freeze to death the minute we walk out of the door. It’s a strange feeling…
But then again, it has been a strange year too.

 

Next to unknown forces from a deep underground treatening us with terrorist attacks , creating a massive scare among the people, now it also seems like the world powers are standing against each other more than ever.
Never before have we heard the word “separation” so many times than in 2017. We want to separate from parts of our country, from other countries, from other religons, from the guy who sits next to us at work and from our partner. Where the hell does this come from? Humans are not ment to be alone, we used to live in a cave but we did it together.

 

Do what makes you feel better
A lot of this hate comes from jealousy, instead of appreciating what we have, we want the things we don’t have. Especially when someone we know already has it. Is it human nature to want envy our neighbours?
Of course, if everyone had just been happy with picking berries and hunting deer a couple of thousands of years ago, we wouldn’t be who we are right now. But really, how many people pre-ordered the iPhone X without even knowing what it does, but knowing that the first edition is always the bad one (when it comes to iPhones, the secondary S-series is always much better). People pay $999 at a minimum to get something they don’t know what it’ll do. Or how it will make our lives better.

 

In the end we are all egoists, and that’s not really such a bad thing. We can’t all be Mother Theresa or the Pope, we think about ourselves and we choose the things that will improve our life and the life of our loved ones. The problem is that we suck at determining what’ll make our life better. Way too often we aim for momentary highs, because yeah baby, we have the iPhone X (although we don’t actually have it yet) which nobody else has (who actually also preordered it). We are just not good at long term thinking. The best example is the difference between going to the grocery store with an empty stomagh or with a full one.
So for 2018, we wish for you to see the difference. The difference between a short high and long term satisfaction.

 

Keep connecting
We wonder how separation has become something we’re longing for. It always seemed to have a bad undertone, something that ended up with tears, regrets and lonely nights on the couch thinking “what have we done?”. And yet it became a popular topic in 2017.
What happened with “give people a chance”? With “give peace a chance”? Do we really need John Lennon to remind us that others aren’t that bad?
During our trip around the world, we’ve met so many people from different origins, with different beliefs and backgrounds. Certainly not all of them think the same as us or share the same values (especially when it comes to nudism), but that doesn’t necessarily make them bad. One of the best things of humanity is that we are all different, but we need to be able to accept the differences of others.

 

By excluding people from our lives purely based on colour, sex, age, religion or whatever superficial reason, we are narrowing our world so much that in the end we will end up alone. Why can’t we just appreciate the fact that there are others, with other ideas, because they can enrich our world way more than one could ever imagine.
For 2018 we wish that you will network beyond LinkedIn, without considering if a connection will eventually be beneficial for yourself. Just meet new people, share thoughts, ideas and beers. And if you happen to not like them after all, too bad, but you’ll know that it’s because you just don’t connect and not about what they look like or believe.

 

Go clothing optional
Nudies like to tell the world that nudism looks beyond all those superficial things, we don’t care about age, shape or colour, everyone is the same. As long as they are naked. This is the only prerequisite, but for many  it is a huge step. We often don’t remember that one day we had to take that step ourselves and that it wasn’t that easy either. And we tend to forget that there are others out there with huge body issues, religious backgrounds or other constraints, who just can’t take that first step just like that.
We should not forget that the first time being naked in front of a bunch of strangers is an intimidating thing. So (as you probably already know) we are promotors of making that step a bit easier by promoting clothing optional.

 

We have tackled this subject in the past and received a huge load of (both positive and negative) comments, so let us address a couple of things. We don’t want to turn naturist places into clothing optional places. Certainly not! Some people only feel confident being naked among other nudies and that’s perfectly fine.
Our dream is a clothing optional world, where there are separate areas for nudists and seperate areas for textiles, but where the norm is the choice. Choose whatever you want to wear and when you don’t want to wear anything, it should be a normal thing.
We know that this is nothing but a dream, but we like to dream big. And this dream will have to start from us, from the nudies.
Although we’ve asked you to be happy with what you have, we don’t want you to lose your dreams, as long as you think they will benefit the world and everyone in it. So let’s make the world clothing optional, one step at a time!

