Tuk Tuks ankierenique:Great blog on Tuk Tuks and their drivers. Originally posted on Is This Too Spicy?: Waiting Racing Chilling No 4 wheelers Tuk Tuks are as ubiquitous in Sri Lanka as trams are in Melbourne. All colours of the rainbow these three wheel tin-pots are the transportation powerhouse of the country. They deliver the fish, drop the kids at school, sell ...

For my non-British friends I am basically saying what can somebody do when you hit a big obstacle in life or are confronted with a sad sad moment – it could be a death of somebody close, it could losing that job application you thought you had in the bag, it could even be not finding those shoes you saw ...

For my non-British friends I am basically saying what can somebody do when you hit a big obstacle in life or are confronted with a sad sad moment – it could be a death of somebody close, it could losing that job application you thought you had in the bag, it could even be not finding those shoes you saw ...

Sri Lankan Egglicious Curry – for Dad Now I have met a lot of people who don’t like some foods – “yeww fish – it stinks”, “urgh beef last time I had it, it was still bleeding” – my favourite way to serve steak actually but that’s what folk say. I have stopped eating as much meat as I used to. Mainly for the reason that the ...

Sri Lankan Egglicious Curry – for Dad Now I have met a lot of people who don’t like some foods – “yeww fish – it stinks”, “urgh beef last time I had it, it was still bleeding” – my favourite way to serve steak actually but that’s what folk say. I have stopped eating as much meat as I used to. Mainly for the reason that the ...

Why I Love the Off-season in Hikkaduwa Now as soon as I typed this title I thought this post may be controversial but hey…there is nothing better than kicking up a bit of storm sometimes. That’s what it’s all about isn’t it – create some debate, maybe even raise some eyebrows. Perhaps even get deported hey ho. I can hear you now – this white woman loves ...

Why I Love the Off-season in Hikkaduwa Now as soon as I typed this title I thought this post may be controversial but hey…there is nothing better than kicking up a bit of storm sometimes. That’s what it’s all about isn’t it – create some debate, maybe even raise some eyebrows. Perhaps even get deported hey ho. I can hear you now – this white woman loves ...

Chennai – A City Quite Like No Other The title says it all really, however I haven’t been to any other major Indian cities so I could be wildly wrong but I’ve been informed except from Delhi (or is it New Delhi now? Or was that before? The country is rather confusing), perhaps, Chennai (the former Madras)  is rather crazy. Now I know and adore many Tamil people ...

Chennai – A City Quite Like No Other The title says it all really, however I haven’t been to any other major Indian cities so I could be wildly wrong but I’ve been informed except from Delhi (or is it New Delhi now? Or was that before? The country is rather confusing), perhaps, Chennai (the former Madras)  is rather crazy. Now I know and adore many Tamil people ...

…..is never clever or productive. TRUST ME – just been there. I love Sri Lanka with the entirety of my heart, however sometimes things happen which wind me up beyond belief….and I’m a pretty chilled out person. Anybody can lose their temper. For me it takes a while but I’m a Taurus and when I lose it eventually it’s not ...

…..is never clever or productive. TRUST ME – just been there. I love Sri Lanka with the entirety of my heart, however sometimes things happen which wind me up beyond belief….and I’m a pretty chilled out person. Anybody can lose their temper. For me it takes a while but I’m a Taurus and when I lose it eventually it’s not ...

Toddy – What is it and Why is it So Damn Tasty? Palm wine: also called kallu (Telugu: కల్లు,Tamil: கள்ளு, Malayalam: കള്ള്), palm toddy, or simply toddy (Hindi: ताड़ी), is an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm tree such as the palmyra, date palms and coconut palms (that paragraph was shamelessly stolen from Wikipedia (but that’s why it’s there hey?)) A toddy tapper In Sri Lanka it is simply called Raa. You will not find it in a wine shop…this is part of the fun. You get it from ...

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