The Ultimate Guide to Solo Female Travel in Sri Lanka

Let me begin by saying that I’ve quite literally travelled all across Sri Lanka solo in every way you could possibly imagine. From cars, trains and buses, I have a lot of first hand experience as both a tourist and a resident. From my first solo trip 2 years ago (I travelled with family prior to this for over 13 years) to the guesthouse where I’m writing this in Jaffna, I have learnt so much between then and now.

Galle Things Roti’s Sri Lankan Chicken Curry Recipe

Since opening just a few months ago, Galle Things Roti in Galle Fort has already become one of my #1 Sri Lankan foodie spots in the whole of Galle Fort. Despite most places reducing the spice levels of local cuisine to become ‘tourist friendly’, this charming little restaurant which is managed by Galle Fort Hotel…

The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Galle Fort

Remembering a time when there were just a couple of small cafes and one or two restaurants, the foodie scene has really flourished over the past couple of years in Galle Fort. With an evenly diffused combination of both local and ‘luxury’ shops & restaurants around every cobbled corner, more places have sprung up in the past few years…

Sun Aqua Pasikudah’s Kalkudah Crab Curry Recipe

As a keen crab curry foodie, I was looking forward to trying the ‘Kalkudah style crab curry’ at Sun Aqua in a province abundent with some the freshest, tastiest seafood on the island. The succulent crab in a perfectly balanced creamy/spicy coconut sauce tasted incredible and after trying it myself, couldn’t help but request the recipe to share…

5 Reasons to Travel by Train in Sri Lanka

Spectacular sunsets, golden sand powder, delectable sea-food platter and a crystal blue Indian Ocean are some of the words that come to mind, when you think of Sri Lanka. However, once you have scratched the surface of this island country, take a train ride from Colombo, the state capital to the lesser known regions of Sri Lanka and…

Stay at W15 Weligama and W15 Escape in Ahungama

After the successful launch of the vibrant W15 along the coast of Weligama in a abundance of surf and beach lovers, W15 has now also launched W15 Escape in the quieter village of Ahungama. Both share the same luxe chic aesthetic whilst maintaining a warm homely ambience, welcoming those in need of some TLC from all walks of life-…

Interview with Reita Gadkari of the Owl & Pussycat Hotel in Thalpe

A relatively new hotel in Sri Lanka, the Owl & Pussycat Hotel & Restaurant not only grasps a sense of idiosyncratic international appeal but has fast become the place to stay for comfort, vibrancy and luxury. With owls & pussycats around every corner from perky cuddly toy mascots welcoming you on the bed to silken pussycat dressing gowns, this coastal hotel in Thalpe near Galle is ideal for…