 

Have a great nude 2018!!
The Bathing Suit Burden

The Bathing Suit Burden

Days in a row we have committed ourselves to roam the Sri Lankan coastline, beach after beach after beach, in search for that little piece of pristine paradise away from any temple or local’s eye, where we could finally be able to drop our pants and fully enjoy the sun.
But we have to admit that our quest wasn’t such an amazing succes.
Did that disappoint us?
On one hand it certainly did, it would’ve been amazing if we could tell you that the Sri Lankan beaches with their white sand and crystal clear ocean  would be perfect for your next nakation.
But on the other hand, while many of our fellow nudies had to refrain themselves to saunas or any other indoor activities, at least we’ve spent our time on a tropical island.
So we’re certainly not complaining.

 

More than ever, the question rose: “Why the hell does anyone want to wear clothes on the beach?”. Or even worse, in the ocean.
In our post about the history of clothing we’ve told you our ideas about how humanity started to cover themselves, which basics were of course for protection against the elements. But seriously, we dare everyone to spend an hour on a random Sri Lankan beach, have a regular dip in the sea and then try to convince us that the elements were requiring a coverup.
The Sri Lankan sun burns, the sand burns and the ocean water is warmer than the average shower we’ve had lately. If you’ve forgotton your sunscreen and your white ass starts to get a dangerous shade of purple, maybe we would understand, but other than that, no way!

Is it evolution?
We’re sure that most textiles never question the fact that they wear clothes on the beach. Which clothes they’ll wear, that’s something they do think about, but the option of not wearing any at all often slips their minds. It is what it is, they have been taught to wear bathing suits from a very young age, their parents did it, their granparents did it and many before them.
Which is a bit controversial, isn’t it? Being clothed appears to be natural, while being naked is a something one has to consider.
Can we call this evolution?
Charles Darwin will probably wake from his grave and haunt us during the nights to come if he ever reads this, he believed that the strong survive, not the prudes (although being a Victorian he may have approved the clothing policy).

 

Do influences from government and popes and buddhas and industries evolutionary change who we are? And more important, can we ever reverse this?
Or is it just reluctance or laziness. Have we stopped questioning our way of living or the fact that  there might be something better out there? Just around the corner, only one step out of our comfort zone.
Do we wear clothes because we’re supposed to? Just like we pay taxes and wait in traffic jams to go to a job we hate? (except that we don’t even complain about it).
We can’t ignore that it’s something deep, over the last 2000 years people have been telling us that we are supposed to be dressed, especially when anyone can see us and if possible at all other times as well. Only a some of the world’s population have broken this boundary and asked themselves how life would be without clothes. Very few ever regretted this thought.

 

Is it modesty?
So we can blame evolution, the human unwillingness to change what they’re used to and their addiction to the rat race. But then Europe’s uprise of nudism in the 1920 should’ve had a much bigger influence, no? More people should’ve given it a try and noticed that it was not that far out of their comfort zone as they initially imagined. In fact, it was much closer.
Sometimes we receive the comment that being naked is not modest, not polite. You don’t pick your nose, you don’t spit on the floor, you don’t fart at the dinner table and you don’t let it all hang out  on the beach.
Well, after  having traveled a bit through Asia, we can tell you that people do spit on the floor, the same people who won’t show a single bit of skin within the knee-elbow-neck triangle. Of course these are cultural differences and we should not compare the Asian habits with the European ones, but yet it proves that these rules are purely human made.

 

People do stuff that’s considered rude to others all the time. Some spit, some fart, some yell, some swear and some don’t say thank you when the waiter brings their drink. It’s human, we do it all the time and if someone else does it we think “what a jackass”. But when more than the lumberjack’s standard allowed portion of butt crack is shown, all hell breaks lose. People cover their children’s eyes, spit, yell, swear, depending on their rage maybe also fart and reach for their cell phone to call the police. We’ve crossed a line here. This has to do with more than modesty.

