Article originally posted by Barbara of Jet-Settera, one of my fellow travel bloggers during a tour with the Sri Lankan Tourism Board.
Embracing an essence of true colonial decadence, afternoon tea is an ever charming experience, offered at both modern and prestigious historic hotels in Sri Lanka- ideal for culture hungry (or simply hungry!) globetrotters seeking a multi sensory experience.
Rudrani Devi Das is a talented artist, model and blogger of Sri Lankan/Norwegian descent, based in the picturesque countryside of Kandy with her father and teacher Rahju; one of the most celebrated artists of Sri Lanka.
Close to Galle Fort there is a lively, local fish market along the coast, bustling daily with the freshest maalu (‘fish’ in Sinhala) direct from the waters of the Indian Ocean. You will see locals crowding and haggling over the catch of the day as they are literally offloaded on site; encompassing a real essence of unadulterated Sri Lankan life.
Ok ladies and gents, it’s time to embrace travel apps! If I’m honest, I’ve only recently discovered the joys of smartphone apps but am really impressed how many there are to assist with practically every globetrotting need.
Being ‘in the know’, what a wonderful thing. I find it a little daunting visiting a new country to begin with- as much as I want to partake in a couple of tourist related activities I don’t want to be sent on a full blown tourist trail without seeing a more authentic side to the country too.
Gandys was founded by two brothers, Rob & Paul who tragically lost both parents in Sri Lanka on the day of the Tsunami.