One of the best things about living in the UAE has to be just how close we are to a host of magnificent destinations. Few are more spectacular than Sri Lanka, the paradise island that we can reach in four fast hours. The capital is often overlooked as a holiday...
Madrid holidays A local's guide Pedro Almodóvar’s Madrid: top 10 film locations to visit The Spanish capital is the ‘centre of the Almodóvarian universe’. The writer of a new book on the film-maker guides visitors to locations where he shot key scenes   Cecilia Roth in All About My Mother, in front of an...
By Sanath Weerasuriya View(s): Yala, Bundala, Kirinda and Kataragam are some of the biggest attractions in the Deep South. With the tourism boom in Hambantota District, Weerawila is gaining popular attraction mainly because of the beautiful Weerawila Lake. This magnificent lake is located by the A2 highway, popularly known as ‘Galle...
Germany holidays A local's guide A local’s guide to Düsseldorf, by music writer Rudi Esch Home of electro pioneers Kraftwerk and groundbreaking artists like Andreas Gursky, the city on the Rhine is still a melting pot for art, design and music   Harbouring creatives … Neuer Zollhof, designed by Frank Gehry, on Düsseldorf’s MedienHafen. Photograph:...
8 REASONS TO TRAVEL GEORGIA 48 HOURS IN DUBAI Whistler, Blackcomb is probably the best skiing resort in North America. Thousands visit the mountains every year to take part in winter sports or to soak up the atmosphere of being in a snowy wonderland. Several Whistler cabin rentals are available from traditional log cabins...
With regular flights, a beautiful climate and the fact it is an island that still feels like a bit of a secret there’s never been a better time to visit Sri Lanka. Here are our top five reasons it needs to be your destination of choice in 2018… It’s still...
Edward Lear’s famous poem inspires the whimsical design of this boutique hotel in southern Sri Lanka, close to the hub of Galle. Set right on the sea where fishermen work through the day, you may well be able to spot a pea green boat, as well. Where is it?  Directly overlooking...
New York holidays City guide playlists Manhattan transfers: New York’s boroughs by ferry Downtown New York has sights galore but the city’s expanded ferry service offers a more relaxed way to see its less famous neighbourhoods – and fabulous views back to Manhattan   The Staten Island Ferry, New York. Photograph: Glass Canyon/Getty Images There are...
Essex holidays British boltholes Seven, Southend-on-Sea, Essex: hotel review Southend is famous for its 19th-century pier and old-fashioned seaside fun. The opening of the town’s first boutique hotel might start to change that perception Decor inspired by sea and sand … a suite at Seven Hotel, Southend The 10-minute walk from Southend Central railway...
An insider's guide to the greatest beach-side retreats in Sri Lanka, from breezy rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking curvaceous coastlines, to infinity pools peering over waves sliced by surfers, in locations including Weligama, Hambantota and Yala National Park. KK Beach Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka Telegraph expert rating 8 Galle’s curvaceous coastline is home to a...
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Rosie Perper, provided by Published 11:31 pm, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 The Sri Lankan government has banned the use of Facebook, Instagram, and...

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