Is it shame?
About 5 years ago we were in Brazil, more specifically in Rio De Janeiro for carnaval. And we can tell you, everything you’ve heard about it is true and it’s often even a lot worse. People get drunk, have fun, mingle their tongues, find an empty spot on the beach and get pregnant. We’ll never forget the government signs on each street corner saying “Drink water, use condoms”. All of this hedonic partying is possible because people are covered, often even unrecognizable.
Other than the carnaval madness there’s something else with the Brazilians, they care a lot about their bodies and they are very proud about it. It’s one of those countries where the most corrections on breasts, bellies and behinds are performed and they have about 7500 kilometers of coast line to show their corrections to the world. Any kind of textile is of course a factor that would hide their beauty, so they wear the tiniest bathing suits one has ever seen. And the most expensive ones if you’d count the price per inch of fabric.

 

But yet they do wear bathing suits.
More than once we thought we spotted a nudist on a textile beach, because their bathing suits were so small and pulled up that they couldn’t really be seen with the naked eye. And we’re not only talking about women, Brazil is the place where it’s completely normal to meet your boss in his G-string on the beach, but naked? Oooooooh no!
Although nudism is certainly starting to boom in Brazil as well, most Brazilians (and we can pull this line through many other nationalities) will still opt for that little cover up. That small part of our body that we don’t want the world to see. Are we ashamed about it? Are we ashamed to see others? In Dutch, the pubic area is called “schaamstreek”, which literally means “shame area”. We rest our case.

 

Summary
History has influenced humanity from so many sides to start hiding their nudity. To be ashamed of it and to be modest with it. Until the point right now that most people think that being clothed is our natural state. Much more natural than being naked. No matter for what reason, we can only hope that one day people’s eyes will open. That people will see that there’s nothing wrong with being naked. That we can roam Sri Lanka’s beaches in our bare asses.

 

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The Naturist Talks: David from Belgium

The Naturist Talks: David from Belgium

As you may have read in the very first post of this blog, one of the main reasons why we started this project is to show the world that naturists are not some strange dark commune but that actually everyone could be one… Or could enjoy being one if they took the first step.

 

Our main example of “everyone” is of course ourselves, we write posts about naturism in general but also about our own experiences. But some of you might be thinking “Yes sure, those two are probably just the strange kids in the block…” (nah, we know you’re not thinking that about us, but we’re trying to write an introduction here). So we decided to let other naturists have a word as well.

 

So please sit back and get inspired!

 

Meanwhile we already published several interviews with people from all over the world. You can find them in the The Naturist Talks section.
Today we’re having David from Belgium

 

Hello David, tell us something about yourself
Even though it is not always true and – let’s be frank – an illusion, I like to consider myself as moderately forever young :-). Meaning that I, together with my wife, try not to get cornered by the inevitable facts of life. We do everything we can not to get closed in by them and to let them define our lives for us. Along that Pink Floyd-lyric ‘Tear down the wall!’ or to paraphrase His Original Purple Highness Jimi Hendrix: ‘Scuse us while we kiss the sky.’

How and at what age did you become a naturist?
Too late, one might say, but that doesn’t really matter. Can’t turn back the clock, can you? Of course I have considered it now and then, but nowadays I hardly ever look back or ask myself the ‘What if’-question. This is the way it turned out be, and the cliché ‘better late than never’ is out there for some reason.

 

I discovered naturism by accident. Well, not really by accident or purely coincidental, but it did just came along in a certain way. Before I had a, let’s say, neutral point of view: I knew it existed, that there were people enjoying it, and that there were very different ways of living the naked life. That was fine by me, as long as – in the outspokenly libertine approach, especially – we’re talking consenting adults in every aspect. No prejudices, let alone judgments, let them be happy.

