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…
by Alice Luker As my eyes widened at the prospect of a signature ‘Kalkudah style crab curry’ at Sun Aqua in a province abundent with some the freshest, tastiest seafood on the island, I was once again craving the Northern spin of local cuisine. An assuring shade of golden bronze, the succulent crab in a creamy, spicy coconut sauce tasted as good as…
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…
I recently embarked on a 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, this route is perfect for travellers wishing to experience and explore local culture (and soak up some rays if so inclined!) for a couple of weeks. I present to you, my top 10 photos from the trip that make me fall in love with Sri Lanka all over again.
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.
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.
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.
Fresh, local produce is plentiful and widely available in a variety of mouth-watering dishes across Sri Lanka. There are also likely to be many foods you haven’t tried or perhaps even heard of before which alone is one of the many highlights of visiting this beautiful country; making your joyful way through the diversity of indigenous foods & local cuisine.
Next up on my top Sri Lankan recipes is an absolute favourite of mine; Jetwing’s mouth-watering chicken curry. It’s surprisingly straightforward and works alongside any vegetable dishes in addition to a side of Pol Rotti bread- us Brits like something to dip!
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.