25 of the best beaches in Europe As the country recovers from Storm Emma and the Siberian ‘beast’, we’re dreaming of warmer days – picking the best beaches in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece and Croatia, with a place to stay and eat in each Portugal by Celia Pedroso Tróia Galé, near Lisbon Type...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lanka is set to implement a new visa policy with effect from April this year (2018). Speaking to the Sunday times Immigration and Emigration Controller General S. Ranasinghe elaborated on the new policy which is expected to be rolled out under three stages from the...
If you’re looking for the best beaches in Sri Lanka, your search is over! They are all located without a shadow of a doubt in the Tangalla area. The water’s so blue and when the sun shines above, the ocean turns emerald and turquoise. And there’s a beach for...
Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts while participating at the World Travel Market 2017 in London announced the launch of ‘Cinnamon Island Weddings’ – A specially curated luxury wedding experiences for destination weddings in Sri Lanka. Commenting on the initiative, Dileep Mudadeniya, Head - Brand Marketing, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts said, “Cinnamon...
Day trips When it comes to inspiring young scientists, nothing compares to visiting the sites of great discoveries, says Professor Brian Cox. Here are his favourite places ‘Everything that’s magical about astronomy’: Jodrell Bank Obseravtory. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Brian Cox cheerfully admits that his TV documentaries are part-scientific exposition, part...
With the exception of the Hindu north, Sri Lanka is mainly Buddhist. There are countless temples and monuments dedicated to Siddartha throughout the country, and the people have a laid-back, reflective way of understanding the world. This endearing attitude, however, can be the very thing that drives westerners – myself included...
Derbyshire holidays British boltholes The Coach House, Darley Abbey, Derby: B&B review With its stylish, Scandi-tinted interiors, this B&B edges into hotel territory; an impression reinforced when gorging on its lavish breakfast Perfectly balanced … one of bedrooms in the Coach House’s stables. Photographs: Dan Wray, except where stated When I heard a new...
Thailand holidays Koh Chang to Koh Kood: island-hopping around eastern Thailand Thailand’s eastern islands offer the beauty, unspoilt beaches and personal touch missing from more touristy areas and, with accommodation from £18 a night, they’re affordable, too   Hop to it … pier on the island Koh Wai, Thailand. Photograph: Alamy The island of...
Day trips Take the kids to … Take the kids to … the Ragged School Museum, east London Once a school that provided a free education for destitute children, a row of 19th century warehouses is now a free museum giving visitors a chance to step back in time – and into...
Slovenia holidays Why I fell in love with Slovenia Love was in the air the moment US writer Noah Charney set foot in Ljubljana. And after he met his future wife, there was a whole country to get passionate about, with dramatic landscapes, curious traditions and great food   Island sanctuary …...
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