I had asked many other tourists about Colombo and it seemed like nobody had anything nice to say about the capital of Sri Lanka. Everything we had heard was negative. People had told us that traffic was insane, that the city was noisy and polluted. We had also heard...
Attention tea-enthusiasts! 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of commercial tea plants being introduced to Sri Lanka by James Taylor. Having planted Ceylon tea throughout the island's hill country, Sri Lanka is now one of the largest exporters in the world - quite the transformation considering prior to 1867 coffee was in fact the primary...
Advertisement Published: June 26th 2017 Edit Blog Post We had two days at sea between Phuket and Chennai. We continued to go to the quizzes and one time we managed a win. It was on a tie-breaker where we were asked to guess the age of our hostess. She is a tiny,...
Published: June 26th 2017 Geo: 6.02661, 80.2176 Catch up: We left the "Evil Coconut Hotel" the day before yesterday and enjoyed a short scenic drive along the coast via the Turtle Hatchery to Galle only some 45 km away. Galle is an established port city strategically located at the extreme South East...
    Kandy is a previous capital of Sri Lanka and is also our driver's home town. Sanjeewa joined us for lunch at the rooftop restaurant over the Kandyan Arts Residency . We had asked him to join us previously but this was the first place he agreed.It was a very...
  Although we left Kandalama at 8.30 am it still took us till 4pm to get to the Mount Lavinia Hotel in Colombo. The distances do not look huge on the map but roadworks, traffic and the usual dogs,cows, buses etc make the journey longer. Our driver has been fantastic...
    On the drive from one to the other we stopped briefly at a curious Hindu Shrine in Matale which had some bizarre pieces in it but was certainly very colourful. Our next stop was at the Highland Spice Garden where a lovely man, who claimed he was 71 and...
Question: if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to Instagram it, does it actually happen? We all love a bit of an Insta-brag every now and then (never more so than when we're on holiday) and making sure you get the perfect angle, have...
I have just returned from my second visit to Vietnam and have come back loving it even more than last time. The country is spectacular, with such a variety of places to visit and explore. From dramatic terraced rice paddies, to beautiful beaches, bustling cities and UNESCO World Heritage...
    We started spoiling ourselves early on this trip. Coco Tangalle, our last hotel in Sri Lanka, where we stayed for 3 nights was a luxurious haven. At first we were disappointed not to have a sea view or balcony, but we soon got the hang of the pool, balcony...
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