 

But then, some years ago, I researched naturism for professional reasons and along the way some pieces fell together of what turned out to be a jigsaw I didn’t even realise was there. I was, so the speak, in the closet without even realising it. Strange but true.

 

Is naturism allowed in your country and what’s the public opinion?
The legal aspects of naturism in Belgium are out there to google, if you’re really interested. Nothing really spectacular or extremely interesting, I think. And besides that, I consider the often unwritten moral and ethical codes to be equally important, e.g. the consenting adults. Having stressed that: everyone should be free to choose whichever variation on naturism he or she prefers, but everyone is equally free NOT to. The sectarian attitude of moral superiority of a minority of naturists towards people who are not into it never ceases to annoy me. The same goes for the labels those same naturists relentlessly insist on stamping on other naturists. What does it matter if you’re a naturist, a nudist, a life styler, a nude recreationist or whatever else? That way those people do exactly that which we all reproach ‘the outside world’: labelling (us). Along other lines of prejudice but all the same of outright judgment. It’s a bit exaggerated, I know, but sometimes I put it like this: there are as many naturisms as there are naturists. We are all different, and that’s part of the beauty of it.

What do you think is the best and worst thing about naturism?
The best? Cliché again, but true: feeling absolutely free and at ease and at peace with myself. And the worst: dealing with it in a country with our kind of weather.

 

Do you find it easy to make naturist friends?
Well, I prefer to be careful with the word ‘friend’ because it has become devaluated so much in our world of social media. But to connect with people? Extremely easy! Far easier than on textile holidays and ditto occasions, in any case. It turned out to be absolutely true that the absence of clothes brings along a diminishing of hesitations, inhibitions and other often subconscious feelings that influence you in assessing and approaching people you haven’t met before. Something you only realise after your first naked conversation. And what’s more: I experienced as well that those conversations tend to go deeper than chit-chat more often and much quicker.

 

What’s the best tip you have for beginning naturists?
Please believe the word: once you have made up your mind, go for it with all your heart and without hesitating. Don’t mess around with bathrobes or beach towels, don’t tell yourself: ‘Later on, maybe tomorrow.’ No, once you’re at the resort or on the beach: just do it and bare all! That’s why you are there for after all, isn’t it? To find out if it is what you thought it would be and might like.

 

Anything else you’d like to share with our audience?
I’ll let you know when the best story has come along, but then again: I hope it keeps getting better, I’m even sure it will, so you’ll never know, I’m afraid. And neither will I.

 

Thank you so much for your participation David!

 

Do you also want to tell your story and experiences in naturism? Please get in touch via the CONTACT page! As long as we have people who like to contribute, we can keep The Naturist Talks running!

 

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Review: Welikande Villas in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Review: Welikande Villas in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Although Sri Lanka has all the recipients for a perfect naturist holiday, the government and the culture are still not convinced. As we wrote earlier in our Brief History on Sri Lankan Nudity, we found out a bit too late that there were about zero opportunities for naturists on the exotic island. For us it didn’t matter that much though. Having the naturist resorts presented to us on a golden plate, like in Europe, is of course a lot of fun, but we also like the experience of searching for the hidden gems ourselves, although that sometimes means that we have to spend hours and hours with a thousand Sri Lankans on a very slow train.

 

Obviously our best chances would be the beaches, we’ve seen so many pictures of pristine and desolated Sri Lankan white sand stretches that we couldn’t stop dreaming about finding a place where we could get our (meanwhile already pretty white again) behinds in the sun.
But first we wanted to see if the midland had anything to offer us. The area around Kandy seemed very appealing to us, so we chose Welikande Villas as our base camp.

Location
Only about 20 kilometers of the city center of Kandy lays Teldeniya town. By bus this short distance could easily take more than an hour (trust us, we know) but with private transport, a tuk-tuk for example, the ride should go much faster. From Teldeniya you have to go up hill and find your way through steep and curvy roads to the hotel. But here’s the good news: Every tuk-tuk driver in the area knows the place and if you do come with your own transport, the locals on the road will be happy to help.
And as always, Google Maps is your new best friend in remote areas like these.

