As Sri Lanka continues to skyrocket to the top of every traveler’s bucket list, it is worth noting that there is a more inexpensive and time-efficient way to catch a glimpse into one of the world’s most beautiful islands: the time-honored ritual of reading.
While Sri Lanka’s reputation as a tropical paradise attracts plenty of surfers and beachgoers alike, travelers – especially the particularly culinary-conscious – would be remiss not to indulge in the island’s diverse and delicious cuisine. Drawing from its multi-ethnic makeup, rich history, and abundance of fresh, flavorful ingredients, Sri Lanka’s food is as colourful and fascinating as the island itself. Read on to see SISL’s top 10 reasons why Sri Lanka is every foodie’s dream!
For those who follow me over on Instagram, there’s no denying I have a soft spot for Jaffna. The truth is I love the North of Sri Lanka so much, I recently returned from a 2 week solo trip with the sole intention of completing a guide to help and inspire others on their travels too.
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.
As an ever enthusiastic advocate of local cuisine, every pocket of Sri Lanka has its own variation of classic national dishes. Having sampled (ok, scoffed) a multitude of crab curries across the island from Jaffna, Negombo, Bentota to Pasikudah, each equally delicious interpretation is unique whether it’s the type of crab, technique or spices used.…
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…
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…
Article originally posted by Barbara of Jet-Settera, one of my fellow travel bloggers during a tour with the Sri Lankan Tourism Board.
Along the winding roads of Sri Lanka’s hill country through the rustic town of Haputale stands Thotalagala, a stylish refurbished Colonial bungalow owned by the Thomas Lipton Dambatenne tea estate.
My first encounter with Yumi was at Helga’s Folly in November last year. Following an exhausting 4 hour train journey (the day after completing a coast to coast tuk tuk challenge with British Airways!) we arrived at the Folly to the warm, colourful welcome of Helga and her delightfully eclectic friends, including Yumi and her husband Waruna.