The WhatsApp Predicament I’m the type of friend that’ll send you a random WhatsApp message asking one of the following questions*: 1. What’s your favorite dessert? 2. Your favorite cuisine? 3. If you could eat something now: what would it be? 4. What’s the one dish you can’t do without? 5. Name your Top 5 favorite foods. 6. What did you have ...

Country roads take me home.. Probably, the Great Barrier Reef is the best thing I ever found in Australia. So I really wanted to explore it since day one. My first time in the reef in 2012 was amazing. In fact, it was like meeting a pen-pal because I could imagine how it look like before seeing. I had already done my research, seen videos ...

Getting Inked “I’M GETTING A TATOO,” I SAID OVER THE PHONE. The average response of the average Sri Lankan mother is to recoil in horror. Tattoos are bad. Tattoos are unclean. Tattoos belong on drug addicts, ministers, and those old men who function as the default odd-job men for any village. Honestly, I don’t mind being lumped in with the Mahathung s, as the ...

Travel Tip: Do your Snorkeling etc Before Mid Day Tide at Galle: Note High Tide is around mid dayIn Sri Lanka, if you plan to snorkel, whale/dolphin watch do it as early as possible. Preferably before mid day, be it East or West Coast. Thats because the tide comes in around mid day and the sea will start to get rougher. If your snorkeling in relatively shallow water, the ...

Lankan Hospitality: Killing You With Food & Kindness Ah, gotta love Sri Lankan hospitality; it’s the simple art of killing people with kindness and food. So, a random friend of a friend from England drops by to learn bridge. Us: Have some tea? Or coffee? Could we get you a fruit juice? Beer, maybe? Guest: Please don’t bother. Us (sounding like it’s a threat): No, but you ...

The bashful lady at The Bohri Kitchen Suppressing the greedy instinct to set up an appointment with Nafisa Kapadia at lunchtime, I drop in at 11 am to meet the lady who has made Mumbai go bananas over Bohri food. Don’t be afraid to ask who Nafisa Kapadia is (and don’t bother  googling because she won’t show up) but know this much  – her food is being ...

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