10 Photos to Fall in Love with Sri Lanka Blog

10 photos to fall in Love with Sri Lanka

I recently embarked on a sponsored trip with the Sri Lankan Tourist Board and 4 other travel & lifestyle bloggers from the UK.

From the capital of Colombo to the ancient cultural triangle, hill country ‘Little Britain’Nuwara Eliya, Uda Walawe National Park and beach town Mirissa, the route we followed would be perfect for travellers wishing to experience and explore local culture (and soak up some rays if so inclined!) for a couple of weeks.

As a professional travel photographer, I had my camera to hand at all times. I present to you, my top 10 photos from the trip that make me fall in love with Sri Lanka all over again.

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Villa Saffron Guide Blog

Villa Saffron in Hikkaduwa

Nestled along the coast of Hikkaduwa lies Villa Saffron, an architecturally striking building designed by one of Sri Lanka’s most renowned architects, C.Anjalendran.

The harmony of interiors with Sri Lanka’s incomparable nature sets the perfect scene of peace, calm and beauty overlooking the Indian ocean.

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Colombo City Guide Blog

2 Nights in Colombo with Uber

Colombo is an ever growing city in Asia, buzzing with an alluring combination of the new and the old; offering culture, shopping, restaurants, boutique hotels and so much more. With a multitude of experiences awaiting across the rest of the country, it’s not necessarily somewhere you will spend a lot of time but having explored the city extensively myself, I’ve put an 2 night guide together to make sure it remains one of the highlights of your travels. Read more…

Top Sri Lankan Restaurants in Colombo

Top Sri Lankan Restaurants in Colombo

There is some truly mouthwatering cuisine to be enjoyed amidst the ever growing restaurant scene in Colombo; from a diverse fanfare of international favourites to Sri Lanka’s specialty of rice and curry (both traditional and fusion), there’s something to stimulate everyones senses in the big city.

As an enthusiastic advocate of curry for breakfast, lunch and dinner its my pleasure to introduce my tried and tested ‘go to’ destinations to enjoy the wonders of Sri Lankan food in Colombo. Although there are many options, I’ve decided to showcase just 4 favourites; traditional, refined classics, northern and fusion. Read more…

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Top 5 Airbnb’s in Colombo

Over the past few years, Airbnb has risen to a new height of popularity; offering a broad spectrum of accomodation for independent travellers all over the world, venturing beyond the realm of the regular hotel/travel agent booking system.

Airbnb and similar sites (such as Flipkey owned by Trip Advisor and Homestay) embrace an entirely new approach to travel, offering simple user friendly platforms for instant booking; welcoming a new generation of self-sufficient travellers and holiday makers.

Airbnb host a plethora of unique destinations to stay in Colombo- from upmarket apartment blocks, quirky concept rooms, homestays and everything in between. Allow me to introduce my top 5 (tried and tested!) Airbnbs in Colombo.

Please visit the website links for a full selection of photographs/ details of each property. Read more…

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Colombo Fashion Week at Casa Colombo

Inconspicuously tucked away in a cosy cul-de-sac just meters from the hustle and bustle of Galle Road, lies the entrance of Casa Colombo, a magnificent 200 year old Moorish mansion, built by one of the wealthiest Indian trading families in Sri Lanka of the 19th century. Read more…

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How to be a Successful Travel Instagrammer

Instagram requires both time and practise, with an inevitable element of trial and error to perfect a successful page. Alongside the #1 rule of consistency in image quality and posting regular content (daily if possible) synchronicity and flow of the page is really important yet harder to measure as a sharp, creative eye is key.

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Travel Diary: Thotalagala Tea Bungalow in Haputale

Along the winding roads of Sri Lanka’s hill country through the nearby town of Haputale lies Thotalagala, a stylishly refurbished bungalow owned by the Thomas Lipton Dambatenne tea estate. I was delighted to be invited for a 2 night stay to experience the bungalow and nearby sights, including a visit to Lipton’s Seat, champagne breakfast, high tea and to Dambatenne tea factory itself; one of the oldest working in Sri Lanka, active for over 126 years. I’ve put together a travel diary of my stay, with plenty of photos to illustrate- I must say, writing it down made me realise just how much eating and drinking was involved!


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A Colonial Affair: Afternoon Tea in Sri Lanka

Embracing an essence of true colonial decadence, afternoon tea is an ever charming experience, offered at the most prestigious heritage hotels in Sri Lanka- ideal for culture hungry (or simply hungry!) globetrotters seeking a multi sensory experience. Read more…