When the owl and pussycat put to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat they surely didn’t expect to make a landfall on Sri Lanka’s idyllic south coast. But they would undoubtedly have loved their namesake boutique hotel, which is nestled right on the beach a short tuk-tuk ride from Unawatuna and historic Galle Fort.
Monthly Archive: February 2018
Buddhist visual arts are an outstanding cultural heritage in Sri Lanka that still thrives to this day
The creative hinterland of Buddhism in Sri Lanka has produced a vibrant heritage of visual arts and culture, with ancient masterpieces vying with modern interpretations for our attention. Renowned Buddhist scholar Dr Daya Hewapathirane recounts “the exceptionally rich heritage of visual arts of Sri Lanka”.
Texan tough guys can forget about Mexican chilies—Sri Lanka is where it’s hot hot hot, says QueenSashay!
To all you Texan tough guys who think Mexican chilies are second only to a red-hot poker—you’ve obviously never heard of the super-spicy curry to be found in Sri Lanka! The Houston Chronicle says: “If you think that the spiciest cuisine in the world is in Mexico, you are wrong—you are very, very wrong.”
Less-abled youngsters in wheelchairs were heroes of the IRONKIDS Colombo race that raised the curtain for the epic IRONMAN triathlon. IRONKIDS Sri Lanka “is all about inspiring the kids to embrace an active lifestyle from a young age and to make them part of the big IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo event weekend”.
They love a bit of blarney in Ireland, but they know what they’re talking about when it comes to having a good time—and this time it’s in our capital city. The Irish website Xposé.ie carries a great piece that lauds Colombo as being much more than just the urban gateway to Sri Lanka.
Glamping doesn’t get much more wildly glamorous than Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka, nestled on the beach within reach of Yala National Park. It’s the latest addition to Dilmah tea’s Resplendent Ceylon luxury hospitality wing, and a hot favourite with growing numbers of upscale Indian travellers.
Sports tourism in Sri Lanka gets a major boost tomorrow (Feb 22-25) when the Ironman 70.3 triathlon takes place in the capital Colombo, the first time in Sri Lanka and South Asian region. “We want to showcase Sri Lanka’s potential to the world, and we want to position Sri Lanka as the hub for sports tourism.”
Sand, sea, sun and seafood in Sri Lanka hit the spot for US-based travel blog All The Rooms with its latest post on the top six beaches around the island. It says: “With authentic Sri Lankan culture and locally prepared seafood readily available, a trip to one of these beach towns will be an unforgettable journey.”