Tuk-tuk Polo – Not for the fainthearted Picture courtesy goodtrippers.co.uk What do a bunch of Tuk-tuks and two goal posts have in common? Well, nothing that I can really think of, which is why the world’s first ever Tuk-tuk Polo tournament will definitely be a spectacle you wouldn’t want to miss! Those fortunate enough to be in the Galle Fort in early March will have been able ...

The route through the clouds to Pasekudah For our journey to Pasekudah, which is fast winning a worldwide reputation as one of the jewels of Sri Lanka’s east coast, we took the route from Kandy through the Knuckles range and the challenge of the 18 hairpin bends. The route has been reopened recently after it was closed for road construction and despite ear-popping ascents and descents and ...

Whitewater rafting the Borderlands way Rubber and tea plantations I have always been a sucker for adventure, scaling rocks without equipment, checking how fast I can go on a bike without a helmet and I even attempted to ballroom dance, which didn’t turn out too well. Whitewater rafting has always been on the top of my bucket list, keeping company with bungee jumping, sky diving, ...

Sri Lanka remains ‘Best Value Destination for Long Haul Holidaymakers’ – UK Post Office Report Sri Lanka has been named as the best value for money for the third consecutive year by the UK’s 2012 Post Office ‘Long Haul’ Report. The report published annually in the United Kingdom compares the cost of common holiday purchases, including meals and drinks between 32 of the country’s popular holiday destinations. Despite Sri Lanka maintaining its position on the ...

The cashew stop When you think of nuts, the most common conception is a dry fruit or casing that contains one or two seeds in it, but even though all nuts have their own unique characteristic, one nut stands out from the rest. Growing on the outside of a fleshy fruit known as the cashew apple, the cashew nut is quite an intriguing ...

Thambili, the miracle fruit! Escaping the Sri Lankan heat on a warm day can be quite tricky if you don’t have the comfort of an air conditioned room or vehicle, but in most places in Sri Lanka, there is always a ready solution in the form of an orange coloured fruit. While the colour orange can be attributed to the refreshing fruit the orange ...

The Masked Men of Sri Lanka When the word ‘masked men’ comes up in conversation, it would most often be in relation to a Batman or Spiderman, or the many other masked super heroes from your favourite comics or movies. But what if I told you there is not only one, but many masked men in Sri Lanka who possess special powers of their own? Would ...

Travel times to shorten significantly with construction of Batticaloa domestic airport Despite being once described by Sir Arthur. C Clarke as “a small universe [that] contains many variations of culture, scenery, and climate as some countries a dozen its size”, Sri Lanka can sometimes be quite tricky to navigate, despite its relatively small size. More often than not it requires an overnight stopover in order to travel to the pristine beaches ...

Lanka Challenge 2012 travels to the North The legendary tuk tuk takes centre stage yet again at the popular Lanka Challenge 2012. The 12 – day three-wheeler encounter that takes competitors who arrive from across the globe on a journey across the island. This year’s event is unlike in any other in the competition’s four-year history with the opening up of the Northern hemisphere, allowing participants to ...

Organisers announce the Murali Harmony Cup 2012 Thanks to the success of the Murali Cup 2011 and with the compassionate support of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Indian Ocean Disaster Relief charity (IODR) and other commercial and private fund-raising efforts, Red Dot and the Foundation of Goodness are proud to announce a 20 team Murali Harmony Cup T20 tournament to run between 8th to 12th September ...

Bentota Beach Hotel Introduces Virtual Tour ‘Seeing is believing’ they say, and quite often, when it comes to tourism, people pay for things they don’t see and are disappointed with what they end up with. To give travelers an idea of what they actually are paying for, the ever-popular Bentota Beach Hotel has for the first time in Sri Lanka introduced a virtual tour of their ...

Afro Jack to perform at Sunburn festival in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is the place to be for all ravers this October with Colombo being the venue for one the most popular music festivals in Asia – Sunburn. The largest youth event in India, Sunburn is a music festival that features both international and local artists across all genres. The star attraction at this year’s inaugural event will be Grammy ...

British Airways to resume flights to Sri Lanka British Airways, the flag carrier of the United Kingdon is to resume air travel to Sri Lanka after a nearly 15 year hiatus. The airline suspended operations to the island in 1998 due to the security conditions that were prevailing at the time. The company’s Boeing 777 aircraft with 48 seats and 24 premium economy seats will begin operations at ...

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