The rock fortress of Sigiriya dates back to 473 AD when Kasyapa, the illegitimate son of King Dhatusena of Anuradhapura, fearing invasion from his half brother, built the impregnable fortress and on its summit created […] […]
The English occupation of Menorca from 1713 to 1755 has left an eclectic legacy which includes the cultivation of apples, rearing of livestock, some rather nice Georgian style buildings and gin – to my mind, the best of the aforementioned. […]
I have to confess that it won’t be the first time I’ve gone to great lengths to get a drink, but heading off into the jungle on little more than a broad canoe up a river just north of Negombo was maybe pushing it. […]
“What are those tiny ledges cut into the face of the rock for?” I asked my guide.
“That is where the guards stood, Madam, and if the guard fell asleep, the rock would exact punishment.”
“What do you mean?”
“The guard simply fell to his death, Madam.”