The Cheeseburger & Elephant Dung Me (happily munching away on a cheeseburger, and looking at an ad in the newspaper depicting an elephant). Housekeeper: You know, in my village we have a lot of elephants roaming about the place. Me (looking bored): Yup, common sight for sure in Sri Lanka. Housekeeper (quite thoughtfully): True. We used to follow them and step on their dung ...

Homemade Ricotta Cheese The ultimate achievement is having a sandwich with bread you have baked and cheese you made with your own hands. Well, mission accomplished! I am feeling guilty for my blog negligence and hence I shall try and make it up by posting two recipes this weekend. This wonderful recipe is another easy-peasy one that is hassle-free and extremely rewarding. We ...

So you think you have it hard sticking to a diet at home? Think again. Throughout most of my life, we’ve always had a rural domestic cook who takes great offense when you don’t eat the food he/she makes. The current one is no different. In her mind, food left over means: 1. Not enough salt 2. Not enough spice ...

යක්ෂයාගේ අඩවියට ගිය අපූරු ගමන. [ A Hike To Remember..... ] Tweet කාලෙකට පස්සෙ මහා සංචාරෙ ආයෙත් පටාන් ගත්ත ඕං… මේ පාර අපි තෝරගත්තෙ යක්ෂයාගෙ අඩවිය [Devil's Staircase] තරණය කරන්න. නඩේට පස් දෙනෙක් ඉන්නව ඔන්න. මම (දුලිත්) , හිරාන්, රසික, තාරක සහ සුරංග… වෙසක් පෝය නිවාඩුවත් එක්ක මැයි 1, 2, 3 දිනයන් වෙන්කරගත්තෙ බොහෝම ආයාසයකින්. වෙනසක් අපේක්ෂාවෙන් හිටපු මට මදි නොකියන්න ඒ වෙනස මේ පාර හම්බුවෙන්න යන්නෙ කියල නිකමට වගේ හිතුන. ...

Fusion in Unison I wasn’t sure what I was entering into… was it a rehabilitated ancient monastery or a modern day resort that had captured the unique design and architecture of a by-gone era? Whichever it was, I was truly fascinated by what I saw and was determined to see every inch of it and hear every detail of its creation from ...

Yes, I visited a ghost city! A forty minute flight from Yangon in Myanmar took me to a place I would never imagine existed, until I saw it with my own eyes. Hambantota, our famous sanctuary for white elephants, simply pales in comparison to Nay Pyi Taw, a city the Myanmar Government built as its administrative capital, ten plus years ago. “We didn’t have a ...

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