Golden era in the recent history of Sri Lanka

Early 1950s was the golden era in the recent history of Sri Lanka,  during which Queen Elizabeth II also visited Sri Lanka. It is the earliest time that I can now remember. That was my first year in the secondary school in Jaffna in the northern part of Sri Lanka. Two years prior to that, Sri Lanka […]

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Aussie travel industry gathers for Sri Lanka – Travel Weekly

Sri Lanka as a destination reached new heights among the Australian travel industry with the second event of the Sri Lanka Tourism Roadshows for 2017. The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) held the Melbourne leg of its week-long series of promotions in Australia yesterday (23 November 2017). The nation is famous for having one […]

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Cruise control: a more sustainable alternative in Croatia

‘And now,” said the old man with the moustache and the guitar, “Rod Stewart, Sailing. Together, please!”The welcoming committee was waiting on the quayside as our ship drew in. Behind the musicians – at this point battling bravely through John Denver’s Take me home, country roads on the accordion – a small crowd had started […]

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Chateau Changyu: a growing taste for Chinese wine

A few miles outside Xi’an, the city of Emperor Qin’s terracotta warriors, the guide on a tour bus filled with Italian wine professionals pointed across a bleak plain shadowed by empty towerblocks to a medieval castle with crenellated towers. We were touring the estates of the Yantai Changyu Pioneer Wine Company and our guide was […]

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Travel Companions: Four eco-cruises of earthly wonders – Toronto Star

By Emma YardleySpecial to the StarTues., Nov. 21, 2017 From Sri Lanka’s white-sand shores to Iceland’s volcanic ones, there’s no doubt that exploring the world from the water offers a wholly unique view. Here are four far-from-ordinary cruises guaranteed to give travellers an adventure like no other.Galapagos: Ecotourism in an Ecological Masterpiece What: Origin of […]

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