A Snake Conservatory In The South If you are heading down south for the holidays, you’re most probably heading for a beach. Down South, it’s all about the hashtag-beachlife, hashtag-sandinmyspeedos, hashtag-sunburnedbutstillsexy, and stuff. But if you are willing to head off the beaten path and leave behind the spas, the cold-drip affogatos and the vegan eggs benedict, there are quite a few interesting things you can ...

Six Ways to Meet Locals, Expats, and Travellers in Sri Lanka Meeting new people and networking with others is a great way to enhance your social life and career. Sri Lanka has experienced an increased flow of tourists and expats in recent years, which has created a mix of local and foreign social communities. There are also many popular hangout spots which are great to meet people in general. Here are ...

Icaruswepthad written an interesting post on restaurant prices. This is something I have been thinking about myself, along with the related subject of hotel/resort prices.Dining out is expensive and the reason is not just food cost. We are getting ripped off in the coffee bars in Colombo and the resorts outside Colombo, something I have complained of before.Let me share ...

From the Kitchen I just realised that I hardly write about cooking, which I happen to enjoy very much. I’m not the type who will cook rice and curry everyday and my close friends don’t find it strange anymore when they find me nursing a large steaming vat of Watalappan at 10pm in the night. My cooking style is a mix of recipe ...

"Sri Lankan" Lime Pie ;) I've started subscribing to all things food recently, be it bite-sized (pun intended) recipe how-to videos on FB and foodie channels on Instagram and on and on. This makes me super hangry most of the time BUT also inspires me to get into the kitchen to try my hand at a few of them. One such recipe is the "Key ...

East Coast Road in Jaffna Peninsula Chundikulam Sanctuary LagoonTrying to leave the Jaffna Peninsula travelling by the East Coast Mullaithivu road thru the Chundikulam Sanctuary. Bad news: Maybe in SUV with a snorkel or trail motor bike. As Olivier and Benoît (from France) say: The lagoon of Chundikulam Sanctuary, we have to pass in the ocean, no beach road at this season (NE Monsoon).Maybe possible to ...

Motorcycle Journeys – From Anuradhapura to Padaviya Nanda Wanninayaka with Gamini Akmeemana I am a motorbike lover. I like to ride long distances. The longest distance I have ridden is from Mahawilachchiya to Kahathuduwa, Piliyandala via Colombo. I have ridden between Colombo and Mahawilachchiya many a time. Road is very good via Puttalam and it is fun to speed up along the road. The other long trip ...

Happy Sinhala & Tamil New Year! Step on to the streets and you could see that not only the people, but also nature is getting ready for Avrudu. The mango trees are heavy with fruit and we pluck them by the hand and spend these sweltering hot afternoons eating mangoes on the veranda. Sweat trickling down our backs and mango dribbling down our chins, laughing despite ...

Kitulgala: Adventure On The River Kelani The thrill-seeking and leisure charms of the town of Kitulgala are a rather well-known secret, centering around the confident rush of the Kelani river flowing through the area. An exhilarating activity roster that includes white-water rafting, canyoning, kayaking, mountain-biking and ziplining await, and thanks to it being a mere three-hour drive (or a Hatton or Nawalapitiya bound bus/train ride) away, ...

Plan Your Trip With Vista Rooms Affordable travel is something that appeals to a majority of international travelers as well as young local travelers who are looking to seek holidays regularly without burning a hole in their pocket. But with affordable travel comes a host of other issues such as security, hygiene etc. Enter Vista Rooms. Claiming to have connections with Sri Lanka’s largest chain of branded ...

Springtime in the Maritimes looks an awful lot like winter. I’ve been to Canada before, a night in Toronto, and a few nights in Montreal. But this immersion into the Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the next couple of days in Prince Edward Island will have given me a true understanding of Canada. […]

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