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For a small island, Sri Lanka has many nicknames: Serendib, Ceylon, Teardrop of India, Resplendent Isle, Island of Dharma, Pearl of the Orient. This colourful collection reveals its richness and beauty, and the intensity of the affection it evokes in its visitors. The beach thing may be a cliche, but don't miss them. Then head to the hills to cool off amidst tea plantations and ancient cities. The island teems with bird life, and even the occasional elephant or leopard. To top it all off, the people are friendly, the food is delicious and costs are low.

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Where My Favourite Foods Grow

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 | By lindsaylauren | Views [17]

In today’s world, we’re all very accustomed to eating foods that don’t grow where we live. Though I eat as locally as possible, I regularly use olive oil, throw cashews into my salads, and love coconut milk. I also eat chocolate…... Read more >

Tags: cooking, hill country, passport and plate, spice gardens, spices, sri lanka, tour, world nomads

Pointed Path to Peace - Sri Lanka

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 | By shantysan | Views [6]

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Tags: ak47, arugam bay, mafia, mobster, muslim, peace, pottuvil, sri lanka, tamil, trincomali

A Big, Colourful Kandy Market

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 | By lindsaylauren | Views [16]

After several hours on the road, we finally arrived in Kandy, a city with Bogambara Lake at its centre. The lake was constructed by King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha in the 19th century, with a square island that apparently used to be the king’... Read more >

Tags: botanical gardens, culinary travel, farmers market, food, hill country, market, sri lanka, world nomads, world travel

A foodie guide to Sri Lanka

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 | By madamemahsa | Views [135]

If you're like me, food is more than just fuel while travelling. You don't just grab a bite between sightseeing, you're constantly searching for the next food experience. There's a 'food' tab in your travel spreadsheet and your travelling style ... Read more >

Tags: cooking, food tour, foodie, sri lanka

Why you should head to Sri Lanka's ancient city in June

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 | By madamemahsa | Views [128]

Sometimes, it's not where you go but when you go. If you're planning a visit to Sri Lanka, you can't miss the ancient city of Anuradhapura. And to make your trip unforgettable you may want to head there in June. Here's why.  JOIN ... Read more >

Tags: bo tree, bodhi tree, buddha, food tour, milk rice, sacred city, sri lanka

The one superfood Sri Lankans can't live without

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 | By madamemahsa | Views [143]

If you're a foodie chances are you've tried (pfft, led) most of the recent superfood trends. A kale smoothie for brekky? Or perhaps you fancy a quinoa salad for lunch? For most Sri Lankans though, there's just one superfood ingredient they rely on –... Read more >

Tags: chilaw, coconuts, cooking, food tour, king coconut, sambal, sri lanka, superfoods, tapper, toddy

Photos: Sri Lanka: Anuradhapura

Sun, 5 Jul 2015 | By madamemahsa | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Sri Lanka: Chilaw & Coconuts

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 | By madamemahsa | Photo Gallery

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Welcome to Sri Lanka

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 | By lindsaylauren | Views [21] | Comments [1]

When I grew up, my Grandmum sometimes talked about her time in Ceylon. She’d worked there as a nurse with the World Health Organization in the 1950’s, and also spent years in India, Indonesia, and Iran. As a child, I listened to her ... Read more >

Tags: culinary travel, food, hill country, kandy, sri lanka

Photos: Sri Lanka

Thu, 28 May 2015 | By flyingpiglet | Photo Gallery

A quick look at a fascinating country
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A quick look at Sri Lanka

Thu, 28 May 2015 | By flyingpiglet | Views [57]

“Aryubown” – Sri Lankan greeting meaning ‘long life to you’. I spent a slightly hectic but very interesting five days in Sri Lanka in May. It was my first visit, and I only got a quick feel for what the country is like, ... Read more >

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A small miracle!

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By thelazyiguana | Views [27] | Scholarship Entry

A limited patch of reddish sand, coconut palms, scattered boulders and strong roaring greenish waves, these are the typical elements of a Sri Lankan beach. Flying drizzles, wind and vapor invaded my glasses and showed me how wild the ocean could be. Being ... Read more >

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Sri Pada

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By theshadowsofthesun | Views [61] | Scholarship Entry

I came to Sri Lanka during pilgrimage season, a time of year when thousands of religious devotees make a seven kilometer climb up over 5500 steps to the top of one of the tallest mountains in the country - Sri Pada; in the native language, it is Samanalakande ... Read more >

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An Accidental Trip to Bentota

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By caitlinannsweeney | Views [25] | Scholarship Entry

I am sure many of my loved ones were surprised to learn that it took as long as 48 hours for me to take the first wrong turn of my travels. With all of the confidence that being a twenty-one year old graduate brings I had left them all behind and set ... Read more >

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Tue, 26 May 2015 | By __olha | Views [30] | Scholarship Entry

The first thought after opening my eyes in the morning, which immediately made me wake up, was whether the curtain over my bad was closed or not. Frankly speaking, I consider it to be the only problem bothering me during my trip to Sri Lanka. Even thought, ... Read more >

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