All about Pamela
In my role as Foreign Exchange Specialist, I love to hear our customers' travel stories: the amazing destinations they’ve been to, their treasured memories and experiences from shores far away. At Miles Morgan Travel, we make special bonds with our customers through our shared passion for travel, and there’s so much to learn about the world that I always feel inspired to explore new places after each interaction! I feel very fortunate to have travelled so much in my lifetime, and it makes me happy to help others do the same.
My favourite destination is most definitely Sri Lanka. It’s a stunning country, with huge diversity. I’ve been several times, and on one occasion I stayed for three months! I started my trip in the city of Galle, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site on Sri Lanka’s south-west coast. A huge highlight was watching the great Shane Warne playing cricket for Australia there, on what’s considered to be one of the world’s most picturesque cricket grounds. It was a unique experience and cricket-fan or not, it’s certainly worth a visit.
I then travelled to Kandy, another fantastic Sri Lankan city, to visit the Temple of the Tooth, an iconic sacred building revered by Buddhists. I was fortunate enough to be there for the Perahera, otherwise known as the Festival of the Tooth: a dazzling nighttime extravaganza that has to be seen to be believed. There was a procession of brightly-lit and beautifully-decorated floats; elephants adorned with jewels, fabrics and lights; dancers parading the streets bedecked in traditional costume, the atmosphere electric with fire- and whip-dancing; and, of course, the infamous relic, the Tooth of Buddha, carried on the back of a large, majestic elephant. It left me speechless. It was a true once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I’ll never ever forget it.
After this I headed to the beautiful town of Ella by train. The journey was idyllic, passing through tea plantations and lush green tropical forests, gliding across viaducts and over waterfalls. Finally, I travelled to Trincomalee via Nuwara Eliya and Sigiriya. Trincomalee was extremely different experience, though equally interesting: a Hindu city home to the Tamils, it offered an entirely new culture to explore. I had the most wonderful time in Sri Lanka, overall: a treat for all of the senses, with some of the kindest and friendliest locals I’ve met while travelling.
My other love is Greece. I’ve visited many of the Greek islands and have found it fascinating to watch them change over the years, from traditional to tourist-centred. I love the Greek way of life and find the people very friendly and hospitable. Each island has its own identity, which is part of the charm, I think. A while ago I decided to learn the Greek language: I'm still struggling, but I’m determined that one day I’ll master it! I’ve also begun to explore the mainland recently and I really enjoyed it. I don't think I'll ever get tired of visiting Greece, and I’d recommend it to any customer: it ticks every box.
If you’d like to know more, or you’re in need of foreign currency for your next adventure, I’d love to meet you in our Wells branch.