 

Accommodation
Welikande Villas has 19 rooms in total and will provide something for every need or budget. From the single room for the solo traveler to the “Full House” with four bedrooms for the family vacationer, whoever you are and who you are with, you will find a home away from home at Welikande.
We had the opportunity to stay in the Deluxe Double Room; If you’ve ever been to Sri Lanka before, take the average room you’ve slept in, multiply the size with three, add a couple of chairs, a king size bed and an impressive bathroom and you’ll get an idea of the luxury we experienced.
Every room comes with complementary breakfast which is above standards (and that’s an understatement).

 

Facilities
Although you could easily spend several days at this place without passing the gate (which we actually did, but more about that later), reading a book, listening to the crickets, watching the incredible views and the squirls running on the branches above your head, most visitors don’t come here to relax. Welikande Villas is the perfect getaway to the amazing Sri Lankan interior and more specifically, the Knuckles mountains.
Wherever you want to go and whatever you want to see, Michael (the owner) and his wife (a licensed tour guide) will provide you the best options. Other than their own trekking center they have a great network in the local community and they’ll help you create your itinerary for the region at decent prices (which is rare in the Kandy area).

Surroundings
We’ve mentioned them before, the Knuckles mountains are the main attraction of this side of Kandy. If we can give you a valuable tip: Check out the weather conditions before you go! We failed to do that and we ended up in some of the worst rains the area had seen in centuries. So the Knuckles mountains weren’t an option for us (although we had rain jackets and umbrellas, this storm was serious) so we opted for some small walks in the area instead. Imagine tea fields, farms, waterfalls, pristine cloud forest and everything a nature lover could want within walking distance from our warm and dry room.
Add to that a number of warm and friendly Sri Lankans enquiring about your stay in their country and giving you tips for a shortcut to the next waterfall or advising you about the best rice and curry of the area and you’ll get an idea.

 

Staff
It’s easy to consider Michael and Tish (sorry if the name is written wrongly but we suck at remembering names and especially Sri Lankan ones) as some long lost family. Michael is the uncle who moved to Asia when you were a kid and who invites you into his home years after like  it was only yesterday since you’ve seen him.
He’ll give you a ton of information about the area and about Sri Lanka in general, mixed with stories of his own adventures which will keep you at the dinner table until long after bed time. But we’re sure (although he won’t admit it) that he relies a lot on his wife Tish, who was a tour guide in her previous life, about the accuracy of his advice.
By the way, other than a resource for valuabe information, Tish is also an amazing cook. Make sure you try her Sri Lankan rice and curry, it’s the best one you’ll ever have.

Guests
When we were there, we were the only guests, so we’ve only heard about the other guests through stories. From what we’ve been told, people from around the world are visiting Welikande Villas. You may be in company of a couple from Germany, an Australian guy or a group of Belgian backpackers. It’s hard to say. But even if you don’t like any single one of the others, there’s enough place to get in your own private space.

 

Summary
“Now what about being naked?” We hear you think.
Well, nudism is prohibited in Sri Lanka and nudist resorts are non-existent. This place is not an exception. But Michael and Tish knew that we were nudists from before we arrived and are very open minded about it. If you happen to be the only visitors around, you could perfectly be naked in the garden or at (we forgot to tell you about this amazing place) their own lookout point. Just have a towel ready when you hear a new guest or someone from the local staff walking up the hill (or ask Michael to give you a call).
In any case, whether you are a nudist or not, if you want to explore the area around Kandy, Welikande Villas is by far your best option!

 

More info and reservations: Welikande Villas

 

Disclaimer: We have been invited as guests of Welikande Villas, but of course all opinions are our own. We are super confident you will love this place as much as we did!