Asia

Oruwa Fishing Boats

March 24, 2011 Andy 0

The Oruwa is the traditional Sri Lanka fishing sailing vessel used by the Sinhalese fishermen on the western and southwestern coasts of the island. The only place where Oruwa fishing boats are still used in in any number is in the fishing village of Negombo […] […]

Asia

The Rock Fortress of Sigiriya

March 16, 2011 Andy 0

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 […] […]

Asia

Riding the Galle to Bentota Bus

March 4, 2011 Andy 0

80,000 people live in Galle and most of them appeared to be at the bus station. The level of commotion and noise gave the impression that some major incident had just occurred […] […]

Asia

Surviving Sigiriya

March 4, 2011 Andy 0

“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.”
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Asia

Amangalla

February 22, 2011 Andy 0

A chic, trendy, boutique hotel which exudes exclusivity and style, right in the heart of the Galle Fort. If you want to stay in an integral part of the city’s history and don’t mind paying for the privilege, the Amangalla won’t disappoint […] […]

Hotels

Jetwing Beach Hotel

February 17, 2011 Andy 0

A beautiful, boutique hotel on the outskirts of Negombo town where consummate good taste meets Sri Lankan simplicity in an oasis of calm. […]