Category Archives: SISL Loves

Foodie Guide to Galle Fort

Walking around Galle Fort in 2017 we are completely spoilt for choice. With a vibrant array of unique shops & restaurants around every cobbled corner, more places have sprung up in the past few years than ever before – so much so the guidebooks simply can’t keep up. With the Fort becoming an ever stylish, cultural destination for jet-setters and locals alike, dining (and…

5 Reasons to Travel by Train in Sri Lanka

Guestpost by Feet on the Map, images by Alice Luker 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…

W15 Weligama and W15 Escape in Ahungama

After the successful launch of super stylish W15 along the surf and beach lovers coast of Weligama in the South, W15 have 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- from…

Owl & Pussycat Hotel in Galle: Q&A with Reita

A completely unique concept amongst the many hotels in Sri Lanka, since launching at the beginning of July 2016, Owl & Pussycat Hotel & Restaurant not only grasps a real 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…

Where to Eat Sri Lankan Food 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.

Travel Diaries: 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…