Welcombe Hotel Trincomalee Sri Lanka Review

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(Click here for more posts about hotels in Sri Lanka) Trincomalee is blessed with spectacular beaches but not particularly blessed with reasonably priced hotels to enjoy them in. John Keells' Chaaya Blu is nice but far from reasonably priced. Nilaveli Beach Hotel is reasonably priced but far from nice.

My top 3 scenic drives in Sri Lanka

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In Sri Lanka, that hoary old cliche about the journey being better than the destination is actually true. What I have enjoyed most about my travels to hotels and bungalows around the country is the drive there. You pass forests, waterfalls, rivers and see ancient trees, massive bougainvilleas just growing wild on the roadside, green fields ...

Ice Cream at Lingan Cream House Jaffna Sri Lanka

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(Click here for more posts about restaurants/places to eat in Sri Lanka) Regional variations don't seem to exist in Sri Lanka any more: it seems too small now to have anything that's uniquely from an area. You can eat Chilaw Crab curry anywhere in the country and no one - not even the cook - even ...

The Trevene Hotel Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka Hotel Review - Trevene Bungalow

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(Click here for more posts about hotels in Sri Lanka) Nuwara Eliya is one of those places I absolutely require some colonial splendor. I mean, it's little England, after all. But, recently, when visiting there for work I found myself unable to fit the Hill Club, which is my usual haunt, into our accommodation budget. So we ...

Genuine Humbugs Hakgala Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka - Strawberries and Cream

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(Click here for more posts about hotels in Sri Lanka) (Click here for more posts about restaurants/places to eat in Sri Lanka) One of my favorite legacies from our colonial overlords is strawberries and cream. The tartness of the strawberries countered by the sweetness of the cream with a little white sugar crunch is, without a doubt, one of ...

Restaurants in Negombo Sri Lanka - Rodeo Burger - Oasis Pizza - Phoenix - Bijou Swiss - Villa Araliya Vegetarian

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(Click here for more posts about restaurants/places to eat in Sri Lanka)Negombo, 1.5 hours from Colombo, is a small tourist town / fishing village with a walkable strip of restaurants on Poruthota Rd (formerly Lewis Place) and hotels around it. Because it's so compact, you can go from kadala karaththe to restaurant to pub and stagger back to your room ...

Things I learned about eating out in 2009 – The Good

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I spent a lot of time eating out in 2009. These are a few of the standouts:Fine Dining - I've always appreciated the Cinnamon hotels because the food there is good but not overpriced. Their Epicurean menu (LKR 1600++, Thursdays) at Tao, Cinnamon Grand, +94 011 2497369 - a 24 item tasting menus - is a good example. There may ...

Villa Araliya Negombo Sri Lanka Hotel - Review and Video

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(Click here for more posts about hotels in Sri Lanka) I'd forgotten Negombo existed as a place to visit. Maybe it's because it's so close. It takes around an hour to drive there from Colombo and it's just fifteen minutes from the airport. It's like going to Moratuwa for a ...

New Letchumi Bhawan Tamil Vegetarian Street Food Colombo Sri Lanka

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Stuff Posh People Like: Saivara Fare In Colombo, we're blessed with an abundance of restaurants serving Tamil vegetarian food. The usual suspects like the Mathuras and the Shanthi Vihars litter the streets of Colombo, serving acres and acres of dosa nightly. My favourite such place is a little less well known. It's also not as nice but 1) ...