“Rising at dawn is the best way to see this region of Sri Lanka burst into life, as the rising sun spills across lush and sweeping amphitheaters of green, and views stretch to the horizon, undimmed by early mists and the clouds that roll in mid-morning, obscuring famous vistas.”
Vogue magazine spotlights the south coast of Sri Lanka this month in a piece covering some the best places to stay and catch a wave on our peerless surfing beaches. Matilde Wergeland is particularly enamoured of a dual venture by a couple who changed their lives by quitting their jobs and moving to our paradise island.
The forest-dwelling Veddha people of Sri Lanka are the much-revered island nation’s original inhabitants, with a history dating back 130,000 years. Much has been written about this s-called ‘indigenous’ aboriginal community—and much of it is wrong, according to a recent lengthy piece in The Island newspaper.
Teardrop Hotels in Sri Lanka are featured in a Condé Nast Traveller, which notes that “amongst the hills and shores of buzzing Sri Lanka, these smart new boltholes are bringing a cool modern vibe to traditional tea plantations”.
Curry has been the de facto British national dish for decades, and is incredibly popular with everyone the length and breadth of the country. The UK magazine Curry Life has been travelling the world with their Britain Curry Festival—and this week it’s in Sri Lanka, showcasing the best of British at the 5-star Hilton in Colombo.
Sri Lanka’s ‘bums on beaches’ Instagram campaign last year urging lithesome young foreign woman to ‘Bring Your Bums To Sri Lanka’ had a decidedly mixed reaction. Now the Guardian UK says “Instagrammers are sucking the life and soul out of travel”.