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Sri Lanka

Formerly known as Ceylon and oft referred to as Serendib from the word serendipity – the accidental discovery of something good – the gem shaped island of Sri Lanka rises in a vast palm grove […]

Asia

Oruwa Fishing Boats

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 […] […]

Hotels

Hotel Chaaya Citadel, Kandy

I don’t expect hotels in Sri Lanka to offer the same as a four or five star beach front hotel in a purpose built populist tourist resort but I do hope for a ‘Buzz’ factor. Stepping out onto my balcony at the Hotel Citadel I got exactly what I wanted… […]

Food and drink

The problem with vegetarian food

I know a lot of people who balk at the idea of vegetarian food, as if the very mention of might be contagious. Maybe they’re worried the next time they bite into a meaty fillet their taste-buds will have become infected and the flavours will disgust rather than delight? […]